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The Best Buns I’ve Ever Had

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In Hong Kong, I went to the restaurant that serves the best pork bun I’ve ever had, which is saying a lot because I’ve had a lot of good buns. The place we went to was called Tim Ho Wan, and it was DELICIOUS. My family had to wait a while before we got seated, as there was a line going out the door, but we eventually went in. We were not disappointed. They had many other dishes, other than the baked barbecue pork buns. There were fried noodles, glutinous rice (it sounds weird, but it was actually good; it was sticky rice), and many other things. Our family over orders, so, of course, we had a lot of food left over. Then there were the pork buns. They were warm, ooey, gooey, porky goodness. The salty, delicious barbecued pork oozed out of the middle of a flaky, buttery, slightly sweet baked bun when you take a bite. It was the perfect combination, and in my mind, bun heaven. There were three per order, and I ate four of them. I felt a bit sick afterwards, but it was well worth the pain. If we come back to Hong Kong, I will definitely visit Tim Ho Wan, or the restaurant that cooks the best buns I’ve ever had. It also just happens that it is the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, luckily enough for us because we order so much. There is a picture of the check below, as well as some others. Keep in mind that the prices are in Hong Kong dollars, so the meal ended up costing $35.90 for a lunch for five with leftovers! We are going to be spoiled when we come back to New York and its high prices.

Here is the link to the Michelin Guide ~ http://www.michelintravel.com/guides/hong-kong-macau/

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This is the menu. You check the box next to the food you would like to order, which I have never seen before in a restaurant.It may be hard to see, but my brother checked off ‘fried rice with chicken feet and sparerib’, which he thought had chicken and not chicken feet. Luckily, my parents realized this and so we didn’t end up eating chicken feet fried rice for lunch.

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This is the all-famous pork bun. Although they are not actually famous, they definitely should be. The salty barbecued pork would ooze out of the flaky and slightly sweet bun when you took a bite; it was bun heaven. I had four of them, and I guess that I ate too much because my stomach hurt afterwards. But it was worth it.

the check

This is the incredibly inexpensive check. We definitely over-ordered, yet it only ended up costing us $35.90 (in U.S. dollars). And we had a party of five! It is a bit hard to understand because the prices are in Hong Kong dollars, but you get the idea.

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Who knew that I would have the best breakfast I have ever had in a hotel! I certainly didn’t! I stayed at the W hotel in Hong Kong with the rest of my family (not my pets though), and every night we all looked forward to the same thing: breakfast! I wasn’t expecting much, because hotel breakfasts aren’t usually that great, but I could never be more wrong. This was a buffet filling an entire room, with almost everything you can imagine.They had all of my favorite foods (all unhealthy, of course) such as crepes, croissants, cereal, donuts, and much, much, more. They even had noodles and fried turnip cakes! I stuffed myself silly every morning, feeling a bit guilty because I knew that I wouldn’t be hungry for lunch. But it was always worth it, as it is, of course, the best breakfast I have ever had. Below are a couple of pictures I took during breakfast. I’ll probably post a few more once I get better internet connection, because the pictures are taking FOREVER to load. Enjoy!

filled with deliciousness

I have a funny story to go with this picture. My family and I were eating breakfast at the W hotel, and my dad had just picked up an almond croissant. It looked like  a regular almond croissant, but apparently I was wrong. It had a filling! As I was unaware of this, I asked my dad what made it so good, and he replied, “It’s filled with deliciousness!” I found that very funny because my dad doesn’t usually say things like that.

how tropical

This was their juice bar. As you can see, they had a variety of fruit juices, from mango to tomato. The presentation was also quite nice, with glass bottles lined up neatly on the shelves, ready to be taken by a thirsty guest (also known as me).