HK: Playing Tour Guide Pt.4

Unfortunately, this will be my final post for my study abroad experience in City University of Hong Kong.

We started our Thursday with breakfast at Tim Ho Wan which is the third dim sum place we’ve been to in a total of five days. My boyfriend agrees with me that Tim Ho Wan is our least favorite but their pork buns are definitely our favorite out of all the dim sum we’ve tried. Our itinerary for the day included exploring Causeway Bay which is mostly consisted of shopping malls, shopping malls and more shopping malls. To switch it up a bit, we had dessert before dinner. We got the cold milk custard, cold milk pudding and steamed milk pudding. Our favorite was the cold milk pudding followed by the cold milk custard.

After that, we hopped on the MTR to Central and went to one of my favorite places, Kau Kee Restaurant which is known for their beef brisket noodles. The service here is probably the worst I have ever encountered but it is worth dealing with the staff for the noodles.

We then went to the Hong Kong Observatory Wheel to see Hong Kong from a higher vantage point and it was gorgeous. To conclude the night, we got more food back at the Ah Chun Shandong Dumplings back in Prince Edward. They were good but I prefer my mom’s more.

Today, I wanted to introduce my boyfriend to congee. Congee is an important part of Hong Kong cuisine and is a classic breakfast dish. We went to the Sea View Congee House in Mong Kok which I later learned had two locations. We actually got lost but we did eventually find it.

I didn’t finish my program for one of my classes so I had to go back to campus and do that. In the meantime, my boyfriend went to the Nan Lian Garden and the Chi Lin Nunnery. We then met up again afterwards to try goose for the first time at Kam’s Roast Goose along with two of my friends. The goose was good but my favorite was the crispy roast pork. Since we were still hungry, we ordered some noodles from Wing Wah Noodle Shop a few minutes away.

One of the places that I was really looking forward to seeing is the board game cafe, Jolly Thinkers. We ordered some drinks and concluded the night by playing some board games. It was a great way to end the day and the week.