Finally, we reached the CityGate Outlets located at the terminal end of Tung Chung Station via what else but Hong Kong’s very efficient MTR lines (Mass Transit Railway). Although it’s just a ride away from Sunny Bay Station where we hopped off from that awesome Disneyland Resort Train Line, you know what a new place can do for some first-timers-unseasoned-travelers like us. Luckily, our feet didn’t get lost.
CityGate Outlets is one those must-visit spots in Hong Kong particularly when you only have limited time to kill or you’re on a hunt for some branded merchandise on a super bargain price(read : 50 – 70% off, which to us wasn’t a surprise because in malls in Penang, discounts also go as low as those during sale season). As for us, our game plan for this short trip to CityGate was simply to see the place and while away time as we wait for our 5:45PM flight back to Malaysia. Oh, and to fill our tummies too!
KIDDIE TEMPTATIONS AHEAD!
Amongst the many branded stores of rubber shoes, bags, clothes offering huge sale, nothing seemed so enticing (to someone whose wallet was well guarded because the budget is uber limited!) to us than this kiosk…
TUNG CHUNG, LANTAU ISLAND, HONG KONG.
Yes, Food Republic is the CityGate Outlets’ food court! And I apologize for thinking that we might smell like the food they offer after eating inside; I was so wrong! It must be a great food place for it’s almost packed when we arrived.
I almost ordered a Korean Bento Box from that Korea House where Tina bought her lunch set but I decided to hop from one food stall to another and tried to feel what my gastric mucosa’s craving was.
Food Republic’s made of various Asian cuisines -Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and my palate opted for a Japanese fastfood favorite!
When in Hong Kong, one should savor Chinese dishes –dim sum, noodles, and anything cooked Cantonese or Sichuan.
But it has been years since we last enjoyed cooking our own food in a sizzling plate with lotsa butter and pepper on the rice meal.
We love Pepper Lunch! We miss their Shangri La Plaza and Powerplant Mall branches back home (We have not tried Greenbelt branch yet).We even won in one of PL’s promo contests years ago(CLICK THIS!). I know now that PL has a branch in Malaysia, but it’s in Pavilion Mall in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur! That’s 5 hour-away via bus ride from Penang. So when opportunity presented itself, Gabby and I didn’t think twice, we had PL Rice for our last lunch in Hong Kong!
We loved those moments in Tung Chung!
*PS : LEGOLAND MALAYSIA in Johor Bahru (near Singapore) opens end of 2012 (view HERE!)
24 thoughts on “IN TUNG CHUNG”
I haven’t tried Pepper Lunch here. Meron sa Greenbelt. Laki lang ng serving hehehe.
On the lego side, we used to play lego sarap i-assemble kaso i’m wondering kung asan na sila dami pa naman nun. My son loves those lego starwars game in PSP but have no patience in building up one hahaha.
try PL! you’ll get hooked. sarap! for first-timers there, i recommed their double beef pepper rice, samahan mo na ng crab salad nila, yung shine-shake! 🙂
gabby’s asking me to help him build his huge star wars lego spacecraft. we’ll see in the next few weekends.
how can you say no to such adorable big boy? 🙂
We have now 8 branches. Pepper Lunch restaurants: Rockwell, Shangri-la, ATC, Greenbelt 5, Robinsons ermita, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia and just recently the first Pepper Lunch Express in Trinoma mall, 2nd floor food choices (just like in HK) same great taste, cheaper price 😉
Only sizzle with the Original concept from Japan! Pepper Lunch – beware of imitation!
eight and counting! congratulations!
and for the record, we have not dared to step foot at that copycat-sizzling knock off!
more power to Pepper Lunch Philippines! 🙂
regards to ms. chuvaness.
these pics are AWESOME! especially the star wars legos 😉
we like those too.
MTR in HK is so convenient, it can take you anywhere in HK plus it doesn’t get too crowded even on rush hours because the interval of the trains are fast. And is safe to commuters because of the glass barrier on every station which remain closed down until the train arrives. Dito sa Pinas, accident prone un stations because people can bend halfway to peep the coming train. 😦
Oo nga, it’s MTR (just like in Sg) hindi MRT, haha! Pinas pa din nasa isip ko when i wrote this post (thanks, ms. elna, edited na po! hehe!).
i agree with your comment. sad but true ‘ika nga.
minsan sa LRT sa pinas, lalo na sa line 1, uusad at gagalaw ka even without a single step kasi itutulak ka ng tao papapasok at palabas ng tren.
mas magaling pa sigurong gumamit ng chopstick si gabby sa akin, hahaha.
di ba may food republic din sa singapore? chain pala yan.
gusto ko yung pirate of the caribbean lego doll. btw, authentic ba ung mga branded clothing or baka fake, lam mo na mahirap na. not that i buy any branded items.
hahaha! hindi pa ganoong kahusay gumamit ng chopsticks si gabby.
kahit din naman kami ni tina, pero ayos na din ng kaunti. haha!
i also like that jack sparrow lego but it’s not a doll, it’s an alarm clock.
no, the shops in citygate outlets hong kong are all original branded stores; i know what you mean. 🙂
One of the dreams I had when I was younger was to explore the world but I haven’t had the chance to do so, maybe soon if time and money permits me, but for now, I can always read books and explore the universe. So glad that you have the chance, so enjoy it while it lasts!
pangarap ko din sheng, iyan na madala ko pamilya ko in most parts of the globe. libre naman mangarap di ba? 🙂
Thank you for eating in Pepper Lunch, even if it is not with us 😉
but thanks much for mentioning us in the Philippines!
you’re welcome mr. jvs!
thanks for dropping by my humble site.
we love PL PHILIPPINES!
Thumbs up again my friend ,beautiful post 🙂
we had a chance to go there too!! 🙂 super nice ng food republic… clean & daming choices unlike some food courts here 😛
yup! FR is spacious too. i like its high ceiling.
My guess on Gabby’s drink…Milo? :p
I suddenly had a PL craving. Love their salmon rice. I’m quite excited about Legoland opening soon!
yup, it’s milo!