Vacation Vlog – Hong Kong & Macau 2017

In this post, I will be showcasing a more detailed description about the places we went to during our short (2.5 days) stay in Hong Kong and Macau before heading to Japan.

Kwai Chung Plaza (葵涌廣場) – aka the mall with an all silver interior

Located right above the Kwai Fong MTR (HK’s subway line) station, this mall is a heaven for “street food”. By definition, street food is food sold by vendors on the road side, but I will loosely categorize this mall in that group as well. On the upper levels of this mall, you will find a countless number of small shops that sell street food and drinks – don’t expect a place to sit in the shops though as they are all storefront stalls. The kinds of food sold here range from the Hong Kong classics like curry fish balls and siu mai to food you will only expect from a restaurant like Japanese hand rolls. Trust me, one trip here is not enough to try everything.

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K11 Hong Kong Art Mall

To get here by MTR, get off at Tsim Sha Tsui station and follow signs to K11, it is very hard to miss as there is an entrance from the station to the first floor of the mall. The first floor of this mall houses an amazing shop called D-Mop Zone that stocks some of my favourite brands like Rick Owens, Marcelo Burlon, and Faith Connexion. If you are a fan of art, be sure to check this mall out because it is filled with lots of beautiful permanent and temporary art pieces, perfect for a photo-op.

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Galaxy Macau (澳門銀河綜合渡假城)

Macau is known as the Las Vegas of Asia, a place famous for its beautiful casino resorts and rich Portuguese culture. Although Galaxy Macau is neither the newest nor most luxurious casino resort, it is still one of the biggest and most expensive. As soon as you get off the ferry and out of immigration, the free Galaxy Macau shuttle bus is ready to take you directly to its entrance. Our experience there was wonderful as the staff was extremely friendly and spoke fluent English (if you do not speak Cantonese). Their facilities include an gigantic casino (~2000 game tables and game machines), six swimming pools (including a wave pool and lazy river), a luxury shopping mall (containing retail stores for Saint Laurent Paris, Maison Margiela, Gucci, LV, etc.) and many fancy restaurants and bars. If you wish to explore the city, they also offer free shuttle busses to Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, AKA San Ma Lo (新馬路), which is located at the heart of Macau Peninsula.

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That Famous Tiffany-Blue Cafe (青洲灶記咖啡) – It actually doesn’t have an English name

Not only is Macau famous for their casino resorts, they are also famous for their pork chop buns. We searched around the area and found one that has pretty good reviews, plus they have a beautiful Tiffany-blue coloured exterior. Honestly, their pork chop bun was as good as any other place in Macau that sells it – it literally is a seasoned pork chop between two buns, which is kind of hard to mess up. The star of this restaurant is definitely their condensed milk French toast, which are chunks of thick-cut toast dipped in egg and deep friend, served with a generous topping of condensed milk.

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