Saturday, July 31, 2010

Macau Day Trip - Part II

Ali Portuguese Curry House. Just tell the taxi driver that you want to go to "Ka Lei Uk" (curry house) and he will bring you there. This restaurant was strongly recommended by Uncle David. My dad and bro were skeptical of portuguese food coz they said it was not nice. But they gave it a try though. How can we go Macau and not eating portuguese food???

This restaurant was located just beside a more famous restaurant called Maxims. When we first entered the restaurant, it smell likes our Indian curry and thinking that how can the curry here beats our Indian curry?? My perception was totally wrong as their version of curry has different spice or ingredients.

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Portuguese curry beef. The curry was different from our local curry. It is not spicy and it does not have strong curry smell. The beef was tender but a bit too big slice. The curry was unique, dont know how to describe it but I like it, and my family like it too.

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Portuguese chicken. This dish was a bit sweet.

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Pork knuckles. Bro regretting ordering this dish coz the pork smell was very strong. He said it tasted like a thick slice of bacon like that. Sigh, I think we better stick to the Germans for pork knuckles.

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After that, we took a cab to The Venetian Casino, cost around HKD50 also. Some scenery along the way.

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Free shuttle to and fro from the port to Venetian.

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We first entered the casino. It is really a big casino, 3x our Genting casino size. The environment is clean too even it is a smoking area. Lots of table vacant and we even saw some dealers waiting for customer to come and play. Bro didnt play coz parents around. Hehe.

After that, we went to the Venetian Shopping Complex. Woo! The building was designed similar to Venice, Italy. They went to the extend to create a sunset sky as the ceiling.

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A real person in suit. When he moves, every was shocked.

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Gondola ride for HKD100. The person who is stirring the gondola will sing song for you.

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My mum and I busy taking photos while bro went into the Lacoste shop.

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We thought he was trying for Lacoste shoes but when he came out, he told us that a China lady kept on asking him to try for her. Kacau-ing him seeing shoes. He also no mood already. One thing in Macau is that you see lots and lots of China people there. The way they behave, I really cannot tahan them, so lansi and so loud.

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We took FirstFerry back to Tsim Sha Tsui port. The ticket cost a few RM higher than TurboJet but this ferry is a much bigger boat than TJ. It was stagnant when waiting for people to board the boat. While it moves, it feels nothing. I would prefer FF anytime.

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Bye Bye Macau!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Macau Day Trip - Part I

We took a ship from Shiong Wan, Hong Kong called Turbo Jet, around RM70 to Macau. Remember to bring passport and go earlier coz it takes time to clear the immigration part.

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Once you have passed the immigration, remember to claim your seat at the counter, you get to choose your seat and they will stick a color sticker displaying your seat number. This format is good in a sense that you dont need to rush in to find a seat and sit in the boat and waiting for other passengers to board the boat. While waiting in the boat, you have to endure the waves, it will make you puke.

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We board the almost last coz my dad scared that I will vomit. The ride was bumpy though. It took us 1 hour to reach Macau.

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Even before you step into Macau, you get to see lots of casinos along the island.

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We took a taxi to Senado Square. Just tell the taxi that you want to go to 'dai ma lou' (big road) will do. It cost around HKD50 from the port.

It was freaking hot that day. My bro still wanna wear black shirt.

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All the portuguese style buildings.

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We walked around that area and my bro approached a 'jue pa pao' (pork burger) shop. He bought a set of bubble milk tea and a pork burger.

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The pork burger was not nice at all. Not juicy and hard.

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Ruins of Portugal.

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We couldn't stand the sun anymore, so we took a taxi to our lunch place. Saw Macau Tower on the way.

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Hong Kong Day 4

After being cheated for dinner, we went back to our hotel in YMT, nearby there is Hui Lao Shan, a dessert shop famous for its mango dessert. It was 10pm and the shop was full house. We managed to find a place.

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We just ordered a bowl of mango dessert. It came with a mango pudding at the bottom, topped with a scoop of mango ice cream and surrounded with mango puree and mango cubes.

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It was refreshing considering the hot weather. Now I wish Malaysia has this version of mango dessert. Yum yum!

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The last day of our HK trip. We went to nearby Char Chan Teng and try our its breakfast. Milk tea and lemon tea were served in an aluminium mug to preserve the heat of the drink.

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Toast bread with butter and jam.

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Polo bun (pineapple bun) with ham and egg.

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Pork chop with toast. Bro said it was way much better than the Macau pork burger.

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The breakfast cost HKD60, the cheapest meal we had in HK.

We walked along Nathan Road for some last minute shopping. We still have lots of cash remaining and didnt shop enough. My mum managed to buy lots of items during our 2 hours shopping in different shops.

We regret not shopping along Nathan Road for the small small shops as these shops have really nice clothes and the price was not expensive. We wasted too much time on Citygate, Lai Chi Kok and Cheong Sha Wan. The next time I come to HK, I will know where to shop first. Should have stay one more night here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hong Kong Day 3

While we were on the way to HK port, we stopped by Tsim Sha Tsui for breakfast at SuperStar Seafood.

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We were given a piece of paper to tick what dim sum we want. The variety was not much though.

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Popia. A bit oily. The ingredients were all vege.

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"Teng Chai" porridge. Since it is so famous in HK, we went and tried it. The porridge was really smooth. But I dont like it has intestines in it.

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Har Gao (prawn dumpling). The skin was a bit thick. It has a big prawn in it.

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Chicken feet - tasted normal. Siu Mai - love the 'kei ji' on top.

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Char siu pao.

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Fu Chuk. I love this fu chuk, the sauce was nice and the ingredient in it was nice too, made of vege.

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When we went out, we noticed that lots of celebrities have visited this restaurant before, even Discovery Channel has featured them. Guess they didnt come for the dimsum. I think they are more famous with their crabs.

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After the dimsum, we went to Macau (a separate post on Macau).

We came back at TST and walked to Avenue of Stars. A HK version of Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located at the sea, we get to see Hong Kong on the other side.

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Bruce Lee statue.

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Found Cecilia Cheung's star but couldnt find Nicholas Tse.

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After that, we went to Kowlong Tong coz Uncle David said there is a shopping complex that cater wide range of customers, from cheap clothing to expensive ones. We were not done with our shopping so we went to that place called "Yao Yat Seng" (another city?).

Inside the shopping complex, we went to this chinese restaurant for dinner.

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All the 3 dishes we ordered was on 50% discount.

Peking duck. The captain himself cut the duck skin but I think he was either lack of skill or his mood was not good that day. Where got peking duck served with thick meat one??? so lousy.

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The wrap was thick and big. Not nice.

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Steamed fish, normal.

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We have to add on another RM30 for the second version of the duck.

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Flaming beef.

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The beef tasted nice, but because we were so full, we couldnt finish this.

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We were cheated by the restaurant. Why? We ordered orange juice each. Beside the orange juice, we were served a pot of hot water. When the bill came, it stated tea - HKD55. We told the captain that we didnt order tea, he just say, "oh, is included". Like that.

All of us were like @@. They didnt serve us "TEA", they only served us "WATER" and they charged us for that??? What nonsense! If we know that tea is a COMPULSARY drink, we wouldnt have ordered the juice. At least you give me TEA lar, not hot water.

That's the most expensive hot water that I have drank in my life. What a stupid system. I wonder all the HK chinese restaurant has this time of system or only this restaurant.

The bill total was HKD600. Definately not worth eating. Even more expensive than my Yung Kee dinner (HKD500). and tipu our money. So next time if you go HK, just settle with the tea no matter how much the tea cost. Dont bother ordering other drinks.

Should have listen to my dad and eat western food.

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