Foodstagrammin’ In Hong Kong

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This post is all about food, food, food, and more food. In all of my trips to Hongkong, I always make it a point to try something new and revisit my old time favorites. I don’t necessarily follow popular recommendations because taste is universally personal and subjective but I do read and take note of some blogs and whenever I get interested, I go and give them a try, and sometimes, I even write about them too.

To name a few, I have written about Crystal Jade, City Super (Times Square and Harbour City), Sift Patisserie, and Honeymoon Dessert; Pasteleria Koi Kei, Wong Chi Kei, Yee Shun Milk Company, Kai Kee Street Food, Tree (at Horizon Plaza), and Sift Patisserie (again), Tai Cheong Bakery, Guang Dong Barbecue Restaurant, Food Republic, Charlie Brown Cafe, Green Islands Restaurant, and Bambu, Pasteleria Koi Kei and Wong Chi Kei in Macau.

In this post, you’ll notice that I went back to my favorite street food stall and barbecue restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui. But you’ll also see new ones like a Michelin-star resto and a newly opened Austrian bakery. Let’s move on, shall we?🙂

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Hong Kong Disneyland 2016

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Since we had our son, a trip to Hong Kong would not be complete without a visit to the happiest place on earth. The first time we brought him to Disneyland Hong Kong was before he turned one and back then, he was just familiar with the characters of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Fast forwrard to this year, he’s now a fan of all Toy Story movies and its characters.  Well, his favorites change here and there but at the time I was planning for the trip, he was very much into Toy Story. And that was why we brought him back to Disneyland. We knew that he will be very happy to set foot on Toy Storyland and boy, we’re absolutely right!

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Strawberry Picking At Kam Tin Country Club Hong Kong

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I looked online for kid-friendly places in Hong Kong but I wanted something other than Disneyland Hong Kong or Ocean Park. I came across several options like Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park, the Hello Kitty Go Green Organic Farm, Noah’s Ark, and several places where kids can pick strawberries like Tai Tong Organic Farm, Mapopo Community Farm, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Rainbow Strawberry Farm, and Kam Tin Country Club. I wish we had more time to stay in Hong Kong but given that we’re there for one weekend only, I needed to choose just one. And I chose Kam Tin Country Club because based on my research, it looks like it is the easiest to reach by MTR.

Okay. I’ll be honest and say that we did reach Kam Sheung Road station just fine but once there, we had a little difficulty finding out how to reach the strawberry farm. The problem mostly was caused by language barrier. Locals could not understand where we’re going even if I showed them the website of Kam Tin Country Club. We encountered a group of Filipinos also going to Kam Tin Country Club and they told us to just get a taxi and tell the driver that we are going to the strawberry farm. We hailed several taxis but we were not accommodated.

It was by some stroke of luck that we saw a bus painted with a picture of the strawberry farm. I rushed to tell the driver that we are going to the strawberry farm and the driver loudly said “Yes, yes!” as he motioned for us to hop on board quickly. Hallelujah!

So THIS is how you can reach Kam Tin Country Club: Take the MTR and get off at Kam Sheung Road West Rail Station, Exit D. Outside the station is what appears to be a huge parking lot with bus stops from a distance. Find the bus stop of Bus No. 601 and wait there. It’s a green roof minibus with the strawberry farm painted on its body. The bus arrives at the Kam Sheung Road station every 10 minutes from 11:00 am: 8:00 pm daily. The bus will have several stops along the way but you’ll know that you are at Kam Tin Country Club because you’ll see a huge tarpaulin sign outside the park. This is the same bus that you’ll ride to go back to Kam Sheung Road station.

Scroll down to read more about our family adventure at Kam Tin Country Club.

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10th Anniversary Dinner at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon HK

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Since it opened in 2006, the year we got married, I have already dreamed of dining at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon with my hubby. Joel Robuchon has more than a dozen restaurants operating in London, Paris, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, to name a few, and with a total of 25 Michelin stars among them. He is that guy who has  has the most number of Michelin stars among all chefs!

Thus, I was beyond thrilled when hubby told me that for our 10th anniversary, we’ll be flying to Hong Kong to have dinner at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. We love eating at fancy restaurants but we have never spent this much for an anniversary dinner so this experience has definitely set the bar… high! *don’t be pressured, honey!* It’s our 10th wedding anniversary, anyway, so splurge it is.

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Hong Kong Airport Express and Klook

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For our 10th wedding anniversary, hubby gifted me a romantic and gastronomic experience at L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon. But instead of just flying to Hong Kong for the dinner, I decided to book a 4 days/3nights trip with my son, the nanny, and my mom and dad. Our itinerary was rather simple:

I will have separate posts for each. Here, I will just talk about the airport express and a discovery that I wanted to keep for myself but have decided to share with you because I want all of us to be happy and excited to travel. Think huge discounts!

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