This was Tom and Mike’s last day in Hong Kong. Since we had a strenuous day yesterday, today was dedicated to relaxation.
We woke up around noon and headed for dim sum. Though most of HK dim sum are made fresh to order, I still prefer the pushcarts. To me dim sum will always be pointing to an item that looks good and having the attendant put it on my table right away.
Even though we just had lunch, we went to the Lobby Lounge at the Four Seasons for their afternoon tea directly afterwards. Mike and Tom did not want to miss out on the afternoon tea / high tea experience while they were in Hong Kong.
Four Seasons is my favorite place to have afternoon tea in Hong Kong due to the food, environment, decor, service, proximity to home. Besides, their scones are the best in Hong Kong.
We needed to digest the lunch and afternoon tea so I suggested we go shopping for Mike’s graduation gift. Here is to you making it through Med school.
Dinner that night was at the North Garden Seafood Restaurant. Even though I am used to long menus, North Garden’s was ridiculous. Besides the a la care options, there were many set menus as well. After looking through all of them, I decided on a 12 course Hairy Crab Feast since it was Hairy Crab season.
Our plate of beautifully steamed hairy crabs. They are meatier than blue crabs, and the flesh is sweeter. They are a pain to eat but it is worth it. The roe of the crab was especially delicious though extremely high in cholesterol
We all worked really hard in getting the meat out of our crabs. But it was definitely worth the effort!
Overall: Hubby and I had a blast during the week our friends visited. For us, it was saying goodbye to some of our favorite places while enjoying new experiences that were on our HK To Do List. But we had the added bonus of enjoying that time with some of our favorite people.