Hong Kong 2013 Day 4

Started the day with breakfast at McDonald’s

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We planned to go Disneyland today but changed our plans at the last minute. We were running out of cash and had to go change money first. Had to wait for the banks to open at 930am. We decided to change at the bank as the rates were much better than that offered at the money changer. By the time we were done, it was almost 10am – the time Disneyland opens! And we still needed about 45 minutes to get the by MTR. We didn’t want to waste a minute in Disneyland and decided to go there tomorrow instead after checking the weather forecast that tomorrow would likely be a sunny day too.

So we swopped some of our plans around. Decided to go Toy Street at Sheung Wan, Mid levels escalator near Central and look for the famous egg tart and century eggs which are in the vicinity. And we plan to lunch at Tim Ho Wan at IFC Mall. I also hoped to have time to pop by Jardine’s Market at Causeway Bay. However, we did not manage to squeeze that in. Was an interesting morning exploring more places and yummy food in Hong Kong.

Toy Street was cool! We bought another cute lantern for Daniel and one to give to Sarah too. Also bought him a set of car tracks by Takara Tomy. The price seems slightly cheaper than in the departmental stores. There were many other stalls there besides those selling toys and we spent about an hour exploring the market.

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We took a tram down to the the Central Mid level escalators.

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Along the way, we exited the escalator and went in search of Tai Cheong Bakery to try the egg tarts. Ivan thought they were fantastic but I thought they were just so-so.

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Next to find the century eggs highly recommended by Lee Lee from Yung Kee. We had to walk through a really tricky street which had a lot of traffic, slopes and difficult to navigate with a baby stroller. But we managed to find it 🙂 The eggs are pricey – about HK$70 for a box 6.

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Next, to get to IFC for Tim Ho Wan – something I have been looking forward too. Heard so much about it and the long queues since they opened an outlet in Singapore. Hopefully the queue is not as bad as One Dim Sum yesterday.

Walked a long way and finally go to our destination. Tim Ho Wan was crowded, but thankfully, the wait was just 15 minutes. Must say that it lives up to it’s reputation. Yummy dim sum! Ivan realised that he forgot to order the char siew pineapple but which was highly recommended. I am so glad he remembered. It is absolutely delicious – I think it’s one of the best things I have ever eaten.

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Went back to the hotel in the afternoon for Daniel’s nap and headed out in the evening to check out the City Gate outlets. Did not have much time to shop as we had to head back for an early night to prepare for long day at Disneyland tomorrow!!! Bought a lot of t-shirts from Espirit for gifts for our family.

 

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