Shopping or drinnks
And that was it! After asking Hong Kongers where the best places to eat were, and doing a bunch of online research, we managed to narrow it all down to the top-most ones we wanted to check out (posts on that later). And then we matched up the restaurants with the various shopping areas so that we knew it’d all be close by. The main shopping areas we went to were:
1) Central streets (Wellington St, Queens St, etc) around Central train station. Lots of fun poking around at the street-side stalls and getting yelled at by crabby rude ‘ol Hong Kong women 😉
2) Pedder Street / Landmark Mall has all the high-end brands, to feast your eyes (or wallet) on.
3) Pacific Place mall is just to the east of Central. Massive mall with all the top-end brands to the fun brands.
4) IFC Mall near the ferry. It’s nice to wander around there before taking the ferry to Tsim Tsa Tsui.
5) Tsim Tsa Tsui area requires at least 1 full day. It boasts many HUGE mega malls and lots of small streets outside to wander around in. If I only had 1 day in Hong Kong (which I often do when I’m there on business), this is the area I hit because it covers ALL your shopping needs.
We walked and walked and walked until we were sore and exhausted at the end of each day. So tired that our legs hurt so much, arrrggghhh. At least it was all worth it, as the shopping was awesome as was the food 🙂
Wandering around the streets of Central, Hong Kong
At a gorgeous little French patisserie / dessert shop
Eating some famous egg custard tart – it was deeeelish and warm!
Us at a street stall, selling all sorts of weird and wonderful dried food products
At a popular roast meat cafe – all dodgy and no frills, but that all adds to the charm!
Our plate of suckling pig with crispy skin, BBQ duck and BBQ pork… mmmm….
There are so many of these little street vendors around. This one was PACKED!
We got an ice lemon tea and this pork chop bun. Fatty goodness…
After a whirlwind bout of shopping, it was time for a bit of rejuvenation.
AMAZING milkshakes (with ice cream!) and onion rings at Triple O’s
Having lunch/tea at the Mandarin Oriental.
Their fries with tomato sauce + mayonnaise = WIN!!!!!!!
The Temple Street night markets. Fun to poke around, but nothing interesting to purchase.
Lots of food stalls at Temple Street, with lots of Caucasian tourists 😉
The nightclubbing area in Central. Our hotel was right around the corner 😀