Fleeced… @Sumo Sushi Sake Event 2014

Date of Visit: December 13 2014

The weekend past has been fuelled with booze… First up, was the Sumo Sushi Sake event on Saturday at West Kowloon.  It was a disappointment, as I was looking forward to some awesome sushi and sashimi.  But instead, they had half-assed California rolls, noodles in a cup (😱 !!), yakitori, chips and other Japanese street food…I felt I had been fleeced of HK$320 (inclusive of 9 tokens) for the entrance fee.

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The crime scene

We were early, so basically sat under the sun for 3+hours to wait for the sumo wrestling to start…

The sumo wrestlers were not in great shape either.  I can’t see much due to the crowd in front of me.  But lucky me was standing next to a really tall guy who was taping the event, so I watched the match on his phone!😜

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Sumo Wrestlers

View of Victoria Harbour on my way to Port-a-loo.  Do remember to bring own hand sanitiser and toilet papers!😝

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Victoria Harbour

This is the most expensive sake in the event.  I exchanged 7 tokens (HK$87.50) for a cup.  It was good – smooth and dry.

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Premium Sake 40 tokens (HK$500)

So that I don’t stuff up my nutrition plan, I had 3 skewers of the beef tongue and a skewer of mushrooms…

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Yakitori: Beef tongue @ 4 tokens each (HK$50) and mushroom @2 tokens each (HK$25)

Unfortunately, I needed something ‘stronger’ to soak up sake… so here comes the spoiler… chips!  Which, I must say is very good and deserves a thumbs up! 👍

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Chips: 4 tokes (HK$50)

My friends and I shared 2 bottles of sake…cheap…but they did the trick…left me laying awake half the night!

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Cheap Sake #1

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Cheap Sake #2

Well, since I have 2 tokens (HK$25) left, I might as well redeem this can of “Berry Sparkling Sake”… It’s still sitting in my fridge as I’m not going to OD on sugar!

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Sake in a can

No doubt – I WILL NOT be back!

Window Display: Man-Made Wonders @ Harvey Nichols, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Date:  December 2014

It’s SALE time!  Time to go shopping!  First stop is to the window displays to check out the latest trend for this season… Oh! Hang on, the window stylists have decided to take us around the world!  Am L-O-V-I-N-G the laser-cut foams glued piece-by-piece to create a multi-layered 3-dimensional effect.  Very clever! 👏👏👏

We go to US of A…

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Mount Rushmore

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Mount Rushmore

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Mount Rushmore

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Snow Globe of Famous Landmarks

To United Kingdom…

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London Parliament House

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London Parliament House

To Easter Island…

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Rapa Nui

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Rapa Nui

To Italy…

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Roman Colosseum

To Greece, maybe?

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Generic temple ruins

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Generic temple ruins

To China…

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The Great Wall of China

 

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The Great Wall of China

 

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The Great Wall of China

 

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The Great Wall of China

 

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The Great Wall of China

QF127 From Sydney to Hong Kong (II)

Date of Travel:  November 24 2014

ALWAYS stick to your original flight schedule!  NEVER EVER change it!  I received a massive wallop to my wallet to the tune of A$500 – because my fare is “no longer a cheap fare”???

Not happy but anyway, I got a lift to the airport from my friend who brought me for breakfast at Bread & Circus, a very popular cafe in Alexandria.

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‘Breakfast with Gwen’: 2 fried eggs, spinach and quinao & Sour dough, tomato and avocado

I didn’t particularly enjoyed the flight – squeezed in the middle – despite paying Business Class,  I was suspecting I’m going Premium Economy!  Anyhow, these are what I ate…(previous trip here)

I got the side of fruits because somehow in Qantas’ system, I’ve registered for a ‘Fruit Platter’?   But lucky, they had enough food around so I could order off Neil Perry’s Rockpool menu.

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Fruits

APERITIF:  Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc with nibblies.

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 ENTREE:  Quite liked this –  the eggplants and pomegranate

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Smoked Cured Lamb with Roast Eggplant and Capsicum, Pomegranate, Mint and Harissa Dressing

 MAIN:  Ocean trout was way overdone, me no like

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Pan Fried Ocean Trout with Zucchini. Chilli and Tomato Scapece. Polenta and Pine Nut Pesto

 DESSERT: Very enjoyable

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Cheese with Accompaniments

PRE-LANDING SNACK:  So not good…meh!

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Salt and Pepper Quail with Cabbage and Radish Salad