I had purposely planned it as such as Jordan is along the way to Ocean Park from our hotel in Mongkok. It's always good to do some research before going on a trip so that you can plan your itinerary more effectively. But even more important is to search for the best holiday deals online, which I do for all my holidays! I want my holidays to be enjoyable without breaking my budget!
We took the MTR via the Tsuen Wan line and alighted at Jordan station. (Refer to MTR map HERE).
Initially, we could not locate the restaurant which I knew is located at Parkes Street. Only after seeing the Parkes Street road sign did we manage to find it.
This is the facade of the Australia Dairy Company.
When we went in, the place was full with people! Gosh!
But this is to be expected in popular eateries in Hong Kong. It is even the norm to share table (tap thoy in Cantonese) with complete strangers. The only restaurant in Malaysia I know which practices this 'sharing table' custom is Yut Kee in KL.
Do I like it? No. I prefer the whole table to myself and my friend of course!
But sharing table with others do have its advantages especially when you are sharing with the Hongkies! Why? Because you can then ask them to recommend the best dishes!
My friend and I were fortunate enough to sit with three locals - two men and a girl. The two men appeared to be hurrying with their breakfast, but the girl was more relaxed. She also looked more approachable so we asked for her recommendations.
The menu was written entirely in Mandarin and even though my friend knew how to read Mandarin, we were still at a loss on what to order as the variety were too huge! So thanks to the girl, we ordered this!
And it turned out to be the one of the best breakfasts I have ever had in my life!
First, let's talk about the hot milk tea.
I love the milk tea! It was creamy, milky and pleasantly smooth! And it's not sweet. I guess they use fresh milk or evaporated milk instead of condensed milk like what we usually do in Malaysia.
At that moment, I thought it was the best milk tea I have ever tasted. But later on, I would discover a close rival to their milk tea somewhere else in Hong Kong!
Now, if you are wondering what this is, well, it is steamed egg custard. (Sorry, the picture seems to be a bit out of focus haha!)
The steamed egg custard was fantastic! Smooth and full of egg flavour, it was heavenly to my tastebud.
This is my steamed egg custard, halfway eaten.
It was not overly sweet. Just perfect! I cannot even begin to tell you how much I have been missing this egg custard since my return from Hong Kong! Even now, I am drooling just thinking about it!
When I first looked at the bread with scrambled eggs, I did not think too highly of it.
I mean, it's just white bread - not even toasted. And it's just scrambled eggs! How good can it be right? Well, I was dead wrong!
It turned out to be the BEST scrambled eggs sandwich I have ever eaten in my life - I kid you not!
I really have no idea why it tasted so good but the warm, scrambled eggs just tasted heavenly!
A close shot of the scrambled eggs sandwich held by my friend.
If you ever go to Australia Dairy Company, you simply must give this scrambled egg sandwich a try!
I could not remember the price for each individual food and drink, but our bill came to HK$78 (RM31). Not exactly cheap, but it kept both of us full till evening. We did not even eat lunch!
I am so grateful to that Hong Kong girl who introduced us the food here. If you happen to read this - Thank you so much!
I noticed that most Hongkies in this restaurant like to eat macaroni in soup with ham slices, which I thought was pretty out of the ordinary, at least for me. Almost wanted to take a picture of it but decided against it.
We walked around for quite a while before taking the MTR at Jordan Station to Central Station in Hong Kong Island for our next destination - Ocean Park.
Halfway walking around, I came across a shop selling newspapers and saw the headlines.
Japan had just suffered from a devastating earthquake and tsunami more than two weeks earlier on March 11, 2011. At that time during our trip in Hong Kong, there were news that the radiation leak from Japan's nuclear reactors were getting worse and could possibly reach neighboring countries including Hong Kong.
Frankly, I did not think it would happen, but I must admit it was a still little bit worrying.
As it turned out, I had really nothing to worry about. I am glad that I was able to enjoy my 6-day holidays in Hong Kong.
Coming Up Next : The Waterfront At Ocean Park Hong Kong