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Thursday, October 20, 2011


Spring Deer 鹿鳴春飯店1/F, 42 Mody Road, TST
Tel: 852/ 2366 4012

Cuisine: Pekingese

Operating hours Daily 11:30am-3pm and 6-11pm

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong

Transportation : MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui station

Reservations : Reservations recommended

Phone : 852/2366 4012

Prices Small dishes: HK$58-HK$90 (US$7.55-US$12/£3.75-£5.85)

Credit Cards Accepted : American Express Card, Master Card, Visa

Average Spending: HKD 200 - 300 per person

2 weeks or 14 days or half a month ... that is how long most people have to book in advance in to dine here. Spring Deer Restaurant is one of the few remaining old-school Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong and it is famous for its Peking Duck.

We were lucky that my uncle knew the owners. So we always get a table whenever we are in Hong Kong.


The decor remained pretty much the same over the last few decades.  It was always full house with staff rushing back and forth. Worth noting that most of the dishes come in 3 different sizes, Small - Medium - Large.  The idea of offering different dish size was nothing new, it was there long before I was even born.

They offer Peking Duck - Three Ways! It was fun watching the chef preparing the Peking duck! 
This restaurant is famous for its specialty -- honey-glazed Peking duck, which costs HK$280 (US$36/£18) and is good for two to four persons. Since you'll probably have to wait 40 minutes for the duck if you order it during peak time (7:30-9:30pm), it's best to arrive either before or after the rush.
 The first way was in the traditional way of sliced skin with Chinese pancakes.
 Yummy Peking Duck rolls

The second way to enjoy the Peking Duck dish was the common Lettuce Wrap with Minced Duck.


The Peking Duck third dish was the Peking Duck soup.  You see you could request them to chop the remaining duck into small pieces to make this soup. Not that there were much duck flavor to the soup but it was quite comforting to drink.

Enjoy your Peking Duck!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 31, 2011 A Non-Working Holiday

Last October 10, 2011, President Noynoy Aquino signed Proclamation No. 265 declaring October 31, 2011 as a special non-working day throughout the Philippines. 

That makes the weekend of October 29-30 extend to November 1, which is traditionally a non-working day for Filipinos — All Saints Day.

Rejoice! We now have four (4)days vacation!

The President wants to give the Filipinos to properly observe the Holy Day and thus the additional holiday will provide us time to travel to our respective hometowns. 

Here’s a copy of Proclamation No. 265

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


An eggette is a kind of spherical pancake or ball waffle popular in the Cantonese-speaking regions of China, including Hong Kong and Macau. 
The food item is also referred to as an 
  • egg puff
  • egg waffle
  • bubble waffle 
  • or by its Cantonese name, gai daan jai (鷄蛋仔)
Eggettes' are made from eggs, sugar, flour, and light evaporated milk. They are best served hot, and often eaten plain. They can also be served with fruit and flavors such as strawberry, coconut or chocolate. They are sometimes referred to as "Hong Kong cakes" in Chinatown across America, especially in New York.
You could buy and eat This "Eggette"  along Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. There are 2 to 3 shops along this area.
Eggettes' are one of the most popular Hong Kong "street snacks" and was ranked No.3 in the 50 most popular HK "street snack".

They seemed to be easy to make all you need are 2 steel eggette mould, eggs and flour mixture and electricity and there you have the eggette you want.

But then again the simpler it seems, the better skills it takes. Eggette doesn't seem much different from waffles or pancakes you get from Jollibee. but then the skills involved can be so much more demanding.

Watching the production of the Mammy Pancake, one would finally understand what it means by skills and how minor improvements from the existing skills can make such a big difference in the quality.

Mammy Pancake house is a very popular pancake store among the locals in Hong Kong. It is located at Shop 2A, G/F, Whampoa Street, Hung Hom 紅磡黃埔街2號A地下

           Mammy Pancake   媽咪雞蛋仔 

Mammy Pancake house neat kitchen
 Mammy Pancake Signage
Mammy Pancake make their eggette slowly, real slow while you could see one store down Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, and the man juggles between five eggette moulds and he serves 10 customers in 10 minutes, make 10 eggettes every single minute and people lined up quickly leave with their order. No problem at all for that guy! But the eggettes taste plain and normal as any other ones you could find almost anywhere else. 

On the other hand, Mammy Pancake's staff spent at least 3 to 4 minutes to make one eggette, and the long queue of customers have to wait for 15 minutes for their food but yet they waited!

Average waiting time: 15 minutes. Make your order first and they will give you a token with number. They will call you when your order is ready.
Instead of having a typical chocolate coloured and flavoured pancake, Mammy offers plain egg pancake with lots of chocolate bits spreading randomly across the whole pancake. What's more fascinating was that the chocolate bites were all melted within the egg pancakes, so you could literally taste the smooth chocolate paste sweetening your palate.

The texture of the egg pancake was crispy and light with a strong taste of egg. It also contained the aroma of egg and chocolate on it. The melted chocolate was pretty smooth and had a similar taste as the chocolate filling of the Lotte's Koala chocolate b
iscuit. Such a scrumptious chocolate pancake, totally worth the wait!

There are three choices of flavor - original, chocolates and WHITE SESAME!

Happy Eating!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011



From the newly opened River City mall, we walked towards the back of Shangri-la Bangkok.

We then turned right to the alley going to the Central Pier, we waited for the orange flag river taxi and paid 14 baht each then disembarked @Tha Thien, we walked past a public market selling dried fish like those found in Tabuan in Cebu. Softdrinks and water is cheaper @ the small eatery in front of the gate of WAT PO. Coke cost only 20 baht against 25-30 baht selling price by the vendor near the pier.

After drinking Coke, ( my first after 6 months of abstinence) we crossed the road then entered the gate of WAT PO, that's when I realized I lost my LUMIX Original Battery ( sigh) I retraced my steps and found nothing, so I guessed I lost it somewhere between the pier and the gate. I moved on. And happily pose for pictures inside WAT PO.

There is an entrance fee of 50 baht.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

STEVE JOBS 1955-2011


STEVE JOBS 1955-2011


Salute to Apple legendary founder Steve Jobs who inspired creative expressions!

I salute you sir for despite being adopted, returning bottles for a 5 cents deposit, sleeping on your friend's floor, you excelled!

Steve Jobs' humble beginning is one for the books. He showed us that with perseverance, ingenuity and lots of patience, a person will succeed. 


Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. -Steve Jobs 

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. -Steve Jobs 


Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. -Steve Jobs


Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. -Steve Jobs

STEVE JOBS- the man who was APPLE chief product designer, marketing guru and salesman nonpareil.

May you rest in peace. AMEN

Friday, October 7, 2011


 Very nice embroidered elephant in Bangkok  Market
 This place in Bangkok just outside the WAT PHO reminds me of  Taboan Market in Carbon, Cebu
 Various kinds of dried fish in Bangkok Market
 Different souvenir items can be found on the sidewalk.
 Cabs waiting for passengers just outside Wat Pho
Sandals at 80 pesos, 100, 150 so cheap indeed!

Fruits abound there in Bangkok, Thailand. Pineapple, watermelon, etc. you name it they have it! The fruits I saw was just like the ones that you find in the Philippines.

Monday, October 3, 2011


 A view from one of the windows of the temple that houses the Giant Recling Gold Buddha -WAT PHO
 Statues outside the temple
 One of the arches outside the temple.
Replica of the reclining buddha inside the compound
This temple houses the giant reclining buddha.

PRANG look like Christmas trees.

Very colorful PRANG indeed

 The compound is so huge. There's so many doors!
Many different temples inside the WAT PHO compound.

It is worth the visit! Try visiting WAT PHO temple too! 




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