This Chinese New Year is like any other CNY. I went back to my hometown, reunion with hometown friends and family. Everything is joy for the one whole week at hometown except for the very limited internet connection. Been missing all the blogs updates.
My only option to online is by using Digi gprs signal. There’s no broadband signal. Imagine the speed of the connection… It’s just 113 kbps! Oh god!
Let’s start a New Year post with something good! Upon arriving at Taipei we were greeted by cool breeze as it’s winter and it was getting dark although it’s around 5pm. We were already starving after check in to Dandy Hotel.
Since Xi Men Ding is just 10 mins away from our hotel, we decided to go to Xi Men Ding to explore the food!
Upon arriving, my aunt is so excited to see white bitter gourd juice which tasted bitter with a hint of honey taste. Very good for cooling body heat but I don’t like it as I don’t fancy bitter food. :P
My trip to Taiwan last month was a great one! We fly to Taipei with Air Asia and landed at Taoyuan Airport. It was on early Dec, therefore the weather is cooling (minimum temperature during our trip was 12 Deg C).
One of the food that make my family members screamed for is Yilan Spring Onion Pancake (Cong You Bing). Yilan is famous for cultivating spring onion, therefore you can imagine how fresh the spring onion can be.
Our driver recommended us this stall for the Cong You Bing; “San Xing“.
What do this small stall offers? See those ‘sticks’ resting on the stall… Could be satay? lok lok? Read on to find out!
It’s a drizzling morning on our 3rd day at Siem Reap. Our tour guide brought us to a coffee shop which serve famous Cambodia food.
Upon seated, we saw a few delicacies ready served on the table. Those delicacies looks like our dim sum. At first I thought those are free. But then only I found out that it’s not.
We woke up at 4am local time and depart at 5am for the sunrise viewing at Angkor Wat. We bought the 3 days Angkor Ticket for USD 40 / pax. On the ticket, there’s our picture printed on it to prevent fraud I guess.
The ticket counter.
I was back from a trip to Siem Reap 2 weeks ago. It was a good experiece to be able to see the ancient temples of Angkor and also the lifestyle of the people of Siem Reap.
We managed to grab some cheap air ticket from Air Asia to Siem Reap, but departure was from KL. We are lucky as we are able to grab some zero fare ticket to KL too which just cost us RM 60/pax for a 2-way trip. As for the 2-way ticket from KL – Siem Reap, it cost us RM 277 / pax.
Since we have a few hours transit at LCCT, we’ve booked Tune Hotel which is located just a few minutes away from LCCT. Since we booked the hotel during a promo period, it just cost us RM 14.00. The room is really small, just less than 1 feet distance away from the queen size bed which is located at the center of the room. But it’s a pretty good place to sleep for a few hours waiting for our flight tomorrow morning at 7am.
There’s a free bus shuttle from LCCT to Tune Hotel or you can opt for a van shuttle which cost RM 1 / pax.
Hong Kong style breakfast like we always watch it in TVB drama – porridge, yau char kuai, soya bean and etc.
We ventured our way at Mongkok and came across this small char chan teng (????) selling varieties of porridge and varieties of fried ‘dim sum’.
We ordered theng jai chuk (???). The porridge is very smooth but the taste is so so. In the porridge, some octopus can be found. This is different from what I ate at KL. The one I tasted before consist of some roasted peanuts and fried anchovies in it. This makes the porridge more fragrant. This one tasted quite plain.
Char leung – something very special to me. The yau char kuai is wrapped with plain chee cheung fun. Some soy sauce as seasoning. You can eat this with peanut butter sauce or sweet sauce too.
Steam raddish cake. This one tasted too plain for me.
Yau char kuai. Yummy. The yau char kuai there is quite long. Very crispy with fluffy dough inside. I am a fan of yau char kuai anyway…
I forgot what’s the name of this ler. This one is quite similar with yau char kuai except the filling inside is more compact. I like this too.
What a perfect breakfast with a cup of warm soya bean.
There’s a similar shop located at Singapore. This shop is open by a friend of the HK shop owner. According to the SG shop owner, then HK shop owner share his receipe with him.
The SG shop name is ????, located at Marseling, Woodlands.
It was a fruitful trip to Big Buddha. Yea! We met a HK artist there – Wong Hei. The one starring in Flaming Heart.
We took lunch at Ngong Ping Garden Restaurant. It’s a set meal for 4 pax which we bought the voucher at the cable car ticket counter. There’s a 20% discount entitled for the meal when we bought it together with the cable car ticket.
Char Siew and roasted duck. Both tasted good. The roasted duck skin is very crispy.
Chicken. Eh… but I forgot the name of it. Taste wise… pretty normal.
Kai Lan. Very normal.
Steam Egg with minced pork. A very normal dish. But I like it, maybe because I like to eat egg. Soup. It’s ABC soup. Taste wise – pretty salty.
What a nice pumpkin soup bowl.
Overall a pretty normal lunch which cost HKD 320. Quite expensive huh? Afterall it’s a tourist spot.
Is HK famous for its roasted goose? Hmm… this is what we always heard right?
As we strolled along Goldfish market, we spotted a few restaurants selling roasted goose. But this shop attracted us most.
The main dish – roasted goose (1/2 goose). This goose is hot from the oven. It tasted like duck to me. Anyway, it taste good with crispy skin. HKD 110 for 1/2 goose.
Char Siew again. Wow! I really luv HK char siew. It’s so thick and the meat is so tender.
See, it’s so juicy. Yum yum…
Vege with oyster sauce. The oyster sauce is serve separately from the vege. As in Msia, the oyster sauce is mix with the vege. Taste too salty if we dip the sauce with the vege, but taste too tasteless if we didn’t dip with any sauce. OMG. What am I talking about… hehe…
This is our lunch at Goldfish Market.