I decided to combine Day 6 and Day 7 of my Hong Kong trip together since I didn’t take that many photos on Day 6. My day basically went like this:
Woke up at 10:30am, took a shower, did my make-up and went downstairs to have lunch. Lunch was once again at Matchbox Cafe. (We went there on the first day to have our breakfast.)
I ordered a 炒蛋一丁面 which is frankly just instant noodle. It was not too bad but a bowl like this cost SGD9. Fairly expansive considering we were dinning at 茶餐厅 instead of a restaurant.
After lunch, we went back to the hotel lobby to do some work, before walking over to a nearby hotel for a meeting at 3pm. The hotel we went to was pretty interesting. We were given a tour of the hotel rooms and they were way bigger than the hotel we were staying at (Mini Hotel). It even comes with a living room, which I suppose is quite rare, consider the limited space for housing in Hong Kong.
Our meeting ended at around 4pm and we decided to head back to our hotel first, before going out again for dinner.
Settled our dinner at the famous Yat Lok Restaurant (一樂燒鵝), which is well known for its roasted goose. It was honestly quite delicious, even though the meat was super fatty / oily. I didn’t have a single picture taken because we were dining with some friends and I preferred not to take out my camera.
Highly recommend you to give it a try if you’re in Hong Kong. We’ll definitely head back again to have dinner there the next time we come back to Hong Kong.
Later that night, we also stumbled across Tai Cheong Bakery and eventually got 6 x egg tarts. The egg tarts were priced at HKD8 each. The one we got the other day (at the Star Ferry Pier) was only HKD7, so I’m not sure why the difference in price. They tasted exactly the same, though.
So that’s roughly how my day went. I’m getting more and more terrible at doing itinerary posts because the majority of my travels now are for work and leisure.
Hong Kong – Day 7
Moving on to Day 7 in Hong Kong… (The day that was filled with food!)
We started our day by heading out to Wing Kee Noodle (榮記粉麵), located at 43 Jardine’s Bazaar. This is another one of the eateries that popped up in my Google Search and we decided to head there since it was quite near to where we stay. (By near, I mean it’s within walking distance.) It is in fact just a few shops away from the Tsui Wah Restaurant that we went to on Day 5.
榮記粉麵 Wing Kee Noodle
We spotted a queue when we reached at slightly past 1pm.
Inside the eatery, the place was filled with lunch crowd. I felt a little out of place when I was there, especially since I didn’t speak or understand Cantonese. However, I’m sure this is as close as I can get to experiencing and tasting authentic Hong Kong food.
Fortunately, I do know how to read Chinese, so we managed to order our food without any issue. We weren’t given any menu, but we managed to find out what they offer through the huge signage board that they hung on the wall.
Basically, they have a variety of ingredients that you can add to create your own bowl of noodle. To name a few, there are 牛丸, 牛肚, 牛腩, 鱼蛋, 粉肠, 猪大肠, and 鱼皮饺.
Simply pick any three ingredients and noodle for HKD38. For noodle, there are 油面, 幼面, 粗面, 米粉, 米线, and 河粉.
Here’s what we picked:
牛丸, 牛腩, 猪大肠 with 油面 (for him)
and 牛腩, 猪大肠, 鱼皮饺 with 油面 (for me)
The noodle was so, so good! The soup was extremely tasty and flavorful!
For HKD38 (approximately SGD6.80), I think this is one of the most well-spent meals we had in Hong Kong. Highly recommend you to give it a try especially if you like 牛腩 and 猪大肠.
榮記粉麵 Wing Kee Noodle
Causeway Bay Centre, 15-23 Sugar St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 1130 – 2200
After a satisfying lunch, we decided to continue our way to search for dessert. One of the few that popped up in my Google Search was 人和荳品敞, which is located somewhere opposite the road from Wing Kee Noodle, near to the huge Forever 21 store.
Even though our map showed 人和荳品敞, the one we went to was actually called 人和荳品专门店. For a moment we thought it was the wrong one, but we didn’t seem to find any other one nearby. Our friend told us the one we went into was famous for their soya bean dessert, so I guess it was the right one?
Anyway, we ordered their 豆腐花 at HKD12 each. I was actually still feeling full from the noodle I had earlier on hence I actually didn’t manage to finish the entire bowl of the beancurd.
Our verdict: We actually thought that the beancurd was pretty normal? (It makes me wonder again if we were in the correct place.) There was nothing special about it and definitely not worth making a special trip there just for the beancurd or soya bean milk.
However, we tried their Pan Fried Tofu with Fish Meat (which seem to be another one of their popular dishes because we saw it on most tables) on our last day in Hong Kong and it was the bomb! I would say, forget about the beancurd and get the fried tofu instead!
Later in the afternoon, we actually went for two meetings. Our second meeting ended at Hysan Place, hence we decided to cross over the road to look for ICHIRAN. Heard so much hype about this ramen place from Japan!
Reached there at around 9pm.
The store is huge! I remember there were two entrances. We actually went in to the first one but was directed to go to the one next door.
Once inside, we were given a slip like such to use for placing our order.
Thereafter, we were being led to our own tiny cubicle.
At the top of the cubicle, you will find a system guide which basically teaches you how to place your order. Extremely useful to first timers like us who’s new to this and not sure how to order.
Flavor Strength: Medium
Garlic: A Little
With Sliced Pork
1/2 Portion of ICHIRAN’s Original Red Sauce
Noodles’ Texture: Medium
You can customize it to whichever way you prefer.
You can even further add-on extra sliced pork, green onion, half boiled salted egg, etc. All with additional cost.
I must say I’m surprised that we even have to pay if we wanted extra garlic.
Take home pack, for those who want to have a taste of ICHIRAN ramen at home.
All I will say is, this bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen totally live up to our expectations! So tasty!
Saw this while we were on our way out. Initially, I’ve no idea what it was until the staff explained it to us. Aside from showing where are the empty seats, the color of the button will indicate how long the customer had been sitting there.
義順牛奶公司 Yee Shun Milk Company
If you think we were done eating for the day, then well, you’re wrong. Made our way to Yee Shun Milk Company, which is a dessert place well known for its milk pudding. Their opening hours is from 12pm to 12am.
I had the 著名双皮嫩奶 / double-skin steamed milk pudding (HKD32) since that was what they’re famous for.
Available in hot or cold and I decided to go with the cold one.
Personally, I don’t really love it? I think the milk pudding that I always get from Paris Baguette is way better. The milky taste was also too strong for the Boyfriend so he ended up leaving the entire bowl untouched. Because of that, he rather went back to 人和荳品专门店 to get soya beancurd.
So we did just that and returned back to our hotel to drop off our beancurd and soya bean milk, before heading out again to the nearby Wellcome supermarket. Thankful to have a supermarket that opens for 24-hours near us.
Since we were in the supermarket, I decided to hunt down all the flavors for 出前一丁 instant noodle. There were easily more than ten flavors available for just 出前一丁 alone.
Super Hot Tonkotsu Flavour
Kyushu Tonkotsu Flavour
Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour
Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour
Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour
Spicy Seafood Flavour
Spicy Curry Flavour
Spicy Sesame Oil Flavour
Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour
Five Spice Beef Flavour
So many different flavors, yet I didn’t get any single one of them. I think it was around SGD1 for a packet? Even though we do not have such exciting flavors, we can easily get five packets of 出前一丁 instant noodle at around SGD2 here in Singapore.
What I did get was the 出前一丁 instant ramen. Each pack comes with two servings of ramen. Price wise, I think it was around SGD1.50 or SGD2? Tried them when I was back in Singapore and they were quite good.
Also bought a few packets of the Knorr quick serve macaroni soup since it was one of the highly requested items on Airfrov so I thought I will give it a try.