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Hello! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my blogs. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy! :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

CHN: Mellow Orange Hotel [Breakfast]

Acceptable buffet breakfast, but no oranges! :P

I stayed only one night in Shenzhen, and Mellow Orange Hotel (3*) was my choice. It's located not very far away from Fanshen metro station. It's cheap, and it offers free LAN internet access.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

CHN: Modern Toilet Restaurant

Paradoxical food-and-bathroom combo just for fun!

I just came back from Shenzhen and Guangzhou yesterday, and I actually have another mid-term exam tomorrow afternoon, but I guess I'm going to write this 'fun' review. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Modern Toilet Restaurant branch in HK is no longer available, right? This is exactly the reason why I went all the way to Dongmen Food Street in Shenzhen.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

HKG: Capital Café

Fluffy, velvety scrambled eggs to die for!

This shall be the last entry of the week since I'll be going to Shenzhen and Guangzhou over the weekend, departing early in the morning tomorrow. The day after I applied for the Chinese visa in Wan Chai, I went to Capital Café for a quick brunch. I've done a research on this eatery earlier, and I've seen many people are giving two thumbs up for many of the dishes served.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

HKG: Tony Roma's {CLOSED}

"More than great ribs!"

UPDATE (24/04/2012): The branch has closed down due to the expiry of the lease. Tony Roma's is currently looking for a new site in HK.

I know I can find Tony Roma's in Singapore, or even in Jakarta, but I happened to have a discount voucher which had to be used promptly. Anyway, I found the above quotation (from their website) to be true, especially after trying their char-grilled steak for the first time in my life.

Monday, March 19, 2012

HKG: Tsim Chai Kee

Michelin Bib Gourmand - King, not queen, prawn dumplings!

Why do I feel like writing everytime I have a mid-term exam the next day? Anyway, for those who're not familiar with the Bib Gourmand category of the Michelin Guide, it's actually a list of restaurants offering what they judge to be "good food at moderate prices". Today, we'll look into a humble, yet successful noodle eatery tucked in the Central District of HK.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

HKG: Yè Shanghai

Two Michelin Star - Decent brunch with a fusion dessert!

Let's move on from Tim Ho Wan, the cheapest One Michelin Star in the world, but we haven't steered away from the topic: dim sum. I believe Yè Shanghai was listed under One Michelin Star restaurants in 2011, but it has since paved its way to become a Two Michelin Stars restaurant in 2012.

Monday, March 12, 2012

HKG: Tim Ho Wan

One Michelin Star - Awesome tonic medlar and petal 'cake'!

Actually I have two mid-term papers to sit for tomorrow, but I really have no idea what to study. Anyway, today I'm going to review the world's cheapest One Michelin Star restaurant. Tim Ho Wan (lit. add good luck) has been in business since the 1920s. Oh, actually I had dim sum at another popular One Michelin Star restaurant, but since I'd like to go back to that place, I'll review Tim Ho Wan first (get the hint?) :P

Thursday, March 8, 2012

HKG: Lamma Hilton Shum Kee Seafood Restaurant

Reasonably-priced set meals with fresh seafood!

Welcome to Lamma Island, one of the most frequently visited outlying islands surrounding HK by locals and tourists alike. After a few hours of trekking from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan, I decided to dine at this particular restaurant which is located next to the most famous seafood restaurant in Sok Kwu Wan (I'm sure you'll find the answer when you google it) which some people feel that it has somehow turned into a tourist trap.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

HKG: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Shrimp galore, and fabulous desserts!

Inspired by a movie titled Forrest Gump, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. was founded in 1996 in Monterey, California, and it currently has more than 30 branches worldwide. I was enthralled while watching the emotional movie, but now let's see if the food offered by the restaurant could win my heart! Anyway, Bubba Gump is one of the restaurants in the Peak Tower offering breathtaking views of HK city and Victoria Harbour (when it's not misty, of course :P).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

HKG: Marion Crepês {CLOSED}

Sweet and savoury crepês from Harajuku!

UPDATE (10/6/2014): The stall has closed down. Since the HK website has been taken down, I doubt there is any other branch there.

Just as I entered the Peak Galleria, a shopping centre opposite to the Peak Tower, I was greeted by an eye-catching display of crepês which made me drool.