Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hong Kong: Mui Wo and Tai O pig out

We had grand plans of walking the beaches from Mui Wo to Tai O but got "stuck" in Mui Wo, sampling all the food there for hours and then just taking the bus to Tai O... for more food. But highly recommended. That was a great day. However, one suggestion; since the food stalls' "uncles" (as per the local parlance) in Tai O close at 6pm and the buses returning to Tung Chung get super-packed. instead, start in Tai O and make your way to Mui Wo where you can have supper and casually return to Central on a later ferry.

In Mui Wo, we started at The Kitchen where we ordered a focaccia to go.
Quite good and not "pretend-focaccia" like most of what is sold everywhere else. I can confirm that it is made without any preservatives as we found out after forgetting some on the counter (become nicely moldy quite quickly). We didn't have food there however, just the bread.
Shop 1, G/F, Scenic Crest, 18A Mui Wo Ferry Pier Road

Casa Brasil
Shop A, G/F, Silver Centre Building, Mui Wo
Portuguese cuisine which felt quite authentic if judged only by the group of Portuguese speaking folks who were eating there next to us.We tried the Cebola Recheada (Gratin onions with prawns) which was really nice, juicy and a good combination of textures and flavours. We decided we'd come back for a full dinner.

The beach at Mui Wo. Now, is that a nice day or what? I'm loving Hong Kong on those days.

On Mui Wo beach, you'll find China Beach Cafe, where a nice pitcher of sangria in good company felt really good.

Red Thai Curry at China Beach Club. Yum!
18 Tung Wan Tou Rd., Mui Wo

An insane amount of Apple Crumble (with ice cream and custard) at China Beach Club. Yes, this is a single serving. Kind of reminded me of the silly Man vs Food show.

Ending the day in Tai O.

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