Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tap Tap at Pui O

As promised, we tried out the new tapas bar in Pui O, opened on the site of the former Pui O Delicious. 
They're still in the midst of fine-tuning their menu. Here's a look at what's available. It's a pity that they don't have paella for two because that was the one we were most attracted to.
 The quality was good but prices a bit steep.
 The olives and water were free. The bread and homemade tomato sauce was HK$25 a serving.

I wish I could say we tried more of their tapas because lots of things on the menu looked yummy - but that's all we could afford. It's probably the kind of place that's best frequented in a group so you can share more of the nibbles.

The bill came to HK$210. We had to go back to Mui Wo and fill up on bread from Kit's Village Bakery.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cows on parade

Here's why I love living in Mui Wo. Where else can you see sights like this while having your morning cuppa?

See how disciplined the cows are? They even know how to walk in a single file when in the town area.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Only in Mui Wo...

...can you look out of your window to see a galleon sailing past it.

I think that's The Bounty from Discovery Bay.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New restaurant in Pui O

A new tapas restaurant is taking over the premises of Pui O Delicious. I do miss Pui O Delicious' cheap and good bento meals but most of all, I miss having a reason to go on our usual walk to Pui O.

Hopefully Tap Tap (that's what the new restaurant is called) will be able to provide me a new destination. More to come later.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

First walk of the season

Can't believe it's already October and the weather still hasn't cooled down enough for a walk. Defying the "hike on Chung Yeung Festival" rule, we tried our first autumnal walk today (our favourite beginner-level Mui Wo to Pui O) and boy, was it a sweaty process!

Nice to see the buffaloes are still around and that the babies have all grown up.

Monday, October 1, 2012

National Day ferry collision

That's the boat that sank off Yung Shue Wan on October 1. It looks pretty substantial, so it's hard to imagine it sinking within minutes.
I take the ferry every week day to work and on the whole I find the staff are really professional. 
Unlike in the bad old days, these ferries have radar so how could the collision have happened?

The only worry I have as a non-swimmer (ok, as a non-water treader) is the condition and location of the lifejackets. They say it's under the seat but in some ferries, you have to run to the lifejacket cupboard and fiddle with the lock before you can access them. Imagine doing that in pitch darkness while your boat is slipping into the water.

Church flea market

My favorite flea market is here! I turfed Buffalo Wilbur from our bed, where he was having a lie in, super early so that I could get there in time for the first wave of bargains. 

Clothes at three for HK$10, books at HK$5 each... there's even a yummy Thai salad for HK$20.  Today's market will last till 4pm and there's another day tomorrow (when teh clothes are going to be much cheaper, I suspect) so don't forget to hop on over.