Groggy and half awake I opened my eyes and decided it was obviously time for food. Once Ben’s bosses understood we were taking a vacation they decided it would be a good opportunity to save a ticket and send him to a morning Monday meeting. We grabbed some snacks at a bakery (Yamazaki Bakery) and a coffee at Suzuki Cafe on the way to the subway. Hong Kong being a place where you can never bring in outside food or eat on the go, we found a bench and snacked before heading out. Never have I been somewhere that smelled so good on every street, gaining weight here is practically encouraged.
I took this as an opportunity to stop by our CNBC office in HK (yes, I do have a day job after all) and had the best time being hosted while Ben finished out his meeting.
Now that we were free we decided to walk from where I was (of course Ben dropped me off and came back) to Wan Chai. On the way we stopped by amazing coffee place 18 grams and my much longed for Honey Creme soft serve. Below is the wonder that is a soft serve affogatto with cotton candy on top. I’ll spare you the boring details but we basically went shopping, popping in and out of stores. Pictures below….
Now it was time to shop. We accidentally wandered into the best clothing market slash food market. At which point things became a blur for yours truly. Here are some pictures…
I’d like to point out that the hearts of these fish were still beating. Surreal. There were also sometimes fish flopping on the ground. I was put off from fish for a while haha
Last stop was Candies aka a hobby shop…aka just Hello Kitty (ies) I obviously couldn’t hold my breath until Tokyo…
We made one last stop for a late lunch at Tim Ho Wan also known as the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world. As are all good things in Asia, it was in a subway station. We had lots of dim sum. How I miss you pork buns and rice rolls….
All that walking meant it was time for a break. We headed back to the Butterfly and decided to head back out for dinner and of course some famous Hong Kong cocktails.
It was a toss up for best cocktails. Quinary did these amazing foam cocktails, the bar was a bit more laid back but with really amazing, well thought out cocktails. The drinks there were more simple but perfectly executed. The Wood which we went to next had more creative cocktails with many more ingredients, we both prefered this bar but I think a case could be made for both. Besides they both had great bar snacks.
Best cocktail Quinary: Oolong Tea Collins [Absolut Elyx vodka/ homemade Oolong tea cordial/ soda/ rocks]
Best cocktail(s) The Wood:
PURPLE YAM RUM
Purple yam-infused Plantation Rum, sugar cube, homemade sage tincture
St. George’s Pear Brandy, Umeshu, fresh Bartlett pear juice, ginger, fresh lemon juice