Monday, 19 November 2012

Soho East in Hong Kong

Soho East, a fairly up-and-coming area in Hong Kong, is just a short walk from where we live. As per the Hong Kong way, we could get there by covered walkway and public transport. People in Hong Kong prefer to walk indoors rather than outdoors, due to extreme weather conditions (it can get very hot & humid here, or you can get caught in a torrential downpour). However, in Hong Kong November is probably the nicest month of the year weather-wise, so it would be shame not to walk it. 

A view of Kowloon-side
The walk along the harbour

Soho East (not to be confused with Soho which is in Central) is towards the end of the Island line at Sai Wan Ho MTR (underground, tube) stop. There are many bars and restaurants as well as a multitude of coffee and tea places. A couple of weeks ago I met up with two friends and we went for afternoon tea in a new tea place, Teavers. 

Teavers, Soho East
 There were a vast array of teas available (presented to us in little pots that we were allowed to smell before we decided): a multitude of different green, white, red and black teas available. However, I opted for earl grey. And I have to say it was one of the best earl grey teas I've ever had. 

The Selection of teas available
Very stylish interior
Also, rather traditionally, I ordered a scone with butter and jam. Sometimes Hong Kong doesn't feel like Asia at all! It was a little pricey, but definitely worth it. 

Asian afternoon tea


  1. The walk along to Soho East looks tempting, afternoon tea sounds delicious, and the "very stylish interior" (interestingly enough) reminds me of a beauty bar in an up-market salon!!


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