Food,  Life,  Travel

Rara and Ferfer together again

Hi everyone!

Today’s post is going to be dedicated to Sara, one of my besties and former roommate. She and her boyfriend came all the way down from Beijing to see me in Hong Kong. We had so much fun during our two short days together, eating constantly and catching up on life in general.  We haven’t seen each other for about three years, and it was so nice to finally not have to talk through Skype. 

But first, let me share with you the two meals I had when I got back to Hong Kong from Taiwan. The day I arrived in Hong Kong from Taiwan, my relatives cooked this simple but very delicious meal for me. They got me all full and fat…training my stomach for the next few days of constant eating and stuffing myself.

Home cooked meal–got my veges, bbq pork with eggs, shrimp with eggs, salmon sushi, and oil-less lemon soy chicken wings

The next morning, I had met up with a friend of mine and we went to Langham Place to just chill and chat. For lunch, we ate at Toast Box. After eating the kaya toast, I realized that my stomach can no longer take eating a slab of butter. It just cant…

Got my kaya toast with runny eggs and milk tea at Toast Box in Langham Place with my friend. I had wanted to get their apple tea but they didn’t have that option this time around =[

In the evening, I finally got to see Sara and her boyfriend. We met up with a friend of mine, who brought us to this super cute and cozy French restaurant, where we had some home cooked style French food.

Sara and me <3

At this French restaurant, after you pay your bill, they give the table a huge mason jar filled with yummy gummy candies

After dinner, my friend, Albert, took us to Quinary, a cocktail bar in 56-58 Hollywood Road, Central. Sara and I ordered their famous Earl Grey Caviar Martini (Absolut Vodka/ elderflower syrup/apple juice/ Cointreau/ lemon & lime/earl grey caviar & air/ up). It was pricey, but quite delicious. Their drinks menu was quite interesting and if I had more time in Hong Kong, I would’ve revisited this place.

After Quinary, we went to Lily & Bloom at Hotel Lkf By Rhombus, 33 Wyndham St, Central. I’ve been here once before the last time I was in Hong Kong. I was an exchange student at HKU at the time and did a project on smoking at clubs/bars in LKF. At Lily & Bloom, there is a cigar bar area next to the lounge. Inside that space, people can buy and smoke cigar in their private lounge. My partner and I went there to interview cigar smokers for our project. Ah, the memories… Anyway, my friends and I chilled here for awhile and then went home afterwards.

Our drinks! I can’t remember what we had ordered but they were quite good, though not amazing.

The next day, my aunt and uncle treated my friend, her bf, and me to a buffet lunch at the Shangri-La hotel in Admiralty. It was one of the best buffets I’ve ever had. It was on par with the ones I’ve tried from Vegas. So good! Everything was so beautiful and the foods tasted delicious. Thank you, auntie, for treating us!! It was fabulous!

The buffet at Shangra-La was at Cafe Too

The salad options

You can ask them to cut you as much sashimi as you want. They had salmon, hamachi, and one more fish I can’t remember
Fear not. If you don’t like sashimi, you also have various sushi options. Next to the sushi, you also have these fried noodles wrapped shrimps. They were DELICIOUS.
Various seafood options. So fresh.
If you’re feeling hungry for some dim sum, they also have great options here, including xiao long bao.

Endless roast duck and bbq pork for all
They also had roasted pork and chicken as well
Southeast Asia section. They also had Indian food.

Udon and soba bar. You can order anything and they’ll make it fresh for you.
Ingredients for the ramen or udon

But the best part of the buffet for me was the desserts section. No contest. Here are some more pictures of the hotel lobby and surrounding area near the buffet: As you can imagine, we were extremely full from that buffet. After lunch, we went to the outlet and ended up just walking around, trying to burn all the calories we’ve consumed at the buffet.

My friend’s boyfriend loveees Ruth’s Chris Steak House, so around 8:30pm, we went there for dinner. Even though Ruth’s Chris is an American brand steak house, I haven’t been to one before, so it was quite exciting.   

Waiting for the fooooood

Potato wedges for Sara and me
Sara and I had split the steak because we were still too full from the lunch. It was still quite large, even though it’s just half…so yummy.
A 12 oz steak and mashed potatoes for Sara’s bf

Dessert time!

Lava cake for Sara and me
Creme brûlée for Sara’s bf

After dinner, we went to LKF to meet a friend of ours. He took us to Wyndham the 4th on Wyndham Street in Central (4/F, 48 Wyndham Street, Central). This bar is located on the 4th floor of, what looked like, an office building. It looked really shady at first, but once you got out of the elevator, you enter a dimly-lit swanky looking bar/lounge. We ended up sitting out in the patio area.

Forgot what this was called, but it was my first time drinking a cocktail out of a plastic tea cup

The next day early in the morning, Sara and her boyfriend was on a plane flying back to Beijing. Those two days passed by extremely fast but the memories made were priceless. Thanks for coming all the way to Hong Kong to see me, Sara. I miss you already and hope we get to see each other again sometime soon. Until next time…XOXO


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