All posts tagged: Mong Kok

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 …

Snow Story – Mong Kok Food Diaries

Snow Story G/F, 119 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok   The thing I missed most about Cali were all the yummy desserts we had. By simply driving 15 minutes, I could choose between macaron icecream, brick toast, hot warm cookie topped with vanilla bean icecream or all sorts of boba. Surprisingly, my friends and I found it hard to find dessert places in HK (maybe we weren’t looking hard enough?). So, after moving to MK I decided to venture out by myself and found Snow Story.  I had no one to go with, and I’m still not a fan of eating by myself so I decided to wait. Finally, Jim and I were able to go to Snow Story. I felt bad, I dragged him around while we got lost. But luckily, I didn’t give up and we finally were able to find it. The Menu   We were not able to choose our macaron flavors, so we were only able to choose our icecream flavor. The macaron was not good at all, it was …

Cafe Retour – Mong Kok Food Diaries

Cafe Retour Ground No.6 Ting Choi Street, Mong Kok If Jane and I were in the mood for some inexpensive italian food then we would go to Cafe Retour. I absolutely adore their lunch menu because it came with soup and bread. There were also plenty of things to choose from and they had an extensive menu of baked potatoes (sadly, we both didn’t try it because it was more expensive than the pasta). The soup tasted runny and wasn’t that good, but we always managed to eat it all! As you can see, the bread was pretty tiny and thin. But, as it was so cheap we couldn’t complain. The Menu  http://www.openrice.com/en/restaurant/userinfo.htm?userid=50158197&tc=sr2pht&con=phtv

Mong Kok Food Diaries : Ocio Dessert

MK FOOD DIARIES: Dessert @ Ocio Shop 5, G/F, Tsui Yuen Mansion, Phase2, 2-20 Kwong Wa Street ,Mong Kok 旺角廣華街2-20號翠園大廈二期地下5號鋪 https://www.facebook.com/OCIOKITCHEN It was very hard for me to find a good dessert place in Hong Kong, I just grew accustomed to eating the hot fudge sundae and calling that “dessert”. Thanks to Sham’s friend, we were introduced to Ocio! Lucky for me, it’s close to my hostel so we made sure to visit it another time before I left.  On the outside, it looks quite plain and small but inside it was so cozy and homey! Everytime we went, there were these two men working and their service was quite good. Our water cups were always full and they were more than happy to explain the menu to us! I liked them so much that I followed them on Instagram and now on Facebook (where I got the first picture from).  I really wanted to take Jane here for our last meal together, but decided on something else at the last minute. Ocio also carries …

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 …

Ladies Market Haggling 101

Credit: Discover Hong Kong Ladies Market: Tung Choi Street, Hong Kong Exit: I recommend exit E2, walk straight, make a Right and turn LEFT when you see IZZUE. Thinking about buying things at Ladies Market? First of all, I am the worst person to bargain with – I’m always smiling and can never figure out the price I want to buy the item for. Thankfully, I have Sham. Jane and I had made up our mind to never go shopping at Ladies Market without Sham because she was so good at bargaining. We even went to get massages and Sham bargained our massages down because we had 3 people. So, before leaving Hong Kong Sham and I went to Ladies Market to pick up some last minute gifts. Of course, she did all the talking.  We always see visitors get ripped off, so if you are planning to buy some things from Ladies Market look below for some tips + also some of the gifts I got!  1) Stick with a price and be confident. Most of the time, …

Cozy Loft Hostel Review – MongKok

I moved to the big city! I’m in love with Cozy Loft Hostel in Mong Kok!! It’s been a good month since I’ve moved from Chai Wan to Mong Kok. Also, I have my hardest final tomorrow morning so pardon me if this is a horrible and quick post! I was not happy with my living situation in Chai Wan, I mean sure it was a nice hotel and everything was great… but it took me an hour to get anywhere decent. So, after two months I called it quits – went on airbnb and found a hostel to stay at temporarily before I was going to move to Yau Ma Tei. I found a studio for 5500 HKD = 708 USD (pricey) and was set on staying there.  I went to go view the studio with Tom and it was horrible. The entrance looked like it had been riddled with bullets as there were bullet holes everywhere (okay, I’m exaggerating – but you get the gist). There wasn’t an elevator so we had to walk up …

Gifts from Hong Kong

  Of course, you can’t come home not bearing gifts! I actually bought these very last minute because of the protests in Hong Kong. Mong Kok was deemed dangerous (by my friends) and I was advised to stay away… but I made a last minute trip to Mong Kok and was able to purchase these goodies. Not pictured: I bought 3 selfie sticks + 3 mini purses, along with 1 universal lens for my phone.  The clutches were so cheap, 100 HKD for 6! That translates to around 13 USD. These were bought at the Ladies Market in Mong Kok.  The selfie sticks are sold at Ladies Market also… but do not buy them there! They were about 80 HKD at ladies market, but I bought them for 55 HKD = 7 USD at Sinwo (a huge plaza nearby).    The amazing Selfie Stick! I should have bought this earlier. Everyone in Hong Kong has a selfie stick and I was late to the party. I love the long reach, how easy it is to use, and …