272015Nov

Tim Ho Wan

We arrived early, real early, like 7am early. So what to do but to go find dim sum at the usually overcrowded place in town. One of which would be the Michelin Star rated restaurant Time Ho Wan. I’ve eaten at the one in Mongkok but since we were on Hong Kong, we went to the one located in the Hong Kong MTR station. Yeah, it’s kinda like eating in the mall. But you should never compare these places to the run of the mill food courts you see in…

082015Mar

Itacho Sushi

There are tons of sushi restaurants in Hong Kong with a good variety of them in Causeway Bay. You can find high end establishments to your conveyor belt chains. What we chose was some where in between, Itacho Sushi. The prices weren’t too exorbitant and they had a huge selection of fish as well as some unfamiliar ones, like foie gras sushi. Interesting indeed. One of the things you do need to know about this place is their tablet ordering system. Pretty high tech but you lose that interaction with the sushi…

072015Mar

Katte Shabu Shabu

It was drizzling and, dare I say it, a bit chilly, here in Hong Kong. I was expecting hot, humid, and threatening thunderstorms in March. This was pleasant. Almost felt like I never left San Francisco. Almost. Anyways, it was hot pot weather. Being mid afternoon, I was alone and hungry. I looked up a place that did individual pots. Sure enough a few came up with Katte pulling in high marks. And best of all, it was close by. Though, I should have noticed the reviews were all from lunch. More…

112014Dec

Ippudo

When I first heard about Ippudo, it wasn’t from my friends in New York raving about some new hot ramen shop. Nor was it during my time in Singapore when my friend suggested it was worth the wait. No, actually, the first time I learned about this place was on the plane. Foreign TV shows were all that was left after I exhausted all of the Hollywood movies. There was this Japanese show dubbed in English where they talked about this shop, now global company. The focus was on the…

202012Dec

Winding Down

Last full day here before my flight tomorrow. Best thing to do? Catch up on all the writing I’ve been putting off. Not a good start given the night of drinking before. I wonder what time we got out of there. I do remember taking the cab back to Kowloon form Lan Kwai Fong. A note to the traveler. Make sure you get a taxi that’s marked for cross harbor travel. Around Central just ask the taxi driver. Otherwise you pay for both ways to the tunnel. I think in…

192012Dec

A Night Out

Along with the usual shopping, the day had a night of drinks in store for it. But first, the shopping. Around Yau Ma Tei, there are some surprising shops. Along with your usual G2000 and Giordano’s, you got specialty shops like your anime and action figure shops at In’s Point. Okay, so specialties to my liking. I can’t help it, that little anime nerd in me still screams when he see’s mecha, girls with guns, and anything wielding a sword. Unfortunately, the stores were closed when I swung by. These…

182012Dec

Whampoa

The day started with a trip over to see Ali and Rene. I had to deliver the book Ali helped to make happen. Half the book was written on his couch, my stay during the mini sabbatical I had in 2008. Rene also got a copy, but we mainly met to talk business. This may be what I need to start off on my own business venture. We’ll see. In the meantime, writing and film will be my dream. We had lunch over in Soho, another area in Hong Kong…

172012Dec

LinkedIn Hong Kong

Today was the day I look for LinkedIn’s Hong Kong office. Not too difficult right? I got the floor, street name, the district, Causeway Bay, and the street number… crap! Why didn’t they send me the street number or even the building name. Oh well, I’ll just look for a sign, a huge one, like the one back in Mountain view. Guest what? This area is filled with signs and my best bet was to persevere in my search going building to building. Awful idea. There was this one building…

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