Pun of the day:
Someone told me HK had some eggcellent tarts.
A little preview of where i’ve been to in Hong Kong.
So i went for the egg tarts lo.
Some Hong Kong people can be quite rude.
There’s this famous coffee shop in Central (which i traveled alllllllll the way from Kowloon then back to Mongkok just for my brunch), which allegedly serves the best egg tart in Hong Kong.
Then there was this waiter in the shop!!!
Me: I wanna have an egg tart please.
Him: Come back tomorrow earlier!
Him:: Finish already!
Me: Erm.. so fast?
Him: You are not local are you? Never do local people come in at 1pm and ask for egg tart.
Me: Oh. I’m from Malaysia. So, if i want to eat one, what time should i come?
Him: 9am la.
Okay, so he’s rude. And he kept trying to chat me up while i was eating! He asked if Malaysia’s 烧腊 (siu lap? Roast, uhm.. meat?!) is better than HK’s. Then asked if i’ve been to Disneyland. Then tried to “accidentally” brush against my shoulder when he served my teh ais with full force onto the table (like how an angry bartender slam a beer onto the table in the movie, with the foam splashing out, you know, i guess it’s a tradition. -_-). Then asked where i bought my necklace, because he thought that it looked like some cult symbolism crap but “it’s actually quite pretty“, while staring into my low-cut corset!!!
But at least he’s a 真小人 instead of a hypocrite who sweet talks and takes advantage of you when you’re most vulnerable. That makes him less a nuisance. In fact, i actually find him amusing because that’s what he truly is, and he doesn’t hide that crass nature of his by pretending to be a gentleman.
Do not judge a cheese by its wrapper!
Okay enough nonsense.
Speaking of 烧腊, whoa i tell you. i ate it for almost every meal. OMG sien.
But yes, they generally taste better than the ones in KL.
The so-good-can-cry roast goose i’ve ever eaten is….
Cheng cheng cheng cheng!
From Yung Kee restaurant at Lan Kwai Fong.
Most expensive quarter roast goose ever.
It’s not exaggerated to say that one drop of tear almost rolled out from the corner of my left eye (my head tends to tilt slightly to the left side when my palates analyze tantalizing molecules so yea the tear came out easier from the left) when i took a bite into that juicy fat goose thigh.
Everything was ekkkkkkkkkkkkkkusipensiiiiiiiive.
But the most memorable dish had to be this.
One of the greatest Chinese dishes of humankind, but also served as a horror-inducing dish in Fear Factor. (And those self-proclaimed brave contestants actually choose buffalo’s testicles over century egg!!!666) WHAT WERE THOSE PEOPLE THINKING?!? IS THAT A JOKE???
I think it kinda looks like the big-eyed gold fish 😀 (Please pardon my bad drawing again.)
Porkie said it looks like his fish Momo.
Man, this egg deserves a whole entry of praising (with angels singing in chord and cherubs playing harps).
Then the bill came.
What i can say. Food in Hong Kong is reeeeeeeeally expensive.
Whoa there’s so much more to blog about HK.
You all stay cheesed la.
P/S: Ma, i didn’t tapao so-good-can-cry roast goose because you don’t eat goose. I didn’t tapao century egg because it’s not so good for health la. i didn’t tapao egg tart because i cannot wake up at 9am and i didn’t want you to settle for the second best. So yea. Sowee. 🙁
Hey Cheesie. You know, I’m really thankful and glad that you went to HK. Why? Because I’m going there in a month time, and your posts come in the perfect time. kekekeke. Now I can plan my trip more efficiently. How’s the weather there? Hotter than in Malaysia? I’m worried that I would melt wor…hehehee. Yeah, my friend told me about Yung Kee’s roast goose too. For HK140, does it come with rice or just the roast goose alone? Looking forward to your up-coming posts (^_^)
yeah .. yuen kee serves the best roast goose 🙂 most of the dishes there are award winning dishes .. so .. it will be more expensive BUT nicer hehehe 🙂
I wish to go there someday!
doreen, the goose is without rice..hehe..
Cheesie-dear, looks like you enjoyed yourself. Did you got to ladies market and all that? Shame on you for not getting up early enough to get mama some egg tart..hehe..maybe next time when we go 😉
i loooove yung kee’s roast goose, century egg, wantan mee and pork with century porridge(the best porridge i’ve ever eaten)….RAWKS!!
eh…i thought the best hk egg tart is tai cheung? the last british governor chris patten fav gar…next time u should try 🙂
curry fish ball and those street food….yuuummmmyyyy!!
doreen: You’re welcome. HK is really hot and humid now. But i still think Malaysia is the hottest country in the world. But August should be hotter than now though. Bring sunblock!!!666 Hope you have fun! 🙂 Oh and yes, it’s just the roast goose with some beans. No rice one.
Misha muffin: I should have gone there during tea time so it’s cheaper!
Calvinsanity: I wish you can go there someday soon!
Porkie: Got. It’s just like Chee Cheong Kai!
I remembered watching that episode of Fear Factor, they claimed century eggs to be eggs left to ferment for a hundred years, hence the name century egg. Duh?! its soooo funny seeing the whites gagging while trying to maneuver a piece of innocent egg down their throats!
my goodness, doesnt the roast goose look good……..actually salivating now…….ahhh…….
hahaha……the waiter must be staring at something else…. 😉 i’d rather stare at the roast goose.
well, there is this guy selling pretty nice roast-ducks in seri petaling, which i reckon to be among the better ones in KL. he sells both conventional roast, and his version of pee-par (but…js think of it as a less-fatty roast). RM30-32 per duck, you tell him you know me…he will give you rm25 a bird. can buy half bird also. js look for his white lorry under the elevated section of the putrajaya highway (which i built…. bravo), opposite senheng outlet in seri petaling.
did you try their curry-fish-balls? and lar-char-mee? i dunno if they’re famous or not, but i keep hearing ppl mentioning them.
curry fish balls and lar char mee .. are famous in HK .. usually sells at stalls 🙂 but Mish yet to try ..
sheon: What so cheeeeeeeeeaaaaap?! Must try wei. So i can just throw your big name can do d? I tried the fishballs yes but it’s not as nice as i thought.:|
and lest i forgot, i think your best shots are “prince edward”, “sunny bay”, and “central” (if its not outta focus)………..hey….you look….different………..got “sunshine” now…….. 🙂
sure can…js tell him you know the tall chubby guy driving a red kembara with the number plate WLG907 that works (worked) for the company that built the highway….. 🙂
me and my buddies used to devour a bird each, during our heydays………..
Lol… i can imagine you standing at each station taking mugshots.
jiejie chessie .. next time u go to HK again .. you shd try the macau food (ie open by one of Sir Stanley Ho’s wife)
Cheesie – Heh..told you so!! Went to any of the big malls? If not next time, if can go I take you to them..ehehe..and also some of the other resturants you didn’t try! 😉
wow!!! did u find any hidden gold in that dish of spinach? 66…6!
heh, i like the MTR shots…Causeway is my stop 😀
U should do advert for MTR lah!
Maybe one of those “you are here, now let’s check out the surrounding area” kind of tourist brochures…!
Oh yeah, the daan taat place you wrote about; that doesn’t sound like Tai Cheong Bakery.
For one thing, they don’t have waiters. And it’s not unusual for people to come in at all times during the day to get daan taat because they’re slinging hot trays all day.
Which “famous” bakery did you wind up at with the hom sup low?
I’ve been 2 HK b4.The ppl there r really rude lor!I din like tat!
N the food is super super expensive!!!
I love ur Causeway Bay pic,lovely! 🙂
HK locals are so hamsup cos it was originally a British colony. It’s true. Look it up. When the Brits left in 1997, the perviness stayed.
oh dear, i’m hungry at 1.30am. not good at all.
So exactly how good was the century egg?
whoaaaaaaa……..when i see the price i think i don have appetite to eat already….aiks..
yeah….the price is expensive. that’s why when they come to KL, they all eat like crazy…
Haha. same also what, to eat in Japan or in western country.. only in malaysia food is cheap. currency is also low.
why i say that? umm..coz i am living with HKies as flat mates now.
I think rude people is all over the place, not just hk. It got more to do with the person and the surrounding. Some people get annoy with dealing with people who’s not local. While some people welcome them. Same situation happen for me, and I’m not even in HK. Good stuff goes fast but I just wish people would be more friendly. Anyways always enjoy your time! Love the pictures, if my bf saw them, he will drool!
so costly, somemore serv chr 10% !
Hmmm…just wondering. Why did you go to Hong Kong? Just because of the egg tarts ah?? And did you go there alone? Cause if you did, you ate A LOT.
i’m in hk now too, been here for a month already
and there are eggtarts even at 3pm in the afternoon
u just gotta know where to go to =)
*me* 🙂 eggs tarts are sold everywhere in HK .. but what i think jiejie chessie went is one of the best one …
*mypink* i think jiejie chessie was in HK with someone else .. look at the receipt .. i think it stated 2 person (i think so . since i cannot read chinese)
*kay* you are right .. so when HKers visited Malaysia they will be like king .. spent and spent and spent 🙂
hahaha .. above are just my humble opinions
misha……yeah…it says 2pax alright. and, i dun think jie jie cheesie relied on strangers to take her mugshots leh….. hehehe…….
looks like u toured at least the all the MTR stations! ahah hoped u had alot of fun!
*stares at cheesie’s boobs*…………….
Must save money to go to HK… >.
hk is a really nice place. i was there at the start of the year and had a ball tho it isn’t as cheap as china, s’pore and m’sia.
*jiejie steffi* hahaha .. you don’t need to save lar .. u got lots of $$$ hehehhee
the goose there….damn nice! Actually food is cheap in Malaysia,that’s why we have a 20% obesity rate… it makes food in other country expensive compared to us…
its worth spending for those food..
some more its “yat nin yat buy” dat kind of treat..
should even spend more.. !
They seem to have an affixation for bathroom tiles.
…or have you been camwhoring in the toilet?
misha, the few egg tarts that i ate are really good
which is the best ones ?
the best one i had was in macau =P
I stumbled across your site while doing some random surfing. Nice site. Very amusing. XD Of all the cities in the world that I visited, I found myself wanting to live in HK (Toronto, San Fransisco too. not been to London, Vancouver, Sydney yet)!
313.50HK = 39.00US It’s…on the borderline of being expensive.
I must defend the people of Hong Kong, …I’m an American Born Chinese… HK people are far more polite than mainland people. HK people, heavily influenced by western culture, British, are use to quing up in lines, obeying traffic singles, driving in a traffic lane, to name a few things. =D Mainlanders aren’t accustomed to traffic rules or social etiquette compare to HK people, (I know I’m going to get flamed with that statement)
I know people can be rude in any society…okay, you’re right. That guy was rude for interupting your meal and hitting on you and staring at you and ‘accidentally’ burshing up against you.
I lived in HK for +3mo on Waterloo Rd near Nathan Rd. It was fantastic time! I left HK in December so that I can attend an anime con in the states. This was the year SARs was in the news. XD
What I miss about HK… the food, the warmth (it’s winter here), the energy of the city, the friendliness of the society, going to ikea, hanging out at the pier…the food, people watching…and shopping!
Here’s an amusing story. I was exiting a shop after accompanying a relitive there, some lady dropped her money… it was like…400.00HK/50US, or so. I picked it up and followed her back in. The lady sat next to my relitive as I handed the lady her lost money.
She thanked me, I left. My relitive relaied what happened after I left. The lady said “He must not be from Hong Kong.” Relitive: “why do you say that?” Lady “People here would keep the money”
HK is cool and…yet, I feel a sense of despiration in the culture. Everything there is about status and money.
Okay, I can go on talking about HK for hours. I’ll end it here. Thanks, Cheeser for the blog. It brings back a lot of memory riding on the MTR. I want to go back again…maybe in late 2008 or early 2009. I love your photos of the food…makes me cry thinking about the food. I love the funny little drawings you done. I love your sense of humour!
Lastly, you’re gorgeous. beautiful smile!
Hey peter, cheesie’s away currently but she’d be glad to hear from you! why don’t you drop cheesie an e-mail, the address is given at the sidebar, i’m sure she’ll appreciate it =)
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