Tsim Chai Kee Michelin Bib Gourmand Noodles, Best in Hong Kong?


Tsim Chai Kee or Mak’s Noodles – that was the question we had to decide. After doing research on the best wanton noodles in Hong Kong, these are the two that seemed to be at the top of most of the reviews. Since we have tried Mak’s Noodles in Singapore, we decided that we should try the Tsim Chai Kee wanton noodles which received a Bib Gourmand award in the 2019 Michelin Guide Hong Kong. With limited time and meals, our quest was to try to find the best wanton noodles in Hong Kong.

Tsim Chai Kee Hong Kong
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Took Lae Dee – Cheap & Good Thai Food

Took Lae Dee

The name “Took Lae Dee” may sound like the Singlish answer to the question “have you taken your dinner?” but that is not the reason why this Thai restaurant is popular in Singapore. Took Lae Dee finds ready acceptance because it caters to the many Singaporeans who spend considerable time and energy looking for C&G food. In Thai, Took Lae Dee means Cheap and Good (C&G) and Took Lae Dee Singapore in 18 Tai Seng does serve C&G Thai food.

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Yat Lok Roast Goose HK – One Michelin Star restaurant


Perhaps it is a case of the forbidden fruit. Many friends we know make a beeline for roast goose whenever they are in Hong Kong. It is hard to find roast goose in Singapore as the import of goose into Singapore is strictly regulated. According to a Straits Times story, there are still a few places to eat roast goose in Singapore. Many Singaporeans get their roast goose fix whenever they are in Hong Kong. Yung Kee, Kam’s Roast and Yat Lok are places that often come to mind. The latter two have received one Michelin star each in the Michelin Guide 2019. We decided to go to Yat Lok Roast Goose HK at Stanley Street to try their goose and roast pork. Yat Lok has been run by the Chu family since 1957 and at this Central HK location since 2011.

Yat Lok Roast Goose HK
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Honolulu Cafe Singapore – more than egg tarts

Honolulu Café at The Centrepoint

Honolulu Cafe has nothing to do with Hawaii, as far as we know. Honolulu Coffee Shop of Hong Kong is well known for its flaky egg tarts. When Honolulu Cafe Singapore opened in The Centrepoint, there were long queues to get into the cafe as well as to buy the famous egg tarts for takeaway. It may now be a good time to go to Honolulu Cafe for a meal as it is no longer trendy for the die-hard foodies to stand in line for egg tarts (now they are queueing for brown sugar milk tea). It is not too difficult to get a table in Honolulu Cafe now and it has a fairly extensive menu of interesting affordably priced items. There is much more to Honolulu Cafe than just egg tarts.

Honolulu Cafe Singapore
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Takashimaya CNY Fair 2019 – 8 ideas that will wow your guests this Chinese New Year


The Takashimaya Chinese New Year Festive Celebrations 2019 (sometimes affectionately referred to as the Takashimaya CNY Fair 2019) takes place from 10 January 2019 to Sunday 3 February 2019 (the first day of Chinese New Year this year falls on Tuesday, 5 Feb 2019). As usual, the popular CNY Fair is held at the Takashimaya Square, the open event space at basement 2. We stopped by on the first day of Taka CNY Fair 2019 to have a look.

Takashimaya CNY Fair 2019
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