Man Fat Sze 10000 Budhhas Monastery 万佛寺

man fat sze 万佛寺

man fat sze 万佛寺

visiting 10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺 was a contributing reason for choosing royal park hotel at shatin. ^^

my sis is buddhist & man fat sze 万佛寺 would interest her.

way to man fat sze 万佛寺 from shatin MTR station

way to man fat sze 万佛寺 from shatin MTR station

starting out from shatin station, it is very easy to go to  man fat sze 万佛寺. 🙂

way to man fat sze 万佛寺 from shatin MTR station

way to man fat sze 万佛寺 from shatin MTR station

upon exiting shatin MTR station, there is a sloping covered walkway to road level.

temple at start of uphill path to man fat sze

福宝山crematorium at start of uphill path to man fat sze

after that turn left & walk about 100m, then turn left at first side road by grand central plaza & go forward about 50m till you see the 福宝山crematorium..

start of path to man fat sze 万佛寺

start of path to man fat sze 万佛寺

there is a direction sign showing the way to man fat sze 万佛寺.

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

the uphill passage is lined on both sides with lohan statue me think?? all the way up man fat sze 万佛寺. 🙂

lohan statue

lohan statue

one of the  lohan statue. 🙂

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

uphill was ok but it was a hot day, though nothing like the scorching sun we suffered on our lamma island trip & cheung chau island trip. 🙂

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺

finally arrived at man fat sze 万佛寺, and looking down.

lined on both sides up man fat sze 万佛寺8

man fat sze 万佛寺

man fat sze 万佛寺

man fat sze 万佛寺

the main square also lined with statues & a pagoda in the background.

pagoda at man fat sze 万佛寺

pagoda at man fat sze 万佛寺

the pagoda.

man fat sze 万佛寺

man fat sze 万佛寺

man fat sze 万佛寺

man fat sze 万佛寺

the front & entrance to the monastery.

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

wall of buddhas statues.

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

wall of buddha statues. they i.e. the monastery are maintained供养 by sponsors’ donations.

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

& this is the actual body 真身 of 月溪禅师after he had 圆寂 passed away.

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

there are many sponsors & donors.

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

wall of buddha statues.

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

& i guess devotees & tourists like us.

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

at the side garden.

view from 10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

view from 10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

view from 10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺.

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

10000 budhhas monastery man fat sze 万佛寺

back to the square.

after the exertions at man fat sze 万佛寺, we went to mong kok & wondered into 旺角小肥羊 LittleSheep at agile street for dimsum.^^

c.h.e.f andy

Excellent Italian Food @ Follia on 20Jun2015

osobucco alla milanese

osso bucco alla milanese

daughter arranged a father’s day dinner at follia on 20.6.2015.^^

this the 3rd father’s day. wife arranged a 2pax father’s day lunch at kuriya dining earlier, and then a family father’s day dinner at valentino, as wife & youngest daughter were away during father’s day.

pane pizza all' aglio

pane pizza all’ aglio – just S$4.80

we started with pane pizza all’ aglio, just S$4.80.

pane pizza all' aglio

pane pizza all’ aglio

it was good as any pizza minus the toppings. 🙂

bisque di aragosta

bisque di aragosta

the lobster bisque was good, flavourful, and came with mussels, clams, prawn & flower crab. most important the bisque tasted great! 🙂

bisque di aragosta

bisque di aragosta

flower crab had no meat, the ingredients looked good, but not really important. i was curious that 2 reviewers – one said dislike the mussels the other said they had a bad taste. the mussels were ok for me though.

crayfish squid ink risotto

S$35 crayfish squid ink risotto

the special crayfish squid ink risotto was very good. really like the flavours of the risotto with good shellfish stock, smooth & creamy. the proprietor told us later though it was butter & no cream. it was especially good with the tomato sauce for the crayfish mixed into the risotto.

crayfish squid ink risotto

crayfish squid ink risotto

there were 2 halves crayfish & 2 large prawns. 🙂

crayfish squid ink risotto

crayfish squid ink risotto

S$35 not really overly expensive for the dish. however i don’t really need to pay for crayfish. i can do my own very well bought from chinatown, at times just S$12/kg. the squidink pasta dish on their menu is good enough for me.^^

linguine frutti di mare

linguine frutti di mare

i liked the frutti di mare a lot too. it was really an excellent flavoured tomato sauce.

linguine frutti di mare

linguine frutti di mare

the ingredients were also very good.

linguine frutti di mare

linguine frutti di mare

i will definitely take this again.

follia 4 clover way

follia 4 clover way

we arrived at 7pm & the place was empty. but by 8pm, it was full left 1 table. a simple but pleasant place & a very friendly proprietor who took photos with us later.

osobucco alla milanese

osso bucco alla milanese

i ordered the osso bucco alla milanese as it was the only dish featured on their homepage.

& i was not disappointed. it was the same saffron osso bucco dish i had at a riverside restaurant along milan’s navigli district, just as good! 🙂

the osso bucco was very well done, fork tender, tasty & not sinewy. braised meats are never my favourites though, nothing to do with the dish itself. & the saffron risotto was excellent, and very nice garlic toast too.

i do very good pastas (like squid-ink spaghetti and lobster angel hair pasta) & also an excellent seafood risotto myself, but the pastas & risottos here were really good i will come back for more.

c.h.e.f andy