We met up with Gordon, Kathy’s husband, for dinner.
Gordon had already reserved a table for us. It was indeed full at the restaurant when we reached. Lin Heung Tea House is one of the rare restaurants which still preserves the traditional look of an old Hong Kong restaurant.
Lin Heung Tea House is famous for its Hong Kong dim sum in the morning. And it is listed as one of the 10 things to do in Hong Kong by the Time magazine.
We ordered many dishes. So much so that we couldn’t finish. They were pa wong duck, pei pa tofu, egg with fish intestines, lotus root fritters, soup, pig tongues, etc. Honestly, though I am exposed to Chinese food since I was small, I am still not used to some of the “authentic” Hong Kong dishes.
Gordon insisted to pick up the bill. I must thank him for his generosity.
蓮香樓 Lin Heung Tea House, 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. Daily 6am – 11pm. Tel: +852 2544 4556
Gordon suggested to us that we should take the ferry to cross the harbor. We agreed since we had planned for the kids to take the ferry ride which has contributed enormously to early Hong Kong transporattion.
We walked all the way from the restaurant to Star Ferry pier by going through ifc shopping mall – currently Hong Kong’s tallest building.
While walking to the pier, we saw one interesting road sign. It was a sign to all destinations. In other words, it will lead you to anywhere you want to be. The only thing you need to do is to come to Hong Kong!
We took the ferry (Adult – $2.40. Again Octopus card is acceptable) and reached the pier on the other side near Harbour City. From there we walked all the way back to our hotel. In total, I think it was not less than 45 minutes’ walk altogether.
It was very kind of Kathy and Gordon who insisted to send us off to the hotel’s doorstep. We want to thank them again for their warm hospitality.
This article is part of Family Vacation to Hong Kong series.