Sunday, May 19, 2013

July 7; Avenue of Stars, Dragon Boats, and Hong Kong edibles with J

Day 152

On our 3rd day in Hong Kong, we met up with a friend from our uni. J was kind enough to show us around and introduced us to Chinese fusion food at a place called Satay King.  We tried something called white curry (not curry made by white people, rather the curry was white in colour) and that was just so freakin fantastic.  Fusion food = amazing.

Satay King for lunch
After lunch, J took us to K11 another one of Hong Kong's many malls. This mall had a little more to offer as it was an  art concept mall, meaning there  were sculptures and other artsy things in addition to stores.
The coolest thing there was definitely the Mona Lisa portrait made completely of toast.
There was a neat little candy store that made candy with pictures of different things on each piece by using different layers of colour to make the design. 
Panda candy
rolling it out to bite size pieces
After wandering around in the wonderful air conditioned buildings, we braced ourselves for the hot Hong Kong heat. Another major tourist attraction in Hong Kong is the Avenue of Stars. Located right by the waterfront, here you can find the hand prints of many famous Chinese stars imprinted on the ground. It's like Hollywood stars for the East. The actual attraction is definitely more interesting if you actually know the Chinese stars that imprinted their hands on the boardwalk, but the waterfront view is pretty nice too. 
more wedding pictures
Clock tower
Photo Cred: Cat
just look at those clouds!
Here we are, the avenue of the stars
One of the few stars I recognized.
The famous Bruce Lee statue that stands in front of the river that runs between HK island and Kowloon
Photo Cred: Cat
We were lucky enough to catch the last day of the dragon boat races. It was really cool to see the large number of international teams, even saw the University of Waterloo team.

To wrap up our lovely outing with J, she took us to a cool dessert place where they were serving up delectable mango desserts. We tried mango glutinous rice balls filled with mango puree, mango and coconut milk pudding, and mango ice cream cake.
mango glutinous rice balls filled with mango puree, courtesy of J
Once we parted ways, we headed off to the airport for our early morning departure to JAPAN. SO EXCITED! The airport bus was so nice. My first time on a double decker and  It even had wifi!
wi-fi makes me happy.
Airport bus = $33 HKD
It'll be nice to explore Hong Kong the second the time around, but for now land of the rising sun, here I come!

1 comment:

  1. So much lovely food! :D And hooray for the dragon boat team. I love seeing things that remind me of home when I'm out on vacation.