Wednesday, December 26, 2007

hong kong december 2007 - day 8

day 8 (25th) - Kwun Tong (APM Mall, wholesale scouting), Kowloon Bay (megabox)
woke up damn late today. Around 10+.

then went down to Central wanting to try Lin Heung Tea House, but the state shocked us. The workers were super busy, incoming customers waiting at so many tables. Then a worker with a teapot split some tea on my pants. Argh... left the place since my friend didn't want to wait around.

Lin Heung

took the trolley bus to Wan Chai, wanting to try Q Restaurant for their dandan noodles. But it was no longer there! In the end, went to the cafe i tried in March 07. After brunch was off to Times Square, for Birkenstock frenzy. Got a nice pair of Riyadh at HKD390!

Cafe de Delicious - Chicken rice set, Yangzhou fried rice and sandwiches

Xmas display at Times Square

after a short visit to Windsor House to look at laptops, we took the MTR to Kwun Tong station for wholesale outlets. On my itinerary was Yip Fatt Building, which didn't take long to look for (its along Hoi Yuen Road). However, all shops in Phase II were closed! Based on the advertisements along the road, we continued to Camelpaint Building, where i finally managed to find Nike polo tees for myself and brother.

Looks old. Cos' it's an industrial building

Vertical marathon up 11 storeys of Yip Fatt Phase II.
Lift was dead. Or rather, we didn't know how to operate the industrial lift.

Nike @ Camelpaint Phase III

walked back, browsed APM Mall. It's darn big, however our purchasing power were limited. Browsed briefly, took a train to Kowloon Bay's megabox.


megabox is farrrr away from the MTR though, a minimum 15 minutes walk. It's 19 storeys high, with an ice rink and B&Q, somewhat like Ikea. Not much fun there too.

Nice LED screen behind megabox's facade

dropped our shopping bags in the hostel, went to Itamae Sushi to dine. The wait was 2 hours long, and the queue system is unique at least:

- approach the receptionist telling the number of pax, then he'll give you a white paper slip with a number
- when the number is called via the LED screen, go to the receptionist
- you will be given a blue slip with another number and then wait again to be called

so, the idea is to queue for another queue. Waited darn long, went in straight for the kill. Tried the normal sushi, handroll, roasted sushi etc plus sashimi. The handroll is excellent, sashimi is generously cut and fresh. The chawanmushi is the best of all; with slices of crab meat and a prawn in it. The soybean soup is terrific as well.

Finger licking good

Egg, eel and soft-shell crab handrolls

damage? HKD 364 for 2, since XH didn't really eat. Enjoyed this japanese meal. No wonder many peeps endured the waiting time.



Little Miss Sunshine said...

I went to yip fatt too!! haha..ya..the shops there are like at the verge of closing down..nothing much though tthey say they are factory outlets

zhiming said...

ooh. at least you saw some open. I scaled 11 storeys... NOTHING open!!! sian 1/2.