About Minnie Y
Lives in San Francisco, California
Since Mar 2010
35-49 year old female
I live for adventure.... in addition to holding down a job and having family and kid, of course. I love traveling, experience different cultures and meeting people. I enjoy beauty in its natural form as well as those generated by humanity. I love food and am happiest when it is shared with love ones. For more, please follow my blog: growingupamutt.wordpress.com.
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
Central is the financial district of Hong Kong, also where all the high-end shops are located. That said, there are also many not-so high end shops nearby, Mark & Spencer, Topshop, Zara, Gap, etc. After a day of shopping, Lam Kwai Fung and Hollywood Road is just a few blocks away.
Probably the most famous nightlife scene in Hong Kong. LKF was a gay hangout many years ago but has now gentrified to welcome everyone. Lots of bars and restaurants of all different price points.
Out of the several Butterfly properties located on the Hong Kong side, Butterfly on Wellington has the best location and prettiest room. Easy walking distance to Central shopping district, and restaurants and nightlife on Lan Kwai Fung, and Hollywood Road.
Considering how precious space is in Hong Kong, The Mercer has some nice sized rooms; it is positively sinful. Centrally located, within walking distance to Central shopping district, restaurants and nightlife in Lam Kwai Fung and Hollywood Road.
The steakhouse is great for special occasion, but the main reason of coming here is for the rooftop bar. Open to all, it has some fantastic view this side of Hong Kong. Hip crowd, great music, and of course, abundance of drinks.
This is by far my favorite restaurant in Hong Kong. Situated in a renovated colonial style building, it occupied 2 floors: one as bar and lounge, the other as restaurant. Excellent gastro-pub inspired food served in an eclectically glamorous setting.
If you are tired of Lam Kwai Fung and Hollywood Road, then eat like the local expat at Kennedy Town. Tucked in old warehouse buildings are some excellent restaurants, such as Catch on Catchick. Great seafood served in al fresco setting.
So you had a great time drinking up and down Hollywood Road, you are peckish. On the way back to your hotel in Sheung Wan, you will find this cute Indian restaurant to satisfy your craving.
Nothing like a hearty breakfast or a Sunday Roast after a night of drinking. The Globe is the gastro-pub of the choice. Great food and great atmosphere. Will possibly make you home sick, but then you can eat your fill.
Another great shopping district: Apple, Forever 21, H&M, Uniqlo, Toys R Us, Hollister, plus more in Time Square. There are also many small indie labels tucked in the alleys. It can be very very crowded.
The 2nd best Butterfly on the Hong Kong side is Butterfly on Morrison. Close to the shopping district of Causeway Bay, it actually has view from its window.
After a long day of shopping in Causeway Bay, this is a nice place to sit down for dinner. Overlooking a pretty court yard, Coast serves excellent seafood and tapas.
If you prefer quiet romance instead of hectic bar scene, then this is for you. A old style Junk boat that cruises in the Hong Kong harbor, it features wood platform beds for all to lounge on, sipping your preferred drinks, while enjoy the stunning view of Hong Kong skyline.
Noticed that my guide is basically Sheung Wan to Causeway Bay? For this, you don't have to take the metro; you can take the Ding Ding and enjoy the street view. You can get off anytime you want.