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Monday, September 10, 2007

Ed's September Visit

Thursday, August 29
A good friend of mine, LS, had a short business trip to HK and we hooked up to have dinner at Ricepaper (CWB).
This resto used to just be located across the island, Kowloon side, but I was happy to have learned that it branched out to CWB's World Trade. At last...
Food is contemporary Vietnamese but doesn't scrimp on taste. Decor is very clean and neat - white furnitures and quite roomy, for a CWB resto.
The resto is a Maxim's Group concept that gave us The Square (Exchange Square) and Lian (IFC), etc. A lot of the good noteable restos in HK are run by this restaurant group.
Recommedables: Softshell Crab Handroll and their Curries! Leave room for their really great desserts. Also, if you like hot apple cider...their version is quite neat!
Better book ahead since this place gets packed up so quickly due to the price, location and the good food. :)

Rice Paper
P413-418 Podium 4
World Trade Centre
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel 2890 3975

Ed arriving HK late that evening. We weren't able to hooked up till the following day.

Friday, August 30
I took day-off to fix some gov't paper work and bank stuff with Ed. It was basically "work". :)
We were done (thank goodness) by around lunch time and hooked up with Ed's brother, CW, to grab a bit at Bonheur near CW's nice! Those lambchops were well-done and the soup (pumpkin and tomato soup) was just perfect.
6/F, The Pemberton
22 Bonham Strand,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: 2544.6333

The afternoon was spent hunging out with Ed and checking out his car parts around my area. Who knew that one of the Toyota parts dealership in HK is just behind my condo?!?
We had dinner at MOS Burger, Tai Koo branch...AWESOME!
This was a great highlight to Ed's visit...I'm still dreaming for these burgers!
They have so many kinds - chicken terriyaki, seafood, fish, tofu, etc

L-R: Cheese Burger with their sauce; Seafood Burger on Rice Patty
Mos Burger
Shop A1-A2 G/F
2 Hong On Street
Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Tel (852) 2568 1313

Saturday, August 31
CW, Ed and I had lunch at Crystal Jade as per Ed's request.
Ed love their chili dumplings there. :) I had to have only two before saying "no" since it was already numbing my tongue. :P
Around mid-afternoon, Ed and I picked-up the remaining car parts that Ed ordered yesterday from the car parts dealership.
Ed and I had dinner at Whampoa (Maxim's Group resto) with some friends then Hagen Daz around the area before splitting with the gang to hung out at LKF (Lam Kwai Fung), Ed got his Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey while we checked out the Saturday night scene
Our next aim: dinner at La Mer at LKF Hotel
La Mer Brasserie
1/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street,
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2523 0200

Rare that I need to boycott and announce something not worth your money so here it is....AVOID ATOMIC PATTY at LKF: if you are picky with your burgers and great fries...won't bother giving you the addy.
Just look at the sloppy looking curry fries that I think is made from instant-curries you get from supermarkets. If that's the case, why bother having one outside when you can get it inside?!?

Sunday, September 01
I went with Ed to checked himself in through Airport Express HK.
While waiting for Ed to finish, I was at the Starbucks stall next door and go to try the Blueberry Green Tea Frap...super yummy! (...and to think, I'm not big fan of fraps)
We then went to lunch with CW at Lawry's Prime Rib at Lee Gardens. Quite nice!
Lawry's The Prime Rib
4/F, The Lee Gardens,
33 Hysan Avenue,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2907 2218

After lunch, all three of us hung out a bit at CWB. Ed and his brother, CW, went to BMW to gawk at more cars before heading to IFC, Central.
It was still fairly early so Ed and I went for some afternoon snack (since we didn't have any more dessert at Lawry's). I had French macaroons at the below.
Le Goƻter Bernardaud
Shop 2028-29
International Finance Center
Central, Hong Kong

I was lazy to think about cooking dinner after Ed went in through immigration so I had dinner alone at Spaghetti House, airport branch, as I wait for Ed's plane to fly off and before I head home. This is sort of the tradition that we go through...since we would talk on the phone as he waited to board his plane.

Monday, September 02
I had a craving for burgers...after MOS burger.
Thus, I proposed to my coworkers about Shake 'En Buns. They took the bait!
Food as simple but filling! I got Arizona peach tea...a rare American indulgence over here. :)
All 8 thumbs up from me and my friends who checked it out! :)

Shake 'En Buns
Causeway Bay Shop,
G/F, 5 Hoi Ping Road,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Kit: Mondays with Dah (available at Digizines Digital Den)
Designer: Deanne Patterson (Shabby Scrap Designs)
Program: PS7.0
Font: Engravers MT, Bernard MT Condensed, Freestyle Script
Journaling: Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends. ( Quotations. “Loyalty quotes”.

Kit : Mondays with Dah (available at Digizines Digital Den)
Designer: Deanne Patterson (Shabby Scrap Designs)
Program: PS7.0
Font: CK Becky Higgins
Journaling: Endless Stories of old friends / Yot's visit.05
Notes: an old photo of an old high school gathering from way back.


malou said...

Girl, you are making me hungry! The pictures are great and am glad that you had a wonderful time when Ed came.

steph said...

MOS burger. yum. they have it in singapore too. :) i love the yakiniku rice burger. such a sucker for carbohydrates.

Candy :) said...

hahaha che, everytime i read your blog i get hungry! always fun reading about your food-capades :)

dawn said...

I love how you share your diary with us and the mix of life's 'daily' photo's and gorgeous LOs - what a great mix of things you have here hun :D