Hong Kong 2015 Day 4 – Tin Lung Heen dim sum and shopping

Started the day waking up at 8am. Since there weren’t food to prepare, we managed to get ready by 1030am and left the room. First stop was to get breakfast en route to Mira hotel, where my sister stayed. We had to borrow their steamer to cook baby K’s meal.
Found Tsui Wah restaurant at the exit of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR and headed there, about a 10mins walk away. It was still not so crowded and we headed to the 2nd floor as directed. Ordered Set C comprising of vermicelli, butter bun and a hot drink and addition butter with condensed milk bun and milk tea.
Tsui Wah at Tsim Sha Tsui.

Tsui Wah at Tsim Sha Tsui.

Preserved vegetables vermicelli and the condensed milk bun.

Preserved vegetables vermicelli and the condensed milk bun.

Full during lunch time on the 2nd floor.

Full during lunch time on the 2nd floor.

After our meal, went to K11 that had free wifi and called my mom using Whatsapp, which meant the call was free. Found that we had to bring our own rice  to cook for baby K as there weren’t enough so we walked back to the hotel for get it. By the time we arrived at Mira hotel, it was noon already.
Kept baby K busy while wife prepared the porridge. By the time we left, it was almost 130pm and we had a reservation at Tin Lung Heen at the same time too. They would hold the tables for 15mins.
Rushed to take the MTR to Central and as we found ourselves at an unfamiliar place, I called the restaurant and they told us that we were at the wrong place – they were located at ICC at Kowloon while we were at IFC at Hong Kong! However they were able to hold the table for us which was great news.
Took the train for another stop to Kowloon station and walked towards Ritz Carlton. Took the elevator to the 103rd floor and at the left hand side was the elevator down to the restaurant.
We requested for a window seat on arrival at 2plus and were given. The weather wasn’t fantastic with what looked like haze but still, we could see something. Ordered 5 dishes and it was really delicious! Baby K, while not enjoying the food was getting cranky so I had to carry him around to distract him. The delicious food came with a very expensive price, the priciest dim sum I have ever eaten, about 260 SGD for 7 dishes. Don’t think I will have this 2 star Michelin restaurant again.
Inside the restaurant.

Inside the restaurant.

Carrot cake with XO sauce.

Carrot cake with XO sauce.

Siew Mai, with an abalone on top.

Siew Mai, with an abalone on top.

Soup in coconut, smooth and nice.

Soup in coconut, smooth and nice.

Honey char siew.

Honey char siew.

Glutinous rice.

Glutinous rice.

Free custard moon cake and osmanthus jelly.

Free custard moon cake and osmanthus jelly.

Crispy egg tart.

Crispy egg tart.

Mango sago.

Mango sago.

My failed attempt at taking a selfie with baby K admiring the view.

My failed attempt at taking a selfie with baby K admiring the view.

After Dim Sum, we went to the mall below called Elements to shop around. Wife made use of the beautiful nursing room while I waited outside with the sleeping baby K. That room set the highest standards of comfort for parents, come with milk warmer, thick change mat liners for free, lotions and even a seat for babies, impressive! We bought something for baby K from Zara and left when he became cranky.
Room for nursing, nice comfy couch and changing station.

Room for nursing, nice comfy couch and changing station.

There were lotion and milk warmer available for use in the nursing room.

There were lotion and milk warmer available for use in the nursing room.

As time flew past, we decided to drop by Harbour City ( which was minutes walking distance from our hotel) Toys R Us to get some toys. When we arrived, we couldn’t find it on the directory so instead we did some window shopping. There wasn’t a sale going on and things were really expensive so we went back to the hotel to drop some stuff that weren’t required before going to the mall known as The One to meet up with relatives for dinner.
Harbour City.

Harbour City.

While at The One, there were specific lifts for specific floors and queues for the lifts managed by a controller. Interesting concept to regulate flow of passengers.
East Ocean restaurant took the whole shopping space at the floor alone. We were the last to arrive at 730pm, having still feel full from the dim sum that only ended at 4pm.  Food was served shortly after, mainly Cantonese cuisine. Didn’t really take much since I wasn’t hungry but I guess it was alright. The last dish was huge longevity buns that we took away back to our hotel. Unlike the one in Singapore, even though it was exactly the same signboard, the cuisine served was different.
We walked back to our hotel via the huge underpass that connected our hotel to the shopping strip of Tsim Sha Tsui ( which was what we did for the whole afternoon) and took a detour to the jetty area as we saw quite a crowd coming from there, thinking that there might be some celebrations on this Mid-Autumn night. We were right as there were some exhibits of lantern near the jetty and quite a bit of street performance by young people to earn some pocket money. There was quite a crowd walking around, enjoying the outdoors of this popular Chinese tradition. After we purchased some more lanterns for baby K and our nephew, we went back to the hotel and I knocked out rather quickly, due to exhaustion. Carrying bags and baby and walking around was really tiring.
Night view of the harbour, on Mid-Autumn's night.

Night view of the harbour, on Mid-Autumn’s night.

Lantern exhibit near the jetty.

Lantern exhibit near the jetty.

The full month shone brightly in the cloudy skies.

The full month shone brightly in the cloudy skies.

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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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