And finally after the Symphony of Lights we headed down to Ladies Market at Mongkok .... Tung Choi Street. Actually by then I was already dead tired and didn't want to go there. But on dh's insistence ... he said ... how could I not visit Ladies Market when I'm in HK ????
Everybody visits Ladies Market when in HK .... OK ... I got what he meant .... no regrets ! LOL
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
We sat in a double decker air-conditioned bus .... a familiar bus to us :-)
Here's letting the pics do the talking ....
At this place we did a lot of walking and the only thing lacking are water coolers. The unique thing this year at this place were the live panda mascots on display. They had a huge display enclosure built for them for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. So the pandas are named ....
Bei Bei, Jing Jing, Huan Huan, Ying Ying, Nin Nin .... from the sentence Beijing Huan Ying Nin.
Below here is a 1 min. video clip of part of the Dolphin Show at the Ocean Theatre. To reach this place you need to take the cable car to the hill part of the park. There's also a bus shuttle from the lower main entrance too. Due to the popularity of the show, the theatre was already 90%
filled to capacity at 3 pm when the show was to start at 3.30 pm.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Refreshed and all ready to go after a simple sandwich lunch. Took a slow walk to Shanghai Street where the bakeware shops are. Then we headed towards the MTR to Central to get to the Peak Tram Station. Visited the Peak.
At Adventure Land .... Take the Boat Ride; Visit Tarzen Treehouse;
Watch The Festival Of The Lion King
At Fantasy Land .... Watch The Philhar Magic Show; Watch The Golden Mickeys Show
At Tomorrow Land ... Do the Astroblaster; Do Stitch Encounter; Do Space Mountain
Watch the Fireworks and The Parade
However during our time there the Parade was suspended. We did see some of the parade characters walking around though. We didn't do space mountain cos' dh chickened out and ds J refused it flatly.
Monday, November 26, 2007
20th Nov(tuesday) to 24th Nov(saturday) 2007. Did a 5 days 4 nights free and easy there. The agency helped us to book the Cathay Pacific flights, Hotel acoommodations and the transfers to and from airport and also the hotel transfer to Kowloon from Disneyland resort. The rest of the time we used the HK MTR to reach all our other destinations for sight seeing. We bought the MTR day pass for tourist for the family of 2adults and 2 children.
Reached HK at about 2.30 pm and took the airport transfer to HK Disneyland Resort.
We reached the hotel about 4.30 pm, freshened up and was at the Disneyland resort
by 5 pm.
Here's sharing with you snippets of the Hollywood Hotel were stayed in.
Thanks also to Ginny who shared this recipe in her blog.
The recipe looked quite simple to follow and the only change I did was to use rosemary herb instead if the bouquet garni of thyme and bay leaves. As for the marinating , I did allow the meat to season for about 5 hours instead of overnight.
The family gave the dish a thumbs up and I found out that it's even more flavourful if kept overnight.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Here's sharing with you the recipe ....
about 1 kg chicken thighs
1 tbsp tumeric powder
1 tbsp ginger juice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp DOM
1 tsp salt
Marinate the chicken thighs for at least 1 hour or more.
Pre-heat oven at 220 degree C.
Place seasoned chicken thighs onto aluminium foil on tray.
Bake the chicken thighs for 30 minutes or till the skin turn a golden yellwish brown.
The chickwings tasted good and dh commented that they tasted like the chickwings were BBQ.
1 kg chicken wings
3 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp chinese wine
1 tbsp Hickory sauce (liquid smoke)
Marinade the chicken wings with the above ingredients for at least an hour.
Pre-heat oven at 220 degree C.
Place seasoned chicken wings on aluminium foil on tray.
Bake chicken wings for 30 minutes or till skin turn golden brown.
Here's sharing with you the recipe (makes 12 standard muffin cups).
3 tbsp Valhorna Chocolate powder
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven at 180 degree C.
Sieve the flour , chocolate powder and baking powder together.
Mix all the wet ingredients together and then pour them into the dry ingredients.
Add in the chocochips and mix well.
Place the batter into muffin cups and bake them for 15 mins.
Cool the muffins and place them in air-tight containers.
Friday, November 09, 2007
The filling was made of the white lotus paste with almond nuts and sesame seeds and dried orange peel. The skin recipe was obtained from Baking Mum's blog. Thanks LeeLee for sharing the recipe.
A whole lot of information and other Mochi recipes can be found in the website below ...
Below is the Mochi skin recipe I used ....
Presenting the final product here. See the precious flower peering from just the cookie surface. The flowers are tiny but they really gave a lovely fragrance while the cookies were baking and after which the fragrance lingered on in the container where the cookies were kept. The recipe gave a soft and chewy cookie and the lavender fragrance gave a new experience to eating them.
Here is also sharing the website to know how to use these lovely dried lavender flowers.
2 tsp dried lavender flowers
2 cups AP flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
125 g salted butter, soften
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp evaporated milk
1 tbsp Irish Cream Bailey
Sieve together baking powder and flour.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Rolled Oats Cookies
180 g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
125 ml sunflower oil
90 g caster sugar
1 beaten egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup cornflakes or rolled oats
a couple of tbsp of milk to bind the ingredients if you still find it dry.
Sift flour, baking powder and soda together.
Mix in the sugar, cornflakes or rolled oats till well mixed.
Add in the oil, essence, beaten egg and milk and stir till a dough is formed.
Use a cookie scoop or spoon to form balls and place them on cookie trays.
Bake in a pre-heated oven of 180 degree C for 15 mins. or till cookie turns a golden brown.
Remove and cool on wire rack completely.
Store in air-tight container.
400 g beef fillet
1 big onion, wedged
1 clove garlic, minced
half a packet of oyster mushroom
Marinade for beef slices ....
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp ginger juice
1 tbsp chinese rice wine
1 tbsp potato starch
2 tbsp oil
Heat up a cooking pot with 2 tbsp of oil and stir fry the onion wedges and oyster mushrooms till
fragrant. Put aside for further use.
Heat up another tbsp of oil and stir fry the minced garlic till fragrant.
Add in the marinated beef slices and stir-fry them for a minute and then add in the sauted onions and oyster mushrooms. Stir fry for another minute.
Add in about a quarter cup or less of hot water and let beef slices simmer for about a minute.
Ladle out and serve hot with white rice.