Hong Kong Trip
Finally, it was the day I'm getting away from my hectic life in KL. My long awaited Hong Kong Trip! I'm gonna shop and shop and shop...Ooopss and eat of course!
Planned this trip for quite some times and it was arranged by my friends. Here comes our accommodation..Ta..dah..The Royal Plaza Hotel...
Royal Plaza Hotel
193 Prince Edward Road West,
Telephone: (852) 2928-8822
Fax: (852) 2606-0088
Royal Plaza Hotel is wholly owned and managed by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, one of the largest property companies in Hong Kong. The hotel is centrally located in Hong Kong, within easy reach of international transport facilities. Situated in Mongkok in the heart of Kowloon, the hotel sits atop the MTR Mong Kok East Station and is only 45 minutes by rail from China as well as the Hong Kong International Airport. It is directly linked to Grand Century Place, one of the largest shopping centers in Hong Kong with over 200 shops and a 8-screen cinema. The Hotel is surrounded by numerous tourist attractions and entertainment venues that will fascinate even the most sophisticated visitors. For a unique Hong Kong experience in a dynamic location, choose to stay at the Royal Plaza Hotel.
The Hotel offers both luxuriously appointed rooms, hotel service apartments and a wide variety of gourmet cuisines. A choice of superb dining venues will delight even the most discerning guest. Also available are Definition Health Club designed for business travellers, massage service, as well as a state of the art gymnasium and a large heated swimming pool for guests who just want to relax. Experience the very best in Hong Kong by staying at the Royal Plaza Hotel.
Crowded Hotel lobby
Okay, time to see our room...
Let me introduce it to you..here is the TV
And the view from our room
Okay, lets head off to the city.
Before that, we need to stop-by and check the transport information. But, no, we are not taking the bus today. Just gonna hang around Mongkok.
See, I just love to take photos of everything. Yes, everything I see, everything that's happening around me and everything I like.
Hong Kong, a city that never sleep!
It's getting late and we were hungry. Since I'm in Hong Kong, I wanted to try their local cafe. That's what we always see in the TV's show.
Polo Bun, HKD7
Crispy top, buttery smell and soft bun, melting in your mouth
Macau Pork Chop Bun, HKD15
English style bun, chewy texture, pork chop have a nice spices aroma top with splash of mayonise, mouth watering
Love the antic deco of this Gui Lin Gao shop
Wow! Expensive Gui Lin Gao, we just have a glass of cooling herbal tea here to kill the heatiness
After the simple but sumptuous meal, we continued our window shopping. Not planning to buy anything yet. After all, it is only our first day.
Most of us who like to go gym will get obsessed whenever we saw Nike Shop. I don't know why but it's just happened. Probably because we always need to buy some new outfit for workout.
For your information, the prices are almost the same, depends on the exchange rate whether we would get a good bargain. Then, there are more variety of colours and designs available here.
Just looking at the crowds it got us curious. It must be good or else it wouldn't had attracted such a huge crowds.
We ordered the Mango Dessert. Just look at the amount of Mango given. It was...Mangolicious! No such word but it was incredibly rich in Mango taste. Not too sweet and cooling enough.
That's all for the night? Not yet...we were still quite hungry. On the way back to our hotel, we dropped by at McDonald to get some takeaway meal.
Mcdonald Take Away
McDonald's Pork Burger Value Meal, HKD26.80
Stop complaining about the prices of McDonald in Malaysia. It wasn't cheap in Hong Kong too. I try the Pork Burger and it was good. Too bad that it wasn't available in Malaysia.
Fillet O Fish Value Meal, HKD25.10
It is time to hit the sack!!
Next morning, we had breakfast at one of the Chinese restaurant. I'm not very good in Chinese, please read it by yourself. Sorry.
Basically, they serves rice and noodles. Something like our local 'Tai Chow' or similar like to Canton-i.
It was quite pricey. Be prepared to folk out around HKD50 - HKD60 for a meal. The portion is huge compare to the normal food portion in Malaysia.
Don't forget to try the Milk Tea in Hong Kong. It was good. Smooth, milky and had the adequate tea's flavour.
Soup Noodle with Fish Ball
The Soup was flavourful and the fish ball was not bad. Somehow, I preferred our local Fish Ball Noodle.
Fried Rice with Char Siu
I love this! The Char Siu was flavourful and it made the fried rice tasted fragrantly good.
After breakfast, we went to the train station.
It is very convenient to take a train and cheaper, of course.
金華冰廳 Kam Wah Cafe
G/F, 47 Bute Street (Prince Edward)
G/F, 47 Bute Street (Prince Edward)
Kam Wah Cafe is famous for milk tea and Polo Bun. It cost HKD4 for Polo Bun (sans the butter) and HKD6 for Polo Yau (with the butter). Tasted really good. The crust is light and crunchy and the bun itself is dense but soft.
Famous Milk Tea
Spaghetti with Pork Chop
Pork Chop Bun
Overall, the food is good. Prices are reasonable. Check out the photo below for more info about the Menu and prices.
The cafe is always crowded with patrons.
I guessed this is their hall-of-fame. Celebrities that had visited their cafe.
Wow...amazing to see the awards that they had!!
Too many choices. My friend couldn't decide what to order. She went to the main entrance and have a look.
She was tempted by the fresh-from-the-oven egg tarts. Whenever we watched TVB series, they always mentioned about the Egg Tarts, so, she wanted to try it.
Crispy crust with smooth egg's custard filling.
We walked around after food and shop like there is no tomorrow as we will be going back to KL on the next morning.