A weekend trip to Hong Kong

Let ‘s take a short break from Thailand and head out to Hong Kong for a short trip.

Stopped by Hong Kong airport several times but never had the chance to visit this vibrant city and eat some delicious food.

Miss K found a really affordable flight to Hong Kong so off we go. We arrived in Hong Kong Friday night and left Sunday afternoon so we had the whole of Saturday to explore.

First stop is Fa Yuen Street  or Sneaker Market .  It is were most local shop so prices are going to be cheaper than tourist area.

Untitled Walking a little further we found the Flower Market and just enjoyed the beautiful flowers for free. Untitled
Enjoying the moment.

Untitled Beautiful Orchids and my mother will be very happy in this store.

The next stop is the Bird Park. Here you can find bird enthusiast were they bring their birds to interact with other birds to learn new songs. But the sad part is , they are also selling birds there. We were looking at some of the birds and then the owner just gave us a bad look and took the bird away. I think he was feeling over protected over his bird. Untitled
Practicing a song, but better to be free, right?

Birds and their owners.

Walking around the city made us both hungry so we made our way to Yum Cha.

Cute little buns shaped like pigs and other cute animals
Sweet Pumpkin Lava Bun

Untitled  Pig shaped Meat Bun Untitled

Cute little birds Tart.

Yum Cha offers this cute little buns, but taste wise, you can find better and more tastier treats in some areas and maybe affordable .

Now that we are filled, we head out the port area before heading to Victoria Peak.

Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day so not getting a good view.

The pirate ship. Reservation is needed.

We took a short ferry ride to Central from Tsim Sha Tsui but before heading out to Victoria Peak, have to try the infamous Egg Tart from Tai Cheong Bakery and some coffee from Pacific Coffee.
Untitled Now it is time to check out Victoria Peak. As soon as we got to the cable area, we know that it will take us forever to get to the top with all the tourist lining up, so we decided to take the taxi up and then walk back down. As soon as we got there, we have to try the egg waffle with Ice cream, eating time again 😀 Untitled

Again, it was a cloudy, foggy day so no city view for us.

It was a nice walk down though and then we explore a little bit of central Hong Kong and before heading out back to the hotel, we have to have another cake and this time from Maxim Bakery.

Very very delicious Mango Lava Cheese Cake.

It was a long day of walking and eating so both of us where really tired and slept really good.

There might be some good Night clubs or bars but both Miss K and I are not really into bars and nightclub.

The next day, it was more on shopping for present and food (again) before heading out to the airport and coming back to Osaka.

Could have stayed one more day and eat more but maybe next time.


The Art of Parfait-ing

Presentation is definitely a key point in every Japanese cuisine. When I first saw this so called Parfait in some of the Japanese restaurant, my tummy got immediately curious.  I need to experience some of these treats and fortunately T love parfait too. Some of the artsy parfait that I and T tried so far.


Mango Flavored Parfait.

We found this at the top of HEP 5  Osaka. It was huge so T and I decided to just share it.


Choco Parfait with Autumn Fruit and Strawberry.


A mix ice cream parfait.

There are more varieties and I am just trying to control myself not to try them all 🙂 .

Parfait can be found everywhere in Japan.  Some are seasonal and some are just crazily arranged. Another one thing to try when you visit Japan 🙂