All posts tagged: adventures

Teawood – TST

 Teawood Review 2 Carnarvon Plaza, 20 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui I only went here for the brick toast. Look at it… it looks better than anything I’ve ever seen.  Jim asked Jane and I if we finally wanted to meet his girlfriend so we decided to meet up in TST. I’ve wanted to try Teawood for a while and was waiting to eat there with Sham & Nancy but as luck would have it – Jim’s girlfriend took us here! The place was soo nice. I found out that there was one in Mong Kok also that just recently opened, too bad I never got to eat there again. We made it right on time, because after we were seated… there was literally a line out the door!  Their drink menu was very large and we each got a different drink. What we ordered Sorry, the details are fuzzy since this was a month ago 😦 My strawberry drink. It was really good! Jane’s chocolate drink. I actually wish I got this instead. Jim and …

My England Vlog!

My First Ever Video! Since Christmas just passed, I wanted to thank you all for following me and for all the support. It has officially been a year since I’ve joined WordPress! To celebrate, I put together a little something. This is my first video, and I made it under 10 minutes so hopefully my videos will get a bit better and I’ll make more videos in the future. I’m not in the video, but next time I’ll make sure to be in my videos… so you guys can meet my sister, Jennifer instead!  My favorite part of the video was of course, Borough’s Market and our huge burger! And excuse the music, I had a limited list to choose from. Happy holidays and have a great new year! I’ll be spending it with Brandon again 🙂 

Favorite Find: Bourough Market

  Borough Market Excuse the red car that ruined my picture. This was by far the highlight of my trip. Why? Because it combined: Food + Surprise all in one! We were on our way to see London Bridge but stumbled across this hidden gem instead. It is the largest market I’ve ever encountered and I am so in love with it. Tom, surprisingly, has never heard of it nor gone inside so we all decided to explore it.  They have a huge section of all cheese, beer, and vegetarian food. Tom went crazy and discovered his love for pickled radish. We also saw a place that sold: Reindeer meat, Kangaroo meat, and Zebra Meat!     Tom got this at the stand above, he said it was the best he’s ever had! The Sausage on a stick that we got. I barely tried it because it was so tiny, but cheap so I shouldn’t be complaining.       Something exotic. Reindeer burgers, Kangaroo burgers, and kangaroo fillet. Our Wangus burger. It was really good, but the meat …

Regency Restaurant in Brighton Pier

Day 2 { Brighton Pier }   Brighton pier was about two hours away and reminded me of San Francisco and Santa Monica, just with less rides. I wanted to try Fish and Chips (Thanks Sham for letting me know about it). So, Jennifer looked up a Fish and Chips restaurant and we headed towards that direction.  Regency Restaurant 131 King’s Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2HH, United Kingdom What we ordered Yay! My fish & Chips! Mostly everyone in the restaurant was hunched over and enjoying this delicious dish. Out of four people (Me, Tom, Poppy, and Jennifer) 3 of us got Fish and Chips while Jennifer got the chicken. We also all got the Cod, and I remember there was another option. It was amazingly good, I only like Salmon but I was so in love with this dish. From now on, I’m going to YELP some Fish & Chip places in Long Beach and eat there.   Price: £5.25 !!!! So surprised that it was so CHEAP.  Jennifers chicken. I didn’t see it on the restaurant …

My Time in Hong Kong is up!

Hong Kong Timeline  Before studying abroad, everyone recieved a piece of paper that detailed the “Study Abroad Timeline.” This timeline supposedly said that the first month was the hardest, and that we would feel homesick. When we returned home, the timeline said, “You will begin to feel depressed. This feeling is worse and even more strong than feeling homesick.”  I didn’t believe it, after all – everyone should be happy that they are home. But now, after spending 5 days in California… I am depressed. I miss Hong Kong and I miss everyone in it!  FIRST MONTH I landed in Hong Kong on August 23rd at midnight. I was very excited and marveled at their efficient MTR (we don’t really use ours in LB). I remember carrying just one huge luggage, a backpack and a purse. My roommate Yuki, picked me up at the MTR station and took me to our hotel room. https://dianasadventures.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/a-peek-inside-my-hotel/ You can read the review by clicking on the link. I spent the first half of the month mostly staying indoors and not really leaving my …

Suzuki Cafe Company 鈴木珈啡館

Suzuki Cafe Company   Shop L407, 4/F, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui For Jane and I’s last meal together, I was debating between Cafe Habitu or another place that was near the avenue of stars (overlooking the harbor). I meant to send her the two different websites so she could browse the menu, but I made a mistake and sent the Cafe Habitu website to her twice… so we decided to just meet up there. Cafe Habitu is located in THE ONE shopping mall in TST; but after trying to find it for a while we gave up and chose Cafe Suzuki. We chose it out of plenty of other restaurants because it looked inexpensive, there was a dinner set, and they had just completed their outside patio. Sadly, it was raining that day so we were not able to sit outside, and the view was blocked… but it wasn’t too bad as the restaurant , itself, was very cute and classy.  The Menu Click here to see the full menu  What we ordered:   …

BLT BURGER Review TST

BLT BURGER, TST Shop OT301-301A, 3/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui For Tom’s last dinner in Hong Kong we decided to head to TST and eat at BLT BURGER. Since Tom had no clue where he wanted to go, Rachel took it upon herself to find a restaurant that took AMEX (for me), had vegetarian food (for Tom) and Western food. We wanted to go somewhere nice, so we all agreed on choosing TST. Now, I’ve ate at 2 other burger places : The Diner and BURGEROOM (twice) and out of all of them… I think BLT Burger was my favorite. They are all around the same price, but I love BLT BURGER because 1. It is in a better area (larger), 2. It has a great all day burger combo deal, and 3. It tastes better and has more options when it comes to food.  Out of all three restaurants… I think the DINER is the worst one.  Click below for more food pictures + All day Burger Combo Pic

Mong Kok Food Diaries

My diet consists of : Ramen + Burgers Since moving to Mong Kok, I’ve actually SAVED more money. I didn’t think this was possible, since Mong Kok is such a big place and known for having plenty of tourists. But, tucked behind Ladies Market is a foodie’s Heaven! Jane and I made the plan to eat at every place behind Ladies Market and we almost did eat at every place… every ramen place, that is.  So, every Monday Jane and I would try a different restaurant but we always had our favorites and this was our favorite place for the first month. Near the end of my trip, we found another place that we really loved but I’ll save that for another post.  It still is hard for me and Jane to find our ramen place, because there are so many ramen places right next to each other that it gets confusing at times. It also doesn’t help that each place looks very similar and the only way we could tell them apart is by …

Taiwan Food Diary: Watami Japanese Restaurant

Watami Taiwan After visiting Longshan Temple and failing to visit the rest of the places we wanted to go due to the rain, we decided to walk around the night market and then eat dinner. “Our last meal has to be nice and classy!” So, after walking past several restaurants, we decided to try Watami. On the outside, the restaurant looked very spacious and nice, and I’m happy to say the inside was even better. There were private rooms and the staff was friendly.   The prices weren’t too bad, I’m sure if we were in HK they would be more expensive. Sushi was about 240 NT = 7.74 USD. My favorite part was their service button! This was the first restaurant outside of KBBQ in SOCAL that had one. Everytime we needed to order something, we would just press it and a waitress would arrive. I got the salmon sushi and it was decent. I would recommend getting something else though. I was full after three pieces…   Because the sushi wasn’t enough, I decided …

Longshan Temple , Taipei

Longshan Temple No. 211, Guangzhou St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10853 On our last full day in Taipei, Rachel and I decided to visit Longshan Temple. Unfortunately for us, it was raining heavily in Taipei that day so after visiting the temple we were unable to visit the National park or anything else. I believe this was the first temple that I visited in Asia, so I was very excited.  The pictures didn’t turn out that great due to the weather… The waterfall!