Amsterdam view from Amsterdam Tower

Amsterdam view from Amsterdam Tower
The view from Amsterdam Tower

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Just Food

I think food is one of the universal languages. That unites people. Even if we speak different language with the rest of the people in our surrounding, when it comes to food, just point the food we want on the menu and the waiter will bring it to us, it couldn’t be wrong… 

There are so many types of food in Hong Kong. I have not been able to go to as many restaurants as I wanted to, as there are just too many! But I guess the variety of food below represents a little bit of the part of the world.
Dim sum
Dim Sum

Halal food and dim sum can be found at the canteen of Wan Chai Mosque. It is actually the canteen of the Islamic Center mosque located in Wan Chai, two stations away from Central, Hong Kong.

Steamed spring roll
Radish cake

Complete address: 5th Floor, Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai.

Egg plant

Bean curd skin?
Tips: in order to have the complete variety of dim sum, it’s better to arrive around 11.30 am. Then the canteen is closed at 3pm. It’ll open again around 6pm for dinner.

Another dim sum place! This pic speaks for itself. It’s world’s 101 best places to eat and it’s with Anthony Bourdain in the pic.
“Dim Dim Sum” is situated at 7 Tin Lok Lane, Causeway Bay, and it is actually within walking distance from Wan Chai mosque. 

Chicken feet? Radish cake? They are yummy…

Tips: it's a busy restaurant, I would go there after the busy lunch hours. If you can't read the Cantonese menu, just ask for the English menu!

Thai Food

Still around Wan Chai, “Spice House” in Amoy Street (near MTR Exit A3) offers good home cooking Thai food with a very reasonable price.

Yellow vegetarian curry

Steamed fish with Thai herbs sauce

It is a small restaurant and always busy at lunch hours. What is good, they have "lunch set" such as rice with minced chicken and Thai ice tea of around 50 HK$ (if I'm not mistaken).

Phad thai
Vietnamese Food

Jokingly I said: nobody speaks Vietnamese in this Vietnamese restaurant! A friend replied: of course, cause you’re in Hong Kong!
Yummy Vietnamese food at Nha Trang, Soho, Central
There are a few restaurant branches and the one I visited in the one in Soho Central: It is a busy restaurant which open at 12 noon. Don't expect they open at 11.55 even though there is already queue outside and staff is ready inside. No reservation for lunch (weekend) is accepted, I am not sure for any other day.

Ca phe sua da, ice Vietnamese milk coffee
Once in awhile, I still miss the old days in Ho Chi Minh City.  Then I go to Vietnamese restaurant which I think it is a good idea...
Nha Trang” - everyone pronounces it as “Na Trang”, and every time I have to correct them: “Nya Chang
Yes, I forgot all of my Vietnamese, but I still remember names of my favorite food and drink especially banh xeo and ca phe sua da!

Banh xeo, it's just like crepe with veggie and meat

The French Crepes

Yippeee… La Creperie exists in Hong Kong!

Of course the branch at Ho Chi Minh City is more spacious.  Space is a luxury thing in Hong Kong.  Anyway, here's the address of one of the branches: 1/F, Kui Chi Mansion, 100-102 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai.  PS.: reservation is accepted.
Savory Crepes at La Creperie
My story on La Creperie - Ho Chi Minh City:

Yummy Crepes Brunch & Apple Cidre

What is the best drink to accompany the crepes? Apple cider!

What is perfect to end the Sunday brunch?  La Hong Kong – Vietnam” was probably the sweetest dessert to cure my 'homesick' of Ho Chi Minh City.

La Hong Kong Vietnam

That’s the silly food story by an Indonesian who was in Vietnam and now is in Hong Kong...

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