Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fun Weekend at Shek O Beach & Village, Hong Kong

Shek O Beach has got to me my favorite beach in Hong Kong. I love the big waves and the clean super fine sand.

OB loves it too, after our holiday in Bali (which I must blog about before next year), he is getting addicted to playing at the beach.

After playing at the beach, we had a lovely lunch at a Thai eatery just across the road from the beach.
The food's decent, and the price isn't a rip off. We love it.

To fight food coma, we had a walk around the lovely village. Look at all these gorgeousness...

Of course I had to make SC do a narcissistic pose against this lovely old window.

Since none of us fancy carrying a naughty 3 year old, so we decided to drive through Shek O Village Road to view the amazing rocky beach at the end of the village.

We had fun doing silly poses, sadly there's no mommy in the picture. 
Sobs... don't worry, I did manage to include myself in photos from time to time by doing selfies.

To summarize, my favorite things to do in Shek O are:
1. Being a lazy bum hanging around the beach without getting into the water - preferably with a good read, snacks and drinks
2. Eat my way through the village
3. Exploring & photographing the village
4. Gawking at the amazing view, listening to the big waves hitting the rocks
But you can also do some hiking, surfing, flying kites, BBQ, getting pre-wedding photos taken, gawking at those getting their pre-wedding photos taken (we saw at least 3 different couples), etc etc etc. Enjoy!

How to go to Shek O?
Take MTR to Shau Kei Wan station & then take bus no 9.
If you drive, be there early (before noon). Parking space goes fast on weekends.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valentine Buffet Dinner at the Place, Langham Place Hotel, Hong Kong

Our little family's Valentine.
This year this little monster's coming with us to dinner.
So Valentine is no longer about sweet sweet romance, but about family.

I kept complaining to SC that I don't get flowers, so he bought something that I dislike the most...a fake flower. Ugh.

Luckily for him, he did a very smart move by asking OB to hand the fake rose to me.
Look at that smile. It melts hearts.

Time to do a narcissistic family with matchy-matchy Valentine themed outfit pose... but...

This is what happened when we asked OB to pose "handsome".
Sigh... lol.

The food is the usual buffet fare...

Raw oysters, seafood... OB loves the prawns and crab legs...


...with pink heart shaped rice. Wow. Too bad the pink rice didn't taste good.
There was pink soba as well but I didn't try it.

Peking duck bao...

There were also foie gras on toast, soup, Chinese food, freshly fried tempura, beef wellington, noodle soup made to order, Indian food station...

...which OB enjoyed much.

He loves papadum. Being Indonesian, he called it kerupuk.

Lots of pink heart shaped dessert...

I didn't try many of them. I'm not a dessert girl after all...

They surely look cute.

OB enjoyed the movenpick & candy section, as well as the marshmallows, fresh fruits & chocolate fountain.

He seemed to be the one who enjoyed the buffet the most.

There was also a free photo booth. OB refused to have his photo taken; cried and screamed bloody murder for the whole restaurant's enjoyment....not.

But being great narcissistic parents that we are... we ignored him kicking n yelling, and had our own sweet sweet couple photo taken.

How much was it? HK$688 per person + 10%, kids below 4 years old eat for free.
That's why there were so many couples with toddlers.
More photos on my Facebook page.

The Place - Langham Place Hotel
4/F, Langham Place Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3552 3200

This place is my favorite buffet spot, I especially love their lunch, great variety of OK food with reasonable price. Here's one of my many lunches there.

By the way, I also did some cute food X love illustrations this Valentine. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Inspired Hong Kong Food Illustrations

This is my homage to some of the most popular food in Hong Kong, and of course.. LOVE (yes, I'm cheesy like that).
Hope you like, and have a yummy Valentine's day!