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Dinner : Street Food in Taipei

  Taiwanese Street Food In Hong Kong, I really haven’t had the chance to try street food but of course in Taipei, I had to at least have some octopus balls! Tomai took me to the night market and we were able to eat dinner there – while walking around and looking at clothes, among other things. Our first stop were the squid balls!  Only 40 NT for about 8 pieces – that translates to about $1.30 cents!!  It was quite good, but as you can see theres wasabi on it… it was hard not to eat one without wasabi. Hong Kong Style Pancakes I love love love brick toast with coconut butter spread on it , so when I saw it as one of the options for the filling I had to buy it. I forgot the price, but I’m sure it was less than 2 USD. Banh Mi Thit For 2 USD, it wasn’t bad but it was quite plain and needed more sauce. Also, we thought it would come with a little bit …

I’m in Taiwan!!

    Taiwan Travel Diary – First Night I made it to Taiwan! This was def a spur of the moment decision and I couldn’t be happier. Rachel and I decided to go to Taiwan – I left on Wednesday and arrived at the Taipei Airport at 8ish, got on a bus and finally made it back to the Taipei Main Station! And of course who else picked me up other than Tomai? She visited me in Hong Kong, so I thought I’d return the favor!  Because I actually got to the station pretty late, we decided to look for food but everything was pretty much closed since it was almost midnight. We settled on this Italian place… which I had four hours ago in HK; but oh well.  The trip to Taipei was only 233 USD from HK and the flight was only a hour and 30 minutes. For both of our meals we got a set meal for 380 NT = $12.50 !!!! Taiwan is so cheap compared to Hong Kong. Our meals came with: Soup …

Burgeroom – Causeway Bay

Burgeroom 7 Caroline Hill Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong+852 2890 9130 It was Jim’s birthday, so when presented with two destinations: Sheung Wan or Causeway Bay. Since Causeway Bay is closer to Chai Wan, I chose it… also having the F21 to spend time in while waiting for them to arrive was great also. The original plan was just to walk around and see what kind of food there was, but after a while of walking around we decided to just openrice something western. We decided on grabbing Burgeroom after seeing it be one of the only options on the menu. The menu was pretty huge, and they had a wide variety of burgers: Jim got the “Pineapple Cheeseburger” while I got the “Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger”. My burger was 80 HKD, while his was 84 HKD. The fries we got were just regular thick cut fries for 20 HKD (a bit pricey IMO but oh well) and the drinks were about 17 HKD (also pricey). I would like to mention that there is a 7-11 …

Dimsum & Dessert

This is a part two of Tomai’s First Day in Hong Kong! We were lucky enough to have my friend take us out to eat Dim sum. I was so happy to finally have someone order for me in Cantonese 🙂 The place was very fancy but was quite affordable! It’s located in Mong Kok, which was perfect.  Our bill for four people came out to : $220 HKD.  Dessert at XTC Gelato After Dinner, we went to Jane’s house and hung out with her for a bit before heading to TST to catch the Star Ferry. We stopped by to grab some dessert (yet again) and I ended up buying Green Tea gelato ^_^.

Tomai’s first day in Hong Kong {Causeway Bay}

So, Tomai came all the way from Taiwan to visit me in Hong Kong! She arrived yesterday (Friday) and is staying here until Monday morning. Of course, I’ll return the love by visiting her in Taiwan on the 10th of October… so be sure to check back for more pictures! I decided to take her to Causeway bay in the morning to go shopping….  Here she is, taking photos from the rooftop “Sky Track.” Causeway Bay – Jardine’s Crescent (Street Market) If you go to Causeway bay and exit F, then you can visit tons of shops. I love the Forever 21 there because it has big sizes (Sorry, I’m not an XS). Tomai wanted to go shopping and since she can fit into the sizes here, I took her to the street market – although it’s not as large as the Ladies Market she was able to buy a shirt. To get there, just walk Right when you see Forever 21 and go to the left hand side and you should see the Market. Smile Yogurt & Dessert …

Ying’s Blossom Dessert Review

Ying’s Blossom Dessert  G/F, 21 Woosung Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon I was really lucky to find this place; especially since I’ve been craving sweets but haven’t had a chance to really go to a dessert place. After wandering around YMT with my friend, we stumbled upon this gem and flipped through the menu. Surprisingly, it was very inexpensive so we decided to eat here. Of course, I’m a huge fan of Chocolate Lava cake so I got that, while my friend got shaved snow. Our bill altogether was about 70 HKD so we were both very happy. There are other choices such as some jelly desserts that were under 30 HKD. Service was also very fast and very friendly; the place was also pretty crowded. I really can’t wait to go back! (Looks bigger in real life… Both of us couldn’t finish it)

Taco Chaca Review

{ Taco Chaca } SAI YING PUN, G/F, 1 Second Street It was my second week in Hong Kong, and I was tired of eating at the mall. Jim mentioned that there was this Mexican restaurant near his house, so we ended up exploring Sheung Wan for a bit and walked here. The second time I went, we took a taxi because it was raining, but if the weather is nice – walk there instead! The place was pretty small, but had about four tables and some stools. I do admit that the food can be a bit pricey, but it tastes wonderful! The price range is from $51-$100 HKD (so $6.50- $13USD).  I got the pollo quesadilla and it filled me up and obviously I loved it as I went a week later and got the same thing. The second time I went, It cost almost 200 HKD (almost $26 USD) for a beer, a burrito, pollo quesadilla, and chips + salsa. Picture of Jane + Jim waiting patiently for their food!

My Flight to Hong Kong

As I’m sitting here writing this, it is 6 AM in Hong Kong. I’ve been up since 4 AM and couldn’t go back to sleep due to Jetlag. I’m happy to say that I had such a wonderful experience on the airplane, thanks to going First Class. Check below for some of the yummy food. I spent the whole flight watching movies: 300, spiderman 2, taken 2, Game of thrones! My favorite part of the flight was the Build your own dessert! I went simple and just got a sundae.  I’m off to workout and prepare myself for a wonderful day filled with shopping and taking plenty of pictures. As you guys can tell, my pictures look horrible because I am using my chromebook and we can’t download photoshop on it (how sad) so I had to use another site to do it. Hopefully I’ll find something to fix it soon!

LA EATS { Seongbukdong }

Seongbukdong Review  3303 W 6th St Los Angeles, CA 90020 Koreatown, Wilshire Center So, before we had dessert at the wonderful Caffe Bene  we got to go eat Lunch here. My friend yelped it and it had great reviews, two of the most famous dishes were the “Braised Short Rib & Mackerel”. Yelp also claimed that there was always a long wait, so we were pretty excited to go! I wanted KBBQ but since we were in KTOWN, we decided to have korean food that we wouldn’t be able to get in Cerritos or Anaheim. No wonder Yelp said this place always had a long wait… it is tiny! But everything about it was very homely and comfortable so I can’t really complain. The food You probably can’t tell from this picture (or maybe you can) but the Braised short rib was pretty small. The server even told us it was fit for ONE PERSON. Guess how much it was? It was like 33 dollars! Sorry, but it reminded me of Bo Kho or something. It …

LA EATS { Caffe Bene}

Caffe Bene 3287 Wilshire Blvd, Ste B Los Angeles, CA Another LA adventure! We went yesterday after eating lunch at seongbukdong (which will be up tomorrow)… as always, I do dessert first! We actually got to LA by Metro since we didn’t want to deal with traffic and it only cost us 5 dollars for a whole day pass! We got to save money on parking, gas, and didn’t have to hit traffic  – also the metro was surprisingly very clean and had AC running the whole time!    Review   We got the Chocolate Souffle. The other item, I can’t find it on the menu but it’s sorta like Shaved iced with Cookies n Cream ice cream on top & Red Bean in the middle. I highly recommend both, but be warned – the prices are $$. The Chocolate Souffle was rich & melt in your mouth delicious but it was about 9 dollars, while the shaved ice was 11 dollars. Honestly, the souffle was a lot better than other places where I’ve had it at (although …