A friend of mine typed out two pages of her
recommendations in Hong Kong (within a short span of 15 minutes), when I asked for 'tips. There are many things to do in Hong Kong, especially, shopping. Though I've visited Hong Kong numerous times, I never had enough time to check everything out SO, for the next trip, I'll try to go for at least a week.
For my record and for those shopaholics out there, here's the laundry list.Tsim Tsa Tsui
- Ginza mall which is off Granville. Great place to shop for local designer items
- Harbour City
is HUGE. You'll be able to find most overseas brands housed here.
- SilvercordPrince Edward (near Mongkok) also known as Tai Zi
- At Fa Yuen street, you will find off-season imported good such as Abercrombie.
- Good local delicacies found in the small eateriesMongkok
- Lots of cheap clothes and shoes for women. It's best to exit from the MTR at exit D2
- Langham mall
- Local food such as claypot rice and 'chey zai mee'Hong Kong Island
- Island Beverly, NuFront, Causeway Place for local designer brands
- Times Square
- Soho will be your haunt if you love designer stores similar to the ones found in Haiji Lane/Club Street in Singapore
- Largest H&M at 68 Queen's Road
- Excellent selection of food at Soho and Aberdeen Street - mostly fine diningRecommended local food
- Tsui Wah - my favorite is the condensed milk buns! And the milk tea!
- Steam egg/Steam milk (Causeway Bay, Yee Shun Dairy Company which is beside Sogo)
- Street side satay fishball, "Gai Dan Zai" (egg waffles)
- Kau Kee (21 Gough Road, Central, take the MTR to Sheung Wan and exit at A2) I love love love this place. Check out my Hong Kong tabs for more detail! Go early, be prepared to queue for the beef tendon and brisket noodles. Directly opposite Kau Kee, is another road side stall that sells 'tomato based' noodles. Queues are long too but most people would eat at Kau Kee and head right over for the tomato based noodles! Serving size at Kau Kee is small by the way.
- Lok Yuen for beef ball and sotong ball. Take the MTR to Mongkok and exit at E2. Walk along Nelson Street until you arrive at Fa Yuen Street. Turn right and walk on.
- Lang heung noodles - soft pork bone soup. 15A Austin Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui. Take to Jordan MTR, exit at A2. Turn left after Austin Road.Ap Lei Chau
Prada and Miu Miu Outlet (Space)
Public Holidays 1200-1800
Closed on Mondays
2/F South Horizon Plaza/ Marina Square (East Wing), Hong Kong Island
At Horizon Plaza, there are many designer fashion outlets that are on different levels so check out the directory first and decide which brands you want to patronize. Brands include Land Crawford, Joyce, IT, Max MAra, Moiselle Warehouse, Pompei Warehouse, Bluebell Fashion Warehouse, Body Style -Cosabella, Marijuana Fashion Warehouse
There was a cupcake cafe which I later found out, was quite reputable. It's a pity we didn't have time to grab one!
For more recommendations on where to go, shop and eat in Hong Kong, you can check out my travel logs here
. Feel free to add on ;)