This was actually 2 days ago but I've been slacking on the posts yet again lolz. My roommate and I were being bums on a Friday night. We didn't feel like going out or anything but we decided to eat out. Since we didn't really know any local places we just walked around in the plaza. Then all of a sudden this guy came out of a cafe and gave us these promotional coupons so we decided to just eat there. It was sooo worth it. The whole meal you see above came down to HKD$110 which is like USD$7 per person. We could build our own meal and we chose the sweet & sour pouk, the grilled mackerel, and baby bokchoy. For the rice, I decided on a white and red rice veggie combo while my roomie just got the rice with veggies. She also got an ovatine while I got a horlick drink. The food was really good. I never knew rice could be eaten that way. Instead of like normal plain white rice, this was actually savory. The sauce on the pork was also really well done. The fish was a bit disappointing but overall it was a great meal. It was really cheap by american standards but apparently it was actually on the pricier end for this kind of meal. Afterwards, we walked around to get dessert. The great thing about HK is that you will find a dessert joint wherever you go and the dessert is always sooooo delicious and adorable. The pastries are so cute and they're actually on the lighter side so we each got like 2 mini-cakes. Freshmen 15 NOPE. More like Abroad 20 at the rate we've been eating. lololz
It was my first time trying Dip Soba today and it was amazzzzinggggg. My friend suggested we try out Cocoron Soba which is this small hole in the wall near Chinatown. It features an open bar and we were able to see the chefs making our food right in front of us. The broth came in a clay pot with a burning flame underneath. It literally came to a boil as we ate. The broth was light but flavorful and was a dashi base with pork and mushroom. The awesome thing about dip soba was that we could cook it to whatever texture we wanted. To be honest, I had a great time just making the soba by myself. It brought out the inner child in me. Haha. At the end of the meal, they brought us extra broth to mix into soup for a perfect finish. The food was great and I really liked the ambiance while eating there. I would definitely come again in the winter. Fun fact about soba: It's made of buckwheat so it's full of minerals and Vitamin B. Therefore it's a healthy alternative to ramen.
We finished the day with dessert and drinks at InDessert. The green tea waffles were so fluffy and sweet and was perfect topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, strawberries, and confectioners sugar. I just couldn't shake the guilty feeling that I was eating too many carbs though. Oh wells, YOLO. It was a good last outing before I start work on Monday.
Lady M's Green tea Mille crepe~
What do I think of paying $8 for a piece of cake? I'm pretty dumb Lolz
It was good but it was definitely not worth the price. The cake was too creamy for my taste. I couldn't really taste the crepes and it felt more like a tiramisu in texture which is weird... It was also too sweet. Conclusion: this is too overhyped
Maybe today wasn't the best day to go the beach. 2 hours after we got there, it started pouring hahah.... perfect day to cafe sit ^^ We decided on Audrey's Concerto (NYC) which is a small but adorable cafe in the Bay Ridge Area. The wooden tables, and the detailed hand drawn chalk menus give it a home-y vintage feel. It's a great place to just relax with a friend but the pastries were a different story. We ordered the green tea red bean mousse, as well as the green tea strawberry mousse. They were wayyyyyyy too heavy and sweet... The matcha flavor was overpowering. One bite and I literally went WOAH O_O. The chocolate chestnut cake was a classic sponge cake layered with chestnut paste and crushed chocolate. The texture worked well as you bit through the soft spongy cake and came to the smooth chestnut cream that was sprinkled with crunchy chocolate pieces. I love how the chestnut flavor really carried through but I wish they had also topped the cake with chestnut instead of cream.
The pastries weren't the best but it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, surrounded by good friends and listening to the patter of the rain. We flipped through HK fashion magazines and laughed at the questionable fashion. This page. Favorite outfit? Next page. Repeat. Time sure flies when you're having fun. ^^
Asia | Hong Kong
NYC to Boston to HK
Babson Class of 2016
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