Hong Kong: Australia Dairy Co. (澳洲牛奶公司); Rubber Duck, Star Ferry ( 天星小輪)
Breakfast is a very important. You’ll see a lot of white collars coming and going through a cafe grabbing a quick bite before heading to work, or lining up for a to-go sandwich and eating on the way to work. It’s a hectic lifestyle that has been a part of the culture. If you head down to Central, which is the heart of Hong Kong, people are always on the go and rushing to get to someplace.
So naturally, waiters have to act fast when they take orders and serve food. On the other hand, you better order fast. Bill and I woke up early and decided to meet up with WYJJ to go to a Cafe located in Jordan (佐敦 – “zhor dun”). Here are a couple of shots on our way to the cafe:
We finally arrive at the restaurant and there was already a bit of a lineup. Since the people in front of us were in larger groups, we skipped the line and didn’t have to wait at all.
I was surprised the internet didn’t have more information about this place. I couldn’t even find what year the cafe opened. Regardless, they are famous for their fried egg sandwich and their steamed milk. Steamed milk is a dessert that’s like a milk jelly/pudding.
This place was packed, so for someone like Bill who likes to study the menu, I quickly dictated what he was going to order.
This is the Steamed Egg (燉蛋 – “dung dan”)
Their famous fried egg sandwich (蛋治 – “dan zee”), which I ordered for Bill. I stole a bite from it – it was really, really, really good.
The tables were all really small. In fact, there was a lady that was sitting at the same table eating by herself. Table sharing (撘抬 – “dap toy”) is very common especially during rush hour.
After our breakfast, we decided to head over to see the rubber duck by the harbour. It was about a 15 minute walk.
This character was very popular when I was in Hong Kong. Apparently it’s a very funny cartoon.
The Star Ferry (天星小輪 ), which we took afterwards back to Hong Kong Island.
A view of Hong Kong Island from Kowloon.
Unfortunately, the Rubber Duck deflated during the time of our stay, but there were still Rubber Duck art pieces.
Slightly disappointed. Well, actually, I knew about the deflated rubber duck before I left for our trip, but to realize it in front of my eyes reminded me of the disappointment I felt when I first heard the news.
We took the Star Ferry back to Central.
What a beautiful city, even with the grey clouds.
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