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    1. Happy Friday 分享一篇火辣辣食記,不過份吧?不過真正火辣的,其實不是紅湯火鍋,而是...

       

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      先賣個關子。總之,本週二又是久違了的辣局,選址在銅鑼灣 臥龍正宗成都麻辣火鍋,名字很易令人聯想起 臥龍莊,但其實一點關係都沒有,水準也相差甚遠。

       

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      位於京都廣場11樓的 臥龍正宗成都麻辣火鍋,地點十分便利,環境也算不錯;食物定價稍高,但新開張有全單85折優惠,計下來也算可以,主要問題是湯底遜色而且食物選擇較少。

       

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      抵達時食友已在分享瑞士來的美味朱古力手信,又紛紛點了可樂、啤酒、竹蔗矛根水;飲品我只試了竹庶水,感覺較稀,但好處是因此不太甜,我也接受得來。

       

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      但喝得最多的,還是茶水;這裡的茶杯茶壺都很好看,最近迷茶的我看了好喜歡的~

       

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      鍋底有4款選擇,包括正宗成都麻辣鍋、正宗成都麻辣鍋(特辣)、臥龍特色滋補鍋,以及鴛鴦鍋,其實我們這款鴛鴦鍋 ($148) 已經試了所有湯底。

       

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      兩邊龍頭加上大量香料外露,火鍋的賣相是讚的,但剛加的熱湯,初段時間怎麼都煮不出味來,一點不好吃,去到尾段才稍為較好。悅目及悅口之間,其實大家情願投後者!

       

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      另一無謂之作,是取鍋中紅油,放在每人調味盅前。在重慶老鄉絕沒此例,應下的是滿滿麻油,不是紅油;這添加大量羊脂的酥味紅油,一經冷卻還會凝固,簡直是阻人進食!

       

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      來到食物環節,也有讚有彈,首先是 鬼馬油條 ($98),我當然以滋補湯來煮,煮好才浸1/3到調味盅,但都後悔了,因為羊羶味挺厲害呢!

       

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      下圖是 冬瓜片 ($48),切得很薄因此沒多少口感,店內很多食物都是這樣。

       

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      自家即製響鈴 ($88),樣子不錯,但脂肪及肚腩都嚴重超標的我沒試了......

       

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      午餐肉 ($48) 也是大家心頭好,肚滿腸肥的我半件好了~

       

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      鴨血 ($68) 大家又是嫌太薄不好吃,其實我不管怎樣都不會吃的了.....

       

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      田雞 ($98) 質素不錯的,新鮮肉又嫩甜,放在滋潤鍋中吃才能品嚐真味哦~ 

       

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      四寶丸 ($98) 是自家製但沒特別出眾;鮮蝦雲吞 ($68) 則還不錯。

       

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      一定要選,四寶之中最好吃是墨魚丸,另外也點了一份 鮮魷墨魚丸 ($108),很快結清光。

       

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      這類肉類選擇不多,我們點這 本地手切黃金頸脊 ($328) 未見佳處,更不敢貿貿然試其他了。

       

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      皇帝菜 ($38) 份量倒是幾多,但我不太喜歡那味道,沒吃了...

       

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      辣友讚好的 豬大腸 ($68),不過份量真的孤寒啊,後來加多一碟~

       

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      又是我不吃的 黃喉 ($68),其實打邊爐沒有靚牛,人生都幾欠樂趣.....

       

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      來到這 自家即製鮮炸魚皮 ($88),則有讚有彈:較厚身的魚皮魚味十足,又是新鮮炸起仍熱暖;但也是因為太厚身,魚皮挺韌較難咬開,容易令人氣餒啊!

       

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      還點了 雞件半隻 ($128),可選醉雞我們當然要醉了,雖然酒味煮後不明顯,但肉質算滑,那麼多食物中,覺得較物有所值的一項了。

       

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      煮到後來,紅湯終於出味,但來到 萵筍 ($48) 大家又是嫌太薄,有味道無口感!

       

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      以上食物當然不夠飽,我們另外還點了稻庭烏冬 ($58x2)、成都苕粉 ($38x2),才勉勉強強算是不餓,但離飽還有一段距離。還好,這晚一共帶了三盒特色月餅與大家分享,分別是:

       

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      今年 Mott 32 又聯合 Pierre Hermé 推出限量版月餅,一盒4件包括七巧、秦怡、雲呢拿朱古力(較甜),以及我最愛的 Isphan(玫瑰覆盆子)味,PH迷可以 網購 來試試。

       

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      另外,Paul Lafayet 今年繼續推出法式圓聚月餅禮盒,質感進步不少,愛吃杏仁蛋糕的應該會喜歡。盒內四款口味包括:幼滑雲呢拿、香濃咖啡、清香伯爵紅茶及醇香抹茶,其中最愛是咖啡味,一早吃光,只帶來餘下三款一起品嚐,希望大家不要介意~

       

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      最後是 Sayvour 的中秋朱古力禮盒,超喜歡印上不同中秋圖案及祝福的朱古力片,味道不會太甜,大家都十分欣賞,而超迷你蝴蝶酥更是Chloe的至愛!

       

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      尚有更多的月餅遲點再列表詳細分享,Happy Friday 最後分享大大爆的火辣艷照,沒錯,這晚真正的惹火尤物,就是各位親愛的辣友!期待不久後又重聚!

       

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      臥龍正宗成都麻辣火鍋

      地址: 銅鑼灣駱克道491-499號京都廣場11樓

      電話: 28080830

      Facebook:臥龍正宗成都麻辣火鍋

       

      ** 想得知最新飲食情報,可追蹤 甜魔媽媽;欲得知甜魔一家消息,就追蹤 Matthew and Chloe 吧~~

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      After spending over five years in Hong Kong, I’m surprised that us blondes still have such a hard time getting our hair done in this city. Many of the “expat salons” charge a small fortune to cut and color blonde hair (or any colored hair for that matter) and taking a chance on a cheaper/local salon can be risky. Though I’ve used a local salon for a few years, I was looking for something more higher-end to breathe some life back into my brassy hair. If you’re looking for a great hair salon in Central, especially if you’re a blonde, look no further than O2 Hair Studio on Wyndham Street.

      O2 Hair Studio – Interior

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      I’ve walked past O2 Hair Studio multiple times thanks to its prime spot in Central, but never realized how big it actually is. Hands-down, it’s the largest hair salon I’ve seen in Hong Kong. Although the interior is a bit basic (the salon will be getting a complete makeover soon!), the staff are incredibly welcoming and I found the large space refreshing. While you’re getting pampered, you can enjoy a cappuccino or sip on a glass of bubbly.

      Highlights and a cut

      Owner and head hair stylist Rudy is exceptionally knowledgeable and has been working in Hong Kong for the past 22 years. Not only is he hilarious, he specializes in blondes and will work some serious magic on your hair.

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      I went into O2 Hair Studio desperate to get rid of my roots (I know: my hair looked tragic). I had previously gone to a different salon to have balayage done for the first time in hopes that when my hair grew out there wouldn’t be such a stark contrast between my roots and my colored hair. Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly grow out the way I had imagined (I was under the impression it was meant to not look so harsh when my roots grew out).

      Rudy recommended highlighting mainly my roots to avoid build-up on my existing colored hair. He used two different shades of blonde (one lighter and one more natural) and then combed them through after I had spent some time under the heated contraption and the color had set.

      As for the cut, I told him I loved my long hair and just wanted to get rid of the split ends. He respected what I wanted and didn’t press me to cut it shorter (despite later confessing he would have liked to chop a few more inches off) or give me more layers.

      The results

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      I love everything about my cut and color. Rudy understood exactly what I wanted (a blunt cut and natural-looking highlights) and my hair came out looking fantastic. Because I don’t get my hair done often (it was literally almost a year since I had my hair cut last – terrible, I know), I try to stick to a natural look as much as possible. Rudy was able to blend the highlights he did at my roots with the previous color I already had in my hair perfectly, making me one happy customer.

      After-care products

      I’m always careful with what hair products I’m putting on my hair after I get it colored, since I want to preserve the color for as long as possible. O2 Hair Studio offers a range of products to keep your hair looking just as great months later. I’m currently using the PHYTO Paris intense hydration brilliance shampoo (PHYTOJOBA), the express conditioner (PHYTOBAUME), a repairing thermal protectant spray (PHYTOKERATINE), and Revlon’s blonde detangling leave-in conditioner. All of these products (and much more) can be found in the studio and the staff are able to recommend which products best fit your hair type.

      Price

      Highlights (full head) – HK$1800
      Cut – HK$990
      *Note: these prices are specific for my hair. Charges may vary depending on hair length, texture, stylist, etc.

      O2 Hair Studio 
      G/F, 38 Wyndham Street
      Central
      Hong Kong 

      Tel: 2529 6289

      O2 Hair Studio is open until 9:00 pm Monday – Friday (a rarity for salons in Hong Kong), making it easy to #treatyoself and get your hair done after a long day at work!


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      從小就對神秘的尖東有種情意結,雖不好杯中物,卻喜歡這裡的不夜天。

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      以往尖東以酒吧和夜總會居多,近年則愈多愈多餐廳進駐,而且水準都很不錯。LaVilla由主廚Matthieu Bonnier主理,他曾效力香港中環French Window Brasserie and Bar,我以前曾經嚐過他的手藝,水準非常不錯,當知道他加盟了LaVilla,當然要找個機會再一次拜會一下。

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      LaVilla位於尖東海濱旁邊,主打法國菜,店裡大部份位子都面向維港,早上觀景開揚,晚上則夜景醉人。

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      除了晚市,LaVilla還提供週末Semi Buffet Lunch,價錢是沒有想過的便宜,從12點吃到3點,只選自助,不要主菜,也只是$148,以當天所見,是全場爆滿。

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      自助區食物主要是放在兩張長桌之上,以小食和各式cold cut肉類為主,還有少許冷盤沙律。Shrimp Cocktail "LaVilla"應是大廚得意之作,爽口大蝦配上自家調製的雞尾酒醬,清爽口感配上美味醬汁,怪不得以店名為名了。

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      自助長桌的另一邊是新鮮沙律區,各款新鮮蔬菜和醬料橫陳,當中一款Black Truffled Potato Salad最令人印象深刻,不慍不火的黑松露香,和軟糯薯仔是天作之合。

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      吃過沙律,不妨來一客忌廉南瓜湯,配上無限量添加的Gruyère Toast,芝士多士與忌廉湯,大人和小孩都喜歡。

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      喜歡吃麵包,大可試試這裡的Fougasse葉子麵包,除了採用普羅旺斯傳統做法,還在製作過程中加入了乾蕃茄和橄欖等。麵包都在店裡自家製作,既新鮮又特別,中間不規則的小孔也是玩味十足。

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      麵包旁邊就是芝士和甜品區,芝士區款式大路,三款芝士應該能滿足大部份人的要求。

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      甜品區以西式為主,陣容比沙律區更強大,TiramisuLychee Mousse CakeCherry TartGreen Tea Panna CottaCrème BrûléeChocolate Brownies,全都小巧精緻,方便人客多試幾款。個人覺得Green Tea Panna Cotta和Crème Brûlée都很不錯,幼滑之餘又不失各自的奶香和蛋香,綠茶和焦糖的味道也能兼顧,好吃。


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      LaVilla麻雀雖小,但五臟俱全,自助區最後放著一輛雪糕車,提供四款I SCREAM gelato雪糕。之前在SOHO附近工作曾經大愛這品牌,這天重遇才發現很久沒再嚐過,我自然不會錯過今天這個機會吃個痛快。


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      自助餐最特別的,還有這即點即做法式Crêpe。從倒漿到烘成班戟,從成圓錐形到加添朱古力等醬料,全都在你面前準備。你也可自行加添雪糕,讓它成為特別的餐後甜品。

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      在廚房不忙碌的時候,主廚Matthieu Bonnier更會粉墨登場,他做的班戟既有姿勢也有實際。靜靜的等待完成的一刻,再一層一層的從外到內掀開圓錐形班戟,發覺竟是外脆內軟,吃時不同口感交雜,感覺非常特別,值得花時間等待。

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      想豐富一點,人客也可選擇多要一客主菜。這裡和坊間大部份的brunch不同,如果你自問胃口不大,又或是覺得自助區的食物已足夠,大可不選主菜,這樣就可以好好控制價錢,尤其是當同行大多是小朋友和老人家,這樣就更有彈性。主菜分為Daily PizzaDaily FishDaily RoastSpecial of the Day,大約只需多付數十元就可以。

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      當天的Daily Pizza夏威夷薄餅,pizza上大量的菠蘿和火箭菜,薄餅大小也不算細,只需多付$30算是十分合理。

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      Daily Fish則是小朋友最愛的炸魚薯條伴田園沙律,即叫即炸的炸魚薯條極為邪惡,不止小朋友,就連大人也會忍不了口。

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      食肉獸也不愁寂寞,Special of the Day燒美國肉眼扒配黑松露燒汁,炭香十足的肉眼能清晰地看到表面的網痕,恰到好處的火喉,配上黑松露燒汁,讓這肉眼色香味俱全。

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      這天的Semi-Buffet Lunch雖然已告一段落,但由於餐廳方面的細心安排,我們還可再多嚐幾款LaVilla的招牌菜。

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      以頂級Ossetra魚子醬作材料,LaVilla特式魚子醬混合了酸忌廉、蟹肉、烚蛋白蛋黃、乾蔥、辣根等,大約15克的重量已足夠讓人回味。近年香港人愈來愈注重環境保護,這款魚子醬原來是選用可持續品種,在取魚子時不會殺掉瀕危的母魚,按摩母魚取子後再把母魚放回海裡,這樣就可以吃得更安心了。

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      另一款個人十分喜歡的是家鄉特式煮青口。和一般的白酒煮青口不同,這道菜加入了風乾香腸、油封鴨腎等,配合翠綠色的香草牛油汁,所以味道偏向濃郁,卻是開對了我的胃口,尤其是油封鴨腎沾上醬汁味道真是超讚,麵包粒吸收醬汁也極美好。據說這做法是主廚Matthieu Bonnier家鄉的配方,真心慶幸他把這道菜帶來香港呢!

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      另一大愛的,是西班牙海鮮焗飯,除了大量的海鮮,還有風乾香腸等作材料,海鮮的鮮味和火腿的咸香浸進飯粒之中,味道極佳,這個海鮮焗飯,飯粒永遠比海鮮精彩。

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      斧頭肉眼和牛排,是這天的最後大魔王,名義上是二人份,但實際卻足夠四人分享!斧頭排燒好後已經預先切好,西冷和牛柳兩邊處理大不同,前者鮮嫩艷紅,後者焦香撲鼻,還有出色的焗原隻蒜頭、焦糖洋蔥、風乾車厘茄、法國長荳角等配菜,未吃已經垂涎。最後,還記得之前提過的Special of the Day嗎?這斧頭排也配備同一款黑松露肉汁,另外還再多配藍紋芝士汁!這把邪惡斧頭,真是正中我的食慾死穴!

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      豐富的用餐需要甜品作結,LaVilla的甜品和主菜一樣精彩,甚至過之而無不及。一米甜品板上共有六款特色甜品,足夠四至六位享用。

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      六款甜品分別是法式焦糖布丁蘋果薄批Grand Marnier香橙梳乎厘朱古力心太軟浮島甜品拿破侖蛋糕,六款甜品相信大家都耳熟能詳,難免會和坊間出品有所比較,但個人認為LaVilla普遍都做得頗出色,味道不會死甜,尤以梳乎厘和心太軟最令人印象深刻,無論蛋、朱古力和雲尼拿香都極為鮮明突出。

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      愉快的一天終於到達尾聲,離去之時,得知LaVilla原來設有private room,活像法式小別墅,更有專業的廚師團隊為人客服務,尖東,真是一處派對的好地方。

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      無論是白晝或夜晚,LaVilla都提供出色的美食和貼心的服務,就像一家法式的小別墅,讓人客可以好好的放鬆一下心情。有機會我也想晚上再訪,邊看著尖東海旁景色,邊享受LaVilla的美食,過一個法式浪漫晚上呢。

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      LaVilla
      日期:2017/09/02
      地址:尖沙咀麼地道66號尖沙咀中心G1-4, 22-26, 28-32 & 33A號舖
      推介:8/10

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    • This is my first time to visit Lai Chi Kok. I would like to use a word to describe this area, fusion. This place are very modern, you can see the modern side of the Hong Kong, such a nice place. This time, I have chosen a Japan restaurant called Sushi Geikan, this restaurant is quite different to others as I have visited because the environment is very special, they have used drawings to decorate. One more special thing would be the famous dishes here, running noodles, Hong Kong does not have many place can taste this kind of dishes. Nice one!!
    • Hey Thao. This plan is quite good.   There are many special walls that were painted in Soho district in Central.  It is good to take photos there. Will you plan to go to the bar for drinks on Day 4 at night? I suggest a Bar call "Bar pacific". The price of food and drink is relatively reasonable in HK. And there provide darts. The atmosphere was so good there. It has many branches in HK like in Shatin, TaiPo, Hung Hom, etc. I suggest you can go to Hung Hom Bar Pacific that night cause it is near to Tsim Sha Tsui. Lastly, i would recommend you to eat "DimSum" which is a traditional food in Hong Kong. And you can find a lot of DimSum restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui too. One of restaurant I would recommend is called "Social Place". I hope you enjoy your trip to Hong Kong.
    • Just discovered Open Rice has nominated Social Place for Best Restaurant award 2017 right before the deadline and casted my vote! Even though it’s over, and I can’t tell my friends to vote for them now, I still have to tell everyone about their amazing food. First off, I have to recommend their FANCY dim sum! The cute truffle mushroom bun that looks just like real mushrooms with truffle and mushroom filling, tasted awesome. The turnip cake was crisp outside, soft inside. The creative rose bun, which was shaped like a rose actually has rose fragrance! The tofu with egg just melted in my mouth, and the “fun pei” is a must try. Mmmm~ Other dishes that you cannot miss are: the black vinegar chicken, the roasted baby pigeon and the drunken chicken. They also have happy hour serving beer and wine at half priced which is a huge plus. I am definitely gonna be a regular. Highly support this awesome restaurant  
    • Hi Shirousa Thank you very much for your advice ??????
    • Hi Thao, welcome to this forum and to Hong Kong! Your itinerary is actually quite well planned and just a bit suggestion/advice to you are that TVB City is not opened to public, so you may not be able to get in without a permit; another thing is on Day 4, in case you don't have much spots to visit in Wan Chai,  you may consider visit Nan Lian Garden near Diamond Hill MTR station (http://www.nanliangarden.org/home.php?eng) after your visit to Kowloon Walled City and before Wan Chai. Just shut if you have more questions