Saturday, November 26, 2011

Good Deal for Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila

Address: Ortigas Avenue Corner Asian Development Bank Avenue, Quezon City 1100 
Telephone: (632) 633.7222

This post is long overdue. We actually stayed here in Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila last July 2011. We normally do not stay in hotels which are in the same city of our residence but when we saw Deal Grocer's offer for a night's stay at Crowne Plaza with buffet breakfast for 2 for only PHP3500, my hubby grabbed it. And it was a really good deal!

Maxim's: One of My All Time Favorites for Hong Kong Cuisine

Maxim's Chinese Restaurant in Hong Kong International Airport

Departures Check-in Hall Mezzanine
Non-restricted Area
Operating Hours: 06:30 - 23:30
Telephone: 2186 6068

It was finally time to bid farewell to Hong Kong. We arrived at the airport way too early and decided to have lunch after checking in. We originally planned to just eat a sandwich but then my dad saw the Maxim's on the 2nd floor of the airport (Tip: Before entering immigration area) and it was perfect because we weren't able to eat at Maxim's in Hong Kong this time around. I was not even aware that the HK airport had a fine dining Maxim's Chinese Restaurant but I'm so glad we stumbled upon it because it's one of my all time favorites.

A Sushi and Sashimi Feast Thanks to Sogo Supermarket Hong Kong

After a whole day of shopping and walking, our legs started to buckle and so we caved in and decided to buy sushi and sashimi from Sogo Supermarket in Causeway Bay and go back to the hotel. Even if it was just takeout from the grocery, I must praise Sogo for their food presentation and the freshness of the fish. It's actually even better than some Japanese restaurants back in the Philippines. And after going overboard, we spent a little more than we bargained for (around HKD$600!). I guess not a little but more like majorly carried away! But it was still worth it because we gave our aching feet a break and we ate really good food in the comforts of our room. =)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

MORTON'S The Steakhouse Hong Kong: A Wonderful Dining Experience BUT at a Hefty Price

 Address:    Sheraton Hotel, Fourth Level, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui Area) 
Telephone:  852 2732 2343 


Morton's The Steakhouse is a very well known restaurant that specializes, of course, in steak and has opened branches worldwide. It originally started in Chicago and has found its way all across the seas. When my dad learned that there was a Morton's in Hong Kong, we immediately made a reservation online. 

Fantastic view of the Hong Kong Harbor. According to our server, you will have an excellent view of Hong Kong's "A Symphony of Lights" and one of the best seats to witness Hong Kong's famed and spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks show.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sweet Dynasty Hong Kong: A SWEET Treat for Foodies

The Sweet Dynasty 糖朝
Address: Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 尖沙咀廣東道100號
Telephone: 21997788 / 21997799

Sweet Dynasty has come a looooooong way since my first visit there. It used to be extremely small but has grown into a very big restaurant (2 floors) and has even opened branches in other countries. And despite the expansion, it's still jam packed during the peak hours. It's centrally located in one of Hong Kong's busiest areas, Tsim Sha Tsui and just a few minutes away from the famous Harbor City. Many have come to know that Sweet Dynasty offers some of the best Chinese dessert, but it also serves a good variety of dim sum, congee, noodles, and other Cantonese dishes. I always make it a point to visit Sweet Dynasty when I travel to Hong Kong because of the total package: yummy dim sum, lots of Cantonese dishes, the sweet desserts, and the ambiance.

Front of the restaurant located along Hong Kong's famous Canton Rd.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Great Location at The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers Hong Kong

We stayed at Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers this time around. It's located in the very bustling and vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui, which is in Kowloon side. We always choose this area because it's closer to everything. Harbor City, Silvercord, DFS, Nathan Road, and Canton Road are accessible by foot from the hotel. Mongkok is only 2 or 3 stops away on the MTR. It's also closer to the airport as opposed to Hong Kong side. And the free Airport Express shuttle-bus service  stops at this hotel (Take K2, it's the last stop).

Entrance of hotel on Canton Road.