Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mui Wo-Chi Ma Wan-Cheung Chau

It was such a lovely day that we decided to take advantage of the little-used Inter-Island Ferry to do a spot of island hopping. We walked from Mui Wo to Chi Ma Wan, stopping to say hi to some residents at Shap Long.

Chi Ma Wan ferry pier. I wonder how many people actually use this pier now that the prison has closed.

We wanted to do Cheung Chau-Pend Chau but got distracted by the all-day breakfast at Rainbow Cafe (HK$60).
And chocolate lava cake (HK$40).
The food was good and cheap... can we have something similar in Mui Wo?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Baaad Pooh

This is what happens when Winnie the Pooh is caught raiding the vegetable garden.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lick Hang kindergarten fair

Mui Wo is just bursting with fairs these days. Don't think I've ever stepped into Lick Hang until today. If you don't have children, it's a bit weird hanging round kindys anyway.

 Pity we got there a bit late but there were still some nice stuff on sale.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hidden house gems

I want this house. Isn't it like something from a fairy tale?
 This one too... only maybe more like a Grimm fairy tale.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mui Wo's organic secret

Don Latter from Dragontail Farm holds his Mui Wo Mini Farmers' Market from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday at 13 Rural Committee Road. The produce is picked in the morning from his farm in Luk Tei Tong just down the road so it is as fresh as fresh can be.

Here's a sample of the stuff on sale. I stole a photo when Don wasn't looking. He he...

Don sells organic vegetables, fruits seeds and Dave Sanders and Bing Law's book Growing Food in the City and his prices are really reasonable for organic stuff: HK$15 can get you a huge bunch of sweet potato leaves.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bui O Primary School fair

I'm a bit behind the times. I didn't find out about the fair until yesterday but thank goodness for the Mui Wo to Tai O Families Facebook page.
Still, I didn't miss it and that's the main thing. There were flea market, games, books and food stalls. And a bouncy castle. No prizes for guessing which ones I gravitated to.

Gordon from Bombay Cafe has given up his restaurant and is now concentrating on selling really lovely accessories from India.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Typhoon benefit events in Mui Wo

Please go and support. It's on this Thursday at Bahce.

Tap Tap in Pui O is also holding a charity Quiz Night on Thursday at 8.30pm. The table charge of HK$200 and 20 percent of the takings from the night will be donated to the Red Cross for relief efforts.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Curry in a hurry

My friend kept raving about the curry at Lantau Taste so I dragged Buffalo Wilbur there over the weekend to try it out. He had the chicken curry.
I had the beef brisket curry.
Yes, I know. You can't tell the difference. I'm sure they use the same base, just ringing in the changes by adding the different meats.

The verdict? It was okay, like a cross between Japanese and Southeast Asian curry. I liked it but Buffalo Wilbur says he will stick to their roasted meats. It was good value, though: HK$43 for curry, rice, drink and soup.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Lantau 70km run

I like having Lantau Base Camp in Mui Wo. Jeremy organises lots of macho trail runs starting from Mui Wo that makes me feel fit just by virtue of living at the starting point.


From LBC's events website: The Salomon LT 70 race offers both relay and solo options. The LT 70 is a semi-self sufficient race in that there will only be three checkpoints (or relay exchanges for relay runners).  The race takes place over extremely varied terrain, from rough, steep mountainous singletrack to flat concrete footpaths and covers the whole 70km (3300 D+) of the Lantau Trail.  The CPs will be fully stocked with food and liquids and are spread evenly at Ngong Ping, Tai O and Shui Hau. The Lantau Trail race LT70 will begin on Saturday, November 9th 2013 at 9am in Mui Wo.