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akimon


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Posted: 2005-11-29 20:31
I'll be in HK next week. Anyone up for some tea / drink / dim sum?

Nonius
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Posted: 2005-11-29 22:36
how about nice hong kong girl and a bowl of opium?

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Scotty


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Posted: 2005-11-29 22:43

Hi Akimon

Since you've come all the way, you're not able to go a little further down to Singapore? 


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akimon


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Posted: 2005-11-29 23:07
Nonius: I'm afraid I'll have to take you to Macau for that. But on the bright side, macau is only an hour away on the hydrofoil from the harbour near Central!

Scotty: dude, I thought you were in london. I'll keep you posted if I visit sing. gotta try the seafood there.

Scotty


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Posted: 2005-11-30 01:51

Nope - hanging out in the developing Asian interest rate markets.

East coast - salt and pepper crab - waiting to be eaten


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tabris


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Posted: 2005-11-30 03:08

Hmm, I always thought the seafood was better in HK but heck what do I know.  When I was in Singapore, I usually just hit up the Hawker Malls and search for the goodies.

Nonius - If my memory serves, I believe your evil phrench banks have your "nice hong kong girls" stashed up in their HR department.


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adas


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Posted: 2005-11-30 05:47
What are the best places to Yum-Cha in Hong Kong?

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tabris


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Posted: 2005-11-30 06:35
Surprisingly, some of the better dim-sum places in HK are in hotels.  If you are in Kowloon, my favourite is probably Long Yuen Garden located in Holiday Inn in TST.  If you are over in Hong Kong Island, the most famous one in Central is Yung Kee but my favorite is probably Maxim's Palace in City Hall.

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MoreLiver


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Posted: 2005-11-30 08:14


Akimon, are u familiar with Macau? I lived there for half a year so could probably offer some pointers..

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akimon


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Posted: 2005-11-30 10:26
I thought Maxim was a chain restaurant like Cafe de Coral, and Fairwood. It must be some other place with the same name... Haven't been there to yum cha.

Liver: What kind of pointers ? Wink ... Evil Smile

Ill try to organise some NP phest-lite in HK next week then

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MoreLiver


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Posted: 2005-11-30 12:17



The usual... where to stay, what to see, where to eat, where to phuck, where to drink. It is a very compact place, so my pointers (how not to get ripped off and still have a good time) are only relevant if you haven't been there before.



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Posted: 2005-11-30 13:31

what is "yum cha"?

 


Crassus


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Posted: 2005-11-30 13:42
my take on yum-ch is that you sit down for all you can eat.  waiters push around food carts.

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Martingale
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Posted: 2005-11-30 14:43
thanks, Crassus doode, now I think from the pronounciation I agree with you...

adas


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Posted: 2005-12-01 04:13

My understanding is that Yum-Cha is Chinese Breakfast which lasts from 8am - 3pm.  It consists as Crassus explained of sitting around while waiters push around carts of food.  Items include steamed dumplings, stir-fry and salted cured meat.  Some places specialise in Sea food Yum-Cha which is self-explanatory.

I thought Yum-Cha and Dim Sum (the meal not the dish) were the same thing?


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tabris


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Posted: 2005-12-01 22:15

Yum-cha literally means to drink tea.  Southern Chinese sees this as the time to snack and drink tea which brought on the term yum-cha = dim sum but Northern Chinese still prefers to call it Dim sum.  Especially if you meet someone from Chiu Chao, they would classify the act of drinking tea to a setting similar to Japanese tea ceremonies where the utmost care is paid attention to tea and snacks that is different than what Cantonese people classify as Dim Sum.

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akimon


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Posted: 2005-12-02 10:36
Mo'Liver: your email doesn't work for some reason

so no one up for yum cha... if we don't fancy drinking tea, how bout' drinking beer instead?

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MoreLiver


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Posted: 2005-12-02 10:44
True, once used that free address to swap info here... Howbout if I email you a short guide I wrote earlier, and we'll take it from there. You got messenger?

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newsdee


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Posted: 2006-02-11 08:51
I'm going to HK myself in a couple of months...
MoreLiver, would you mind posting or sending me some of your pointers? It would be greatly appreciated; I'm mostly worried about where to stay at the moment.

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Posted: 2006-02-11 08:55
I love Hong Kong. I was there all last week and just got back. Are you going for a short visit, or to live? When I go, I stay with the in-laws so haven't had to bother finding accomodations, but in a bout of frustration Head against Wall, I checked out hotels and, to my surprise, found that Expedia was pretty helpful. Give it a try.

newsdee


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Posted: 2006-02-11 09:08
Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.

I'm going there to live; my company (financial software vendor) is expanding to Asia, so I expect to be there a while if all goes well. :-)


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Posted: 2006-02-11 14:53
I miss those Chili Crabs at East Coast Park in SingaporeChew...sheah is good.  Gutta get me another stint in SingaporeWink

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MoreLiver


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Posted: 2006-02-22 12:36


Ill send the files to you - just need a day or two to dig it up.

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newsdee


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Posted: 2006-02-23 22:56
Thanks, that would be great.

tabris


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Posted: 2006-02-24 02:13

MoreLiver, I would like a copy also!  Well, not that I am going but I would like to know whats good now a days in my old backyard.

Kurt, East Coast Parkway's chili crab is awesome.  I prefer the black pepper ones more but both are indeed very good.


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