Guide to 8 Michelin-Starred Street Food in Hong Kong!

by 9:14:00 PM


What's in your mind when you hear about Hong Kong? For me, I instantly think about a hustle and bustle city with a lot of great food and culture. If we are talking about food, I bet most of you have heard about the Michelin starred restaurant, as that means that the restaurant serves great food and it's totally worth to visit. Thus, I make the mini-guide for you who want to try the Michelin starred street food in Hong Kong. (because what's better than cheap and delicious food?)


I know that it is not related, but did you know that McDonalds Hong Kong had those sweet potato flavored ice cream? It's not my cup of tea as I don't really like the idea of sweet potato flavored ice cream, but the color was pretty and it's definitely an instagram material! (lol!)

Let's get started with the guide, shall we?

1. Kung Wo Tofu (公和荳品廠)
Fried Tofu and Fish Cakes

Kung Wo Tofu is basically a humble restaurant that sells various tofu-based food such as fried tofu, tofu pudding, soy milk, etc. I tried their fried tofu combo which comes with super good fried fish cakes and I love the texture of their fried tofu, perfectly crispy on the outside and soft in inside.

How Much?
HKD 10-20 per person

Where to Find?
118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po

Soy Milk
Fried Tofu

2. Mammy Pancake (媽咪雞蛋仔)


Egg Waffle is a popular Hong Kong street food snack and apparently this one serves one of the best egg waffle in town. I tried the green tea with red bean one and it tasted pretty decent with good texture. I did comeback here again during my trip to try the cheese puff one and I prefer the cheese puff rather than the green tea due to its perfect crispness. Oh and prepare to queue as the place was always crowded with people.

How Much?
HKD 20-30

Where to Find?
8-12 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

3. Kee Tsui (奇趣餅家)
Kee Tsui Cookies

Kee Tsui is a bakery that sells various kind of cookies, bread and it's located at the famous "Fa Yuen Street / Sneaker Street". I tried one of their creation which looks like cookies and I have to say that this one was one of the best cookies that I've ever tried so far, it had crispy texture and a tad bit of sweetness, not to mention that the size was super huge!

How Much?
HKD 5-10

Where to Find?
135 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok

4. Three Potatoes (叁薯)
Shredded Hash Brown with Sour Cream

Three Potatoes is a humble stall that sells various potato-based snack. I honestly had so much expectation on the shredded hash brown with sour cream but this turned out to be just okay. It's a little bit bland for me and I bet it will taste better with cheese sauce. Oh but the baked potato with cheese tasted pretty delicious!

How Much?
HKD 35-40

Where to Find?
Shop 5, 6/F, 30-32A Nullah Road, Mong Kok


5.  Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle (十八座 狗仔粉)
Noodle

Honestly, I kind of forget the name of the dish, but I did try the 3 best seller food here. (according to the auntie) All of them tasted pretty delicious with springy noodle and flavorful broth, but it didn't impress me that much..

How Much?
HKD 30

Where to Find?
27A Ning Po Street, Jordan 佐敦寧波街27A號G/F

6. Hop Yik Tai (合益泰小食)

Hop Yik Tai sells the so-called cheung fun which is basically a slippery rice roll served with sweet sauce and peanut sauce. It tasted pretty decent and I do prefer the peanut sauce rather than sweet one!

How Much?
HKD 10

Where to Find?
121 Kweilin St, Sham Shui Po

7.  Kwan Kee Store (坤記糕品)
Fried Red Bean Balls

Kwan Kee Store sells various Chinese pastries and cake, I tried the fried red bean balls and it tasted freaking good although it was oily. Oh, I'm craving for these like seriously!

How Much?
HKD 10

Where to Find?
115-117 Fuk Wa Street, Sham Shui Po

8. Fat Boy (第三代肥仔)
Octopus

Fat Boy sells various kind of skewered innards and octopus, I honestly didn't try this one because I'm not a big fan of innards and octopus. But according to my friend, this one tasted pretty okay and the mustard has a super strong flavor.

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Oh, and I would like to share another one although it's not Michellin-starred, but honestly who cares about the award when they serve super delicious gooey cheese noodles with pork cheek? (yes, pork cheek!). The restaurant name is Sun Kee Cheese Noodle and it's located at Champagne Court, Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Imagine having a bowl of warm cheesy noodle with grilled pork cheek on top of it, this one was seriously a bomb and I don't mind having this as my daily meal. (I'm serious!) It costs around HKD 60 per bowl and it's definitely worth it!



I think that's all that I could share about some of my culinary journey during my last trip to Hong Kong. I have to admit that the city might seem a little bit stressful because the crowd especially on weekend, but that doesn't matter when you can have good food, right? April has been a busy month for me because I traveled to a lot of place and I definitely had a great time despite the tiredness! :)

Last but not least, if you have any queries, don't hesitate to drop me a message and I'll be happy to help! :)

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Collage (Pullman Hotel Central Park, Jakarta)

by 10:49:00 AM


Collage is an all-day dining restaurant at Pullman Hotel Central Park, Jakarta. It is the only restaurant at Pullman Hotel, so you can expect to find various cuisine such as Indian, Indonesian, Western, Chinese and Japanese cuisine in Collage. The restaurant itself opens all-day long, but there are certain time for buffet such as "Brunch Time" every weekend from 11.30 - 15.00.






The restaurant itself is quite spacious and big as they could accommodate up to 170 people in total. I do recommend you to make reservation before you come here because believe me, it's really packed especially on weekend. They will have different theme for brunch every month and the theme for this month is "Indonesian Food Fest" and "Easter Brunch" (for 15-16 April). For only IDR 428k++, you can get the pleasant brunch experience at Collage.

Let's get started with their food!




I tried most of the food there, but I personally love the meat section as they were serving various premium meat such as wagyu and pork (non-halal). The wagyu was indescribably delicious with perfect tenderness and I love the crispiness of the pork skin glazed with honey. It's best to eat with the sauteed baby potatoes and vegetables!

Wagyu and Pork

On the Indonesian food section, there were various selection of traditional food but my eye was drawn to those appetizing satay. There are two selection of satay which are the lamb satay and chicken satay. Oh, and you can add the peanut sauce by yourself, so you can adjust it according to your liking!

Satay
On the dessert section, as I came during the Easter Brunch period, there were various cute bunny-shaped dessert and I bet kids will definitely love this one. I didn't expect much, but seriously the bunny-shaped cookies tasted super delicious and I love the fact that it's not overly sweet. Oh, and I have to recommend you the Strawberry Pudding, it's freaking delicious with mild taste of strawberry and mild level of sweetness. 

Easter Dessert

I also tried the Zuppa Soup and I found it tasted pleasantly delicious with crispy and flaky outer layer which was perfect!

Zuppa Soup
Food

The sushi and seafood tasted pretty decent and I could tell that the ingredients were fresh although there were not many selections of sushi available during that day.

Food

Overall, I had a wonderful Easter Brunch at Collage restaurant, the food itself tasted wonderful, the service was great and the place was nice. I could see the reason on why the restaurant was very packed during my visit because it's definitely worth it to had brunch here. I wish best of luck for Collage and thanks for having me!

Collage
Hotel Pullman Jakarta Central Park, Jl. Letjen S. Parman, Tanjung Duren, Jakarta
021 29207777

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun : 06.00 - 23.00

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Gudetama Chef (Taipei, Taiwan)

by 9:15:00 PM


(Raise your hand if you love these uber cute lazy egg, Gudetama!)

Some of you might have noticed that I just came back from my last trip to Hongkong and Taiwan.(as I post a lot of photos on my instagram!) It was my longest trip that I've ever had so far and I'm happy and exhausted at the same time. I managed to visit one of the hottest Sanrio character themed-cafe in Taipei, the infamous Gudetama Chef cafe!

Curious about my dining experience here? Let's get it started!

Exterior
Exterior
Decoration

I am a big fan of egg and I love the quote "No Egg No Life", who's with me? ;)

Decoration
Decoration
Decoration

Look at those super cute lazy egg decoration, you'll literally spot him everywhere inside the restaurant. (literally everywhere including the toilet) I've heard from a lot of people that themed-cafe food are usually overpriced and tasted so-so but I've to tell you that the food at Gudetama Chef was super delicious!

Interior
Interior
Toilet Sign

The restaurant itself is not really big, but definitely eye-satisfying with those pretty decoration and I do recommend you to make reservation before you came here. (you can make online reservation with guarantee payment NTD 200/person) and keep in mind that you will only have 90 minutes time for dining it with those lazy egg.

Let's get started with their food!

(Since all of the menu is written in Chinese, I tried to create the English version of it)

Gudetama Risotto with Grilled Salmon (NTD 320 / IDR 140k)
Gudetama Risotto with Grilled Salmon

Ten points for the plating although mine came with a little bit flaw on the rice. This one tasted surprisingly delicious and I freaking love the grilled salmon, it tasted clean and not overwhelmingly dominant. The rice itself tasted pretty good and fragrant and it kinda remind me of the Indonesian food called "Nasi Kuning" (in a good way of course!)

Gudetama Egg Waffle (NTD 160 / IDR 70k)
Gudetama Egg Waffle

This one is basically an Gudetama-shaped egg waffle, it tasted pretty decent although I found that the waffle was a little bit heavy and plain and it would be better if they serve this one with sauce or jam. :(

Gudetama Corn Soup (NTD 120 / IDR 52k)
Gudetama Corn Soup

This one might look unflattering but I have to tell you that their corn soup was super duper good and I never expected it to be that good. The soup had a nice balance and it was creamy but not too creamy. Everything was just good and well-balanced, Bravo!

Gudetama

Gudetama Slushie (NTD 220 / IDR 97k)

I swear I saw that almost everyone inside the restaurant was buying this one, the reason is because you can take the bottle as souvenir with you! The slushie itself tasted pretty okay although it would be better if the taste was bolder.

Overall, I enjoyed my visit to Gudetama Chef, the food tasted delicious, the service was nice and the place was cute. To be honest, I didn't expect much from themed-cafe food and this one was beyond my expectation. I do recommend you to try this restaurant if you happen to visit Taiwan and you love Gudetama!

I'll be making food guide in Hong Kong and Taiwan sometimes soon, so stay tune!

Gudetama Chef
No. 12, Lane 236, Section 1, Dunhua S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City
+886 2 2752 9520

Opening Hours:
Monday : Closed
Tuesday - Sunday : 11.00 - 22.00

*Currency rate 1 NTD = IDR 440

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