After breakfast, we went to Landmark and spent almost 1.5 hrs at T's.... ( J emerged with 4 boxes with white ribbons around them ). We then went to a supermarket which sells foie gras, kobe and wagyu beef, a lot of cooked food, sushis, etc - very interesting. I bought some jelly beans for M & H. We were snackish again after that and Mum brought us here:
to have wantan noodles:
and beef brisket:
and black sesame and red bean with lotus seed desserts:
I'll just stray from the topic of food momentarily and show you my shopping loot.
Plain cotton top ( a bit crumpled as I wore it today ), sleeveless T with lace details, turquoise T with beading, versatile (slimming)black wrap T
Linen chocolate work jacket, silk tunic with wide sash, turquoise linen top with wooden beads, Laura Ashley 'demure' blouse
Crushed velvet sleeveless top, camisoles - white beaded, black lace, white lace and brown top
Coast drop waist skirt with crochet flowers, M & S denim skirt, 'Pucci' look skirt, NEXT wrap multi-patchwork skirt (also crumpled, I wore it today with the cotton top, top left - with 4 inch denim wedges)
(detail of the cream skirt)
Ann Taylor 3 tier skirt with small ruffle between each tier, Coast navy blue skirt with cream details, black and gold lace skirt with black beading/embroidery, cream skirt with black embroidery/beading (my black wrap top above will be perfect with 3 of these skirts)
White low waist crop pants (so comfy), linen khaki pants with flower cut outs front and back - I call these my fatty girl pants cos they are baggy and comfy and perfect for weekends.
And if you thought I was all shopped out with the recent buys, yesterday I just had to grab this dress from Butik Eileen Chen at the Mall - Oasis super tight elastane dress with zigzag hem and flower on hip - they told me it was the only one, just out of the box, and it was a 12 - ok, it's a 'bit' tight but I'll soon lose the weight, very soon - you'll see :P
And as I was waiting for Eve (Joe Jen Salon), I stopped to have a chat with the man who was selling knick knacks from China near Eve's salon and I reluctantly bought this lovely red stone necklace. In my butchered Mandarin, I knocked the price down from $50 to $30 - I'm not sure if this was a good buy but I love it .... Eve said it was as the workmanship was quite detailed and the stones were real, not plastic... and the man told me there were well over 300 stones in this necklace.
Nice with white tunic top and jeans? Or white work shirt/black flare pants?
And this is what we dream off here when we think of HK. A delicious sticky plate of beef brisket noodles - ngau lam meen - the gelatinous pieces are beef tendon. We had this three times, twice with noodles in the same restaurant, once without in another restaurant.
The noodles have an elastic quality to them, perfectly al dente and springy, the beef tender with a light hint of star anise & dried orange peel. The vegetables still green, fresh and firm and the gravy - so tasty and sticky....
I remember reading in Kats blog about her search for beef brisket some time back, I wonder if this is what you are looking for?