|On the bus to the hotel from the airport|
|Clock tower in Tsim Sha Tsui|
|Night view of Victoria Harbor from The Peak|
|Light show on Victoria Harbor|
|Longest cable car in Asia|
The next day we headed to Big Buddha. If you don't want to do a very, very long hike or a very, very long bus ride, your only alternative is a cable car. Yes, another cable car..... It is indeed very, very long (probably like a 20 minute ride!) but the experience was better than at the Peak. I'd also argue that the view is equally gorgeous.
Being in the cable car you realize how large Hong Kong actually is....and how much is uninhabitable. I'm so surprised that so much of it looks virtually untouched.
|The airport from the cable car|
And of course, the highlight of any Hong Kong trip is the awesome food! Except we were very unlucky and actually had many awful meals. Even the much raved about Michelin star rated Tim Ho Wan was a big disappointment. Here are two that I actually liked. Yup, only two dishes out of four restaurant hopping meals made the cut. The disappointment :(
|Yat Lok Restaurant|
Previously mentioned in the 2011 Michelin guide, this place is famous for its roasted goose. We got lucky and arrived before the rush. I ordered the roasted goose with noodles ($48HKD). The goose meat is not as fatty as duck. It doesn't really have a unique taste. Not to say that it was tasteless though; just doesn't have a distinctive flavor like beef or chicken. Very simple, honest food.
My Asian comfort food is wonton noodle soup, and this gave me the warm fuzzies after I finished. The price was amazing too. Only cost $39 HKD for this bowl, which is more food than it looks. I think the best wonton noodle soup I've ever had was in San Francisco's Chinatown, but this place had whole pieces of shrimp wrapped in each wonton.
Next time I visit Hong Kong it's going to be a foodie tour. I must eat mind blowing dim sum, lemon tea, and egg noodles.