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BDO awarded Best SME Bank, among others

As I mentioned in my previous post, the reason why we had to fly to Hongkong last minute last Wednesday was because my mom was going to accept an award on behalf of her company, Banco de Oro. Thought I’d share a few pictures here of my mom and her colleagues receiving the award.

 
 

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Simple Eats: Lei Garden

Today’s lunch is at Lei Garden, a Michelin star restaurant located in Times Square.

In my previous post, I mentioned wanting to eat Lei Garden’s famous 5-layer pork and so today we did.

Here are my observations of the dishes we had –
1. The 5-layer pork wasn’t spectacular. It was actually very similar to Choi Garden’s version.
2. The lotus rice was definitely a surprise. The moment they opened the lotus leaf, you can smell the rice and the mushrooms.
3. Their vegetable and mushroom dumpling is also worth a try. I love mushrooms and this dish had at least 3 varieties.
4. The rice roll with BBQ isn’t my cup of tea. The rice roll was a bit tough for me.
5. The Xiao Long Pao was yummy! The soup inside was very tasty! The best Xiao Long Pao I’ve tasted so far.
6. The BBQ Siopao was also very good! The bread was soft and it had lots of BBQ pork inside.
7. The mini egg tarts were the right order to complete the meal. 🙂

ON THE TABLE

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Our total bill is HKD531. 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Simple Eats

 

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Simple Eats: Cheers Restaurant

We arrived Park Lane hotel at roughly lunch time. Having not consumed anything substantial for dinner last night, I was famished! My cousin recommended the restaurant located in the mall just right across our hotel, Windsor. Being so near and so hungry, we decided to give it a try.

In typical Hong Kong fashion, the place was packed. Each group gets their own number which gets called as tables are vacated. We were Q18. Luckily we didn’t have to wait long to get seated.

We had a hard time asking for an English menu so we decided to just swing it – trying to read as much as we can understand and ordering what looks good on the pictures.

ON THE TABLE

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Total bill was no more than HKD130. Not bad for the quantity and or HK standards, right?

DETAILS
5th Floor Windsor House Building

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Simple Eats

 

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Simple Travels: Hongkong

I’m traveling again tomorrow! This time it will be a 1 night trip to Hongkong. Flying in tomorrow, Wednesday and flying out on Thursday. Can’t wait to try Hongkong food again. Crossing my fingers and putting it on my reminders that I won’t be eating rice and pork and my latest meal will be at 6PM. Goodluck to me! 🙂

We’ve gone to quite a few restaurants that I haven’t had a chance to post or blog about yet. Hoping to have time during this trip to blog. Hopefully, Park Lane has FREE wi-fi connection.

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Simple Travels

 

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Simple Travels: Hongkong

I have no real plans of traveling for March and April but as fate would have it, my mom needs an escort to Hongkong this coming Wednesday. She’ll be receiving an award in behalf of her company. I’m excited to try out Hongkong food again. Looking forward to trying these restaurants out during this trip. The list was taken from CNNGO’s 40 Hong Kong Foods We Can’t Live Without.

1. 5 Layer Roast Pork

A great piece of ‘siu yuk’ should have a top layer of crackling skin, then alternating slivers of fat with moist meat, and a final salty-spiced layer at the bottom. Euphemised as ‘five-layer meat,’ the morsels are served with sharp yellow mustard to cap off an overwhelming experience of textures and flavors all rendered from a humble slice of pork belly.
Lei Garden’s siu yuk hits the spot every time. Multiple location, see website for details http://www.leigarden.hk.

2. Yung Kee’s Roast Goose

Yung Kee has been around since the 1940s when it was a mere food stall near the ferry pier and has since grown to be the authority on Hong Kong roast goose. Today, nine out of 10 people will recommend friends visiting Hong Kong to have a meal at Yung Kee for their ‘siu ngoh.’ The restaurant will even specially pack their goose as carry-on luggage for departing travelers. It isn’t the cheapest by a long way and some may say that the most authentic roast duck is still to be found deep in the New Territories, but its an institution not to be missed. If you’re so inclined, try the equally famous thousand-year egg with ginger, which is so reputable, other restaurants buy from Yung Kee to serve to their own customers.
Yung Kee Restaurant, 32 Wellington Street, Central, tel +852 2522 1624 http://www.yungkee.com.hk

3 Joy Hing’s Cha Siu

In this town, Joy Hing is synonymous with ‘cha siu’ — Cantonese barbecued pork. Be sure to order ‘half fatty, half skinny’ cha siu for the best cut: moist, not greasy, honeyed yet smoky.
Joy Hing BBQ Shop, 265-267 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, tel +852 2519 6639, Facebook group.

4. Congee

It’s the food we crave when we’re sick, cold or missing home. And the deciding factor is texture over flavor. Known for its assortment of fresh fish congee, Sang Kee Congee Shop has customers lining up everyday for its fleecy rice porridge boiled from 2am every morning. Portions are large enough to keep an average, middle-aged man satisfied.
Sang Kee Congee Shop, G/F, 7-9 Burd Street, Sheung Wan, tel +852 2541 1099.

Now, the question is, how do you fit all 4 of the above in a 1 day trip? Hmmmm …

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Simple Eats

 

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