All the good old times

Even though my summer has barely started, I’m already super excited about everything because a lot of my friends are coming to visit Hong Kong and I get to bring them around! So yesterday I met up with my friend from McGill and his sister for some good old times Chinese food. Our first stop was Mido Cafe, an old style Chinese “Tea Restaurant” (茶餐廳) on Temple Street. Mido’s history is dated back to the 1950s and it’s often used to film movies. Its decor is very special as nothing has really changed since it was opened more than 60 years ago.

Red Bean Ice with Lotus Seeds (literally translated:紅豆蓮子冰)$25 (HKD)
Since it had been forever that I had a red bean ice…. I died when I had my first sip. It’s one of the drinks that children/students always choose when they have lunch in fast food chain stores such as Cafe De Coral (大家樂)/ Fairwood (大快活).The lotus seeds were just sweet enough and blended well with the red bean. Lotus seeds are often used in Chinese desserts/drinks and they have the function of anti-aging!

Egg White with Rice (芙蓉蛋飯)
It was made just right, the egg white wasn’t fully cooked so it was smooth yet crispy on the outside.

Baked Pork Chop with Rice (焗豬扒飯)
This has always been one of the Hong Kongers favourite dishes. The sauce is made with tomatoes.

The nylon light of Mido Cafe’s banner shining through the window

My friend Terence and his sister Rebecca. It’s their first time visiting HK so here’s a big, warm welcome! I can hardly wait for our next food/shopping trip together.

Honeymoon Dessert  (滿記甜品) is my all time favourite sweet place to go for some late night snackings. They have a lot of franchises opened all around Hong Kong and I’d say most of them produce their desserts in the same great quality.

Mango Grass Jelly in Vanilla Sauce (芒果白雪涼粉)
The vanilla sauce isn’t too sweet as they put finely crushed ice into the sauce so it has a crunchy yet milky texture. Needless to say, the mango is as sweet and fresh as ever.

Mango Pomelo & Sago Grass Jelly with Sweet Soup and Matcha Ice Cream (楊枝甘露涼粉+綠茶雪糕)
Definitely a classic. Who doesn’t love sago?

Durian Grass Jelly in Vailla Sauce 榴鏈白雪涼粉)
I’ve come to realize that everytime I go to Honeymoon, I order this dessert. I just can’t simply express my love for durian in words. I don’t know how they do it but Honeymoon serves Durian dessert throughout the whole year and they always taste really fresh. To all the durian lovers: pay a visit to the Honeymoon in Sai Kung since they have more options of durian desserts there!

Mido Cafe (美都餐室)
G/F, 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
Yau Ma Tei Station: Exit C

Honeymoon Dessert (滿記甜品)
Shop 409, Level 4,
Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok



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4 Comments on “All the good old times”

  1. May 11, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    All the desserts look so yummy!!!

    • May 11, 2012 at 7:07 am #

      Yea they’re all soooo good. I go there everytime when I go back to hong kong :)

      • May 11, 2012 at 7:26 am #

        So nice~ This post’s making me hungry for desserts!

  2. May 11, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    go out for some desserts/ bake some cookies at home? ;)

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