Walking in Lamma Island 南丫岛 on 13Jan2016

lamma island yung shue wan pier 南丫岛榕树湾码头

lamma island yung shue wan pier 南丫岛榕树湾码头

we had a lesiurely breakfast at fu seng 富城火鍋海鮮酒家 at playing field road near our hotel which lasted till almost 11am on 13.1.2016. ^^

one friend was joking the time was just right for another at one dimsum 一点心(we had earlier wanted to try one dimsum but it only open at 11am).

so after breakfast we got to central, walked over to central ferry pier no. 4 & took the ferry to yung shue wan pier 榕树湾码头 on lamma island南丫岛.

lamma island view from yung shue wan pier 榕树湾码头

lamma island view from yung shue wan pier 榕树湾码头

i took some photos at yung shue wan pier 榕树湾码头.

lamma island view from yung shue wan pier 榕树湾码头

lamma island view from yung shue wan pier 榕树湾码头

a view of the pier & a nice view of the coastline.

streets at yung shue wan榕树湾

streets at yung shue wan榕树湾

streets with the old buildings.

streets at yung shue wan榕树湾

streets at yung shue wan榕树湾

& shops.

choi kee 蔡记车仔面

choi kee 蔡记车仔面

we walked in the direction of sukkuwan & found choi kee 蔡记车仔面.

i ate at choi kee 蔡记车仔面 the last time also when i came with my sister on 4.6.2015. 

choi kee 蔡记车仔面

choi kee 蔡记车仔面

the HK$38 for 4 items choi kee 蔡记车仔面 was good value & nice too.

choi kee 蔡记车仔面

choi kee 蔡记车仔面

we ordered 2 bowls & picked 4 items like beef briskets, beef stomach牛百叶, and big intestines. 1 bowl had beef balls & the other had cuttlefish to make up the 4th item.

pot stickers锅贴

pot stickers锅贴

they were just doing pot stickers锅贴. they looked good so we ordered. this was good!

tau huay 豆腐花

ginger tau huay 姜汁豆花

we also had the ginger tau huay 姜汁豆花..

cheng chow 凉粉

cheng chow 凉粉

& this time we had the cheng chow 凉粉 too, just ordinary nothing like the hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆.

lamma power station南丫岛发电厂

lamma power station南丫岛发电厂

we decided to relax & did not want to take the 2hr hike to sukkuwan today. so we walked just a little further to the part of the coast where we had a good view of the lamma power station南丫岛发电厂.

lamma power station南丫岛发电厂

lamma power station南丫岛发电厂

this was what we saw across the sea when we were walking cheung chau island 长洲岛. 🙂

the other side away from lamma power station

the other side coastline away from lamma power station

& we had a nice view of the other side coastline away from lamma power station. 🙂

after this, we found our way back to the jetty & took the ferry back to central. then we went for a late afternoon dimsum at tim ho wan shamshuipo at 4.30pm. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Shing Kee Noodles, Lek Yuen Estate, Shatin & Congee Lunch at Tak Hin德兴粥面on 6Jun2015

Shing Kee Noodles Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin

Shing Kee Noodles Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin

we were checkin out at 1pm on 6.6.2015. that was the latest royal park hotel allowed. after that it was HK$110/hr. we planned to take A41 to airport round about 5pm so had some time to kill. i had earlier checked out shing kee noodles on internet. it sounded like an interesting place & had like 100% good reviews. it is quite a go to place for hotpot dinners in the evening but for lunch there are noodles & also set lunches with fish & minced pork dishes.

way to Shing Kee Noodles

way to Shing Kee Noodles

we had dimsum at taoheung pier 88 稻香超級漁港 in mong kok earlier so was not particularly hungry. still, not sure how far was shing kee noodles so might as well start walking. good thing about hong kong is that many buildings are connected by covered walkways. good when raining of course but even for the very hot sun. ^^ just like my adventure thrill (trail) to富记大排档 tai wai, i followed the google map. we walked over the overhead bridge linkway to lek yuen estate.

way to Shing Kee Noodles

way to Shing Kee Noodles

parknshop superstore was at the right of the entrance to the overhead bridge.

way to Shing Kee Noodles

way to Shing Kee Noodles

looking down from the covered walkway, i saw a block. we later walked further & asked around before finding the restaurant shing kee noodles at the basement of the block. 🙂

Shing Kee Noodles Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin

Shing Kee Noodles Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin

the place was quite chic really, like a cool cafe place in singapore like carpenters & cook, or like aeiou.

Shing Kee Noodles Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin

Shing Kee Noodles Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin

haha, it’s a mental switch, can’t really associate it with a beef brisket or hotpot restaurant. 🙂

Shing Kee Noodles Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin

Shing Kee Noodles Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin

unfortunately for us, there were 4 rice sets with different fish including a veg & soup for HK$37, but all were sold out (it was about 2pm). we were not planning to have beef brisket noodles & the other rice sets were all steamed minced pork蒸肉饼 so we decided to bail out.

tuk hing porridge & noodles

tak hing congee & noodles

we returned to tak hing 德兴粥面店, which we past on the way to shing kee noodles.

chicken innards porride 鸡杂粥

chicken innards congee 鸡杂粥

the braises including braised goose were only served in the evening from 5pm.

chicken innards porride 鸡杂粥

chicken innards congee 鸡杂粥

we had to settle for the congee. i had the chicken innards congee 鸡杂粥. it was so good! congee was very sweet & great. & the chicken innards were great too.

chicken innards porride 鸡杂粥

chicken innards congee 鸡杂粥

sis had a 艇仔粥. did not take photo, but it was very good too. & both were HK$24!^^

一田 yata supermart

一田 yata supermart

after 德兴粥面店, we walked back to newtown plaza adjacent to royal park hotel.

dried oysters HK$168:斤 (600g)= S$50:kg

dried oysters HK$168:斤 (600g)= S$50:kg

we walked round 一田 yata supermart. there was a promo – dried oysters HK$168:斤 (600g)= S$50/kg. the promo price was same as those i saw at the provision shop on the way to shing kee noodle.

turbot HK$118 at supermarket

turbot HK$118 at supermarket

also saw a raw turbot for HK$118 at supermarket. we had a steamed turbot last evening from 富记大排档tai wai for just HK$98! ^^ this hong kong trip was immensely enjoyable & successful as we got to see cheung chau island (including the very beautiful shorelines from the mini great wall) and lamma island, and the 10,000 buddha monastery.we had 4 dimsum lunches, and lots of exciting daipaidong food at newfound places. & it didn’t rain. about the only negative point was the scorching sun.

c.h.e.f andy

OK but Expensive Seafood @ Rainbow Restaurant Lamma Island on 27Sep2013

油局蟹 - oil or butter baked roe crabs

油局蟹 – oil or butter baked roe crabs

was with a few friends in hong kong over the weekend 27-30.9.2013, mostly just hiking & makan & some shopping. 🙂

a friend booked rainbow restaurant at lamma island which i had also wanted to try. the restaurant offered a private ferry pick-up at central pier no. 9 & also tsimshatsui star ferry pier where we boarded (usually at the private pier no. 5 this time at no. 6). it was quite a fast boat & good fun 30mins ride sitting on the deck level feeling the night breeze & looking at the string of pearl-like lit coastlines & beautiful night skylines of central & repulse bay. 🙂

we were debating how 南丫岛 get to become Lamma Island but soon realised that 南is lam & 丫is ah in cantonese so its like lamah or Lamma Island. 🙂

rainbow seafood restaurant @南丫岛 lamma island hong kong

rainbow seafood restaurant @南丫岛 lamma island hong kong

rainbow seafood restaurant @南丫岛 lamma island hong kong

rainbow seafood restaurant @南丫岛 lamma island hong kong

small lobster at HK$28/tael about S$125/kg kind of ex

small lobster at HK$28/tael about S$125/kg kind of ex

geoduck (pronounced gui-duck) & razor clams

geoduck (pronounced gui-duck) & razor clams

rainbow restaurant occupied the shop lots left & right of sok kwu wan pier. we went to the one on the right (view from pier).

pickled jelly fish & cucumbers

pickled jelly fish & cucumbers

seaweed egg littleneck clams soup

seaweed egg littleneck clams soup

steamed sea prawns

steamed sea prawns

2 large mantis prawns in salt & pepper 椒盐濑尿虾

2 large mantis prawns in salt & pepper 椒盐濑尿虾

we were served (and charged) a pickled jelly fish & cucumber plate, which was good. the seaweed egg littleneck clams (la la) soup was quite good though 1 friend said it was not as good as before. the steamed sea prawns was excellent, really sweet & fresh. the mantis prawns (2 large ones) in salt & pepper 椒盐濑尿虾 was good too. most friends liked this, some felt a bit salty. i was ok with it – meat was sweet stuck a little to shell. the last one i had at chung cuisine at times square was much better though, and the ones we had at Keong Kee the next day was small but also good & a lot cheaper. 🙂

the 油局蟹 (oil or butter baked roe crabs) at the top photo. we had wanted 黄油蟹 yellow roe crab famous in hk & south china. there weren’t any & the stall recommended this which was a poor substitute roe-wise, the crab meat though was very sweet & compact – i liked it but price was ex.

spicy fried razor clams 聖子

spicy fried razor clams 聖子

garlic steamed venus clams with tanhoon 蒜茸贵妃蚌

garlic steamed venus clams with tanhoon 蒜茸贵妃蚌

garlic fried kailan

garlic  fried kailan

we had wanted the larger razor clams 蒜茸蒸garlic steamed. unusually, the seller was more insistent than us that it was better fried & we should have the venus clams garlic steamed instead, so we picked the smaller ones, feeling that it was a waste for the large clams. i quite liked this dish, though would have preferred large ones garlic steamed. it was still better than the garlic steamed razor clams at Keong Kee the next day though this was a lot more ex. so far in HK, we had not had the same excellent razor clams that we had commonly in any singapore seafood restaurants, probably because we didn’t know where to go to have them. btw, i also did a good steamed razor clam in garlic oil myself.

i not much into the garlic steamed venus clams with tanhoon 蒜茸贵妃蚌. it was quite good but never a favourite with me, should have insisted on large bamboo clams. 🙂 a friend loved the garlic fried kailan (just like me, i like all vege in hk). 🙂

very sweet pineapples & melons

very sweet pineapples & melons

ginger syrup tau huay

ginger syrup tau huay

the fruits, particularly the pineapples, were very sweet. a friend went over to the neighbour stall to get ginger syrup tau huay. it was very good & smooth. 🙂

the dinner came to about HK$2300 for 7pax = HK$330. i felt it was rather ex for the food we ordered in a hk seafood restaurant. another friend said he had much better at lei yue mun 鲤鱼门. anyway it was a very pleasant, relaxed & enjoyable evening, night breeze in the hair, string of pearl-like litted coastlines & beautiful night skylines, great company & food. i will definitely come back but, as with any restaurants, will need to pick the right dishes. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy