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Hong Kong Nov 2009 – Day 3

28 Nov 2009

http://twitpic.com/r8r9i – We allowed ourselves to sleep in after 2 days of early wakes. A 9th flr view of hotel Panorama, 8.30am. from Gravity

We took the MTR to Central and made our way to Yung Kee. Thanks to Google Maps, we knew exactly which exit to head for and which small lane to take.

http://twitpic.com/r9924 – First stop: Yung Kee’s award-winning roast goose!!! Short walk from Central MTR exit D2. #fb from Gravity


It’s not as big as you think.

Those who like century egg will enjoy this. The yolk is very soft and doesn’t have that strong alkali taste.

Good thing we reach there early. In no time, the place was full. We actually wanted to order just the goose but we didn’t want to look too cheapo, so we order another kai lan. Our fears were unfounded, for many locals also went there just to order a bowl of goose noodles.

Yung Kee Restaurant
32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. (852) 2522 1624.

After the meal, we started our (or should I say, wifey’s) shopping. She found the H&M outlet along Queen’s Road Central and spent over an hour at the 4-storey store. I spent about 30 minutes, not finding anything that I like, then headed to the entrance to wait for wifey.

Standing near H&M entrance waiting for wifey. Alarm sounded, security asked person for the H&M shopping bag to rescan. No sound. Ok pass. from Gravity

I thought to myself: if the shopper were to steal, wouldn’t she put in her own bag rather than the H&M shopping bags? from Gravity

Ok the security checked another shopper’s own bag when alarmed sounded again, but only because she didn’t have a H&M shopping bag. from Gravity

The H&M entrance has lots of ppl waiting for their loved ones to finish shopping in the 4-storey store. Can stand but guard said no sitting. from Gravity

Wifey finally emerged victorious with a bag of buys. We proceed along Queen’s Road Central. We chanced upon this little girl distributing leaflets to promote a children’s boutique. She looked very pretty, so we asked for a photo snap.


Lots of Christmas deco for sale.


Our next stop, Mak’s Noodles.

http://twitpic.com/r9zkl – Now at Mak’s Noodles to try their wanton mee, so good that even Sunday Times mentioned in Mar 12 2000 from Gravity

After tasting the noodles, we made our way slowly back to the MTR and went to Causeway Bay. We shopped around Times Square, then decided to head to

http://twitpic.com/raas4 – Waiting in line for Lucky Dessert, opposite World Trade Centre along Jaffe Road. from Gravity

We were recommended to try Mango Grapefruit & Sago Sweet Soup 楊枝金露 and Durian Glutinous Rice Roll.


After the dessert, we headed to Hang Lung Centre, where there is a factory outlet of shoes. Then while thinking of what to eat for dinner, Angie suggested we go to Jiu Ji Beef Noodles at Gough Street, which is back to Sheung Wan MTR. Again, thanks to Google Maps, we figured a short cut through the lanes to get to our destination.

http://twitpic.com/raptb – We walked really far just to eat this beef noodles at 21 Gough St. And it’s worth it. from Gravity

At the stall, 2 Taiwanese ladies asked us what we ate, and ordered the same thing. After the meal, we went to find the next eatery, Tai Cheong Bakery, famous for egg tarts. We lost our way somewhat, and when we found the bakery, the same 2 Taiwanese ladies were already at the store. Guess these must-go eating places must be on many free-and-easy travelers’ list.


As we headed back to the MTR, we passed by a Caucasian family with a bag of Toys’R’Us toys, so we asked them where the store is. They directed us there which is actually around the corner, and

http://twitpic.com/raqvi – Shopped at the smallest Toys’R’us ever, but bought the biggest Transformers find: 7 Devastator mini figures!!! from Gravity
Angie bought quite a bagful of Disney toys for Mayenne too. We’re both happy.

Got back hotel. Our legs can’t take us any further. Maybe later we might go out for supper. #fb from Gravity

And we did! Grabbed our guilinggao and…

http://twitpic.com/rb874 – Waiting for our BBQ hotdog for supper. from Gravity

We knew our hotel as a rooftop garden, but never got up there. So this evening, we decided to head up there, and boy, WHAT A VIEW!

http://twitpic.com/rb90q – Hotel Panorama got a great view & wind at 40th floor! Finally i’m feeling winter! #fb from Gravity




That ends our Day 3!

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