Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cute Easter Bunny Crafts for Kids

Easter Craft & Easter Chocolate
Here's what we made for OB's Easter arts & crafts  homework. A paper cup Easter bunny family!

Easter Craft & Easter Chocolate
I surely designed the mom (me) to be the cutest! Ahem.
Rosy cheeks & on-trend skirt ftw ^_^
I am super guilty of not letting OB touch this one apart from coloring the ears and sticking the ears and "hands" on the paper cup.

Easter Craft & Easter Chocolate
This cutie pie is the kid (OB). OB colored this one (we used water color) and stuck the ears and hands.
Please excuse the mistake on the nose.

Easter Craft & Easter Chocolate
The bunny dad's pretty special. He has a permanent angry expression on his face and he's holding a teeny tiny wire hanger. It doesn't mean that SC is super domestic and always does the laundry, but it is something SC uses to threaten to spank OB with when he's naughty (SC doesn't really spank him laa - he only spanks the furniture), and OB requested me to make the tiny wire hanger as the bunny dad's "accessory".

Ahem. This story will not make a great impression of us at school (or anywhere). But it is the truth.
T_T

So, here's our little happy easter bunny family!
Easter Craft & Easter Chocolate

Since the school requires us to make something we can hang, I made a tiny cross on top of the bunny's heads with cutter and string them together using a leftover shoelace. Make a knot under each hole to make them stay put.
Easter Craft & Easter Chocolate
What you'll need:

  • Paper cups
  • Fairly thick paper (we used an unused box)
  • Colorings (water color/marker/pencil/crayon)
  • Glue
  • Some sort of string/ribbon
  • Any "accessories" from unused items
Parents tips:
Try to involve the kids as much as possible, I am 100% guilty of not keeping OB involved in drawing the faces. He is actually capable of drawing faces, they will only be a tad zombie-like. 


Anyway,
Happy crafting!
Make something cute :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Every Dish A Pleasant Surprise - Serge et Le Phoque, Wan Chai

This was my birthday dinner in December last year.
Oh yeah, I take the whole #latergram concept to a whole new heights.
I am not really sure what were the ingredients of the dishes that I ate that night, but I only remember that this meal was too good and too memorable to not post on the blog.
Serge et le phoque
The place is hilarious. A cool interior overlooking a busy market in Wanchai.
I dig.

Here are the yummy things we ate. We went for the big menu and enjoyed every second of it.
Many dishes offered combination of flavors I've never tried before and did not even imagine that they would work together - but they did, and they are very pretty to look at.

If you haven't tried, please do so.

These are... ok, I won't pretend that I remember the name of the dishes or the ingredients.
Serge et le phoque
Clams, delicious.

Serge et le phoque
Grilled squid, delicious.

Serge et le phoque
Not sure what was this but I remember it being very very delicious.

Serge et le phoque
Obviously there's sea urchin there. Absolutely yummy.

Serge et le phoque
Again, delicious.

Serge et le phoque
Also delicious.

Serge et le phoque
Interesting and delicious.

Serge et le phoque
This one wowed me the least, but still, not bad at all.

Serge et le phoque
Very pretty and delicious.

Serge et le phoque
Delicious.

Serge et le phoque
Mangosteen and chocolates. Delicious.

Serge et le phoque
I'm not a macaron person... but they were my "birthday cakes"

Serge et le phoque
Something lemony with intense heat from chilli.
Interesting and delicious.

Serge et le phoque
Chocolatey and salty. Verrrry delicious.

I can't wait to go back.

How much was it?
HK$8xx per person (regular water and no drinks)

Serge et Le Phoque
Shop B2, G/F., Tower 1, The Zenith, 3 Wanchai Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong

灣仔灣仔道3號尚翹峰1座地舖B2
Tel: +85254652000

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Where To Go This Weekend - Mui Wo, Hong Kong

My first trip to Mui Wo.
I've been living in Hong Kong for more than 10 years and this is my first time to Mui Wo.
Oh well, better late than never.

We chose to go to Mui Wo by taking the ferry from Central Pier 6.
SC suggested that since we can't afford Business or First Class flights, we try Deluxe Class Ferry.
HAHA.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong
Bad decision.
It's stuffy and made me feel seasick.
Ordinary is much better.

Luckily, OB enjoyed his ferry ride very much.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

We walked around Mui Wo without reading much about it.
That seems to be our modus operandi when we are exploring a new place.
Ahem. LAZY.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong
It's funny how when we see something like this in another country, I'd take 2348346 pictures of it, and when I saw it in Hong Kong I just took 3 pictures. Heheheh.

It's not really the right weather for the beach, but we let OB play with his Optimus Prime there for a bit.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong
We saw Big6 parents who stripped their kid completely naked to play in the water. Shudder... I don't wanna think about it.

We checked out the cultural centre, full of cool vintage stuff which prompted SC to take selfies...
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

Cute things, cute things...
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

Everywhere cute things.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

A lovely sighting of preserved meat...
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong
I resisted the temptation to take a selfie with it.

What are these gorgeous buildings? They can't be people's residence???
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

We decided to take on the challenge and walk to the waterfall with cranky, tired and hungry OB.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

The wonderful things about Hong Kong spring...
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong
... 17C weather and pretty flowers everywhere.

Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

Finally, we reached the waterfall!
Telling my dudes to not climb up there is as useful as trying to stop me eating bacon...
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

Mommy lets out a big sigh when they got off the waterfall safely.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

We took a different route back to the ferry terminal.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

Gorgeous blooms everywhere.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

Turn a corner, another beautiful sight...
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong

We were so hungry when we reached the ferry terminal.
We had early dinner at the most crowded place, Bahce Turkish Restaurant.
Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong
Lovely Turkish tea - HK$30, unlimited refill.

Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong
Platter of hot meze. Delicious.

Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong
I love their soup.

Mui Wo Family Weekend Hong Kong
Beef kofta. Not bad at all.

We decided to take a different route back home. We took bus to Tung Chung MTR station instead of taking ferry to Central.
Both routes result in similar travel time for us.
We went home absolutely exhausted but really happy about the trip.

On to our next adventure next week~
(trying to avoid Toys 'R Us every weekend)
:)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Steak Dinner Date Night - L'Entrecôte De Paris Restaurant, Central

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
Thanks to L'Entrecôte De Paris Restaurant for inviting us.

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
The place is lovely and people can make reservations. Good for those who don't like lining up ;)

Here's what we had...
L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
Love love LOVE this clam dish. The sauce is so tasty, we used the clam shell to scoop and drank it.

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
I've never been a salad person, but ok - veggie quota of the day gets ticked off our list.

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
The beef is lean and very tender.

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
The sauce is tasty.

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
Yummy fries swimming in sauce - my favorite.

Their desserts... I like!
L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
I am always partial and always have to order the chocolatiest thing on the menu. This chocolate cake is so good! Moist, chocolatey. I love.

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
The Paris Brest is really good too.

L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
To summarize, these are the things I like:
- You can book a table
- There are appetizers other than the salad
- There is salmon and vegetarian option for those who don't eat steak (I didn't try the salmon though)
- Their fries and sauce
- The desserts

Here are the prices:
L'Entrecote de Paris, Hong Kong
L'Entrecôte De Paris Restaurant 
3/F., 46-48 Wyndham Street, Central.
Hong Kong
中環雲咸街46-48號3樓

Tel: +852 3182 0105

Many asked how does this one compare to La Vache or Le Relais de l'Entrecote.
I do like La Vache's steak, but I don't really enjoy lining up... and I enjoy some decent desserts to end my meal with. So, I'm torn.
I have yet to try Le Relais de l'Entrecote - maybe one day when I feel like lining up. Heheheh.

Have you tried them all? Which one is your favorite?