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30 November 2010

Read the previous days here and here!

And the final day of our lovely trip T.T. It was a really lovely day! We took the train to Mongkok and just walked around. We headed for Sino Centre, the Mecca for Hong Kong Otakus but alas, it has not opened yet!

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This was what we saw…
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Every shop was closed =(. So we just walked around to ‘recce’ the area and see what was being sold before the crowd comes.

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Had nothing to do so we camwhored xD

And we walked past  'Heng Hiong' the famous Wife Biscuit franchise store.

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I've heard much about Hong Kong's Wife biscuits and was tasked to bring a box back.but when I first bite into the biscuit myself, I was so touched by the taste that I decided to lug 4box back! Mind you, 4 box weighed like 2kg!
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The white lotus filling was so soft, chewy, sweet but not diabetical. The pastry outside was warm with light flaky layers. It was really awesome, especially when eaten fresh.

And with the kind suggestion from the aunties at Heng Hiong, we hopped over to our next destination.

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A dimsum/ cantonese restaurant called ' Dao Xiang'. And there, we finally had some authentic Hong Kong Dimsum!!! I'll let the pictures do the talking.

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Siew Mai with an entire prawn and some fish roe on top!

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Roasted Pork bun.
Didn’t try any of this but Hiyuki and Jason were swearing by it’s good taste.

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Crystal buns of 2 different sorts
Fresh and succulent. The one with chives in them also had a slight tinge of salted fish *_*

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Steamed Soup Dumpling
Of course, who can forget every chinese’s favourite Dim Sum, Xiao Long Bao (Steamed Soup Dumpling)!

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Sesame Balls
Some sort of fried glutinous rice balls with white lotus paste inside. Fragrant and not overwhelming sweet! The crunchy and fragrant sesame seeds really adds a lot of punch.

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Chinese tea!
Guess what? I got a floating tea leave! That symbolises good luck ^_^

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Pan fried Dumplings!
Akira, don't you just envy us xD?


Random Photos below!

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Rochelle’s camera gears. Flickr screen wiper!

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Liked my outfit that day though sadly, no pics of it.

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Everyone taking photographs of the food xD!

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The food was good and fresh though the tea at 'Kuang Tong Xiao Chu' (our dining place the night before) was much more fragrant. But overall, the place was still nice and reasonably priced. The waiteress there were very helpful too !

Would definitely love to check the restaurant out again if I ever visit Hong Kong in the future. My only regret was not eating more =(

But I had to leave space for these!

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I think the heart shaped one was ordered by yours truly. Its mango pudding with mango slices, mango sauce and ice shavings. The treat on the right was by Json (if I remember correctly) which was a blend of black glutinous rice and mango cubes.

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Hiyuki and Jerry’s very luxurious dessert. Mango pudding with bird nest!

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Pudding has mango cubes inside :DD

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Yes! Mango desserts at the famous 'Shui Liu Shan' !!! The franchise only opens after 12pm.

After gorging ourselves with food, it was finally 2pm and we rushed back down to Sino Centre!

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Sino Centre boast 5 level (I might have gotten this wrong, anyone who has been there before can help verify the among of levels it has?) many Anime, manga and games selling shops.  Definitely an otaku haven and no otaku's trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit here! CTMA was another otaku haven which we didn't managed to check out, someone please fly me back to Hong Kong T.T !!!! I wanted to visit the maid cafes!
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Vocaloid CD with keychain and plastic card of sort.
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Arashi shelf! The price of a single shocks me O_O

One thing about the mall though, was how VERY cramped it was. And it can be difficult to find what you want because the whole place is just SO overwhelming!

One thing you can do (taught by Rochelle), is to visit the mall before the stores officially open and the crowd comes in. Then you'll be able to have a mental note of the items sold there and just hit the specific stores when they open.

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BL =X

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Saw and took photos of these really cute Tohou Mastercard before the shops opened. Had wanted to get one for you guys but I got so lost in the mall that I ended up leaving without finding them again T.T 

So another tip, write the store name and level down! Otherwise you'll end up as clueless as me x.x

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The store in question. According to Jason it was at the top level

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Paper 3D art! Yes, that elf lady warrior is made of paper!

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Random Chinese tea advertisement. Is funny xD

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Gravure idols merchandise =x

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Katana Umbrellas

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Bought 2 gashapon APH figurines! Gave them to gin n-n

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Sadly, this marks the end of my lovely Hong Kong trip. We had to rush back to the hotel around 4+, leaving Jerry behind alone.

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Our ride back :D

This marks the end of my very fabulous and rushed Hong Kong trip T_T! I wanna go back again!!!

3 Responses so far.

  1. caillen says:

    *drools all over your dimsum and mango pudding* I want ;o;

  2. cvy says:

    the dimsum look so goooooooooooddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    andylau's advert lolol

    kowtow to the paperart elf m(_ _)m

  3. Jerry says:

    Thank you for spending that day with me, I miss you guys already! T-T

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