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Hong Kong Eats (Part 3)

More food!

sunny

Part 3 continuation from Part 2 and Part 1.

Look how ready we are to eat!
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There's a famous bakery in Hong Kong known for their "wife cakes". It's a flaky cake with lotus paste on the inside. There was also another cake/cookie that had the "1000 year old egg" on the inside. Both are well worth trying.
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The fast food to eat in Hong Kong is a place called "Cafe de Coral". The hubs was hungry so we stopped by really quick and he had some food and iced coffee/tea. My favorite thing to eat is the baked pork chop, fried rice in tomato sauce. I haven't been able to find the same in NY even though they claim it's the same.
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Look how cute the hubs and his mom are.
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We went out with some family to a place where they are famous for their food. The rice with some pork fat, the desserts are super famous too. They were voted the best crystal jelly with custard and the yellow sponge cake was to die for.
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Street food is what my husband lives for.
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He loves "chow daufu" which is stinky tofu. Boy is it stinky! I could smell it blocks away but he LOVES it!
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We went to the famous Lei Yu Moon where there are many seafood markets where fishermen come and sell their foods to consumers that are wanting to eat. Then the seafood is taken to the restaurant of your choice and prepared how you want. It was amazing to see all the live seafood, a lot of it looked incredibly scary. I tried a lot of things I've never tried before in my life, like the mantis shrimp which looks like a giant centipede but tastes like delicious lobster.
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They also sell fruit outside Lei Yue Mun so we bought some mangosteen. One of my favorite exotic fruits.
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My in laws, husband and I outside Lei Yue Mun. One big happy family!
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And my last two dinners in Hong Kong. Sushi and Cantonese.
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I miss Hong Kong food so very much and is one of my favorite foods to eat. I am supposed to go again early 2011 so maybe I'll have more pictures and new foods to share. Will keep you posted. Next up will be places I visited in Hong Kong.

Posted by domokun 08:03 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged food hong kong Comments (0)

Hong Kong Eats (Part 2)

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sunny

Here is a continuation from Part 1. So much food!

These pictures are from a restaurant that specializes in a specific kind of Chinese cuisine. Sadly I don't remember what it was called but it was extremely tasty.
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The egg custard from Hong Kong is one of the most delicious desserts I have ever had. The best "dan-tah" (egg custard) I've ever ate was at this place called Honolulu Coffee Shop. The crust was flaky, tasty and buttery, the custard was smooth and just sweet enough. We also got the toast with condense milk on top which is a favorite for breakfast amongst a lot of Hong Kong people.
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We went to a Peking Duck place per the husband's friend suggestion. We had a mini reunion with his childhood friends and really enjoyed the food.
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The hubby's childhood friends, him and I at the table.
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They even had soup dumplings!
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And some dessert:
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We stopped by a noodle place which are all over Hong Kong. It's usually a hole in the wall but great to eat since it's cheap and it's good. You can find these anywhere.
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We had a lot of food with his friends again and this time we had hot pot! Delicious.
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The family and I went to a place that was a semi hole in the wall where they make congee (rice porridge), stir fried noodles and jjong (rice wrapped in lotus leaves). I've had all of these in New York's Chinatown and I always loved it but having it here was life changing for me. I still don't like NY's Chinese food as much as Hong Kong. I'll definitely stop by a place like this next time i go to Hong Kong. If you can read Chinese, this is the place we went to:
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Posted by domokun 07:32 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged food hong kong Comments (0)

Hong Kong Eats

We ate a lot of delicious foods!

sunny


My first trip to Hong Kong was memorable and actually one of my favorite places to vacation. It was fun to see where my husband was born, grew up and where his parents are from. I was lucky because the hubs knows Hong Kong inside out so we didn't need a book to tell us where to go. Not to mention my Father in law is an amazing guide to Hong Kong. We really took advantage of the time we had there and his family was so gracious and spent every moment showing us the sites and all the amazing delicious food.

Since I don't read or write Chinese, I won't even attempt to explain where things were because I don't remember. But in the instance I do remember I will write about it. :) Everything was delicious and hopefully you can see Hong Kong food through our pictures here.

Oh dim sum!
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This place is famous for their crispy whole pork. It was one of the most delicious meals I had in Hong Kong.
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A typical Hong Kong breakfast.
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One of my favorite places was a place called Hoi Ting Tong. It's almost a jelly/jelloish semi sweet snack or dessert. It is served hot or cold with a sweet sugar syrup, which reminds me of a simple syrup. They are known for using the shell of whatever that animal is in the picture and it's supposed to be very good for your skin. I really enjoyed it and even got the gummy versions to take home. They also serve a number of herbal drinks and other drinks there.
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More food:
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Posted by domokun 07:22 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged food hong kong Comments (0)

Oahu Eats Part Two

We <3 Hawaii


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Here is my part two of Oahu eats.

Leonard's Bakery
933 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
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Leonard's is a bakery that is famous for their malasadas. Malasada is a Hawaiian donut that is fluffy, covered in sugar. We didn't realize that malasadas are huge, we bought six and we stuffed ourselves. They had some that were stuffed with all sorts of things but I would stick to the original. Look how happy we are! YUM!

Dole Plantation
64-1550 Kamehameha Highway
Wahiawa, HI 96786
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Dole is obviously famous for their pineapple and they have the world's largest pineapple maze, information about their pineapples as well as a walking tour. If you are looking for some eats don't worry, they have a food court. We got the pineapple soft serve and of course Loco Moco.
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Matsumoto's Grocery Store
66-087 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
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Matsumoto's is the original shaved ice in Hawaii and you should definitely go. They have fun t-shirts and you can tell by the long lines that they are clearly famous. Although I enjoyed the shaved ice my favorite is Waiola but you should go to Matsumoto's first to say you've been then head over to Waiola.
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Waiola Shave Ice
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Hands down the best shave ice you will find. The ice is so fine that it almost tastes like cream. Yes, shaved ice that tastes like ICE CREAM. My favorite was the orange creme with a scoop of vanilla. I liked it so much I went 3 times, the husband twice.
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Bubbie's
1010 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96826
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Mochi ice cream. They have many flavors and they are delicious. They sell Bubbie's in the frozen section at Whole Foods in NYC but fresh is the best here. Try the sakura, I was surprised how tasty it was since I normally don't like florals.
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Legend Seafood
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If you feel like dim sum, go to Chinatown and head over to Legend. It was pretty good but honestly after having dim sum in Hong Kong, nothing satisfies my tastes buds. But we did eat quite a bit here and is the best dim sum you can get in Hawaii.
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7-11
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Need a quick snack? Need to take some food to the beach? Go to 7-11 and get some spam musubi and be happy. Love, love, LOVE spam musubi!
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There are so many great eats in Oahu and I am again disappointed that I didn't take pictures. But these plus the previous entry will give you plenty of highly delicious eats. Enjoy!

Posted by domokun 09:27 Archived in USA Tagged food Comments (0)

Oahu Eats

We <3 Hawaii


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We went to the island of Oahu while we were staying in Hawaii. Whenever we travel, I have a great time but after a week it's time to go home. Oahu was really different. The food, the people and the beaches made me feel as though it was home. The quality of the food EVERYWHERE was amazing, fresh and tasty. Here are places we ate with our friend Roger who was traveling with us and the many suggestions of friends that have visited and my friends who live there.

Wailana Coffee House
1860 Ala Moana Blvd Lbby
Honolulu, HI 96815
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We ate at Wailana twice during our stay in Oahu. It's the equivalent of an IHOP or Denny's but they also have Hawaiian style breakfast.

Boots and Kimo's
151 Hekili street suite 150
Kailua, HI 96734
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My friend Simon who lives in Kailua took my friends and I to this wonderful breakfast place. They are famous for their macadamia nut sauce. I got the pancakes with the mac sauce and I was in heaven! The other food is delicious too but honestly you should get the pancakes with the fluffy mac nut sauce. It's a small place and is very busy so you'll be waiting but I promise it's worth it!
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See the pancakes with the mac nut sauce? Drools!

Ono's Hawaiian Food
726 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816

I'll let the food do the talking:
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They say the coconut jelly is a laxative type, so don't eat too many of these. (even though they are delicious!)
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We ate here for lunch and Ono himself came out, he was SO nice and helpful. The food is so delicious that you'll never want to go to a luau. It's authentic Hawaiian food that you will absolutely fall in love with and such variety! We ate a lot and we ate well. Go try it and let me know what you think.
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Rainbow Drive In
3308 Kanaina Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
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You'll notice that most places don't really have a dress code because everyone is always surfing, swimming or hanging at the beach. Rainbow Drive In is literally a place you drive, park, order your food and eat outside or take away. It's cheap, delicious and they have a lot of food. Check out their menu.
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Hawaii is known for their Loco Moco. Which is a meat patty on rice with brown gravy. Tasty. You can also order it from Rainbow Drive In.
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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Burroughs Rd & Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731
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Giovanni's is very delicious, they are famous for their shrimp scampi with garlic sauce on rice. Do not get anything else there. They have a spicy scampi but it's unbearable, it's so hot that you're not only sweating from the heat outside but how spicy the shrimp is. I personally think the shrimp tastes better when it's actually super busy cuz you know the shrimp hasn't been sitting there and over cooked. The second time we went, we thought we were clever by going while it's not busy. Mistake, the sauce wasn't good and the shrimp didn't taste that great. Go during lunch time, around noon when it's packed.

Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96805
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You should go to the Farmer's Market after you do a sunrise hike on Diamond Head. Be sure to get there early as they are sold out of a lot of the popular things to eat. Things you should try: Abalone, natural ginger ale, fried green tomatoes and the beignet.
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Ethel's Grill
232 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
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Oh My Goodness. Ethel's is a locals joint, my friend who lives in Honolulu took us there and it was my favorite meal EVER. Order everything. You will not regret it. They are closed at random times so be sure to call them and make sure they are open. Check out the food:
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Authentic Japanese
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And here is the business card:
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My friend Winnie who took us to Ethel's also took us here for authentic Japanese. This also seems to be a locals only type place since it was away from the touristy areas. Everything here tastes delicious. We all ordered different things. I personally had the Karaage and it was delicious. If I lived in Hawaii, I would never make that from scratch ever again since it's BETTER than what I can make!
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We were very happy.
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More Hawaii posts to come!

Posted by domokun 08:19 Archived in USA Tagged food Comments (0)

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