I set myself a goal when we were in Hong Kong; I was to have something different for breakfast every day.
I should point out that we had a club level room at the hotel we were staying in (Hotel Icon). This meant breakfast was included every day and we could choose between the Above and Beyond restaurant on the 28th floor or The Market on the second floor.
Above and Beyond has around eight hot dishes you can order off the menu, or can help yourself to a variety of cold options.
On the first morning I ordered the fried egg with a corn beef hash (something I have always wanted to try).
Tomato and beans seemed to come with everything. Not a lot of flavour in the egg or the hash.
The second morning I went continental and helped myself to cheese, salami, hummus, Greek salad, felafel and breads.
Yum! I would eat this sort of stuff for breakfast everyday if my figure could afford it.
The third day, knowing we were going out for a champagne brunch, I kept it light and healthy with some fruit.
On the fourth morning I was keen for a bagel, so ordered one of the menu but asked for it without the salmon. The kitchen was clearly having issues as it took way too long for this to come out. The waitress kept saying to people that they were really busy, but with only a handful of occupied tables I don’t see how this was.
They were so busy that the two gentlemen next to me received their eggs benedict for a second time…
When I finally got my bagel, it looked like this:
They took the salmon off but kept everything else that would accompany the salmon. And note the inclusion of the tomatoes and beans (never mentioned on the menu).
I took the onion and capers off and enjoyed my bagel with cream cheese.
The next day we decided to try The Market. The Market is all buffet style with a chef at one station to cook eggs to order. There was a decent selection of Western and Eastern choices, and as I had promised myself that I would try Asian food for breakfast at least once on this trip I thought this would be a good day to do it.
I was tempted to have a dumpling but they didn’t look too appetising so instead went for noodles, a pork bun and just because I have a slight addiction to them, a hash brown (very Asian I know!).
The next day we headed out to Tim Ho Wan.
The second last day we went back to The Market and I got this uninspiring selection of food.
I would normally avoid hotel buffets like the plague as I think unless you eat a mountain of food they are definitely not value for money and this one was no different. We had to sign a receipt for our breakfast each day and though we were not charged, it did have the price on it, and it was around AUD$50 for the two of us. That is a lot of bacon, eggs, toast and pork buns.
On the last day I kept it simple with toast and jam (the crusts were already cut off).