9.4.10

Hong Kong Delightful

I said to Yumeko; "Mighty misty today isn't it?"
Yumeko said to me; "That is no romantic fog! It's the pollution!!".
"That would explain the frog in my throat and my continual sudden coughing", I thought to myself.


Day 2 in Hong Kong:


I met Yumeko outside City Super in the colossal Harbour City Mall.

T'was a dangerous place to meet for I found a heap of goodies that I had to grab:
Bath powders. I must laugh at myself for I got a cow one too!

I have wanted to try these Canmake Cream Cheek blushes forever! Well, ever since they were released.


I have a thing for, rice, charcoal, green tea and soya beauty products so I had to buy this makeup remover/cleanser to try out sometime.


We came across a FANCL shop and couldn't resist the special offer they had on the new MILD cleansing oils! Awwww just look at the little bottle.

Lunch time!

Our tummies grumbled as we saw the queue for Din Tai Fung. However, Yumeko can be a wiley fox when needs be so she got us a dining space quick time.

Xiao Long Bao
Everyone goes here to try this apparently. I can testify that they were a true delight, paper thin skin and the filling was delicious and all steamed to perfection. Note to me: Must try this in Tokyo too.


Yang Chow Fried rice. Seriously yummy stuff!!


Steamed Vegetable Bun. The yummiest veggie bun I have ever tried.


More yummy dumpling!!


Cannot recall what this was called but my tummy is begging for some right now! Wafer thin slices of chicken in a delicious slightly tangy sauce and cucumber. Fantastic

All stuff down the gullet! I enjoyed this meal tremendously. A few days later I had the chance to grab a bite at a branch of Crystal Jade in Harbour City and it did not compare with Din Tai Fung. I don't care if anyone disagrees with me!!

Din Tai Fung
Shop 130, 3F Silvercord, 30 Canton Road
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon


Mischief Makers in the pm:

Yumeko and I did much wandering about doing what we love! Shopping!

Spotted a Shu Van!!


Photo stop.

This was part of a shop display and it was just begging for a photo!


Back to my soya skincare fetish: Yumeko bought me some more treats.
I am a soap and water kinda gal. I am not keen on strongly scented soaps so the shower wash above was an absolute gem. I loved it soooo much that Yumeko got me the sunscreen to try too.


Marching into Muji

Muji in the east is another planet in comparison to the shoddy shops we have here. I would just love Muji UK to start to stock some of these things:


Bath fizzers.
I used the honey and lemon duo on my return to UK. Darn good stuff.


I am such a sucker for a pretty blusher!
Yumeko and I were pleasantly surprised with how jolly well pigmented this was.


TEA TEA TEA!!
Maccha milk and rose tea.

Sweet Dynasty


Dinner time! Grub's up!

So after stuffing down some more yummy things. Yumeko announced that we were going to have a tofu dessert. "Why not", I thought!

Then it came out.......

A big ole bucket of the stuff!!

My heart sank!!

"How on earth are we to eat all that?"

"What do I do if it tastes of shite?"

I loved this stuff!!!
Sooooo light and "tofuey". If you don't like tifu...steer cleer of this one for it has such a pure clean delicate flavour and I wish I really was a cow with 4 stomaches so I could have had more!

Yumeko tells me that there is a Sweet Dynasty in Tokyo...another place to visit!


W!

After dinner, it was back to the W hotel. I am so glad that I had a chance to visit this place for myself. Hiro's lighting design hero Kaoru Mende designed teh lighting here and as you may have seen in my last HK post, it is rather spectacular.

We spent a great deal of our evening snapping away and giggling between drinking.

Here was a pic we took for Pink after a Twitter chat.
In case you are wondering; it is a giant mosquito, and it rests high up on the wall in the entrance to the bar.


Ignore my scrawl.

Doodles from 2 curious minds:


Dear Yumeko, I hope to see you again soon....somewhere!

I have one more Hong Kong Post......shall be up and ready soon.



24 comments:

  1. Soya is a fantastic ingredient, it's been shown to reduce hyperpigmentation and even facial hair in proper amounts!

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  2. All the food pictures are making me so hungry!! Especially the soup dumplings, yummy. Your shopping haul looks AMAZING, I can't to wait to see what you think about the Canmake cream blushes! I am intrigued by the idea of bath powders but I don't actually like taking sit down baths so I never use them personally... but the sweating cow one is adorable :D

    Can't wait for the next post!

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  3. What a Fantastic post! And you got to meet the fab Yumeko too!!

    Those Canmake blushes are divine...got one from K!

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  4. xiao long baos!!! one of my favorite!! in fact all the food you tried are all that i like! XD lol at the bean curds, but are superb right! plus they are good for the skin! love your hauls!! i wanna go hk soon!

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  5. wow major haul. I love muji HK too. I spent far too much time there. I stayed above a MASSIVE shopping centre last time. =/

    LOl at the pollution joke =) It is rather smoggy.

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  6. I wish I can get the limited edition mermaid packaging for Fancl! x3 I love Fancl! Love steamed buns, and Muji, and oh I'm just so envious of your photos, a giant spoon, wished I was there xD Glad to see you a great time!

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  7. So many great pictures!!! You should have used the spoon as a slide & let your inner child out..hehe! It looks like you had a great time eatting & shopping..it's what we blogger gals do best!

    Swatchie of that blush please...thanks!!

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  8. Wow OC this is a great post. SOooo much food. I am glad I have just finished lunch. The graphic's on all packaging for your new goodies is great. Love the spoon shot and the mosquito (however I am mighty glad it is not real). Thank you for your comments. Isn't is funny how we all want to be different than we are. Easterners want to be lighter, Westeners darker. I was glad to hear your lovely produce wasnt a bleaching agent :-). Looking forward to your phone box shots :-) happy shooting Xxxx

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  9. OOOOO EMMMMMMM GEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    do fu faaaaaaa...which is the sweet tofu and sugar...DIN TAI FUN for soup dumplings...ohh my gawd i didnt have breakfast this morning and i can imagine how each dish can taste...you know i know you know i know that I LOVE FOOOOOD....hahahaha that roid pic you took i thought it was an ANT...looks like you had the time of your life i love it!!! where is yumeko LOL oh thats right....she is a enabler ghost!!!...

    is there gunna be a HK part 3!

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  10. Oh you lucky, lucky Cow!!!! I cannot describe the envy...don't make us wait for No3!
    Nina x

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  11. Lovely post! Looks like you girls had a blast :-)

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  12. oh... it looks really fun...I miss those chinese fried rice... nice haul <3

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  13. Great post!
    I'm always curious to see if I would like this type of food, must find out one day :)
    Great purchases too xxx

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  14. Man you must've had a great time! It really shows in the pics!! You and Yume seem like a blast to hang with!!

    Ohhh the FOOD!! Mmmmm... Drooling now... dang.. and the tofu dessert sounds right up me alley! :)

    Haha! I'd jump in the big spoon too! Love the pics w/ your instant cam!

    One day!!!!

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  15. Hey globetrotter, I nominated you for a blog award, check out it out Big LOVE x

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  16. The chicken thing that you can't remember that name of might be this chicken rice dish that's pretty common with the Chinese in Malaysia. did it have a lot of ginger in it?

    also, you have a TON of reviews to do when you get back. :P

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  17. Lol love the beginning of this post! ooh I just got back from Singapore where I picked up the same Fancl Snow White bottle too :D I should've gotten some Muji makeup but did not have time.

    Which Canmake blush colours are those? I don't think I've seen these colours yet.

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  18. i aint going to say anything except..how i love u so.
    and i miss u already!

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  19. HEHEHE. wasabi makes my brain itch indeed! looks like you guys had TONS of fun, i'm mighty jealous!!

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  20. your photos really show that you had a grand time with yumeko :) I'm drooling over the fried rice and steamed buns right now, but what really made me smile was the pic of you in the spoon!

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  21. OOOOO EMMMMMMM GEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    do fu faaaaaaa...which is the sweet tofu and sugar...DIN TAI FUN for soup dumplings...ohh my gawd i didnt have breakfast this morning and i can imagine how each dish can taste...you know i know you know i know that I LOVE FOOOOOD....hahahaha that roid pic you took i thought it was an ANT...looks like you had the time of your life i love it!!! where is yumeko LOL oh thats right....she is a enabler ghost!!!...

    is there gunna be a HK part 3!

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  22. Wow OC this is a great post. SOooo much food. I am glad I have just finished lunch. The graphic's on all packaging for your new goodies is great. Love the spoon shot and the mosquito (however I am mighty glad it is not real). Thank you for your comments. Isn't is funny how we all want to be different than we are. Easterners want to be lighter, Westeners darker. I was glad to hear your lovely produce wasnt a bleaching agent :-). Looking forward to your phone box shots :-) happy shooting Xxxx

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  23. wow major haul. I love muji HK too. I spent far too much time there. I stayed above a MASSIVE shopping centre last time. =/

    LOl at the pollution joke =) It is rather smoggy.

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  24. All the food pictures are making me so hungry!! Especially the soup dumplings, yummy. Your shopping haul looks AMAZING, I can't to wait to see what you think about the Canmake cream blushes! I am intrigued by the idea of bath powders but I don't actually like taking sit down baths so I never use them personally... but the sweating cow one is adorable :D

    Can't wait for the next post!

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