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Saturdate with Dad

August 22, 2011

Whenever Dad comes back from Manila, he’d usually spend most of his time working until the wee hours of the night.  But when he mentioned that he had gained weight (yet again!), I found the perfect opportunity to invite him for a nice walk… but not just around the block or the park.  Instead, I invited him for an afternoon stroll at Stanley.

Tourists who come to Hong Kong usually visit Stanley to shop for souvenirs and bargain buys.  Others, come to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Thankfully, Dad agreed to to my invitation and I took him to Saigon at Stanley for some “afternoon tea”.  We did take a “walk” before and after eating… 🙂

Since traveling in HK is really convenient we just took the 260 bus to Stanley.  If you’re on the 2nd level of the bus you’ll get a chance to see the gorgeous view of the sea… I took one with my phone.

When you get to Saigon at Stanley, you’ll be greeted by its balcony seating. Since the resto is located on the first floor of Murray House, you can choose to dine with a seaside view.

Dad’s really a fan of Vietnamese food which is why I wanted him to try out one of our restos to see how he finds our dishes. We decided to order most of the house specialties. I honestly have a difficult time describing Vietnamese food because of the amazing way this cuisine blends flavors, but I can say that the dishes we had today were light,sweet, and refreshing. 🙂

For starters, we tried the Banana Flower Heart Salad (aka Puso ng Saging) with Shredded Chicken.

Then we had the Pork and Prawn Spring Rolls.

Next was the Soft Shell Crab Roll. I super love this dish!!! 🙂

For  mains, Dad and I shared a bowl of Beef Pho… Tender beef in hot rice noodle soup. Yum!

And lastly, we (or rather) Dad devoured a plate of tasty Bo Mon (beef tenderloin with tomatoes).

Here’s a photo of Dad enjoying his Pho. 🙂

After a light but filling merienda, Dad and I took a short stroll around the place.  Here’s a photo of Blake Pier.  People can go down the stairs to fish or get on a small boat to visit the outlaying islands.  This is actually a nice spot to sit and watch the sun set.

Another photo of Blake Pier from a different angle…

A few docked boats…

And a photo of the waterfront while the sun was going down…

Dad and I stayed until around 7pm and took another bus ride home.  Because Dad loved the food so much, we didn’t go home empty handed… We just had to order more of the appetizers. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this entry! Left the details of the resto below just in case you guys plan to visit HK.

Feel free to drop me a line if you want more info on the food. 🙂

‘Til my next post! 🙂

Saigon at Stanley

1/F Murray House, Stanley, HK

T: 2899 0999

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