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After eating as much dim sum as possible at Tim Ho Wan, I headed back toward the area I was staying in. I needed to switch hotels because I had stayed for one night in a Holiday Inn in order to qualify for an IHG promotion, but had a cheaper hotel for most of the rest of my stay. I had a few hours before I needed to do that, so I headed for a couple of museums I’d spotted on the map.
Unfortunately, the museum that I’d most wanted to see, the Hong Kong Museum of History, was closed on Tuesdays. It’s too bad, since I’d wanted to learn more about its rich history. Instead, I went to the Hong Kong Science Museum across the plaza. I usually would have skipped a science museum, but I didn’t have a ton of time, wasn’t sure where else to go for a couple of hours when the weather sucked & I wasn’t hungry, and there was a special offer where all the local museums were free for the month of January.
Being a weekday, the museum was packed with school groups. Many of the exhibits were geared towards children, but there were a few areas that were educational & interesting for grown-ups as well. Even the kids’ exhibitions seemed good, as there were lots of games as well as staff on hand to teach and guide. There were wearable heads where you could “see” like you had the eyes of different animals, which was fun. The mirror maze was skippable, as it was stupidly easy. I didn’t even come close to breaking my nose by walking into a mirror.
Some of the exhibits were of questionable relevance & popularity. While occupational health & safety is important, not a single person other than myself was in it.
It did feature this animatronic monstrosity featuring Rick from Rick & Morty, if they were to be in their worst episode ever.
The science museum had a special exhibition called “Out To Sea”, which was about the plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean. It’s an important exhibit to see what we’re doing to the planet, and it’s obviously not an exhibit funded by oil companies. At the end of the exhibition, there was found ocean plastic that had been turned into art.
There was also a section dedicated to the latest in science news & awards, including the Shaw Prize. Science is always evolving, so it’s nice to see an area that is always kept fresh & on the cutting edge.
The energy efficiency show wasn’t working, which is one way to be energy efficient.
The museum had more interactive exhibits including a driving simulator, a remote control plane, virtual reality demonstrations, and a DNA-themed Dance Dance Revolution-knockoff game called DNA Disco. While the exhibits may not be targeted at me, it’s an awesome place for kids if you’re traveling with family.
After spending a little over an hour at the museum, I went back to my hotel, checked out, then took the subway to Sai Ying Pun, which is where my other hotel, the Grand City Hotel, was located.
I relaxed for a bit, then went for a beer. I realized I still hadn’t eaten since Tim Ho Wan in the morning, and I was starving. I took the subway one stop to Sheung Wan. From there, I walked about 10-15 minutes up hill to a noodle restaurant I’d heard about called Kau Kee.
Kau Kee specializes in beef brisket noodle soup. Since it was almost closing for the day, they were out of their most special noodle soup, so I stuck with their regular beef brisket noodle soup (Beef Brisket With E-Fu Noodle In Broth) instead.
If I was hot and sweaty from having walked uphill to Kau Kee on a humid Hong Kong evening, eating a steaming bowl of noodle soup only made things worse. I didn’t care, the beef brisket noodles were amazing, and so delicious that I didn’t breathe until I was done with the entire bowl, sweat pouring off of me.
I had little on my agenda for Hong Kong other than experiencing one of the best food cultures in the world, and after day one, I was exceeding my goals for my visit.
Read below for all of my posts about my trip around the Pacific Rim!
A trip around the Pacific Rim – Introduction
OneWorld Business Lounge Los Angeles LAX review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Boeing 777-300ER Los Angeles LAX to Hong Kong HKG review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Airbus A330 Hong Kong HKG to Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral review
A layover in Kuala Lumpur – Street markets & Petronas Towers
Cathay Pacific Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL satellite review
Plaza Premium Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL satellite review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Airbus A330-300 Kuala Lumpur KUL to Auckland AKL review
Air New Zealand Economy Class Airbus A320 Auckland AKL to Queenstown ZQN review
Queenstown Motel Apartments – Queenstown, New Zealand review
Queenstown, New Zealand – A Lord of the Rings tour
Day trip from Queenstown, New Zealand – Milford Sound
Queenstown, New Zealand – Skyline Queenstown
Craft beer in Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown to Franz Josef, New Zealand by bus
Hiking to Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Franz Josef to Nelson, New Zealand by bus
Fellworth House – Nelson, New Zealand review
A beer & wine tour through Nelson, New Zealand
The best craft beer in Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson to Wellington, New Zealand by bus and ferry via Picton
A nerdy day at Weta Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand
Exploring the museums & parks of Wellington, New Zealand
The best craft beer in Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand by bus
New Year’s Eve in Auckland, New Zealand
A rainy New Year’s Day at the Auckland War Memorial Museum
A rainy day at the Auckland Art Gallery & New Zealand Maritime Museum
The best craft beer in Auckland, New Zealand
Emperor Lounge Auckland AKL review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Airbus A330-300 Auckland AKL to Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur review
A layover in Kuala Lumpur – Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia & Jalan Alor
Malaysia Airlines Golden Regional Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Boeing 737-800 Kuala Lumpur KUL to Hong Kong HKG review
A visit to Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong for dim sum
A rainy day in Hong Kong – Science Museum & Kau Kee noodles
Hong Kong – Victoria Peak & more great food
More dim sum in Hong Kong – Din Tai Fung & Dim Sum Square
A day trip to Macau from Hong Kong
Grand City Hotel Hong Kong review
The best craft beer in Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific The Cabin Business Class Lounge Hong Kong review
Cathay Pacific The Bridge Business Class Lounge Hong Kong review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Airbus A330-300 Hong Kong HKG to Osaka KIX via Taipei review
A layover in Osaka – Ramen, sushi, & exploring the city
JAL Sakura Lounge Osaka KIX review
JAL Business Class Boeing 787 Osaka KIX to Los Angeles LAX review
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