We’re leaving Singapore tomorrow morning! I can’t believe our vacation is over! It’s kind of sad but we’re also ready to come back home. So we’re not completely sad I’ll do a recap of both HK and Singapore in a different post, but here is a little bit of what we did on our last day in HK…
On our last day in HK we crossed the river and left Hong Kong island to check out Kowloon. It was only 1 stop on the metro but there was a world of difference between the 2 islands! Immediately upon stepping off the metro, we were attacked by touts trying to sell us fake watches, purses and get us to order tailored suits. It was extremely annoying so we quickly got off the main road and instead enjoyed the “real city” off the beaten path.
Oh, I started the morning with one of my yogurt parfaits (bought plain yogurt in the supermarket, an apple on the street, and added a bunch of stuff I brought from home). The plain yogurt here has sugar in it. Weird.
We checked out the museum of Hong Kong history. It was free that day (all museums are free on Wednesdays there) so we took a few hours looking around and got out. It was the perfect amount of time because we didn’t just walk around aimlessly “just to get our money’s worth”. Here I am in a staged tea shop in the museum… it really looks like the real thing here!
Here is Adam in an old tram. His head is hitting the ceiling!!
And then we got hungry and found this beautiful food court in one of the malls…
After much considerations I ordered the rice noodles with sour and spicy sauce. The name sounded a little boring, but this dish was anything but. It was amazing and super spicy. After just licking my chopsticks, my eyes started watering and I send Adam to buy us some waters! We split this big bowl. I don’t think I’ve ever had a noodle soup like this before and I’ll definitely be on the lookout for them in the US. This was spectacular!!
And for dessert (of course I got dessert!) we went to Bread Talk and I got this little bun. It tasted like a dinner roll with chocolate paste inside and chocolate ganache on top. Very yummy and definitely not too sweet but the perfect amount of chocolate.
Some pics around Kowloon…
Finally this looks like China!
We stopped by the beautiful W Hong Kong hotel and got some drinks. The pictures of the decor didn’t come out We were starving so this bowl of cashews got destroyed in seconds (mostly by me )
I ordered the beachbomber: rum, lime, peach and pineapple splashed with a hint of mint. Best drink so far… yum!
And finally the highlight of the night (Adam says it was the highlight of the vacation for him!) – our dinner at the Temple Street night market. It’s funny how much we love super fancy dinners and then really enjoy dinners like this one. Here is most of the dinner, in pictures. We had a table on the sidewalk of the market, were surrounded by people of all ranks and races… and everyone had a blast! The food was secondary, although it was still pretty good.
We took the star ferry back to Hong Kong island, just for the views. It was the perfect way to end a wonderful day.
All right, I hope you enjoyed this post. The lights are off here. My husband is already asleep. I am NOT looking forward to another 30 hours of traveling back home tomorrow, but I guess it’s time. See you back in Boston (more vacation recaps to come)…