Following our lunch at Tin Hau, bro-in-law made a dinner appointment with his aunt who lives in Causeway Bay, a station away from Tin Hau. Hence, it would be more economical to spend the rest of the afternoon hanging around that area as it would be costly to go back to our hotel in Kowloon and then to come back again to Hong Kong island for dinner (The fare is expensive when we have to cross the sea to get to the other side of the island). Having stayed in one of the hotels in Causeway Bay before, I am totally in love with this place which is one of the best place to shop in Hong Kong, and ohh..not forgetting many good food to offer too! The other thing that I am amazed with Causeway Bay is the crowd. A place that perfectly matches the famous Chinese proverb "People Mountain People Sea" (人山人海) which literally means a big crowd of people filling up the mountain and the sea. I am totally fascinated observing the crowd crossing into each other's path whenever the traffic light for pedestrian turns green. It reminded me of marathon. Only that this marathon is going at all directions; left, right, front and back! I took a few photos of the crowd to share it with you here:
Three more hours to go before dinner and we were already aching from the continuous walk since morning. We decided to find a place to rest; a place where we could order drinks and sit comfortably for an hour. Normal dessert shops were out of question as it is usually crowded, cramped and with a long queue outside. We definitely do not want unwelcome stares for hogging their seats. Coffee joints too were packed with shoppers as tired as we were. Suddenly I thought of World Trade Centre, a place I used to love cos their Esprit outlet was HUGE back then. Leading the entourage, I brought my family there as the place is much more spacious and less crowded as well. We ended up at Honeymoon Dessert located on the fourth floor.
We were not hungry nor thirsty as we just needed a place to rest our feet. So I shared a bowl of Grass Jelly in Watermelon Juice. The bowl was frothy and I was quite turned off with the presentation. It wasn't too bad once I put it into my mouth especially the chewy grass jelly cubes. Cool and refreshing
My dad's reaction towards Ginkgo is identical to Hubby's reaction towards beef noodle; A MUST ORDER! Bro-in-law ordered the same too...a bowl of Fu Chuk Bak Gor Tong Sui (Ginkgo with Soya Bean Sheet) served warm. The soya bean sheets were boiled till fully dissolved, hence it tasted like soya bean drink. Very fragrant and smooth, I liked it as well.
Meanwhile, sis ordered a serving of Mango Pancake. She took a bite and passed the rest to me to finish off while she kept saying how good it was. Now it got me wonder..(a) if the pancake really that good and want me to have the rest cos she loves me a lot? or (b) the pancake was not nice at all and so shoved it all to me? or (c) she was just too full to have another bite? Whatever the reason I know the answer is either (a) or (c). To be honest, I have not tested many mango pancakes before as I am not a fan of fresh cream. To rate this one, I find the skin was thin and soft which is good, while the big chunk of mango was sweet and fiberless. Hubby took a bite and gave an approval nod...so I shall conclude, it was good!!
Honeymoon Dessert have dozens of branches all over Hong Kong and yes, they are as popular as Hui Lau Shan. I am not sure the location of all the outlets but if you happened to be around Causeway Bay looking for dessert and most importantly, a place to rest...then this is the place to be!
Address: Shop P421-423 Podium 4 World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road,Causeway Bay
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