Passable Congee @ Sai Kee Congee 西記粥店 on Day4 – 23Feb2017

及第粥pig innards congee @ sai kee congee 西記粥店

及第粥pig innards congee @ sai kee congee 西記粥店 

one friend has the habit of taking late supper.

this evening, 2 friends decided to first go lan kwai fong to paint the town red. ^^

another friend & i decided to stay back & drink kungfu tea 功夫茶 & chit chat & laze around at out hotel room.

anyhow when the 2 came back, 11pm+, we all decided to accompany this friend out for his supper fulfilment.

there was this sai kee congee 西記粥店 on prince edward road west, just round the corner from our metropark hotel. so we walked in & gave it a try. ^^

the 及第粥pig innards congee was good enough, not as tasty as-

  1. mui kee congee 妹記生滾粥品 OR
  2. the really shiok 振记粥面店, cheung chau market stall
咸蛋蒸肉饼steamed minced pork @ sai kee congee 西記粥店

咸蛋蒸肉饼steamed minced pork @ sai kee congee 西記粥店 

we also tried the 咸蛋蒸肉饼steamed minced pork @ sai kee congee 西記粥店.

this was way too ordinary…like they say – bak chiu kam kam (close my eyes) i can do better anytime..not literally la..haha!

there is nothing to compare with the excellent dish at minsheng daipaidong 民声冰室.

poached kailan @ sai kee congee 西記粥店

poached kailan @ sai kee congee 西記粥店 

poached kailan was kind of standard…nice vegetable, not the best of preparation.

wanton noodles soup @ sai kee congee 西記粥店

wanton noodles soup @ sai kee congee 西記粥店

the friend who ordered the wanton noodles soup said it;s tasteless.

well i guess this the kind of place i won’t really come specially, but if it is near midnight & a few steps from the hotel, it is a doable option (only option?) la…

c.h.e.f andy

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Sai Kee Congee 西記粥店

Address

太子太子道西113號地下

G/F, 113 Prince Edward Road West

Transportation

(太子站 C2 出口, 步行約4分鐘)

MTR Prince Edward MTR Station Exit C2

Contact

2380 9630

Disappointed @ Hoe Kee Dessert 浩记甜品馆 on Day4 – 23Feb2017

black sesame tau huay @ hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆

black sesame tau huay @ hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆

after the expensive but quite good dinner at Pak Loh Chiu Chow restaurant 百樂潮洲酒家,

we walked through MOKO mall to the overhead covered walkway linking to mongkok station to fa yuen street.

i found hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆 on fa yuen street just some steps from the staircase.

hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆 was the place my RI group had very good dessert that we went back again – 10.1.2016 then 13.1.2016.

today though somehow could not relived the experience.

i took the black sesame tau huay. it was ok just nothing great. in fact i did not finish it.

somehow the paste糊 was smooth but diluted & not thick enough & could not really compare with that at hoi kee walnut place 海記合桃坊甜品, which was the best i had so far this trip.

i think another friend had the walnut paste, and likewise it was the same, not quite as good.

red bean soup @ hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆

red bean soup @ hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆

my friend took his usual red bean soup, 陈皮红豆汤. i think it was ok.

some lotus seed dessert? @ hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆

some lotus seed dessert? @ hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆

another friend took some lotus dessert, i think, couldn’t really recall. it was ok too.

i wonder why the experience was so distinctly different.

looking back at the photos i huessed partly depends on what we ordered. the last time i had a very nice mango cheng chow with lotus 芒果凉粉加莲子 & we added dumplings 汤圆.

that would not have changed the conclusion on the quality of the paste糊, but perhaps would give a better overall experience.

c.h.e.f andy

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Hoe Kee Dessert 浩记甜品馆 

 

Nice Walk at Shau Kei Wan Street Market 筲箕灣街市 on Day4 – 23Feb2017

shau kei wan street market

shau kei wan street market 

returning to shau kei wan after 2hrs hike at dragon’s back shek O peak trail, round about noon time, we took a nice walk around shau kei wan market 筲箕灣街市.

the last time my RI group likewise did a nice walkaround after our dragon’s back hike on 12.1.2017. ^^

shau kei wan street market

shau kei wan street market 

like any street wet markets, there were vendors selling fruits, vegetables, live seafood, as well as dry goods.

we bought some lap cheong – chinese pork & liver sausages here. 🙂

shau kei wan street market - braise goose & meats

shau kei wan street market – braise goose & meats 

there was also the braises stall, selling teochew braised goose, duck, and all the innards, pig’s head, ears, tongue, big & small intestines etc…

shau kei wan street market - fruit stalls

shau kei wan street market – fruit stalls 

we bought some kam kuat 金桔 from the fruit stall.

kam kuat 金桔 @ shau kei wan street market

kam kuat 金桔 @ shau kei wan street market

i didn’t know that for kam kuat 金桔, you eat the skin. just skip the centre bitter parts & seeds.

it was very good. delicious! ^^

kam kuat 金桔 @ shau kei wan street market

kam kuat 金桔 @ shau kei wan street market

the skin very interesting taste, 甘 (which means sweet after-taste) & really NOT bitter, NOT tough and combined well with the sweetness & juiciness of the flesh.

shau kei wan street market - fruit stalls

shau kei wan street market – fruit stalls

shau kei wan street market - fruit stalls

shau kei wan street market – fruit stalls 

the fruits were all plump & vibrant…

shau kei wan street market - veg stalls

shau kei wan street market – veg stalls

& nice green, lush vegetables.

shau kei wan street market - seafood

shau kei wan street market – fresh seafood 

there were many tanks of live seafood, all the different fishes, crabs, shellfish etc.

short & fun sojourn for us, after our 2hrs dragon’s back hike.

& just the right time for us to take the mtr to tin hau station & have lunch atminsheng daipaidong 民声冰室

c.h.e.f andy

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Dragon’s Back Shek O Peak Hike – Great Healthy Exercise on Day4 – 23Feb2017

queueing for bus no. 9 at shaukeiwan bus terminus going to toteiwan trailhead

queueing for bus no. 9 at shaukeiwan bus terminus going to toteiwan trailhead

after a simple & nice fun cheong breakfast at Superior Steamed Rice Roll Pro Shop 第一肠粉,

we took the mtr to shaukeiwan station to catch the bus to toteiwan trailhead to hike up dragon’s back trail to Shek O peak & down. 🙂

at first i wasn’t sure we were doing this hike this trip, since the guys did not walk the cheung chau coast & mini greatwall, which were easy by comparison to dragon’s back.

bus no. 9 at shaukeiwan bus terminus going to toteiwan trailhead

bus no. 9 at shaukeiwan bus terminus going to toteiwan trailhead

shaukeiwan station is also the bus terminus. we boarded bus no. 9 to toteiwan trailhead.

the last time i came for this hike was with my RI buddies on 12.1.2016.

toteiwan trailhead to dragons back shek o trail

toteiwan trailhead to dragon’s back shek o trail

we followed the hong kong trail up to dragon’s back. we started at 9.56am.

dragons back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

dragons back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

some steeper climbs at the beginning.

dragon's back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

not too difficult, about 1km up & 2.8km down.

but it was very foggy, so there was not much views to see at the vantage points.

dragon's back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

dragons back trail - going up

dragon;s back trail – going up

the initial climb was also a little humid, so slightly oppressive.

dragons back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

nearer Shek O peak.

dragonss back trail - going direction of tai tam gap

dragon’s back trail – going direction of tai tam gap

Shek O Peak = 284m

Shek O Peak = 284m

soon we were at Shek O peak at 284m. time was 10,41am, so we took about 45mins from toteiwan trailhead.

our mischievous friend added a 1 using rolled-up tissue before taking photo, to give the effect 1284m. he whatsapped photo to OPS group whatsapp. no one picked that up though,,,haha!

dragon's back trail - more ups & downs

dragon’s back trail – more ups & downs

after Shek O peak, there were still many ups & downs. so it was not just a simple downward stroll….

dragon's back = very foggy day

dragon’s back = very foggy day

& still totally cloaked in fog.

dragon's back trail - more ups & downs

dragon’s back trail – more ups & downs

some more ups & downs.

dragon's back - the way down

dragon’s back – the way down

dragon's back - the way down

dragon’s back – the way down

after that going down was quite steep, and my friends were saying if we came up from the cape collinson side, it would be a tougher climb.

toteiwan trailhead to cape collinson

toteiwan trailhead to cape collinson

so we got down at cape collinson next to the tai tam gap correctional institution at 11.52, about 1hr 56mins.

& took the same bus no. 9 back to shaukeiwan mtr station.

after taking a walk around shaukeiwan’s street market, we took mtr to tin hau & walked 9mins to 民声冰室 daipaidong at 16wun sha street 浣纱街.

a very enjoyable & healthy hike & exercise, only thing was the quite heavy foggy day, so there was like almost no views & look outs at all.

c.h.e.f andy