Day 7 Hong Kong Trip : Side Trip to Shen Zhen & Debunking Recommendations

On Day 7 of our Hong Kong trip, Kate planned for a trip to Shen Zhen. In the morning, we woke up (stayed at Ah Shan Hostel) and started to look for a typical Hong Kong Cafe for our breakfast. We visited a congee place and had one of the best boatsman congee (艇仔粥)!

 Boatsman Congee Hong Kong Cafe
Boatsman Congee Hong Kong Cafe

Of course we had more than that for breakfast (I mean with Tom around)…

 Fried dough that remained crispy after dipping into soyabean milk - 11 HKD
Fried dough that remained crispy after dipping into soyabean milk – 11 HKD

 Peanut butter and condensed milk toast - 11 HKD
Peanut butter and condensed milk toast – 11 HKD

After a hearty meal, we headed to the Mong Kok MTR where we took a 40 mins ride to Luo Hu checkpoint at Shen Zhen China.

 Luo Hu Port
Luo Hu Port

The truth is that a trip from Hong Kong to Shen Zhen is very much like a trip from Singapore to Malaysia. Through the higher standard of living, commuters derive a higher purchasing power at the neighbouring city. So likewise, we went shopping!

Cheap Manicure

 Kate did her manicure for ONLY 15RMB (2.5USD!!)
Kate did her manicure for ONLY 15RMB (2.5USD!!)

Cheap Food

Lunch at Dong Men Food Court - Loads of variety (and BBQ meat) at much cheaper prices compared to HK
Lunch at Dong Men Food Court – Loads of variety (and BBQ meat) at much cheaper prices compared to HK

Cheap Shopping

 Endless shopping opportunities for you shopaholics out there!
Endless shopping opportunities for you shopaholics out there!

Frankly speaking, it was relatively mundane and we would prolly not make another trip over if we were to visit Hong Kong (rather use the time to find more dim sum places in Hong Kong!)

We decided to use the night to visit 2 eateries which we found from the recommendations of discoverhongkong.com

Unfortunately, the recommendations turned out to be not as good as we have anticipated. Which prompted us to write the post about “Debunking Recommendations from DiscoverHongKong.com : What NOT to eat in Hong Kong

 Oily Fried Beef Noodles
Oily Fried Beef Noodles from Ho Hung Kee Congee and Noodle Shop

 Wanton Noodles at Chee Kei found
Wanton Noodles at Chee Kei found “wanting”

Hong Kong Trip Day 7

Hong Kong Trip Day 7

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And it was with a disappointing heart that we tucked into bed that evening.

But as they say, “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings!” and our Hong Kong trip is still not over yet! Stay tuned for more recommendations (more hits than misses) in our last 2 days in Hong Kong!

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You have just finished a post on our 9 day trip to Hong Kong, Macau and Shen Zhen. Read on to find out more about our adventures during this trip!

Hong Kong Trip : Day 1
Hong Kong Trip Day 2 : The Attractions of Tsuen Wan
Hong Kong Trip Day 3 : Ocean Park and New Year’s Eve Countdown
Hong Kong Trip Day 4 – Side Trip to Macau
Hong Kong Trip Day 5 – Continuing Our Travels in Macao
Hong Kong Trip Day 6 – Rounding up Macao and Returning to HK
Day 7 Hong Kong Trip : Side Trip to Shen Zhen & Debunking Recommendations
Day 8 Hong Kong Trip : What we did in Central 中環 Hong Kong
Day 9 Hong Kong Trip : A Surprise Find at Lian Xiang Ju Dim Sum Restaurant

Hotels and Hostels We Stayed in Hong Kong

New Year’s Eve Countdown at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Ibis Hotel Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan : For the Best Views of Victoria Harbour
L Hotel Nina Convention Centre Hong Kong : Great views over Tsuen Wan
Jordan Comfort Inn Review @ New Lucky House Hong Kong
New China Yan Yan Guest House at Chung King Mansion

Food and Dining in Hong Kong

3 Reasons Why You MUST Try Dim Sum in Hong Kong and Macao
The Minimalist Guide to Eating at Tim Ho Wan Hong Kong
A Classy Treat at Lei Garden International Finance Center Hong Kong
Mak Mun Kee 麦文记 Noodles Shop : Best Wanton and Beef Noodles in Hong Kong
Great Desserts at Australian Dairy Company Hong Kong! ( 澳洲牛奶公司)
Lan Fong Yuen Hong Kong : For a taste of traditional milk tea since 1952
Secret to Enjoying Hong Kong Cafes…
What a typical Hong Kong Cafe is like
Debunking Recommendations of DiscoverHongKong.com : What NOT to eat in Hong Kong

Attractions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Central Mid Level Escalator : Longest Escalator Walkway System in the World
Avenue of Stars 星光大道 : Hong Kong’s Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ocean Park Hong Kong : Still worth a visit?
Temple Street 庙街 Hong Kong : First glimpse at Hong Kong’s Night Market
Where to shop in Hong Kong? Citygate Outlets Tung Chung!
Elements Shopping Mall at Kowloon Hong Kong
Only make a side trip from Hong Kong to Shen Zhen if…
21 Amazing Travel Experiences in Hong Kong

Hotels We Stayed in Macau

Hotel Royal Macau : Luxury at a Central Location
Regency Hotel Macau : A 5 Stars Hotel?

Attractions in Macau

Guia Fortress and Lighthouse Macao : An Elusive Fortress Found
Macao Maritime Museum : Great Price Good Exhibits
Historic Centre of Macao : Ruins of Saint Paul’s, Mount Fortress & More
Cotai Strip Macau : Games, Shows, Food and Entertainment
Taipa Village Macau : Houses Museum, Pork Buns, Portuguese Egg Tarts
Top 5 MUST DO Things in Macao : You have not been to Macao unless you have…

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