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The views expressed in this blog are based entirely on personal tastes and preferences. Please do not take them as professional interpretations.

If you have any comments/suggestions/places you think serve great food, do share with us! Email me at qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com or leave a comment in the tag board. Thanks and cheers to future gastronomical adventures!

MY TO-GO LIST

7ateNine (Eaten!)
Au Jardin (Eaten!)
Au Petit Salut
Buko Nero (Eaten!)
Cugini (Eaten!)
Forlino (Eaten!)
Gunther's
Jaan (Eaten!)
La Strada
Le Bistrot
Nicolas
Pasta Brava (Eaten!)
Sage (Eaten!)
Tatsuya
Tetsu (Eaten!)

I LIKE

Canele
Cugini
Kuriya
Le Figue
LivinGreens
Nanbantei
Ootoya
Original Sin
Pasta Brava
Sage
Tetsu
Valentino

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Word on Hong Kong and Macau:

And so. My 8 days trip has ended and I really enjoyed it. Besides shopping (the clothes are cheap!), we also went around playing tourist. The view from the Star Ferry is awesome!

While we were at the Avenue of Stars, we saw Jackie Chan! I think he was filming something for the Olympics.

Surprisingly, there was no media around and we got to go quite close to him.

The Golden Bauhinia at Wan Chai is Hong Kong’s emblem and this is where the daily flag hoisting ceremony is held.

I was excited when I saw a Rolls Royce parked outside the super luxurious Peninsula Hotel. The car is so huge!

We went to Ngong Ping where we took a cable car up to see the famous Tian Tan Buddha. This was taken from the cable car when the statue came into view.

After climbing 260 steps, we reached the base of the bronze statue. It looked so magnificent! We saw the famous late singer Anita Mui’s tablet inside the museum.

This is the fishing village of Tai O which is not a common tourist attraction but my mom wanted to see it.

People here still lead a very simple life and live on stilted houses. Most of them fish for a living so you can find many seafood restaurants there.

As for Macau, of course we had to go to the famous Ruins of St. Paul.

The Monte Fort was originally used to protect the church from pirates.

This is the Church of St. Francis Xavier which was built in 1928.
We also went casino hopping at night using the free shuttle buses. The Venetian is my favourite as it was more interesting. But the ones in Las Vegas are still the best.

I like Hong Kong for its retail therapy but in terms of architecture and food (there’s a limit to my intake of Chinese food!), Macau definitely clinches it for me. The baroque style of its buildings and the European cuisine appeal to me. I want to go back to Hong Kong and Macau again! Any takers?

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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