Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hong Kong ... pre - Liasfoodjourney

I did not go to Hong Kong recently, but a few years ago, before I discovered Boracay, I used to go to Hong Kong just to eat!  I cannot shop because the clothes were too small for me but I ate to my heart's delight.

Would like to share a few of my 2009 dining experiences in HK.  I found my old pictures while I was organizing my files and thought to write a post on this topic, pre - Lia'sfoodjourney.

I remember when my friends and I used to go to HK, we would always eat at dim sum places and the Suckling Pig at Jade Garden.

After Cebu Lechon and the Tagalog kind of Lechon, the Roast Suckling Pig is my 3rd favorite.

An order of Suckling Pig at Jade Garden, Star House

and Yang Chow Fried Rice.

I love ice cream so I tried a couple of brands...

XTC All Natural Ice Cream at Star Ferry Pier.

I Scream Gelato, IFC Mall.

Xiao Long Bao at Kingsburg Seafood Restaurant

and Spicy and Hot Soup.

The world famous Roast Goose at Yung Kee Restaurant which was awarded 1 Michelin Star in the Michelin guide HK/Macau 2009.

I ordered roast goose leg,

rice and preserved egg. I even bought a box to take home, the yolk was so smooth and creamy!

Canton Deli, Harbour City.

Hot and Sour Soup

Sio Mai and Hakao

Radish Cake

Baked Barbecue Puff

Tasty Congee and Noodle Wantun Shop, IFC Mall has been awarded the Best of the Best Culinary Award - Gold with distinction award from the HK Tourism Board.

Wantun Noodle soup and Steamed BBQ buns.

I was not able to take pictures but I also ate at Lin Heung Tea House, Wellington St.  It was an old fashioned place which looked like circa 1940's.  There were no English speaking people and you had to point to the cart server what you wanted to eat.

I also ate at Luk Yu Tea House on Stanley St.  Another dim sum institution in Central.

In December of that same year, I went with my Ate and Tita Portia.  They were more concerned with shopping than dining.  When they got hungry, wherever we were, we would just eat where it was convenient.

Unlike me, I would go all the way to the places where I wanted to eat.

Jade Garden.... again.

Hot and Sour Soup

I was feeling so frustrated already that I told them that I was going on my own to Maxim's, City Hall while they shopped at Central.


I had to line up for over an hour and a half but worth the wait.  I was already in HK so, why not eat my favorite yum cha?

Dumpling with Soup

Barbecued Pork Bun

Shau Mai


Taro Puff

and something .... Stuffed Beancurd perhaps?

I am sure there are lots of new places to dine in Hong Kong now.   But the restaurants I have been to were institutions so, you would probably still find them there.

I would rather go to Boracay though several times a year than go to HK.

But..... the time I was there?????  I really enjoyed all the food I ate!  There were still a few more restaurants I have tried but due to poor memory .... cannot remember them anymore.

One can eat his way around  Hong Kong!

PS... I still did not know how to take better pictures back then. 


  1. next time food trip tayo sa hong kong.

  2. Mona, I would rather go to Boracay than HK.

  3. I'll take HK anytime! Hiking, eating and shopping in that order

  4. I know you love hiking in HK! I do not hike nor shop, just eat.