New Year’s Day 2016 in Hong Kong

After a late evening out watching the new year’s eve festivities we slept in a little on new years day. We didn’t get back to the Cosmopolitan Hotel until about 1.30 am and we weren’t ready for bed and sleep until about 2 am. Of course I was awake at 6 am because I don’t really sleep in but the girls were out until about 8 am.

We took our time about getting breakfast. When I got there I was hungry so I went with the abominable breakfast, i.e., scrambled eggs and baked beans on toast covered in condensed milk and served with a croissant, jam and butter along with dim sum. Have you ever had such a combination? I say fusion cuisine and my daughters said, “That’s disgusting Dad!”

This is my new years day breakfast

This is a photograph of The abominable new years day breakfast with scrambled eggs and baked beans on toast covered in condensed milk and served with a croissant, jam and butter along with dim sum
The abominable breakfast with scrambled eggs and baked beans on toast covered in condensed milk and served with a croissant, jam and butter along with dim sum

After breakfast we went on a bus to a local temple to take a look. The Man Ho Temple is an historic building and monument in Hong Kong.

Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple

After looking around the temple we climbed the stairs of Ladder Street to the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

Ladder Street
Ladder Street
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences closed on new years day
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

Unfortunately the museum was closed on New Year’s Day.

We discussed our options and the girls want to travel to Lantau Island to visit the Citygate Outlets shops. These are discount outlet shops near the airport and apparently travellers will check in to the flight and then catch a bus there for last minute bargains.

The girls found this place to be ideal for their needs.

I found the black sesame and vanilla soft serve ice cream at the local McDonalds to be delicious. A lovely new years day treat.

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Black sesame and vanilla soft serve from McDonalds. New years day treat.
Black sesame and vanilla soft serve from McDonalds

After phase one of shopping we went to Food Republic for lunch and had yum cha.

Roast pork and rice
Roast pork and rice
Fried wonton
Fried wonton
Steamed pork bun
Steamed pork bun
Mixed dim sum
Mixed dim sum
Mixed dim sum
Mixed dim sum

After lunch we found a grocery store called Taste. This place was awesome.

Almond Roca
Almond Roca
Yummy Piggy
Yummy Piggy

After an afternoon of shopping we went to Causeway Bay MTR and walked to Time Square and found a place for dinner, viz., Chungs Kitchen.

Apparently when it was Chungs Cuisine it was a pretty good place. We had mixed feelings. The food was good but the service was not so good. The food was served one dish at a time rather than all together and it took nearly 45 minutes from the first to the last dish. That said, this was my first goose and the beans were the best I’ve ever eaten. I also love wood fungus. This wasn’t as good as Mum’s but it took me back.

Half a goose
Half a goose
Scallops and rice
Scallops and rice
Goose head and rice
Goose head and rice
Mixed vegetables with beans and wood fungus
Mixed vegetables with beans and wood fungus. These beans were so crispy.
Pan fried rice vermicelli noodles with scallops
Pan fried rice vermicelli noodles with scallops. I love wood fungus.
Taiyaki with brown sugar and green tea custard
Taiyaki with brown sugar and green tea custard. A great new years day dessert.
Yep we visited Victoria's Secret so many times I became mayor
Yep we visited Victoria’s Secret so many times I became mayor
Miss14 with her Victoria's Secret bags in Victoria's Secret bags
Miss14 with her Victoria’s Secret bags in Victoria’s Secret bags

When we got back to the hotel the girls put all the purchases to date on a bed. It was a huge haul. I remain surprised they fit everything in their bags to bring back to Brisbane.

How did you spend New Year’s Day?

 

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4 Responses

    1. Thank you Lorraine. Happy new year to you and Mr NQN. My daughters are fortunate to take after their mother 😃😆

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