DAY 1 (CON’T)
Finished with my tea at iSquare. And since there are not really any interesting retail outlets, nor anything else photo-worthy (as it was wet and grey outside), decided to just instead cross the road right across to Chungking Mansions – the land of moneychangers, cheap backpacker hostels, indian curry restaurants, and of a famous HK movie – Chungking Express. Nah …… mainly spotted (while looking down Nathan Road from iSquare) that there was a large Sasa Store, as well as a Bonjour Store (another major cosmestics chain store like Sasa), and so decided to do some rackey-ing to see if there are any good buys. Found none (but being in air-con was a great respite) …. checked out rates at the money changers in the building for a while …. contemplated walking down to Peninsula Hotel (further downwards Nathan Road) to check out the mooncakes boutique, but changed my mind as the rain got heavier and heavier.
With the rain, taking the ferry across the harbour was also not an option, so went back in to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and took the MTR back to Sheung Wan to meet at 7pm as agreed. Then we headed over to Chee Kei @ Causeway Bay for Crab Porridge/Congee – highly recommended!
Note: Used a vintage chic filter from Vintique on the original.
2nd heavy meal in succession after my noodles, but perfect given the wet and rainy weather. It was a great eat at HKD70 as the porridge was smooth and flavorful, with a good portion of crab (1 whole crab) to be exact. Chee Kei is not as well covered in some food blogs, but they do have quite a few outlets (came across their Langham Place branch before in my previous trip) …… so do check them out if you happen in to be in Hong Kong.
After our satisfying meal, as the rain had stopped, we decided to get some takeaway desserts to eat in the comfort of SM’s apartment. Suggested buying takeaway from Lucky Desserts (which I went previous trip) …… And so, we began the walk 1 big round from Percival Street (where Chee Kei is) …… back to Hennessy Road where Sogo is ….. turning towards Island Beverley towards World Trade Centre – where Jaffe Road is.
Finally managed to locate it after a 10min walk. Turns out that they shifted. across the road from their old outlet – the current outlet spans 2-3 shop spaces, and is way more spacious than the one me & S went too. After which we took the mini-bus back to the apartment to chill and catch up. No pictures, however SM says the mango sago is really good. Glad that they still retain their standard 😛