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Sunday, 23 April 2017

6 Days in Macao and Hong Kong - Day 4

This post is a continuation from HERE.


Destination:  2 days Macao and 4 days Hong Kong

Duration: 14 - 19 Dec 2015 (6 days)

Companion: Family trip with hubby and 2 teen boys

Mode of travel: Free and Easy, air tickets and accommodation in Macao booked with Chan Brothers Travel

Accommodation:  Macao - The Venetian Macao Resort, HongKong - Airbnb

Flight: United Airlines

Ferry: TurboJet

Damage: S$2571 + $617 (Airbnb) for 4 pax

Currency: SGD1.00 = HKD5.41 (same exchange rate for HKD and MOP, so HKD can be used in Macao)

Time Difference:  Same as Singapore

Weather: 13 ~ 20 in Macao, around 24 degree in Hong Kong



This day the mains we covered:
* Flower Market & Goldfish Street
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Sun Kee Cheese Noodles (新記餐厅) 
* Avenue of Stars 

We had some tea and biscuits before heading out.  Didn't pre-plan any place for breakfast, but was quite sure we could get something decent within the district.

We walked around Flower Market which just a street away from home.

Then slowly to Goldfish Street.  Only one shop was opened, a bit disappointed as we were expecting more.

Nevertheless we found breakfast!  A typical Hong Kong tea house which we peeped into and it was very crowded.
Man Wah Restaurant (民华餐厅)
G/F, 153-159 Tung Choi Street Mong Kok.

 Couldn't be too bad we supposed, so we went in.

We had a table with couch seats, it was very small.  We were sitting rubbing shoulders and butts.

Glutinous rice with chicken (檽米鸡)

It's softer and stickier than what I never had.  Ingredients were generous and I enjoyed every bite.

2 sets of butter toast with scrambled eggs and luncheon meat.

2 Beef macaroni in tomato soup, surprisingly tasty.

After the satisfying typical Hong Kong breakfast, more shops were opened.

Chan Sheung Kee Book Store 陈湘记书局 was the opposite, coincidentally.
(opens: 10.30am - 11pm)
Tung Choi St 130

This was in my son's shopping list.  King Luis spend a good one hour selecting pens for tailor made spinning pens.  He inherited my shopping genes, though I don't shop that much nowadays.

We found really cheap food while walking along Nathan Road.

Couldn't believe Hong Kong is still using this!

We dumped the kids in Sino Centre again, hubby and me went looking for food.
百味食品, located at New Town Mall/Argyle Centre.

It's basically cold noodles put in a packet.  Then you get to chose a few ingredients then add in sauces on our own anyway we like it.

It's a few Sing dollars couldn't remember the exact amount.  So here our packet of cold noodles with corns, seaweed and chuka idako (jap seasoned baby octopus).
Decent taste but nothing to wow about.

I walked into Bonjour 卓悦 (there are thousand and one outlets all over) and bought a stack of Kailijumei lipsticks to distribute lolxx....

Freaking pretty.
I kept 2 for myself, haven't open up to use yet.

My kids happily came back with loots too.

Around 5pm, we were ready for dinner.  We took a cab to Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀。

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L308, 3/F, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit B1 or B2)
尖沙咀彌敦道100號The ONE 3樓L308號舖
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon-Sun)

They changes their theme every now and then, not sure how often but we missed Gudetama.
Nevertheless we were still here for Crayon Shin Chan 蜡笔小新

We were lucky to get a table, after us was one crowd.  It's best to avoid peak dinning hours.

Peach Tea with pudding butt HKD39

Rice rolls with prawns 鲜虾肠粉 HKD49
Not nice >.<

Chocolate buns HKD49

 Custard buns HKD49
 Buns came pipping hot and soft, both flavours were creamy and delicious.

Bunny Har Gao HKD39

Milk pudding with butt HKD39.

Pepper soup with Pig's Stomach and Wanton HKD49

The little bowl was generously filled with ingredients.  I was surprised that the soup was milky.  What we have in Singapore is always clear pepper soup.
Putting pig's stomach together with wanton was something new to us.

Behold, BIG FAT wanton!
Yummy big time which left the most impression.

Overall it's a cute experience, don't leave without taking one load of photos.

Random pics in the mall.

We walked to the next building.  It's an old building and I nearly died walking down the stairs, my ankle hurts extremely.  But it's worth it.

Sun Kee Cheese Noodles (新記餐厅) 
Champagne Court/香檳大廈 , Kimberly Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (12pm - 1am)

Watercress with honey HKD20.
This was FREAKING NICE!!  Didn't read any reviews on this and I would like to recommend this to you guys!  The taste of watercress was very refreshing and the amount of honey was just nice to compliment.

The 4 of us shared this bowl.  Not sure if it's too cheesy to finish a bowl by one self.  But the roast pork neck was a OMG!!!!  It's heavenly juicy and tender!
Pork Neck Cheese Noodle HKD47.
It's beyond expectation such a run down place to serve such a delicacy!!  The roast pork neck is the most unforgettable food I had eaten during the entire Hong Kong trip.  Will definitely visit again if I land on Hong Kong again.

Champagne Court's resident fluff I supposed.

We took a cab to Avenue of Stars which was a waste of time.

It very crowded, the laser and lighting show was errrr.... sigh.... nothing in particular.

Had to join the long queue for the cab as I couldn't walk any more, bladder nearly burst >.<

Friday, 21 April 2017

Easy Ways to Eat Clean


Besides taking Nature's Glory Plum Balls, I have other ways of making my daily diet better despite of eating out most of the time.  Being busy and lazy, I have 3 health food that can be added into daily drinks and meals, effortlessly.

1) Nature's Glory Organic Chia Seeds
Nature's Glory Organic Chia Seeds S$13.80 (250g)

Chia plant (Salvia hispanica) belongs to the mint family of Lamiaceae and is native to some parts of Mexico and Guatemala. 

It's very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, iron, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B, C, E, good source of antioxidants and a variety of amino acids.  Chia seeds contain no gluten and trace levels of sodium. 

The above mentioned properties helps in:
- high blood pressure
- cardiovascular health
- improve digestion
- stabilize blood sugar leve
- anti-inflammatory beneficial for arthritis
- boost metabolism
- good for weight loss and weight maintenance
- improving the function of the brain

Lazy Way to consume:
Add into plain water.
Not too lazy, cos I added in lemon lolxx..... Okie, still lazy.

It can also be sprinkled onto all drinks/juices, salads and any dishes, literally, like sprinkling sesame seeds.

Creative Ways:
Soaked with syrup for topping onto puddings.

2) Nature's Glory Organic Bioactive Manuka Honey
Nature's Glory Organic Bioactive Manuka Honey S$28 (350g), S$51.50 (700g), S$95 (1.4kg)

Nature's Glory Organic Bioactive Manuka Honey is harvested in the South Island of NZ protected by the Department of Conservation, with clean air and pests free. Bees are not fed with sugar or antibiotics: organically certified by Agriquality NZ (IFOAM Accredited) - no pesticides or additives used. No heat pasteurisation or irradiation used. Lightly filtered into a high quality-premium nutrient rich honey. The high anti-bacterial activity in Manuka honey termed as "Total Activity" has been attributed not only to the presence of hydrogen peroxide, but also to non-peroxide components, which is stable and are not affected by environment factors unlike most honeys.

Manuka Honey is good for
- healing wounds
 - ulcers of the skin
- cold sores
- sore throats
- gum diseases
- diarrhoea
- eye infections
- hemorrhoids
- stomach health

Lazy Ways:
Honey Lemon
Awesome thirst quencher, perfect for our crazy hot weather!

Honey Toast
 Instead of other jams, also having Organic Apple Cherry Butter, another premium product from Nature's Glory.  Of course, Manuka Honey can also be added onto pancakes and waffles in the same manner. 

Creative Way:
Honey Grilled Wings
I have no time for complicating stuffs, so my grilled wings are simply marinated with:
Manuku Honey + salt & pepper + soya sauce + sesame oil

3) Nature's Glory Premium Whole Leaf Aloe Vera
Nature's Glory Prenium Whole Leaf Aloe Vera S$48 (1 litre)

-  helps in the gastro-intestinal functions
- improves intestinal disorders (colitis, constipation, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, piles etc..)
- heal skin burns, cuts, eczema
-  mouth ulcers
- athletes’ foot and other fungal / parasitic infections
- sooth the pain due to inflammation
to lower the glucose level
- stimulate immune system
- moisturize and rejuvenate the skin
- improve kidney, liver and gallbladder functions
- blood and lymphatic circulations 

Lazy Way:
Drink from a spoon directly or mix with water/juices (1 : 3 ratio)
The Aloe Vera Concentrate is colorless.

Creative Way:
Steamed Pear with Honey & Aloe Vera
Decore pear, add in approx. 1 tbsp Manuka Honey.  Pour in approx. 200ml Aloe Vera Concentrate.  Steam for 1hr.  Serve warm.  Healthy dessert good for cough and sore throat.

Ultimate Way:
Wonder Drink
Aloe Vera Concentrate + Manuku Honey + Chia Seeds
This is tasty and way healthier than any canned drinks!

The above Organic Health Food are available at Nature’s Glory retail outlet
and online www.natures-glory.com

Nature's Glory
315 Outram Road #01-09, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Tel: 62271318
Email: customerservice@natures-glory.com
Facebook and IG: @naturesglorysg