Babycino (HKD40/MYR20) – Frothy steamed milk (caffeine-free) with chocolate flakes, powder and bobbing pieces of marshmallows.
Two weeks in Hong Kong. My second weekend here, and things started to become more familiar, adjusted myself to the not-so-subtle manner of the locals speaking their mind (not a bad thing, really), the luxury of individual space is almost non-existent; bumping into a stranger seems unavoidable but yet not frowned upon unless you’re going at a breakneck speed and the size of a truck, eating between proper meal hours is entirely acceptable, and ordering from the highly extensive menu (let’s not talk about ala carte, the sets alone would make your eyes wander and the pressure to cope with the high human traffic ain’t helping either).
I cannot say that I do not miss the casual roti canai, vadai and frothy teh Tarik for breakfast. Nor do I not miss the punchy curry noodles on a weekend in Ipoh. But Hong Kong is no doubt a foodie haven (one fact that I have no issue vouching or verifying; from the previous almost annual visits!), mixing a plethora of cuisines within the same neighbourhood; Wan Chai in particular has been one of my preferred spot to hunt for grubs.
The Coffee Academics looks just like any other hipster cafes in Malaysia; and they do take their coffee seriously (read their About Us page for more information); complete with a large space dedicated to roasting their specialty coffee, and coming up with creative concoctions (some even seasonal) to keep up with the times.
Today was another sunny Sunday again, save for the tragic Typhoon Soledor that is hitting Taiwan hard; hence creating a microwave oven-like super hot and stuffy environment in the city. Please bear with me if the sharing of Hong Kong food stories seem a little bit delayed, even intermittent with prolonged period of hiatus. Let me share a few shots taken at The Coffee Academics last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »