Hong Kong no Phooey TR (Apr 2012)! The Yee's have it....TR finish #1101, 07/09

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  1. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Our lazy last day, Eating in Hong Kong



    Day 11 in Hong Kong and today was our departure day. We had a 7 or 8 pm flight out of Hong Kong, which meant that we had nearly a full day left.
    Thankfully, our hotel deal included a check-out time of 4 pm; which turned out to be perfect for us.



    My parents and our TA friend did call to see what we wanted to do but it turns out DH and DS also just wanted to veg out around the hotel. We made plans to meet downstairs in the hotel lobby at 3.30 pm and they went their own way.

    DS wanted to go for a swim so that left me doing most of the packing in the morning. I was still pretty sick but between the cough medicine and Sudafed, I was managing.


    Sick or not, we still needed to eat.

    I was keen to try somewhere else; but DS was really keen on the fish ball noodles at Praise Noodle House.

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    My order was rice with two types of the BBQ pork. It was pretty good.

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    The bonus was the herbal soup that came with my meal; just what the doctor ordered!

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    DH decided on the noodles with vegetables and oyster sauce.

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    His meal came with broth. Moine! Moine! Moine!

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    One of the things that the others did after dinner last night was have dessert, Asian style. DH was keen for me to sample some as well…and given that iSquare had one of these, we just walked our way on over.

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    Take a look at the samples from the window.

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    I’m starting to see a couple of these type of dessert houses open up in Melbourne city. I have yet to go in to try any of them; but I have no doubt that I’ll be making my way into one of them in the next couple of months or so.

    Asian desserts are usually a sweet soup, served warm. They are not to DS’ taste; he opted to wait for us to finish….only after he negotiated his fee of an ice cream after we had finished our dessert.

    I chose to have the red bean soup with tau foo fah.

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    DH opted for the black rice soup, with sesame seed balls.

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    Even for my Asian tastebuds, DH’s dessert was ‘odd’. But he loved it.

    My dessert was wonderful. With the lunch we had, we rolled back to the hotel…yet again.




    What’s that?

    No, I haven’t forgotten that we had promised DS some ice cream. Whilst in Honeymoon Desserts, I reminded DS about a particular shop we keep walking past in the Metropolis Mall.

    I found this picture in my Day 11 set. You can see our hotel and the mall right next to it.

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    And to complete the picture, I turned to the Hung Hom train station that had been so conveniently located a short walk away from the hotel.

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    I know Tutti Frutti can be found pretty much everywhere in the US and they are even available in Australia.

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    But we did stop in here earlier in the week…..

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    ….and we found that there were flavours like mango, guava and tangerine.

    DS loved the ‘exotic’ flavours and was keen to head back.

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    Our final moments in Hung Hom!

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  3. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    (Continued from Previous Post)


    When at Hong Kong airport, what else but food?



    After lunch, we headed back to the room for a little rest before getting ready to go to the airport. Having the late check-out meant that we could all shower and change into our travel clothes and feel a little bit fresher for the trip home.

    We met my parents downstairs at the allocated time. Our TA friend had booked herself a return ticket on the airport shuttle when she had arrived.

    It meant that we would be able to squeeze all 5 of us into the one taxi. The cost of the taxi from Hung Hom to the Airport was about HK$250 or about $30 in our money. It is a 30 minute trip.

    Our bags? I was dubious at the start but they did make it to the airport in the one bungy-rope-tied boot.

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    Check-in was a breeze this time. We had no issues; and based on the recommendation of our extremely gracious check-in person, we cleared customs and headed into the proper terminal section.

    Shopping and food options are better in the proper terminal than in the check-in section!

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    The rest of my family ate more food!

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    I settled on shopping at the Disney Store and these items.

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    The shops at the airport are nice and expensive but they do help pass the time.

    Our plane that was to take us safely home was waiting for us at the gate. More blue sky!

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    As I gazed up towards Tung Chung and Ngong Ping, I reflected on how blue sky was just a state of mind.

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    Despite the grey mist and clouds that had marked this trip, and aside from being sick, this trip to Hong Kong had been full of interesting days and little gems of experiences. I might have started planning this trip because of an impulse and because I needed a little Disney fix; however, it had been a cracker of a holiday.




    I hope you enjoyed coming on this journey with me! Thanks for reading and there probably will be one more post with my final thoughts.




    princess::upsidedow
     
  4. shushh

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    Your DS has great taste! There's nothing like a good fishball noodle soup. Its one of my favourites. Mmmmm...I also like the food offerings at HK airport. That Disney store doesn't go astray either!

    Once again, thanks for sharing. You have a wonderful way of drawing us into your journey and making us feel like we're there. It's been a pleasure reading along albeit in spurts for me! Looking forward to your next one!
     
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    Thanks for the beautiful trip and all the wonderful food porn!
     
  6. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Great TR!!!!! It was fun to read along and I love your writing style, and your pictures are phenomenal! Your meals looked incredible, but I see why you said when you got back that you would appreciate eating some Western Style meals. I would have been craving a cheeseburger! :rotfl:

    I can't wait for you to start planning your next holiday!
     
  7. kmedina

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    Your lunch looked fantastic. I have never been to a Tutti Frutti, but I have been to many like it, Golden Spoon, Pinkberry, Yougurt Land, etc. Excellent dessert selection. Glad you got to relax a bit on your final day. Thanks for sharing the trip with us. I am excited to do some of the same things one day.
     
  8. aussietravellers

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    I thoroughly enjoyed your TR PIO! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks to your warnings.... I made it through Hong Kong without having an anaphylactic reaction to those peanuts :lmao:

    A little sad your TR had come to an end....
     
  9. queenie82

    queenie82 Queen of the 5 Castles

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    Thank you for the lovely PTR and TR...

    Are you going to do an analysis of the "What WILL happen PTR" and the
    "What DID happen TR" popcorn::

    Loved the the photos and the report. Thank you very much :hug: :flower3:
     
  10. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Thanks Shushh. Next time you're in Melbourne, let's have one of the fishball noodles together. I love them to.



    Thanks for sticking around!



    Me neither!



    When you do, I'll be reading along your TR.



    Always happy to help out with health warnings.

    TR finish is always sad....but there is one sure-fire cure. :rolleyes1



    Not planning on a wash-up comparison. I took that approach in a previous TR and figured it wasn't worth it. At the end of the day, the trip is what it is and the plan is just that...a plan.

    The summary is usually that we did more than we thought and less than we thought.
     
  11. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    So the sure-fire cure for the end of a TR???






















    Start planning the NEXT trip and start a new thread! Anyone Game?



    Hope to see you there!




    princess::upsidedow
     
  12. dgbg100106

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    going over...
     
  13. ehsmum

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    I loved reliving HK through your TR :). We had a cracker of a holiday there too and I can't wait to go back.

    Off to see what you're planning next!
     
  14. PrincessInOz

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    :hug:
     
  15. Princess_Melanie

    Princess_Melanie Princess in Training

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    FINALLY!!! Caught up on your last couple of days....still no internet at home but commandeered The Prince's (how my other half is known with our friends and on my FB...) iPad from work to catch up!!

    I'm so sorry you were ill on vacation - the worst I've had on holiday was heatstroke in Greece and that was bad enough - I had acute bronchitis earlier this year and it was nasty, you have my every sympathy!!

    I have added the noodle house to our trip now (Praise?) and can't wait to try :) also lovely to see a report on the Symphony of lights and not just pictures - Thank You!!

    Now we're down to double digits, the planning has definately stepped up a gear and I'll be re-reading your TR to make notes :)

    And now back to the TR to peek at where you Re headed next!! THANK YOU again, so much, for sharing your trip, photos, tips and information - very much appreciated!!!
     
  16. PrincessInOz

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    I'm looking forward to seeing HK again in your TR. Thanks for stopping by with your comments. :goodvibes
     
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    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Brandi - thanks for sharing. That's fantastic news and I hope that you'll update us on whether we have a boy or girl panda!
     
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    I hope so... They reported this morning that mama panda was grooming it and carrying it around in her mouth, so everyone was happy!
     
  20. Tara2004

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    Hay there, just sticking my nose in to see how you are going. :surfweb:

    I was going to ask you a few questions about being in a non english speaking country.

    Do you think it would be hard to get gluten free food? Im celiac, and would love to go to HK disney, but worry about communication, and being fed the wrong food.

    Looks like you are having fun. Your so lucky :woohoo:
     
  21. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Hi Tara. Thanks for stopping by.

    If you're going to go and stay at HKDL, then there is no issue with communication. Pretty much everyone speaks English there. Gluten free food in HK? I think you would have to check up the food in the park a little more carefully.


    In Hong Kong proper, there were people that didn't speak English but I think that was mostly in some of the local markets and some of the restaurants we went to. I don't think we ever had a problem with people not speaking English because there would be someone in the shops that could. If you stuck to the main tourist areas, there is no issue.

    You'd need to research which restaurants would offer gluten free food; but there was a wide diversity of food types offered in the city. You could probably get there and only eat Western style food for the entire duration if that is what you wished.

    Let me know if you have any questions. I think there are a couple of other Dissers that do frequent this part of the board; and they will probably chime in as appropriate.

    :goodvibes
     

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