Well, it’s always difficult to travel for a long period when one starts to work. Vivian left on the fourth day of the trip and back to work. Before she left for Singapore, I brought her to this cafe called “Mido Cafe”. I’m pretty sure many would have heard of this cafe because it came out to be the top few results when you googled “Recommended cafe in Hong Kong”. It’s a very old cafe that serves a wide ranges of food. Their french toast is my favorite and that’s the one dish that I always order. Other than the french toast, we also ordered a pork chop baked rice and ham macaroni for sharing. It’s pretty good except for the ham. It tasted a little too fake to me. Recommended to give it a try if you are looking out for old traditional cafe. You can easily get a seat there (at least in the morning around 10 ish).
美都餐室 Mido Café
Address: G/F, 63 Temple Street (Yau Ma Tei MTR Exit B2) 油麻地廟街63號地下, Tel:+852 2384 6402
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 9:30pm
The plan after breakfast was to hang out somewhere near our hotel because she had a flight to catch at 6PM. I think it’s easy to guess where we went next. Right, Mongkok again. Not for shopping but more food. She wanted to eat all she can before heading back. From Mido Cafe, we walked to Mongkok. It’s quite a distance (about 20 minutes) but we didn’t mind walking in this cooling weather. If it’s in Singapore, I will definitely take a train 😛 On our way to Mongkok, we saw a flight of stairs which we thought it’s photo worthy. Probably only photo worthy for us. Haha
Shoes are ladies’ favorite. Along Nathan road toward Mongkok, there exist a mall called Sincere Mall. They sell all range of shoes, Men and Women. Yes, whole range of shoes but not many were to my liking but I would think the quality of the shoes are pretty good. They do sell leather shoes. Vivian’s friend got her to buy a pair of leather shoes which cost about SGD200 plus. I think that’s reasonable.
Eating started again in Mongkok. We went around buying street food like egglet, curry fish ball, grilled sotong and stinky toufu. The stalls were randomly picked. Thankfully, it’s not too bad. Sorry, I don’t really know how to give directions to these stalls but I know it’s at the last lane towards Jordan area. Anyway, that was the first time trying “Chou Toufu”. It tasted just the same as”Bu Chou Toufu”. It’s only the stinky smell. My breathe probably stink badly after eating. Hope not. Haha.
Time to pick up the luggage from the hotel and head to the airport. Departed with her at Hong Kong station and she took an airport express which brought her straight to the airport. Elements shopping mall is located at the same station. Most of the main stream luxurious goods can be found in Elements Shopping Mall. Besides that, there were quite a number of eatery stores located inside the mall. No plan in eating or shopping for branded. Hence, we didn’t stay for too long. Instead, we head outside to check out what’s around the mall and we saw a mini fun fair right opposite. Not too sure if they are permanent or temporary.
It’s near dinner time and my sister suggested to go to a noodle place. She knew it was near Sham Shui Po station but couldn’t remember the exact location and the name of the stall. Best suggestion ever. So we took to the station and navigate based on her memory. It didn’t took us too long to located the stall. It’s pretty near the station. It’s called Lau Sum Kee. The noodles that they served was pretty unique as compared to the other wanton noodle. It came with Shrimp roe. I don’t think this stall is very well known to the tourists because I didn’t hear of it till my sister told me. She just happened to chanced upon the stall while walking along the street on her previous trip.
Lau Sum Kee
Address: Hong Kong, 深水埗褔榮街80號
Opening hours: 12:00PM – 1:00AM
There’s always an after meal dessert in Hong Kong. Googled for recommended dessert and there we were at 绿林甜品 (Lv Lin Tian Pin). I ordered a bowl of sesame paste and she ordered some juice. The sesame paste has a very strong herb taste on the first spoon. The more I ate the better it tasted.
绿林甜品 (Lv Lin Tian Pin)
Address: Hong Kong, 深水埗元州街77-79號地下
Opening hours: 3:00PM – 01:30AM
Went back to hotel before heading to Lan Kwai Fong. There’s lots of bar there but not clubs. I think there’s only one club there but I don’t see anyone going in. Anyway, there’s too many options to choose from. We went for the one with lesser people. Took the outside seat and enjoyed the cooling weather with a bottle of wine. Our chillax night.