Law Fu Kee Congee and Noodle Specialist 羅富記粥麵專家

By , August 21, 2010 5:38 pm

Congee with Pig's Liver and Fish Slices
Congee is soul food. It really is. Even a small sip of well-boiled rice gruel can bring warmth to the body and joy to weary spirit.

I’m actually not a big fan of congee, because all too often, the ones I get are less than unsatisfactory. So it’s really wonderful when I come across congee that’s made the way it really ought to be. This one is probably one of the best I’ve ever had.

Law Fu Kee Congee and Noodles
The Hong Kong Tourism Board folks brought us to Law Fu Kee Congee and Noodles. This was Day 4, our final day in Hong Kong, and I was so happy to know we’d be having our local breakfast here. This place is listed in their very helpful “Local Delicacies” booklet guide. Apparently, the Michelin Hong Kong Macau guide gave it two stars?

There's no room in here to swing a cat!
Like many eateries in Hong Kong, it’s small and cramped, but the food more than makes up for it.

The old school ambiance too, is charming. The place looks like it hasn’t seen an interior decorator in decades. Faded red booths line one side, while glass-topped tables and wooden stools flank the other wall. Diners often share tables with strangers. The long queues mean this is is not a place to eat and linger. But it’s so worthwhile catching a bite.

A simple but adequately substantial menu
The menu is very simple – congees with various ingredients, and noodles with different toppings. Some blanched vegetables and fish balls make up the side dishes.

Congee with Lean Meat and Century Egg
This is my congee with lean meat and century egg. It’s smooth, creamy, robust and comforting all at the same time. The texture is just right, and the taste just makes you relish spoonful after spoonful. I finished every single drop, and wished there was more. I’m still craving it today.

The first photo is of Alvin’s bowl with pig’s liver and fish slices.

The "youtiao" is gigantic! And supertasty!
You must have the “youtiao” or yew char kway here, with your congee. The pieces are huge but suitably crispy and doughy – perfect for dipping into congee.

Beef tendon noodles
If you prefer noodles, they do them pretty well here too.

Deep-fried Fish Ball with Clam Sauce
The deep-fried fish ball with clam sauce (looks and tastes very fermented). The fish balls are made from dace.

Master chef in the kitchen
The master chef has been making congee the same way for 50 years. He starts preparing at 3am, boiling fish bones and old Thai rice together. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s hard work I am most grateful for.

LAW FU KEE CONGEE AND NOODLE SPECIALIST 羅富記粥麵專家
140 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2541 3080
144 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2543 3881
G/F, 50 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2850 6756
Open daily 8am to 8pm

Even mum knows who Alexander is!

By , August 21, 2010 8:50 am

Caught up in the screams of anticipation that emanated from the sea of adolescent girls gathered at the Urban Council Centenary Garden, as we got through to the cordoned media area for the opening of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, some of us might be forgiven for thinking we might have been the object at which the screams were directed at. Admittedly, there were some of us who did feel like stars – one of us in particular, as we would soon discover, certainly had that a penchant for media attention, revealing the lengths that he would go to get the attention of the media during the now infamous bath tub race. The numerous placards being held up by the screaming girls with the words “U-KISS” might also have given some the idea that the screaming fans were asking for a kiss from whomever they were directing their screams to.

Arriving to the screams of excited adolescent girls at the 2010 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, some of us might have thought we were amongst HK's hottest!

It might not have been hard to be under the impression that the crowds of adolescent girls had gathered to welcome us ...

... and perhaps even wanting to kiss some of us!

Unfortunately for those of us who might have harboured such thoughts, the overwhelming evidence provided by the numerous placards bearing the name Alexander or Xander was that most of the screaming girls were clamouring for a certain person with that name. Without any inkling as to whom this Xander might be, I somehow felt a little lost in the sea of teenagers as the opening ceremony began with a bang – literally, with the beating of drums. With the opening ceremony out of the way, a concert followed. The cantopop duo that appeared on stage did not provide any clues as to who the mysterious Xander might be. I had somehow anticipated that we would have two men on stage, but one of the duo, Sherman actually turned out to be quite a pretty lady, which for a moment, did cast some doubts as to the gender of this certain Xander. But I guess, the make-up of the adoring fans erased those doubts almost immediately ….

What was apparent was that most were actually there to greet a certain Alexander ...

or Xander, in short ...

I had expected Sherman on the basis of the name to be of a different gender ...

but Sherman Chung turned out to be quite a pretty lady ....

and with quite a silky voice too ...

After quite a lengthy routine from the talented Sherman, the burst of euphoric and excited screams announced that the long awaited moment had arrived! Out pops this slim guy with handsomely boyish features who was introduced as a member of what was apparently a Korean boy band U-KISS. This was the Alexander or Xander that was the main object of the excitement that we had been caught up in. Well, at that point, even with the appearance of Xander, I still wasn’t very enlightened. Xander somehow didn’t look quite Korean or for that matter someone who would be delivering his opening lines in fluent Cantonese!


The frenzy that accompanied Alexander's appearance.

Alexander finally makes an appearance ... and ...

... it was only after the introduction that I found out that he was a member of a Korean boy band, U-KISS.

He certainly seemed to be the most popular with the crowd ...

Each move was accompanied by loud excited screams from the crowd.

Scream!

Scream!

More screams!!!

The cameras were doing overtime ...

as those with the pointy things sought the highest points to catch a good shot of Alexander ....

More screams yet!

... even the appearance of other Korean members of the Dream Team didn't take attention away from Alexander!

With only the pretty Sherman taking some of the spotlight away from Alexander.

The crowds of girls were out for the one and only Alexander!

It was only much later that I was able to gain more information on U-KISS and Alexander, and I was to discover that his linguistic ability was aided by a mixed parentage, apparently having a Chinese-Portuguese father and a Korean mother, and him spending his childhood in Macau and Hong Kong. I guess, not being one who keeps tabs on Korean boy bands, I could be excused for my ignorance, but I was to discover that U-KISS and Alexander had a following in Singapore as well, and even my mother who turns 70 this year, perhaps from her being an avid fan of Korean television, could provide all that I might have wanted to know not just about U-KISS and Alexander, but on some of the other mysterious markings on some of the placards such as 2PM, 2AM and FCuz!

Alexander made an appearance at the Dragon Boat races as well.


And was all smiles as part of the KBS Dream Team that won the Most Eye Catching Award.

夏游香江 – 香港电影寻景(四)

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By , August 21, 2010 8:33 am

接下来简略介绍几个常出现在电影内的美景:

维多利亚港夜景
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在醉人的夜色下仰望对岸中、上环的商业建筑;配合着“幻彩咏香江”多媒体灯光音乐汇演,感受香港的瑰丽繁华。这几乎是来到香港的旅客必看表演之一,也当然成为很多电影/连续剧取景点之一。

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而那样子以光绘图就比较少见啦,因为那是我的自拍杰作,呵呵~

太平山夜景
香港太平山(Victoria Peak)、意大利拿波里(Naples/Napoli)和日本函馆山(Hakodate-Yama)海港堪称世界三大夜景。我认为从太平山上俯览夜景之所以闻名也是归功于香港上环与中环地带那么多的摩天楼,而又恰好在一公里多以外有一座高552米的太平山来让人鸟瞰,确实是天时地利人和。

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在不知道是云朵或者雾在风吹下逐渐散的当儿,我顿时被那刹那迷住了。在数次等待长快门的时间凝望着“终于”清晰的港岛和维多利亚港口,俯览着一堆堆的钢骨森林建筑灯饰;维多利亚海港线的照明;在港湾交错的游轮灯火。。。让海风轻轻地拂面,璀璨香江夜景的明媚就是这样的哦。

说真的,这举世闻名的夜景真的是很值得去看的咯!但是也要有点运气,因为要碰到晴朗天气来让你一望无际的视野并不是天天都有哦~

实用贴士:
– 山顶缆车的首页: http://www.thepeak.com.hk
– 除了搭缆车登顶,你们也可以选择搭15号大巴士或者1号小巴士(车资一律 HKD3.20,直到中环或上环的 IFC )。建议大家两种交通工具都搭(缆车上、巴士下),那样就可以在体验搭缆车的同时顺便“逛逛”太平山的豪华住宅区。哦,搭缆车上山时尽量选择右边靠窗的位子,那就可以沿途看着市景登山。
– 可以选择登上凌霄阁(需额外收费)360度环观香港市景,天气好的话还可以看到長洲、南丫島和大屿山。

上环街道
这里有太多有特色的街道了。

《岁月神偷》的永利街

上至半山的自动扶梯

荷里活道
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楼梯街
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还是在建筑兴建中所竖立起来的竹架。
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太多的熟悉街景。。。也让我每每在回来看香港电影后发现所熟悉的街道就会打从心底惊叫一下“哦,我来过这里!”那样。

旅游就是为了增光见闻;而最旅游最高兴的心得莫过于在之后通过某种管道看过自己曾亲临的场面。也只有来到香港一趟,才能让我深深体会到随街兜走的乐趣~

要不然就是走着走着就遇到娱乐圈明星咯。。。

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嘿嘿,言承旭刚从我们下榻的 Mira 酒店出来,接着要去机场。我怎么知道?因为粉丝们在他进入保姆车后直呼“Jerry,我们机场见~”,然后就飞快钻进另一辆早已停在路旁等待的小客货车,准备飞驰追踪。

看。。。在香港兜走就是有这种惊喜。

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