Hong Kong

I’m a big fan of Hong Kong. I first went to British Hong Kong (as it was back then) in my teens and fell in love with the place. But my how this city has changed in the 30 years that I have been revisiting the city.

Easy to get around, great food, great bars.

You can’t go past the Star Ferry for the trip across the harbor.

And the view from The Peak is always exhilarating and always different!

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Europe 2019 retrospective

For my Europe trip this year I decided to head off to southern France and bypass Paris altogether, and to finish off the trip with a couple of days relaxing in Amsterdam. Overall the weather was pretty disappointing, most days were cloudy but not too much rain thankfully. Towards the end of May the weather … Continue reading Europe 2019 retrospective

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Black Sugar Coffee & Lifestyle, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

I had a one night stay in Hong Kong on my way home from Europe. Getting back into the right timezone meant making sure I got up at a reasonable time and that means coffee. I ventured out and found a new place closeby called Black Sugar Coffee & Lifestyle.

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Yat Chui Pavilion, Kowloon, Hong Kong

I bookended my Europe trip with a night in Hong Kong at either end to break the trip and allow for some decent sleep between the long flights.

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London House, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

I think I’ve been here several years when the bar / restaurant was called something else. London House looks over busy Salsibury Road onto Victoria Harbour and over to Causeway Bay.

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InterContinental Grand Stanford, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

I’ve been staying at the InterContinental Grand Stanford in East Tsim Sha Tsui for around 13 years. Probably stayed here 20 times, maybe more, over the years. Back when I started staying here it was slightly run down, but still a good hotel. The good news is that it’s recently been refurbished, especially the bathrooms, … Continue reading InterContinental Grand Stanford, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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Kai Kee Restaurant, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

The final day of my holiday had arrived and I wanted to have one roast meat feast before heading off for the airport. I wanted to try somewhere new that I’d walked past a number of times in the Tsim Sha Tsui area and so I found myself walking into Kai Kee Restaurant on Prat Avenue.

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Pizza Express, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Pizza Express is where the Eastside Tavern used to be.

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Yat Chui Pavilion Dim Sum, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Easy to find, right across the road from the Kowloon Shangri-La is Yat Chui Pavilion Dim Sum which is, as the name suggests, a Dim Sum restaurant.

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Fung Ming Yuen, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Fung Ming Yuen is a typical Chinese eatery in East Tsim Sha Tsui on the ground floor of New Mardarin Plaze Block A overlooking the concrete Centenerary Garden.

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Fatt’s Place, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Just down the road from The Hart hotel is Fatt’s Place, a bar with a decent beer selection, good food choices, and quite well priced.

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Hung Lee Kitchen, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After checking in at Hart Hotel I wanted to revisit a close by restaurant I’d previously visited by the name of Hung Lee Kitchen.

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Hart Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After the quick train ride on the Airport Express from Hong Kong International Airport to Kowloon station followed by a short taxi ride I was at my hotel in the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood of Kowloon.

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Eastside Tavern, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

It seems that this bar has changed hands since I was last here.

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The Hair of the Dog, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Just around the corner from Fatt’s Place is another small bar called The Hair of the Dog. There are two bars of this name in the area but the one we visited is on Hart Avenue not the one on Chatham Road.

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Fatt’s Place, Kowloon, Hong Kong

We were in Hong Kong for our last evening and went to a place in Kowloon I was trying to get to during my last trip called Fatt’s Place.

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JC Cafe and Bar, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

I was looking for Fatt’s Place on Hart Avenue in Tsim Sha Tsui but I miscalculated and ended up stumbling upon the JC Cafe and Bar instead.

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Eastside Tavern, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Another good little bar that’s close to the InterContinental Grand Stanford on the ground floor of the Empire Centre on Mody Road in East Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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Brotzeit, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

I’ve been to Brotzeit in Singapore a number of times here and here. Brotzeit is a German themed restaurant chain that does good German beers and reasonable food.

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Sampan Seafood Restaurant, Lamma Island, Hong Kong

For my first week day in Hong Kong I wanted to head out to one of the outlying islands, Lamma Island. It’s probably been 25 years since I’d gone on a day trip to Lamma Island with my parents while I was still in school. Lamma Island is a short ferry ride from the Central … Continue reading Sampan Seafood Restaurant, Lamma Island, Hong Kong

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Tai Hing, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

At a loss for somewhere to have lunch after visiting the Hong Kong Science Museum, I started up my trusty TripAdvisor app to see what restaurants with a decent rating were close by. Up popped Tai Hing in the New Mandarin Centre a couple of hundred metres away from where I was so off into … Continue reading Tai Hing, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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Mody’s Bar, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After the pretty crap service at Roccos Pizzeria I decided to give a bar called Mody’s Bar directly across the road from the InterContinental Grand Stanford on Mody Road in East Tsim Sha Tsui a go.

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Roccos Pizzeria, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

For the past 4 or 5 years I’ve been lucky enough to travel to my favourite destination in Asia, Hong Kong, once or twice a year either as a trip in itself, or as a staging point to nearby countries (China, Macau & Vietnam). I always try to stay in East Tsim Sha Tsui at … Continue reading Roccos Pizzeria, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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Curry Tiffin, Stanley, Hong Kong

I thoroughly recommend that you make the bus trip to Stanley on Hong Kong Island if you find yourself in Hong Kong and you love great indian food. I stumbled across the restaurant about 4 years ago while I was exploring the back alleys of Stanley Market in Stanley and being a sucker for Indian … Continue reading Curry Tiffin, Stanley, Hong Kong

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InterContinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The past couple of times I’d been in Hong Kong I stayed at the InterContinental Grand Stanford on Mody Road in East Tsim Sha Tsui which is the smaller sister hotel of the InterContinental Hong Kong. The InterContinental Hong Kong is on Salisbury Road right on the Kowloon waterfront overlooking Victoria Harbour and is close … Continue reading InterContinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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InterContinental Grand Stanford, Hong Kong

I was in Hong Kong for a week for a well deserved holiday and one of the perks of working for who I work for is being able to use the corporate hotel rates, and perks, when on holidays. I hadn’t been to Hong Kong for 6 years and wanted to stay on the Kowloon … Continue reading InterContinental Grand Stanford, Hong Kong

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