Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pa Pa Pa Pokka Face

Pokka Cafe
(Mongkok shop)

Bottom Line: This place is so damn delicious that I was full to the point of explosion and couldn't resist continuing to eat because the food was so tasty...dessert hadn't even arrived yet. YUM.

Tomato & Mushroom Spaghetti

Sesame St. Sundae
Jelly layered with a light milky cream, a scoop of sesame ice cream, sprinkled with nuts, and accompanied by two sesame filled mochi balls.

Crispy Custard
Chunks of cubed, perfectly toasted toast smothered in caramel sauce, light milky cream, nuts, and accompanied with two scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Tiramisu Crunchy Dessert
Chunks of cubed, perfectly toasted toast smothered in light, fluffy, milky cream, accompanied with two scoops of tiramisu ice cream, and dusted with a layer of tiramisu powder.

My pasta alone was already very up to par, the dessert was an inexplicable level of expectation exceeded. The Tiramisu Crunchy Dessert could possibly be someone's reason for existence if it isn't already mine. It's THAT good. Describing the taste in mere mortal words seems demeaning to the dessert itself but imagine a swirl of warmth blended with a cool vanilla cream that's combined with the perfect texture of something like really thick French Toast. Yeah, I think I'm in Love.

The only downside is that this restaurant is kind of pricey. Worth it. But pricey.

Sushi Eclipse of the Heart

Sushi One Plus
(Mongkok shop)

Fact: Sushi is really cheap in Hong Kong. Really REALLY cheap.

The Hard Part: Deciding which of the infinite amount of Japanese restaurants to go to.

Answer: You can't really go wrong with place mats like these... :D

Tofu Salad

Shrimp Tempura Roll

Salmon Skin California Roll

Soft Shell Crab Fried Rice

The soft shell crab fried rice was by far my favorite but the best part about this restaurant was that you ordered in letters and numbers and that there were accompanying pictures for everything on the menu. Guesswork: ELIMINATED. This is especially good for my foreign friends who don't speak Canto or forget how to say the number 2 in Canto for instance. =D Because after all, as good as Hong Kong people claim their English is, in the end it will always come down to your ability to adapt and speak Engrish.