My parents and I arrived in Tin Shui Wai to stay with my aunt and uncle at around 6pm.
Once we’d put our luggage away and freshened up a little, we headed to the local mall for some cart noodles.
I opted for the flat noodles with curried fishballs, Chinese mushrooms and tripe – SO GOOD!
We also had a hotpot in the evening but I wasn’t too hungry so went to bed at around 10pm.
COOL STORY BRO, TELL IT AGAIN.
Today was exactly one year since my nan passed away so we went to visit the cemetery to pay our respects to her and granddad. We had some dim sum in Kwun Tong (no photos as it wasn’t great), did a bit of shopping in Mong Kok (I bought a vintage top from my favourite shop and some new fave earrings from Monki) and my family and I grabbed dinner in Sham Shui Po (again, unspectacular so no pics, I’m afraid!)
We visited my gran and grandad’s cemetery in Tuen Mun in the morning and in the evening I was finally reunited with my favourite people for a Japanese buffet at Kichi Jyu in Mong Kok, where I devoured a ton of sweet shrimp sashimi!
After dinner, we grabbed drinks at Bound by Hillywood which I’d wanted to visit for ages!
Bottom pic: if you know, you know 😉
Sorry, none of us are single.
I know, I’m as shocked as you are.
Love the lighting in there!
I’ve missed these high rises.
At 12pm, I visited my cousin for a haircut and dye as he’s the best!
Afterwards, I met Kanna for lunch at my beloved Tam Ji in TST.
That spicy fungus is so damn good!
After lunch, we went for a walk around Kowloon Park where Kanna helped me take a few snaps with excellent art direction and the patience of a saint.
THANK YOU, KANNA! <3
We wanted to catch the sunset down at Victoria Harbour which will always be one of my favourite views.
My parents and I had lunch in Tin Shui Wai – I had the beef brisket noodles and we shared the veg.
We then got ready for Cherry (my cousin) and John’s wedding, which was the main reason that we came back to Hong Kong.
Blue skies are my favourite.
I’ve never been to a British wedding before but I know that they’re very different to those in Hong Kong.
Here, guests have to sign as they enter and have their names ticked off a list so that we know that they’ve arrived and have handed over a red packet of money (I guess instead of a gift).
The welcoming committee.
Look how cute my parents look in their matching colours!
My aunt’s dress was magical!
Cherry and John live in Melbourne so they already got married there a few weeks ago but held a Hong Kong banquet to celebrate with their family here.
Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness! <3
A delicious lunch of noodles and roast pork and goose.
My parents and I visited the Hong Kong Wetland Park as it was close to where we were staying but unfortunately quite a few parts of it were closed due to the typhoon from last month.
Nevertheless, it was still a nice place to go for a walk.
Later, we headed into Causeway Bay and I treated my parents to my favourite Japanese cheese tart from Hanjuku Kobo and they loved it too!
Considering getting another one…
We then took the tram over to Shau Kei Wan on the other side of the island, wandered around the area and grabbed some Korean food for dinner before heading home.
As Cherry and John had left to go on their honeymoon in Fiji, I returned to my Aunt Agnes’ place in Kowloon Tong to stay in the room that I used to live in when I was last in Hong Kong.
It’s a much more central location so is ideal for meeting friends.
That night, I joined the girls for a Thai hotpot at Thai Bin Lo in Mong Kok!
I took my parents for lunch at one of my favourite Thai restaurants in Mong Kok, which we all thoroughly enjoyed!
We also passed Goldfish Street.
At TST, my parents found a free book fayre so obviously they stocked up.
I’ll never get bored of this view.
We took the ferry over to Central and walked around Hong Kong Park but the walk-through aviary was closed due to the typhoon, so we headed over to the Hong Kong Botanical and Zoological Gardens up the road instead.
My parents love a picture in front of a sign so that they know where they’ve been.
I’m not a huge fan of this ‘zoo’ as I hate seeing animals trapped in tiny cages but my dad enjoyed himself, especially when he saw a hyperactive monkey:
Dad: I think he’s got a PhD.
Me: Do you mean ADHD?
Dad: Oh yeah! *hysterical laughter*
Of course I didn’t forget the fact that it was October 3rd and a Wednesday 😉
I arrived in Sai Ying Pun for a catch up dinner with Joee but arrived half an hour early so explored the area a little and took a few snaps.
Love the lighting at market stalls.
We grabbed dinner at Soo Viet and we both had the Raw Beef Pho which we’d both thoroughly recommend.
Joee even said that it was the best pho that she’d had in Hong Kong so go check it out!
Part 2 of my Hong Kong adventures coming very soon!