Long time readers of youusedtobealright will remember that a couple of years ago, I screwed up a trip to Cambodia to meet my friend Brian Hopkins and only ended up seeing him for breakfast in Siem Reap. (post here)
So when he emailed me that he was going to Hong Kong, I decided to fly down and meet him and hang out in HK for yet another weekend.
First, I ran into my friend Suda on the street on my way to eat scrambled eggs for breakfast. Since I didn’t really have the time to go to Australia Dairy Company, we settled for almost-as-good Hokkaido Dairy Milk Farm.
Headed over for lunch at Joy Hing in Wanchai
Taking the tram for the first time – it’s Brian Hopkins! (and his boss Austin)
HK awesome friend Abbie and I introduced Brian and Austin the wonders of Din Tai Fung, then took them to SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong for their first tastes of Chinese cuisine in Hong Kong and then the party – so the next morning only Brian made it out for the Michelin starred Tim Ho Wan.
Located down in the depths of Central’s IFC, Tim Ho Wan is now super famous, but still quite reasonably priced. The fame has now made it a mandatory half hour wait, but honestly, I didn’t think it was that bad.
I ordered a dim sum sampler, since Brian said he was hungry, I went all in. Tim Ho Wan’s menu is very limited compared to more extensive places – but the actual food was excellent.
This right here is best in show. Pineapple Roast Pork Buns. I could’ve eaten another 10 of these.
Then I took Brian to do some touristy stuff.
In the afternoon I met up with my friends Stephany and Adriel in the new (to me) neighborhood of Tai Hang in Tin Hau. In what used to be a neighborhood full of car repair and after market stores, a few coffee shops and nice restaurants have popped up. It’s just about the right level of gentrification with old businesses like Hong Kee Congee and new places like Lab Made Ice Cream sitting across the street from each other.