Travel Diary: Visiting HONG KONG for the first time

  Posted by - January 9, 2015 - Asia, Travel

Hey guys! What’s up?

Nothing much here, just kicking off the year in one of the best cities in the world.

NO LIE THOUGH, I’ve been eating wayyyy too much. Like dim sum every day, afternoon tea, street food, desserts, and super Chinese dinners.

Yeah, don’t judge.

Yesterday, we ate at this place where you pick your own LIVE seafood (think: lobster, clams, shrimp, crab, etc), you bring it to the nearby restaurant, and they’ll cook it how you want it. Honestly, seafood doesn’t get any fresher than this.

 

 

 

This was just alive like 30 minutes before I ate it.

And so was this.

And so was this. It was bomb.

But seriously tho, THANK God there’s tons of walking here, otherwise I’d have a crazy muffin top right now.

Anyway, here’s some foodie pics:

Dim Sum at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The view here is insane.

Dim Sum at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The view here is insane.

Dragon Fruit. They only have it in Asia! It’s like one of my most favorite things to eat here. Side: when I was little, I ate WAYYYY too much, and let’s just say I had a really bad tummy ache.

Dragon Fruit. They only have it in Asia! It’s like one of my most favorite things to eat here. Side: when I was little, I ate WAYYYY too much, and let’s just say I had a really bad tummy ache.

The best Peking duck I’ve ever had. They literally bring the whole thing out and carve it right in front of you.

The best Peking duck I’ve ever had. They literally bring the whole thing out and carve it right in front of you.

Chinese dessert- Tofu pudding with black sesame. I know, it looks weird. But it’s sooooo good & refreshing. You’ll rarely find this in the states.

Chinese dessert- Tofu pudding with black sesame. I know, it looks weird. But it’s sooooo good & refreshing. You’ll rarely find this in the states.

I think this one is called an Egg Waffle? It’s seriously bomb.com. It has a crunchy texture with hollow insides. Which means I don't feel AS guilty eating it.

I think this one is called an Egg Waffle? It’s seriously bomb.com. It has a crunchy texture with hollow insides. Which means I don’t feel AS guilty eating it.

Old school street food serving noodles for like ($1.50 USD). There’s not very many of these left.

Old school street food serving noodles for like ($1.50 USD). There’s not very many of these left.

Din Tai Fung has the BEST dumplings ever. Most of their restaurants have 1 Michelin star for DUMPLINGS. That’s when you know is has to be good.

Din Tai Fung has the BEST dumplings ever. Most of their restaurants have 1 Michelin star for DUMPLINGS. That’s when you know is has to be good.

Stay tuned for a Hong Kong foodie guide!

XOXO,

Cyn

 

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8 Comments

  • Lauren January 12, 2015 - 9:05 am Reply

    Looks like you’re having a fun trip! Loving all your pictures on IG!

    • CynEats January 20, 2015 - 1:05 pm Reply

      Had the most amazing time! Glad you enjoyed the pics!

  • Erin H. January 10, 2015 - 4:18 am Reply

    Are you going to check out Macau too? I heard it was like a mini-vegas over there.

    • CynEats January 15, 2015 - 11:59 am Reply

      I heard that too. We were planning on going until I found out that i’ll get REALLY bad motion sickness on a boat over there. lol.

  • Nathan January 10, 2015 - 1:20 am Reply

    Have you been to Tim Ho Wan? It pretty good and has 1 michelin star for dim sum!

    • CynEats January 15, 2015 - 11:57 am Reply

      No we went to Lee Garden instead. Their dim sum and dinner is also really good (1 michelin star too)

  • Brittany January 9, 2015 - 4:39 am Reply

    I’m so jealous of all your food pics! Those egg waffles things sounds amazing.

    • CynEats January 15, 2015 - 11:56 am Reply

      They totally are! It’s my fav snack here, and you can get them anywhere on the streets.

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