one of hong kong's well-kept secret: free outdoor dining space at IFC. unobstructed view of kowloon island. clean space under tree shade. it's open to the public, bring your own lunch (i usually buy from city super). use the lift near city super, and go to rooftop of the podium (P4). the rooftop is actually a small park so you can just hang around, or take photos.
i think the restaurant itself occupies 3 floors, but the dimsum place is on the second floor. anyway, this is the dim sum place in my neighborhood where you'll find me most sundays at about noon. neighborhood is actually not the right word to use, as it is in the city center and there's nothing neighborhoody about it. anyway this is right around the block where i live.
if you're ever in the area and you go to this restaurant, you must try the yam cake in XO sauce, dumplings with sharksfin soup (for the price that they charge, i doubt if it's really shark's fin, but it's delicious anyway) and egg yolk custard bun. this is a very basic no-frills dim sum restaurant but the food is good and the staff is friendly.
just been walking around and taking photos of window displays, mostly of galleries in the area where i live. this one's in hollywood road. can't even remember the names of the shops nor the artists, and often think it unwise that they display these artworks exposed in full daylight. maybe they're just unaware of what it could do to the artwork.
the chef of a restaurant i've been to several times made cassoulet especially for me (it's not in the menu). isn't that nice? was sooooooo good. butter beans, duck leg, sausage, and lamb shank in one pot. supper yummy.
i had lunch there the other day because the weather in hong kong was so gorgeous and i just had to go to a restaurant with outdoor seating and this is very close to where i work and so i had provencal sausages and mash and chef didier came over and told me how he also makes cassoulet with all the goodies including the same sausage so i asked him when he's gonna make cassoulet and he said anytime so i said can he make it the following night and he said sure so i said great so i came back the following night and can you believe it he actually made it and he explained how complicated it is to make it and the diners on the next table were soooo jealous because as i said it wasn't in the menu and finally i ate it and it was EXCELLENT! ha ha!
random pics time... two of my sisters norie and uding in a beach in batangas, early morning. we walked towards the fishermen's boats to see about the day's catch, for family lunch. no luck, they caught just enough for their own use.