It is our third day in Hong Kong. A little bit on where we are staying at. We are staying at Cityview Hotel which is very near Yau Ma Tei MTR. We chose it as it is near where all the markets are. The hotel is pretty basic but pleasant. It is under YMCA. The rooms are not big but the size is decent. The staff are friendly and helpful. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the hotel.
For breakfast, we headed to Sham Shui Po to look for liver noodles breakfast at Wai Kee Noodle House. This was on our list of food to try. I must say that personally, this was the best meal I had in Hong Kong. When I last came to Hong Kong in 2002 for a history fieldtrip, I had this wonderful liver. It was unforgettable. I do not remember where I had it, so Ivan did some research to look for a good place to have liver. We ordered french toast for Daniel. It was good too. Highly recommend it! I tried the Yuan Yang – coffee with tea which is popular in Hong Kong. It was pretty average.
We spent the rest of the morning exploring the markets at Apliu Street at Sham Shui Po, Goldfish market, Ladies Street, Sneaker Street and Flower market.
Headed to another place on our list which Ivan wanted to try – One Dim Sum. When we reached, there was a long queue. The estimated time – at least 45 minutes. Gasp! We took a number and went to walk around the markets nearby. We finally got a place at 2pm! The place is quite small and pretty cramped. Overall, I found the dim sum pretty average.
Went back to the hotel for Daniel’s afternoon nap. We were all exhausted and napped with him too!
In the evening, we took the MTR to Central station and walked to take the Peak tram to the Peak. From a distance, we saw a large crowd and long queue and decided to change our plans. We decided to check out the shopping malls at Causeway Bay and come back for the Peak on a weekday when it is not so crowded. Checked out Sogo and WTC at Causeway Bay. Pretty disappointing. There were no sales and the prices of stuff were pretty much the same as back home in Singapore. Decided to give up on shopping at the malls in Hong Kong. Had a yummy dinner at UCC at Sogo. First time I had good coffee since coming to Hong Kong. Think the milk tea in Hong Kong is much better than the coffee here. For a coffee lover, it’s pretty disappointing. But Ivan has been raving about almost every milk tea he has had, even the ones at Mcdonald’s!