There are types of smoothies with and without crushed ice.
I like the type WITH the ice crushed and mixed within the fruits. It’s just more refreshing.
I stopped by at my favorite salad/smoothie stand the other day called “Dressed”,which is at a lot of places in Hong Kong. You get to choose from about 10different types of smoothies and they all look yummy.
I got the Mango Tango (mango, apples, orange juice and ice) and Jerome got the Forest of Fruits?or something like that. this one had strawberries, raspberries, vanilla yogurt, milk and ice, I think.
The texture and flavor of the smoothies here somewhat remind me of Jamba Juice , which I have been missing. Big time ..
Happy Sunday everyone!
It didn’t take me that long to decide where to go for our 5th year anniversary. I knew what I wanted —my all time favorite OYSTERS!!
And then the next step was to think of the venue. Either A) go rather upscale and do the seafood and oyster bar at the Sheraton Hotel. or B) go easier on the budget yet aim for the same or higher level of deliciousness.
taking into account that we did a good spending for our valentines day celebration and that we both still have our tuition fees to take care of :p ..we knew we had to take the latter choice.
Did I just make it sound like it was such a reluctant choice ? well if so, I’m for sure the one to blame. That place does some magic! Now I know why it had such great reviews on Open Rice (restaurant rating site…not sure if it exists outside of hong kong?).
The place is called “Open Oysters”–A tiny place on Mody Road in Tsim Sha Tsui . it’s actually on a small street near Mody road sandwiched by some buildings , so it’s a little hard to find the place .
But once you find the place and get yourself seated , all thats awaiting you are : good oysters of great variety, good selection of wine, and surprisingly good stuff from the grill . I forgot to take pictures of the beef steak cubes and lamb sausages , but they were good.
Oh how I wish Oysters could be something I eat everyday. Just like rice or bread, if you know what I’m trying to say.
thank you oysters.
life is not the same without you guys!
I’ve just realized I haven’t done much of the so called self introduction here. So I decided to take a moment to talk a little bit about myself.
I do have a real name but for the time being ,ill get myself out with my artist name ( to-be) : Cotori. Why cotori? Just simply because it means “little bird ” in Japanese and I love small birds…and true or not, I’ve had a lot of people telling me I look like one. lol (ok, now THAT , I don’t know how I should be taking that, but its never bad to be told you look like something you like, right? :). ).
Anyway…I study at a gemological institute called G.I.A (gemological institute of America) .
Tomato juice, grapefruit , singing, photography, cooking, wine, cheese, oysters, anything sour, tight jeans, boots, watching audition programs/series, beautiful sunsets, bags, brown rice, scarves, glasses
cockroaches, sea cucumber, live butterflies, moths, creatures with many legs, packed trains,
I’ll stop here for today!
I’m currently a student but I do have a part time job. When my shift goes on till late afternoon, I either have my home packed lunch or go out to restaurants nearby. Honestly speaking I don’t have places that I’m too fond of in my office area…except for this Japanese restaurant and this Dim Sum place.
So the other lunch hour, my coworkers and I decided to go make a visit to this dim sum place . there are several things that we always order every time we go for dim sum but this time we decided to go a little bit more original than the usual-usual.
For those of you who are interested , here is what we got:
After having lived in Hong Kong for over two years, I’ve realized that I haven’t eaten that much local food here except for the very occasional Dim Sum brunches when we have some friends visiting us in town.
To be honest I have never been the biggest fan of Chinese food and I’m more on the “pasta, steak , veggies on the grill, salad, soup,bread and a glass of wine under a dim candle light” type of person when it comes to a meal.
But hey let’s leave prejudice aside at times and give things some chance!!
And the consequence??!!
Pure success!!!! Food was great with great company. I couldn’t have asked for more 🙂
Chinese hot pot in Wan Chai.
“Teck Hsin Restaurant” 9-13 Obrien Road , Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Not to mention, I couldn’t get enough the coriander and green onions!
So here’s my new years resolution. Explore more 🙂
Till next time!