Monday, August 11, 2008

Food hunt at Lyndhurst Terrace, Hong Kong

We bought tickets for the Star Ferry at the Star Ferry Terminal to get across to Central where our food hunt begins. The ferry is quite like the one we have in Penang, the only difference being the view of the skyscrapers across the sea. Hong Kong’s skyscrapers are the real deal.

I found Central to be just as chaotic as the rest of Hong Kong, even more so actually because Central is the business district of Hong Kong.

It was at the snaking alleyways of Lyndhurst Terrace that we tasted HK’s most famous egg tart, ex-governor Chris Patten’s favorite, at the equally famous Tai Cheung Bakery. The melt-in-your-mouth pastry and smooth egg custard is absolutely delectable! At Wong Chi Kei, we had wanton noodles with mushrooms and shrimp roe for breakfast. The noodles were wonderful, firm yet springy. The soup that came with the noodles were very flavourful!

We loved the crispy fish skin that came with a helping of very flavoursome soup. We've never eaten fish skin done this way before and found this extremely tasty! This makes a good snack albeit not a very healthy one!

The Macau Pork Chop bun was fantastic! Across the road from Wong Chi Kei is the very famous Yung Kee Roasted Goose. We queued up for close to half an hour for our take-away of roasted goose. Suffice to say that it was well-worth the wait. We also stocked up on crispy egg rolls and almond cookies at Kee Wah Bakery down the road. Next time I'm in Central I'll be sure to check out other great places to eat! There's just too many to conquer in a day!

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