You won’t believe that we actually stayed inside Hong Kong Tea House for 8 hours. Yes, 8 hours! That’s the number of hours I work a day!!
I took half day off yesterday. Had that odd half day leave that was left over from the previous contract. Need to clear them before everyone forgotten completely about it. Headed down to Hong Kong Cafe to meet Chio Chio De Aunty aka East Coast life and her son aka Jaymes for lunch, teabreak and dinner. My colleague told me it would take more than 1 hour to reach there by bus. No lor, it took just 30 minutes. So I hanged around parkway parade. Haven’t been there for the longest time.
Hong Kong Tea House is a nice place. We got the sofa seats next to the window. Shoik. It started to rain shortly after I arrived. Lucky for me. There is no shelter, so if it rains, you better pray you got umbrella. For us, we don’t really mind. Can stay there whole day if we want.
The food there is nice. I ordered a chicken chop baked rice (add extra cheese!).
There is a choice of sauce for the baked rice. I only remember curry and black pepper. Can’t remember the other 2 options. Anyway, I got black pepper. Quite good. I also ordered the red bean drink. Love it. Very refreshing. In fact, it is so nice that I ordered another glass in the evening. :)
I drank quite a lot of water at the teahouse. CCDA and I were chatting non-stop. Needed more water to replenish the saliva that went flying all over the place when I was talking. I ordered their mango jelly with mango juice and ice milk tea. The mango juice was nice, but too sweet. More for desert I guess. I’m not a fan of tea, so I don’t want to comment too much about the tea. Just thought that I should try out their tea. Oh well… I should had exchanged that ice tea for another glass of red bean.
Jaymes left when the rain stopped. He must be bored by our chatting. ECL and I stayed and continued chatting and chatting and chatting. I don’t know if there is any WIFI network or not. I did scanned and found their WIFI, but it was secured. Hhhhmmm…. then how did Jaymes surf the net when we were chatting?
Its fun and interesting chatting with ECL. She shared alot of her life story with me. Wow…. can actually write story book leh. Memoirs of East Coast Life. What do you think? :P
The boss of the place came over and had a short chat with ECL. She is from Hong Kong. I heard that she bought 14 chef from Hong Kong to work here. Wow. They are expanding. The right side of the tea house used to be a function room. They are converting it to be an extention of the tea house. Oh… did I say that this place is open for 24 hours?
Anyway, Chio Chio De Aunty’s
husband boyfriend aka Ham Ham De Uncle) came to join us after his work and we had our dinner there. I wasn’t really hungry because we just had teabreak few hours ago. Some fruit spring rolls and *I forgot what is that* roll. Quite nice… forgot to take some pictures of it. Busy talking.
I ordered their egg and bacon sandwich for dinner. Taste normal, but smell great. haha. And we ordered 2 more basket of xiao long bao. The xiao long bao is rather cheap and taste great. Confirm beat Ding Tai Feng and Crystal Jade.
It requires lots of skill to pick up the xiao long bao using chopsticks without breaking it and losing the soup inside. I broke one completely and bust a small hole on the other. Wasn’t able to master the art like HHDU. He is very skillful and could pick up the xiao long bao without any breakages. I bet he must have trained for years to master this skill.
We left at around 10pm. Spend 8 hours at the cafe. Really enjoyed myself at the Hong Kong Tea House. It’s fun to hang out with ECL. Looking forward to the next session. But hor, my backside feeling abit numb after sitting for 8 hours. Ouch…. nobody is there to massage my ass.
Oh ya… here is the address of Hong Kong Tea House if you are interested.