Over 5 years ago I used to work in London, and would very occasionally walk down to the Golden Gate Cake Shop in Macclesfield Street to purchase a sweet Chinese bun. From all the varieties available, my preference was for one filled with thick, slightly grainy, butter-yellow custard.
Hong Kong is home to a plethora of similar bakery shops, and they are the ideal place to pick up a snack or light breakfast.
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You may have thought that after our Hong Kong dessert house excesses it would have been inadvisable for us to eat any more sugary delights.
Not so, my health-conscious chums. Wallets and waistline were damned as we devoured some Western-style treats, and they were so tasty that I wanted to share our shame with you.
H was staring at a Tsim Sha Tsui map when he noticed somewhere called Awfully Chocolate. We needed no more encouragement than that to stop by the next time we were in the vicinity.
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When writing posts within the “food analysis” category, I often talk generally about a specific item rather than focusing upon a single outlet and multiple foodstuffs.
However in the case of Ming Xiang Tai (133 Jalan Burma, Penang), I decided to make an exception as (a) the 4 things I tried were all delicious and (b) individual posts would have quickly become repetitive as I went off into rhapsodies each time about the amazing flaky pastry.
Continue reading Malaysia Food Exploration: Ming Xiang Tai
To follow on from my South Island recommendations, now it’s the turn of the North Island.
As with the other post, I have not created a map as the places are so spread out it would be a real fiddle to use. Plus I’m lazy…
Continue reading New Zealand Food Exploration: North Island Recommendations