Hong Kong Food - Cuisines Of Asia's World City

The cuisines of China are dominating Hong Kong's culinary scene, and that is no surprise...

Hong Kong International Food Exhibit

The Hong Kong Food Expo is an annual exhibition designed to showcase Hong Kong as the culinary capital in Asia.

Savour Hong Kong’s Scrumptious Seafood

The dynamic and vibrant city of Hong Kong commands an expansive skyline and is one of the world's...

Dining in Hong Kong - Let Your Taste Buds Go Wild

Acclaimed as "Gourmet Paradise" and "World's Fair of Food", one word to describe the dining experiences...

Tips for Travelers Who Are Going to Hong Kong

Hong Kong travel can be a real adventure, and is a key destination for many travelers...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Peking Duck Vs. Roast Duck

Roast Duck vs. Peking Duck

Peking Duck is the most popular dish from Beijing China while Roast Duck is a delectable dish from Hong Kong but some people think they are one and the same.

Ever wondered what's the difference between a Roast Duck and a Peking Duck? Are there really any differences? Well, it appears that from a thread at TripAdvisor, Peking Duck isn't just a roasted duck. There's more to it than just roasting. Hong Kong's Roast Duck, on the other hand, has its unique features. Read the interesting conversation at TripAdvisor for more information.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hong Kong's Famous Dishes and a Brief History of Hong Kong Restaurants

Hong Kong Dim Sum

Hong Kong is known for its tourist destinations but more than that, it's also known for its rich food heritage. Over the years, people from different parts of the globe flocked Hong Kong bringing with them their food and culture. This has further enriched Hong Kong's already colourful culture.

While Hong Kong is a melting pot of Western and Eastern cultures, their food remains predominantly Chinese. Check out this blog post published on ChinaHighlights that talks about the famous dishes of Hong Kong and a brief history of the evolution of Hong Kong restaurants.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Clock Tower - Sightseeing in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Clock Tower

The Clock Tower is an iconic Hong Kong landmark. It is all that remains of the Kowloon Station. The tower is located near Victoria Harbour and has been a declared monument since 1990.

Although officially a part of China, Hong Kong functions quite autonomously and is a lot more westernised than mainland China. This makes it the ideal place to start an exploration of the Orient- Western enough to feel familiar, yet unlike western city in the world. Although Hong Kong's cultural roots are firmly anchored in the exotic East, the cosmopolitan city does not overwhelm. Instead it eases visitors into a vibrant world of colours and sounds. Where opposites collide and meld, opening avenues for endless adventure and excitement.

Tourists wanting to get a feel for the history of Hong Kong can try visiting the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Erected in 1915, the granite and red brick building is about 44 metres in height, and is a graceful structure, adding to the elegance of the Hong Kong skyline. Originally the tower only had one clock face, but three more were added later on, and by 1929 all four clocks were working in synchronism. Historians believe that the clocks have been running ever since, except for a brief period during World War II. Although the tower still stands, the Kowloon- Canton Railway Terminal that it was once a part of is long gone.

What stands in place of the railway station is the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Space Museum. All of them slick buildings with futuristic architectural features, together forming an interesting and unusual backdrop to the tower. After viewing the tower, tourists can spend some time visiting these nearby attractions. The juxtaposition of the old and new is common in Hong Kong, and adds to its image of a historic place with grand ambitions for the future.

Travellers on the lookout for a luxury hotel in Hong Kong in the area can give the Langham Hong Kong a try. This Hong Kong hotel combines excellent service, choice location and elegant interiors to give guests an amazing vacation stay. It is located in the centre of the Tsimshatsui shopping and tourism district, and brings guests closer to the heart of Hong Kong.