The title of this post may seem strange to you. I wanted to share my discovery of a Hong Kong prepaid data sim card and I couldn’t just post two pictures so I threw in a delicious food find. In my previous trips to Hong Kong I just relied on free wifi in some malls or coffee shops or just wait until I got back to the apartment to post pictures or check my email. I decided it was high time to buy a prepaid sim so I was connected online all the time. I had very specific needs. I wanted mainly a sim with an unlimited data plan or at least one with a large data allowance. I also wanted a sim that was affordable and it had to be a nano sim to fit my iPhone 5. I did extensive research and to save all of you the trouble I’m sharing with you my findings. The best sim I found for my needs was the PCCW-HKT All-In-One Rechargeable SIM Card. Here are the features and benefits:
- The prepaid sim card comes in several sim sizes to fit the iPhone 4 (micro sim) or 5 (nano sim). The sim costs HK$98 which you can use for local or international calls and text. A text to a Manila number costs HK$1.80 or Php 10.50 much cheaper than the P25 Globe (in my case) charges.
- You can subscribe to a data plan for 1 day ($18 / 1.2GB) , 3 days ($38 / 2GB), 7 days ($68 / 3GB), or 30 days ($188 / 8GB).
- You can buy additional load from any PCCW store or convenience stores like 7-11 and Circle K. I added load online which I found most the convenient.
- Only Circle K and PCCW stores carry the nano sim version. 7-11 has the micro sim.
- This sim card is valid for 6 months and you have to add load for it to extend indefinitely. Even if I don’t go to Hong Kong I can add load online.
This sim card is the reason you saw all my food pics as I ate it in Hong Kong last December. I’ve been going to Kee Tsui Cake Shop (奇趣餅家) for several years even though I don’t speak Cantonese and none of the employees in the shop speak English. I just point and pay. I’ve tried some of their cookies and baked goods that I don’t know the name or what they are. I didn’t like their cookies at all. The only thing I go back for again and again are these glutinous rice cakes filled with red bean paste. The turnover of these babies are high so most of the time I’ve eaten them hot right off the oven. A piece costs HK$4 and 5 pieces are HK$16.
Think tikoy, mochi, palitaw and that’s what these taste like. The outer cake is not so sweet and very chewy with a slight crisp toasted exterior. Inside is a thick, sweet mixture made from mashed red bean paste that’s will remind you of hopia.
It’s best eaten hot but I’ve also eaten it cold the next day and it’s still a delight.
This store is worth visiting. Trust me on this. Here’s a video I made a few years ago to show you how to get to this Fa Yuen St. in Prince Edward. There are a lot of bargains in this street market too. I shot this video on a holiday that’s why it was so crowded. If you go on a weekday there aren’t as much people. To get to Fa Yuen Street – Use EXIT B2 at Prince Edward MTR, walk 2 blocks towards Prince Edward Road West. You will see a park and the beginning of the street market with all the carts and kiosks. Kee Tsui Cake Shop will be on your right about two blocks from the beginning of the street. Just keep walking after and you will reach Mong Kok proper. Kee Tsui Cake Shop 奇趣餅家 135 Fa Yuen St (Mongkok), Kowloon telephone: (852) 2394 1727 hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm daily