Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Din Tai Fung in Tsim Sha Tsui and HK Disneyland

Just because life is too short to just sleep on ze bffs birthday, we packed our bags and headed to an easy peasy Macau-HK weekend getaway with no itineraries in mind. 

Decided to book a hotel at Tsim Sha Tsui where merely taking a stroll and crossing the streets is an experience itself. Retail therapy at its finest!


Originally wanted to make a beeline for Tim Ho Wan in Nathan Road but was bitten by the lazy bug not to ride the mtr. Walked towards Silvercord instead. A 6-storey shopping center brimming with shops and restos. 


Saved our hunger pangs for Din Tai FungAwarded a Michelin star as well as ranked one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times for its famous signature xiao long baos (steamed pork dumplings)

A heart-warming bowl of steamed shrimp and pork wonton soup HKD$64 and egg fried rice served with moist and tender deep fried pork chop HKD$75. 

With a wide selection of delicately hand made dumplings and enticing dishes, discerning diners are destined to tuck into flavorful creations with delight in each and every bite. 

Our introduction to eggettes, a classic Hong Kong street food. Tastes best seconds after they’ve been handed to you warm by the vendor. Soft, sponge-cake like texture on the inside and a crisp shell on the outside. 

Directions from Tsim Sha Tsui to HK Disneyland
  • Take about a minute walk to TST MTR station thru Exit B1
  • Take the red Tsuen Wan Line train and get off at Lai King Station
  • Interchange trains to the Tung Chung Line and get off at Sunny bay Station
  • Interchange to the Disneyland Resort Line train that will bring you straight to Disneyland station Exit A.

Travel time is approx 35-40 mins @ HKD$ 21. Standard park ticket costs HKD$450 per adult. Should you wish to double the fun, 2-Day tickets are at HKD$585.

Hong Kong’s summer from late May to the mid-September is extremely hot and humid. The hottest is in July and August when the mean daytime temperature often exceeds 32 C

HK Disneyland on a Sunday equates to scorching hot long lines at the rides and shows. Think 40 mins -1 Hr waiting time for each ride. We decided to skip the rides and watch the stage shows instead.

We made a beeline for The Golden Mickeys at Fantasyland and Festival of the Lion King at Adventureland.

Highlight is The Flights of Fantasy parade. Town Square in front of Main Street Station is usually less crowded for enjoying the parade. 

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

Disney souvenirs are the cutest! Must buy are t-shirts for the folks back home. Shirt prices ranges from HKD$185 above. For the first time in forever... my love affair with Elsa, Anna and Olaf was rekindled. 

You can also find these exclusive Disney merchandise at the airport departure east hall. 

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