Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant

Jumbo Floating Restaurant. Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant. Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

After touring Stanley and Aberdeen, I grabbed a late lunch at the Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant.

Stairs leading to the main dining room.

Stairs leading to the main dining room.

The interior was impressive.

Main dining room.

Main dining room.

There weren’t any tables for one, so I had a huge table for four to myself.

Dim sum and hot tea.

Dim sum and hot tea.

I was famished, so I ordered three items from the dim sum menu.

Ham & cheese puff pastries.

Ham & cheese puff pastries.

The ham & cheese puff pastries were almost too rich, between the buttery pastry and the cheese filling.

Pork dumplings.

Pork dumplings.

The pork dumplings were disappointing. The sauce was too heavy on the vinegar and the actual dumpling wrapper was more like a bun wrapper than a dumpling one.

Shrimp dumplings.

Shrimp dumplings.

The shrimp dumplings were my favorite. The wrapper was thin and soft. The shrimp filling was seasoned well.

Overall, this restaurant had a lovely ambiance, but the food wasn’t worth the prices they charged. If you go, you should go with a group so you can get your money’s worth.

Boats by Stanley Beach

View from Murray House balcony.

View from Murray House balcony.

I took this photo from Murray House, a restored colonial building that now houses pricey restaurants & shops. Since there were no Cantonese restaurants there, I just took photos and ate lunch in Aberdeen later that day.

Mak’s Noodle: a Michelin star restaurant with great prices

Mak's Noodle. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

Mak’s Noodle. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

Mak’s Noodle is an unassuming restaurant among the swanky restaurants at The Peak Galleria. I read that Mak’s Noodle had a Michelin star, so I knew I had to try it.

Customers enjoying their meals.

Customers enjoying their meals.

After being seated, I surveyed the menu and decided to go with the basics: the wonton with noodles in soup and Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce. The meal came with tea for free.

Wontons with noodles in soup & Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce.

Wontons with noodles in soup & Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce.

The soup was very tasty. The egg noodles were al dente. The wontons were well-seasoned with shrimp, pork, and mushrooms. The broth was satisfying. Chinese broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables (and is hard to mess up). The steamed Chinese broccoli didn’t disappoint.

That meal was 72 Hong Kong dollars, which is 9 American dollars. Note: you should bring cash, since the restaurant doesn’t take cards. It was a great deal for lunch anywhere in Victoria Peak, but especially for a Michelin star restaurant. However, the best noodle soup that I had (and I tried many during this trip) was the ramen I had in Tokyo.

Inside Sky Terrace 428: Victoria Peak

Sky Terrace. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

Sky Terrace. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

Sky Terrace. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

Sky Terrace. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

The interior of Sky Terrace/Peak Tower was awesome.

2013: The Peak I <3 You statue.

2013: The Peak I ❤ You statue.

Kids playing on the bear statue.

Kids playing on the bear statue.

Selfie with the city in the background.

Selfie with the city in the background.

The statues & the views from the observation deck were even better.

Fancy buildings next to Sky View Terrace.

Fancy mall next to Sky View Terrace.

Everything in this mall was fancy.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

Where the ballers live.

Boats in the harbor.

Boats in the harbor.

Fishing boats.

View of city from Sky View Terrace.

View of city from Sky View Terrace.

Hong Kong skyline.

Sky Terrace 428: Victoria Peak

Sky Terrace 428. Victoria Peak. Hong Kong.

Sky Terrace 428. Victoria Peak. Hong Kong.

After an amazing weekend in El Nido with Ceddy, I headed to Hong Kong for a few days by myself. I stayed in Kowloon, but saw the sights in both Kowloon and Hong Kong.

I took this photo of the Sky Terrace/Peak Tower while hiking the trail that goes up the peak. The Sky Terrace 428 is 428 meters above the city. Hong Kong residents call it “The Wok” because it’s shaped like a wok pan. I’ll be posting photos from my visit to the Peak Tower in a later post.