Food Trip at Harbour City HK

I hate going to Harbour City in Hong Kong. Each time I go there I gain about 5 lbs!!! But really it’s one of the best malls in Hong Kong. It seems all the retail brands have a shop there. 

I always start at Ocean Terminal and make my way to the opposite end at Gateway Arcade. Every Christmas Harbour City pulls out all the stop in making the best Christmas display that draws in a big crowd who do the usual picture taking. Last December it was a Disney Christmas which they spent HK$5 million for. 
Harbour City Disney Christmas 2014

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This was just one of the many character displays. It was so crowded it was almost impossible for me to take a picture without a person flashing a peace sign next to their eyes in front.

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Cute Mickey balloons.
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Harbour City Disney Christmas 2014-004

Since I just had an unmemorable I went straight to Illy for a coffee treat to make me happy. Little did I know my entire shopping trip at Harbour City made me TOO happy. The drink I ordered was called Half & Half Winter. The base is dark hot chocolate then topped with a shot of espresso and finished with cold coffee foam. A good dessert drink! 

Illy Half & Half Winter HK$46

Illy Half & Half Winter HK$46

Illy Ocean Terminal giant cups

On the same level as Illy (ground floor) I headed straight to Eric Kayser for some of my favorite thick dark chocolate chip cookies and a couple of Croque Monsieur sandwiches for dinner or breakfast the next day. 

Eric Kayser - Dark Chocolate Chip cookies, Walnut Bread & Croque Monsieur

Eric Kayser – Dark Chocolate Chip cookies, Bacon Walnut Bread & Croque Monsieur

 

I was surprised to see that Fauchon opened a branch at Harbour City too. I didn’t buy anything though. 

Fauchon in Harbour City

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Fauchon in Harbour City-001

Sweet House Cha Cha’s matcha ice cream used to be my favorite until I tried the one from Via Tokyo. If you haven’t tried Via Tokyo then this will be good enough for matcha lovers

Sweet House Cha Cha - Matcha Ice Cream HK$38

Sweet House Cha Cha – Matcha Ice Cream HK$38

 

New items from Sweet House Cha Cha. 

Sweet House Cha Cha - Matcha Ice Cream HK$38-001

 

My main objective was Pierre Hermé who’s macarons I tried when I was in Paris a couple of years ago. 

Pierre Herme Harbour City

Pierre Hermé in HK doesn’t sell macarons by the piece. They sell it in boxes of 3 (HK$130), 7 (HK$210) and 12 ($330). Getting a box of 3 was the most expensive option but I only wanted to the two new flavors - Chocolate & Foie Gras, White Truffle & Roasted Piedmont Hazelnut Slivers Macarons. Pierre’s macaron fillings are the best. They have the most creative flavors and it tastes the most intense. My only quibble is their too soft almond meringue shell. I like a sturdier and chewier version. 

Pierre Herme Harbour City - Green Coffee & Refined Bourbon Coffee from Reunion Chocolate & Foie Gras, White Truffle & Roasted Piedmont Hazelnut Slivers Macarons

Green Coffee & Refined Bourbon Coffee from Reunion, Chocolate & Foie Gras, White Truffle & Roasted Piedmont Hazelnut Slivers Macarons HK$130

 

I guess the Danish Bar is a popular item of the Little Mermaid Bakery because they opened an offshoot store right beside their bakery. Personally I’ve never tried it before. 

Danish Bar

Danish Bar menu (Harbour City)

Danish Bar menu

 

The laminated yeast leavened dough of a Danish pastry was formed into sticks and balls with different fillings. Good idea huh?

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Danish Bars

 

I bought a sausage Danish bar which was like a waffle dog or corn dog only with a flakier pastry.

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Sausage Danish Bar HK$16

 

I also tried the green tea with red bean filling. Yes it was green but it didn’t taste green tea at all.

Danish Bar - Green Tea with Red Bean Danish Bar HK$16

Green Tea with Red Bean Danish Bar HK$16

Danish Bar - Danish Balls

Danish Balls

 

They make the Danish bars on site.
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My other objective was the matcha goodies from cha-no-wa but I was too full from the coffee, ice cream and bite of sausage Danish bar that I couldn’t even buy anything. Besides my hands were full with all the food I bought. I will definitely make this my first stop on my next trip. 

Cha No Wa (Harbour City)

Cha No Wa (Harbour City)- Bamkuchen HK$180

Bamkuchen HK$180

Cha No Wa (Harbour City)- Matcha Butter Cake HK$200

Matcha Butter Cake HK$200

Cha No Wa (Harbour City)- Matcha Roll Cake HK$150

Matcha Roll Cake HK$150

Cha No Wa (Harbour City)- Matcha Dorayaki HK$28

Matcha Dorayaki HK$28

Cha No Wa (Harbour City)- Matcha Jelly Cup HK$55

Matcha Jelly Cup HK$55

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Jin told me that the matcha soufflé was the best. I can’t wait to try it!! 

Cha No Wa (Harbour City)- Houjicha and Matcha Souffle HK$35

 

These are just some of the fascinating food you can find at Harbour City. I have yet to look around their newly renovated food court. 

Eric Kayser Bakery Grab & Go Hong Kong
Shop OT G14-G15,G/F Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
telephone: (852) 2736-2884
open daily 10:00am to 10:00pm
website

Sweet House Cha Cha
city’super food court
Harbour City Level 3

Pierre Hermé
Shop 2410, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀廣東道17號海港城港威商場2樓2410號舖
telephone: (852) 2155-3866

Danish Bar
city’super, 3/F, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
telephone: (852) 2736-3866
website

cha-no-wa
city’super, 3/F, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀廣東道17號海港城3樓city’super內
telephone: (852) 2736-3230
website

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  • Darlene Fernandez

    Great pictures as always! Made my stomach growl! :)

    • http://www.shootfirsteatlater.com Shoot First, Eat Later

      Thanks Darlene!!