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Hong Kong Day 2 Part 1–Australian Dairy Co & Ngong Ping 360

November 28, 2011

After a late night out at Wanchai, we started day 2 a little bit late. Our itinerary include a trip to Ngong Ping located at Lantau Island to see the Giant Buddha via the cable car. However to kick start the day, we make sure that we have a hearty breakfast before the journey to enlightenment (as Lai described it).

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Australian Dairy Co or ADC for short is listed as the top eat when you are visiting HK, so it’s already penciled in one of my must eat during the trip. We were there just after the breakfast crowd, so we were able to find a seat quickly before browsing through their extensive menu.

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Well actually there’s only 3 set menu that you can choose from, the Breakfast Set (HKD26) available until 12PM, the Tea Set (HKD30) available from 12PM and Fast Meal Set (HKD26) available whole day. Most of the set consist of bread, eggs and a drink.

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While waiting, we were presented 4 glass of tea that we are so used to see in TVB series, you can either drink it or wash the utensils in it, or you can do both. The waiter there are all men and also dress very familiarly like those in a series.

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The Macaroni Soup with Ham is one of the staple breakfast diet for locals, although I do find it a bit awkward to have it for breakfast. It’s yummy, despite a little bit salty.

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Each set meal also comes with a choice of toast or normal bread with eggs. Their scrambled eggs is one of the must eat because it’s runny and silky smooth. I’ve never tasted any scrambled eggs as good as the one here. You can either eat it as it is or together with the toast, it’s good either way!

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The Cold Ying Yong is smooth and nice, one of the best I’ve tried and way better than the one here in KL.

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Aside from their set menus, the other must try item is their Steamed Egg Milk Pudding. I’ve eat steamed egg before but this is way different, simply because milk is being used rather than just water and the end result is a smooth texture that melts in your mouth.

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It’s served in either hot or cold but my advise is to go for the hot version as you can taste the milk better and somehow it’s more silkier.

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Dan Nai for you?

It’s definitely a must try when you visit HK because it won’t be complete if you don’t have their set breakfast or their Steamed Egg Milk Pudding.

Australian Dairy Company
47-49 Parkes Street
Jordan
Kowloon
Opening Hours : 730AM to 11PM

After the very satisfying breakfast, we took the MTR to head to Tung Chung which is the last station on the Blue MTR line to take the cable car to the Giant Buddha at Ngong Ping.

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On a Tuesday morning, there’s a huge crowd at the cable car station, and Lai somehow managed to convince all of us to take the Crystal Cabin, which means that you can sit in a cable car with glass floor and you can see what’s below. The ride is close to HKD160 for a return ticket.

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The benefits of paying a premium price for the Crystal Cabin is you don’t have to queue with the rest. The ticket to the Ngong Ping 360 along with a wrist ticket.

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Look at the glass floor and it’s an experience of a life time.

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Jiun, Kel and me. It’s pretty sunny but hazy the whole time so the scenery is just so so.

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Can only barely see the Giant Buddha from inside the cable car.

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Reaching the Ngong Ping village, we head straight to conquer the 1000 steps to the Giant Buddha and our journey to enlightenment, as Lai put it.

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Serenity at least when you reached the top. You might also loose a few hundred of calories climbing up the steps.

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Here’s a look all the way down. That’s pretty much all about the Giant Buddha, you can also either opt to have a vegetarian lunch (which my friends said are basically cut throat experience) or have some tour around the Buddha to learn more about enlightenment which we just gave it a pass. We descended the hill and then head to the next part of Day 2, which is Tai-O.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Handsome Lai November 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    1,000 steps is a small price to pay for a journey to enlightenment. Muahaha…

  • Reply JD November 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    @handsome lai

    Yeah it’s true though.

  • Reply patrick November 29, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Australian dairy is one of my fav breakfast place!
    The eggs is so nice, rigggght?
    And Dan nai is superb.

  • Reply JD December 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    @patrick

    Yup, it’s superb!

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