Hong Kong 2014 Day 3 – Eat and Shop and Home Sweet Home

World Cup finals with Germany facing off Argentina on the TV in our room. Didn’t spend all the energy on the game and nodded off every so often until the goal in extra time sealed the fate of the South Americans, leaving the Europeans champions of the world. With that, I also welcomed the sunrise peeking out in the distant clouds. Not fantastic but was too tired anyways.

Table from last night dinner.

Table from last night dinner.

The next thing I knew, I jolted out of dreamland having remembered somehow that the alarm had already sounded previously. 850am already and we had to wake up to get to some dim sum. It was our last day in Hong Kong and we had to have Dim Sum, and we already had a target.

Got off to the concierge on the 116th floor and was informed of our airport transfer at 130pm. Had informed that it was possible to be dropped off in Prince Edward station complimentary for a single time and part of the hotel package. When we arrived on the ground floor, we were informed that the car not available as the guest who booked the later time slot was arrived sitting in the car. What a bummer.

Took the MTR and we went northwards instead of going the usual Hong Kong – Central – Prince Edward route. It was just an additional 1 station but less walking.

Upon arrival, there was a slight drizzle and we had to brave through it for 2 small streets until we arrived at One Dim Sum, a one Michelin star restaurant. The opening hours is 11am and we arrived at 1030am, sat outside on the plastic stools provided, first to arrive. It was not too long before the queue began to grow and soon the line of stools were taken up.

Once we got a table when the doors opened, we quickly ordered some the common dim sum that we loved in Singapore, such as glutinous rice, Har Kau and Siu Mai. The turnip cake and the fried spring rolls were our favorites. This was one restaurant that we thought was really worth the wait. The traditional taste of dim sum could be rediscovered here.

One Dim Sum.

One Dim Sum.

The menu.

The menu.

Yam cake, Spring roll, Siew Mai and Glutinous rice.

Yam cake, Spring roll, Siew Mai and Glutinous rice.

Custard bun.

Custard bun.

Custard inside.

Custard inside.

Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun.

Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun.

Har Kau.

Har Kau.

Left really full at 1145am and we left for Tsim Sha Tsui, our last shopping attack, this time at Harbour City. It looked really far on the map but thankfully the travellators made the walk easier. Did our shopping and left at 1245pm back to hotel, again with a drizzle going on.

Harbour City shopping mall.

Harbour City shopping mall.

Inside Harbour City shopping mall.

Inside Harbour City shopping mall.

Took a quick bath and enjoyed one last view from the highest room in the world before checking out. The limo was already waiting for us and it was an effortless trip to airport. Even at the airport, there were hotel porters there to bring out luggage to the check in counter, service was excellent all the way!

Our limo to the airport.

Our limo to the airport.

Mineral water on the armrest.

Mineral water on the armrest.

Hong Kong airport.

Hong Kong airport.

More window shopping before a long boarding line into this big aircraft. The tiredness was setting in due to the lack of sleep and the return flight was a combination of sleep and entertainment.

This birthday escape was filled with many food makan sessions taken from various web recommendations. Some suited to our liking, some not but overall, achieved our objective of pigging out, shopping and enjoyed a luxurious stay in the tallest hotel in the world with a excellent view to kill for.

We had tried the biscuits from Jenny’s bakery, the one we spent 2 hours lining up for it. The smell of the cookies was strong, the taste was really heavy flavoured and the texture was crispy. Overall the cookies were very nice. But the hype from the internet, and the long queues and all really drove my expectations sky high. In my opinion, it was definitely not worth my 2 hours, especially travel time. If anyone really wanted to try this, they could buy at a higher price from the shops neighbors. I wouldn’t line up for it again and I wondered why would anyone buy 30+ boxes back home. Different people different poison I guess.

Teddy bear tin.

Teddy bear tin.

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4 mix cookies. The 8 mix flavours are totally different from the 4 mix. Preference for the 4 mix though!

 

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About ziyi

A travel addict from the little red dot otherwise known as Singapore. Started blogging during travel to help the aging forgetful mind remember the experience of each destination.

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