[eat] Authentic Thai cuisines at Kowloon City: reviews of Amporn Thaifood & Cheong Fat

Do you guys remember my post about the best airport food you can possibly find at such a great price a la Sawatdee at Hong Kong International Airport terminal 2? If Thai food at the Airport can be that good, how good can it get outside the airfield, you ask?

Well, the answer is that there is a Thai community in Hong Kong in Kowloon City (formerly known as Kowloon Walled City). It is not large, but certainly vibrant and thriving. Kowloon City is, in fact, one of my favorite places in Hong Kong, where you can find quite a number of authentic Thai restaurants and little stores carrying Thai and Southeast Asian spices, herbs, and other products.

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[eat] Simply good: a pastry feast at Simplylife @ Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Remember that just a few days ago, I confidently declared that I wouldn’t touch anything sweet for at least a month here? Well, I’m a liar. A mere two days after my traumatic experience at Passion, I again somehow found myself all happy and excited to queue for and devour tons of delish pastries at Simplylife–a beautiful bakery shop inside Festival Walk mall (Kowloon Tong station).

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[eat] Heart attack assured: Hong Kong-style French Toast at Lok Yuen @ Kowloon City, Hong Kong

Two pieces of thick toast, soaked in egg batter and deep fried, before being slathered in peanut butter and served with even more butter AND syrup. Doesn’t this deeply comforting food, which is ubiquitous in Hong Kong, sound like the most decadent thing ever?

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