Friday, August 13, 2010

HK Diary Day 1 - H&M Central, Yung Kee Restaurant 鏞記酒家, Kung Wo Tong 恭和堂, Temple Street

1st stop: H&M at Central

Fav shopping hunt! A must go!!! Hearts it! :)
Collections similar to our Mango, Zara, Topshop etc.

Pic above: H&M Central
Pic above: accessories at H&M

We actually wanna catch the Summer Sale, normally Jul-Aug.
But this time we went, only left a small section for sale.
Nevertheless Shan and I can't resist the gorgeous clothes. Shop shop shop! Haha...*happy*

Tip: B1 Men’s collection, L1 & L2 Ladies’. Ladies' section normally has VERY long queue for the fitting room. Can go down to B1 Men's section, where the queue is shorter.

H&M at Hong Kong Central
Address: 68 Queen's Road Central
Tel: (852) 2110 9546
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10.30am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
Payment: Cash, Credit cards
To get there: Central MTR Station Exit D2. Walk straight towards Li Yuen Street, H&M is located beside the old Lane Crawford


2nd stop: Yung Kee Restaurant 鏞記酒家

The roasted goose here is VERY famous!
Shan, me, 'Mr Nice Guy' and many other Singaporean friends heart it!!

Pic above: Yung Kee Restaurant

We ordered roasted goose leg 燒鵝腿, combination platter (char siew 叉燒 and suckling pig 烧猪) and braised tofu 红烧豆腐. Roasted goose is YUMMY!!! Suckling pig too.

SF (a friend who stayed in HK) told me that there is another place in HK selling roasted goose which is as nice (or maybe nicer) and yet cheaper. We didn't have the opportunity to visit the alternative this time, till next time then.

Tip: Go before the lunch/dinner crowd or you may have to wait. Roasted goose and Crunchy beef brisket in clear soup 清湯牛腩爽 may needs to book in advance to avoid sold-out disappointment.

Yung Kee Restaurant 鏞記酒家
Address: 32-40 Wellington St, Central
Tel: (852) 2522 1624
Opening Hours: 11am-11.30pm daily
Dim sum: Mon to Sat 2pm-5.30pm, Sun 11am-5.30pm
(p.s: We didn't try the dim sum before, but heard it's mixed reviews.)
Payment: Cash, Credit card
Estimated cost: HK$131-300 per pax or S$24-60 per pax
Try: Roasted goose 燒鵝, Char siew 叉燒, Suckling pig 烧猪
To get there: Central MTR, Exit D1 & D2


3rd stop: Kung Wo Tong 恭和堂

We were very excited to go for the Herbal Jelly 龜苓膏 and Pear Tea 雪梨茶 at the famous Kung Wo Tong! Both are healthy and have heat-releasing properties... good for the skin! :)

Pic above: Kung Wo Tong

However, we actually asked for cold Herbal Jelly, but the lady boss gave us the hot one wrongly. :(
When we asked her, she apologised but never offer to change it. She gave us a little bottle of cold honey instead, saying it's the same after we poured it over the jelly. Hmm...We both like the cold herbal jelly more, felt that the cold one will melt in mouth and is not bitter at all, BUT definitely not the same for the hot herbal jelly. No choice then! If I remembered correctly, we didn't manage to finish.

In case you may be interested, there's a lil background story for Kung Wo Tong's herbal jelly.
A young lady searches high and low for magic potion to cure a Wuxia hero (maybe her lover?) until she finds a secret, old recipe. She boils a wild turtle shell and squeezes out the juice, which, when it settles, becomes a brown herbal jelly. (credit:

Kung Wo Tong 恭和堂
Address: 15 Woosung St, Yau Ma Tei
Tel: (852) 2576 1001
Opening Hours: 10.30am-11.45pm daily
Payment: Cash only
Estimated cost: HK$30-40 per pax or S$5.5-7.3 per pax
Try: Herbal Jelly 龜苓膏 and Pear Tea 雪梨茶
To get there: Jordon MTR Exit A, walk straight along Jordon Rd until Woosung St. Turn right and look for shop.

4th stop: Temple Street Night Market

They sold all sort of things over there i.e. clothing, pens, watches, CDs, cassettes, electronic gadgets, hardware, luggage, knockout bags/wallets, street food, fortune tellers, street performance. Good to go and have a feel of the HK bustling night market!

At near midnight when we were rushing for the last train, we can still see many HK people eating at the street hawkers! Wow! :)

The Wonton Noodles, the Clay Pot Rice, Beef Balls and Curry Fish Balls are all worth their weight in gold and they represent Hong Kong's unique food culture.

Pic above: Temple Street Night Market

Temple St Night Market
Address: Kansu Street and Jordan Road, Mongkok
Opening Hours: 4pm-12mn daily. Most hawkers setup at around 8pm.
Payment: Cash only
To get there:
(1) Jordan MTR Station Exit A. Turn right into Jordan Road and walk three blocks to Temple Street.
(2) Yau Ma Tei MTR Station Exit C, walk along Man Ming Lane to Temple Street.



  1. Ahh... you are one of the luckiest one. I heard very mixed reviews from my fellow foodies, and <a href=">my own experience</a> was pretty bad. Century eggs were good though; you didn't try it? I should have ordered that mixed platter. It looks good.

  2. Hi Razlan, me and my friend both thought the roasted goose was nice among those that we tasted. hehe.. maybe we havent tasted the really good ones. :)

    Wow, I didn't know there's VIP levels 4-6, ha... not observant enough. Oh ya, your food pics look really nice! We didn't try century egg coz thought only 2 ladies so shouldn't order too much. Is it really very nice?