I was in Hong Kong for five days last week and I honestly thought I would get super fat but Ysa and I realized two days into the trip that we weren’t really pigging out! We didn’t really snack and we only ate two meals a day, at the most. Crazy!
Of course, that did not mean that we ate clean…
Day 1: Lunch
First stop: Din Tai Fung!
We were staying in Causeway Bay and and the Michelin-starred Yee Wo Branch was just a quick walk from our hostel.
The plan was to just get their world famous xiao long bao and some rice dish but Ysa mistakenly placed the wrong order and two bowls of delicious were placed it front of us.
The Hot and Sour Soup turned out to be a yummy accident. I lapped that shit up. Why do we not have Din Tai Fung in Manila???
For a moment, I forgot that I’m meant to be cutting back on rice but I figured I’d be doing tons of walking in Hong Kong so it’s okay if I went a bit carb-crazy. I left maybe a spoonful of the rice.
Day One: Snackin quackin
It was incredibly hot and humid the first day so we escaped to The Flying Pan in Central in the afternoon to cool down and go online. The Flying Pan is a 24-hour breakfast joint and I would normally be all over their menu but I wasn’t really hungry; I just wanted something cold. So I ordered their Chocolate Sundae.
Day One: Dinner
After a long day of shopping, we opted to eat at Times Square (right beside our hostel). Pizza Express didn’t seem crazy expensive and the word “express” lured us in. We were starving, lah!
Day Two: Lunch
The next day, we headed to Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui for Toys “R” Us (biggest in Hong Kong). Lunch was at BLT Burger.
The waiter asked me what kind of fries I wanted– skinny, fat, or waffle? “FAT!” as I pointed to myself.
Day Two: Dinner
Our late lunch filled us up that we didn’t feel hungry until 1am. By that time, we were already in bed so Ysa looked up nearby 24-hour places. We saw that Ichiran was just a few streets away. Unfortunately, most of their staff went home because of the typhoon warning and there was a 1-hour wait. Luckily for us, there was a Tsui Wah down the street!
Meanwhile, Ysa had soup.
Day Three: Lunch
Thanks to the freaking typhoon warning that led the entire Hong Kong to cancel half the day, we were off to a late start. After a wet and windy time at Avenue of Stars, we headed back to The Flying Pan.
I really really liked The Flying Pan. Next time I’m in Hong Kong, I’m going back to try The 4×4 (four eggs, four rashers of bacon, four sausages, four slices of toast, and four sides) AND I WILL EAT IT ALL.
Day Three: Dinner
We had Ichiran for realsies. Went there past 11pm and were finally seated an hour later.
“This ramen better be life-changing!” Ysa exclaimed.
Best 101HKD spent!
Day Four: Brunch
Here are pix of me eating a turkey leg while sitting along Disneyland’s Main Street.
If fashion bloggers can take twenty repetitive photos of them in the same outfit then by golly I am going to take three pictures of me eating a turkey leg!!!
Day Four: Dinner
Day Five: Lunch
We headed back to Tsim Sha Tsui for last-minute shopping and ate at Romankan Yokohama in iSquare for lunch.
Day Five: Snackin quackin
We passed by Tim Ho Wan before boarding the Airport Express and sitting beside the warm, fragrant buns of love for 24 minutes was torture. My mistake was only ordering two servings :(
Day Five: Dinner
Had katsu again BECAUSE I CAN.
And that ends my Hong Kong food diary. I wish we ate more authentic Hong Kong dishes but most of the neighborhood eateries we would walk by had menus purely in Chinese! I also wish I saw more nighttime street food vendors in our area because I remember eating loads of isaw my first visit to HK in 2001. I had none this trip :(
PS: Hope you guys are safe and warm!