Sunday, November 15, 2009

Chinese Wedding Cakes 中式嫁女餅


In Chinese tradition, male has to give cakes to female has part of their engagement gifts. Female in turn distribute the cakes to her friends and relatives together with an invitation card to the wedding banquet. Hence treating friends and relatives with cakes is an official announcement of a female's wedding. So if someone ask a female 'when are you treating me cakes' implies 'when are you getting married?'

Chinese Wedding Cakes

Recently I received a dozen of Chinese Wedding Cakes. Actually the product range is quite limited. Below are some of them: top to bottom:

Millenium Egg Puff
Red Puff with Egg Yoke
Pineapple Puff
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Chinese Wedding Cakes

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sushi Dinner

We went to Tsimshatsui for Sushi dinner last night. There were several other sushi restaurants nearby at Granville Road with immediate seating. But the one we went Itamae-Sushi had a big crowd waiting. I was a little puzzled why my friend picked this particular restaurant. Until I started to eat, I knew why.

Scallops - our number One choice of the night. We can really taste the freshness and sweetness of fresh seafood - Ichiban !
Salmon - on special offer, I thought we ordered at least 10 for each of us.
Tuna - also our favourite
Peony Prawns - also Ichiban ! But slightly pricy.

Please focus on sushi only. Forget others. Sushi are the best. Everybody come here for sushi only.

Salmon and Scallop 三文魚, 帆立貝
Tuna Fish 端拿魚
Peony Prawns 牡丹蝦
Itamae-Suchi 板前夀司
14 Granville Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-31062846
Tsimshatsui MTR Exit B1
They don't take reservations. Average waiting time 30 minutes. They have a very professionally managed system. Just go there and pick a ticket, come back in 20-30 minutes and be seated. There are many shops around in that area, do some window shopping and you won't be bored while waiting.

We are all happy with the friendly waiters and efficient services and of course the excellent food.

Average expense per person HK$180 (US$23)

Hong Kong Food Blog - Japanese Sushi

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival
West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade
Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2009

I am a voluntary worker today (Nov 1) at the Wine & Dine Festival and had a chance to take these photos and present to you a slideshow as well.

There are 150 local and international wine dealers showcasing their products here. Together with the international foods, I get so excited. Guests can buy a through ticket to taste various wines and pay individually to taste all the yummy local and international food. Wine school and cooking classes available.

Hairy Crabs
Autumn is the best season for eating hairy crabs
Saucisson Aldules (French Sausages)
Look at its appearance, I don't know what this is!!
Food Slideshow

There are plenty of such wine booths at the show.

Wine Video

Hong Kong Food Blog - Wine & Dine Festival 2009