Finally getting down to writing about my trip to Hong Kong a few weeks ago!

I’d been to the Land of Dim Sums several times before. However, they were all with family, and my mum being extremely fluent in Cantonese, I was ushered around comfortably during my previous trips. This time round, I packed my bags and took a flight with different intentions - to roam around the famous neon-lighted streets, minus their help.

Touristy places, been there, done that. Thanks to the Internet, as well as some friends I have at that side of the world, I managed to locate a few places of interests I’d never stepped foot on previously. One recommendation I must share is the Dragon Centre at Sham Shui Po! A friend who stay opposite the mall brought me there.

You can easily reach Dragon Centre by taking the MTR to Sham Shui Po station.

Dragon Centre
Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po

Visiting the retail complex was fuss-free and convenient, with it centrally-located along the same Tseun Wan (red) Line as the other popular stations. I was there twice, not even kidding! With the 9 levels of affordable shops, food and entertainment it houses, this is my new go-to place in Hong Kong. It’s refreshing to see that they don’t have an endless number of the same few chain stores that litter around the city. AND THEY HAVE MANY HK-FAMOUS SHOPS!? :O

I spent an entire day at the mall, therefore I’m going to highlight a couple of activities I did into different posts. This is the not-your-usual-eats one!

*All prices are in Hong Kong Dollar

Wonder where to eat in Hong Kong? Something different from the usual cha chaan tengs, Café Dream (夢咖啡館) that’s tucked away on the 7th floor is the place to go when you’re craving for Western food.

Check out all the articles behind me - proud features of them in various news publications! Most were written about their waffles, which they’re known for.

Though not huge in size, I enjoyed my cozy and quiet meal at a corner of the modern-looking space. Super in love with their full-length windows btw – the natural sunlight made my food pictures turn out extra pretty! *.*

Oh yes, I learnt that the professional-looking pictures framed on the wall were photographed by the café’s boss. They showcase the streets of Hong Kong and overseas trips from his perspective.

Famished, I ordered some of their recommended signature food!

For drinks, you can try their Café Latte ($32) and Vanilla Banana Smoothie ($42).

For the mains, I suggest you try the Shrimp Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce ($75) and Spaghetti Carbonara ($66). Not bad, not bad at all. Also, I was taken aback at how generous the servings were! They were quite valued for the money, if you compare with Singapore standards.

Lastly, I wrapped up my meal with the must-order - Taiji Waffle ($88)! EVERY table had this. Not only was it aesthetically pleasing, I loved the way the waffles were done as well. It’s a mix of strawberry and banana chocolate flavours, leaving you with the best of both worlds.

Oh, and can I add how good looking their staff are!? I had the honour of chatting with the boss Oreo, who’s beside me in the picture. He talked about his big ambitions in the food industry, even giving me a sneak peek on the new café he’s working on.

All the best to you, Oreo! Thanks for the kind hospitality; I hope to be able to patronize your new café on my next trip. :)

On a tight budget? You’ll be spoilt for choice when you enter the food court on the 8th floor!

The food court offers a variety of food options from different countries including Taiwan, Shanghai, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and India etc. that doesn’t cost a fortune. Prices range from $10 to $60.

There were local HK snacks like Sticky Rice Rolls (栥飯), Shanghai dumplings, Taiwanese Pearl Milk Tea, Japanese Takoyaki, Korean Ramyun… And the list goes on!

I think the most interesting of all for me was the Coca-Cola & Popcorn Chicken ($28) as I haven’t had that before. It’s from the Korean Sweeken (韓國味家) store that started operations last month.

On top of the soft drink are fried chicken pieces drenched in chilli and mustard sauce. How innovative! Why didn’t I see this when I was in Seoul!?

If you’d like something heavier, try their Mayonnaise Eggs with Chicken Rice ($38).

That’s all for eats! If you’d like to see more of the food options available, you can view the food directory here:

In the next post, I will share the entertainment options I’d tried!

To view my travel posts, click here:


  1. i am going hk this year end and this post is definitely gonna help :)