Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 6: Breakfast at cafe TOO in Island Shangri-La- Central, Hong Kong

Island Shangri-La Cafe Too: Logo

After a few days everyone felt better and as a result we all went to cafe TOO for breakfast.

Cafe Too Breakfast

This breakfast was quite special; there were items that we had never seen at cafe TOO in the past-- baked cha siu/barbequed pork buns, chicken egg drop soup, and some "cat ears." Maybe cafe TOO featured these items since it was Christmas Eve, but either way we enjoyed this meal quite a lot.

All of the items as usual were a delight to eat; the baked barbequed pork bun was definitely freshly made if not a bit on the sweet side, and the chicken and corn egg drop soup had minced corn in addition to the minced chicken. Along with a cup of green tea, this breakfast was a great start to a finally more eventful day on the trip. It took long enough!

cafe TOO at Island Shangri-La
Pacific Place
Supreme Court Road
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2820 8571

Hong Kong- The Peak: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm at 105mm
Hong Kong- The Peak: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm at 300mm

After breakfast I tried a new lens-- the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. I did not take it out onto the streets as I should have done, but testing inside the hotel room, some of the advantages of the lens were already evident. If you have been reading for a while, you have already seen some of the pictures I have taken with this 28-300; it is really quite versatile, and the color rendition is more vivid than the 18-105. A new zoom range for me also means more possibilities in terms of capturing various moments!

Pacific Place Christmas Dance 1
Pacific Place Christmas Dance 2

Downstairs, there was plenty of activity at Pacific Place, with different dances and activities to entertain the crowd. There was a large crowd of not only families but couples taking pictures and enjoying the day.

Pacific Place Elevator
(New elevators at Pacific Place)

And soon we were off to the city!

Next post in this series: The Golden Bahunia Square, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Yoshinoya in Hong Kong.

Find the rest of the posts in this series at this trip's TRIP INDEX. 

2 comments:

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow! 28-300 that's a very big range! impressive!

EatTravelEat said...

Mochachocolata Rita,

It certainly is! Other than the distortion though (as expected) the lens is quite impressive.