Tea w/ Milk (奶茶) in Wah Lap is voted to be the best in Tai Po. The taste is well-balanced, both milk and tea flavors have not been covered by each other.
We order four breakfast sets, together with three pineapple buns.
Portion is not small. It should be normal. By the way, there is no need to be of exceptional large size if the taste is poor.
Fried Ricesheet Roll (炸兩) has been rolled and idle for a short time, it is not freshly prepared and not hot enough (definitely not cold).
Cha Siu Ricesheet Roll (叉燒腸) is freshly rolled. It is therefore of much higher quality. Together with the delicious soy sauce, it deserves to be one of the signature items in Wah Lap.
Pineapple Bun (菠蘿包) is one of the signature items (pineapple bun with sliced butter is also available). This one has not been stuffed with sliced butter. It is still very hot. We really do not expect at seven o'clock in the morning, the restaurant (cha chaan teng) is nearly full and we can enjoy such a quality freshly baked pineapple bun. I need to thank Wah Lap for their effort and heart in my blog.
There are different buns in the display shelf at the front of the restaurant. There are about twenty options. FYI, egg tart (蛋撻) is also one of the signature items.
Wah Lap Restaurant
48 Po Heung Street, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.
Opening Hours: 0600-2200 Daily
Style: cha chaan teng, milk with tea, pineapple bun,
Average spending: HK$30 (US$3.8)
Date: December 2012
Remarks: This is not a normal cha chaan teng. There is no need to introduce and dine in a normal cha chaan teng.
There are many cha chaan tengs in Hong Kong. Most of them are only providers of cooked food and drinks, in my experience. Most of them do not pay attention to food quality, or they are not equipped with the ability of improving themselves. But there are still some scattered in different parts of Hong Kong, continuously providing quality food and drinks. Wah Lap is a good example. It seems that there are a lot of hidden treasures in Tai Po, like wonton noodle, claypot rice, roast goose, pork chop and many others.
We do not know the milk with tea in Wah Lap has been elected the best in Tai Po. Though we are not milk with tea holics, we found no reason not to have a try. In the morning at seven o’clock, it is surprised that it is nearly full in Wah Lap.
We of course order the signature items in Wah Lap, namely milk with tea, ricesheet roll and pineapple bun. In fact, there are others to be ordered, they should be eaten in next patron. Definitely, the signature items ordered are of high quality and very delicious. Together with the very reasonable price, we are happy and delighted early in the morning. We will visit again and try other signature items.
The Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park
The Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park (沙洲及龍鼓洲海岸公園), designated on 22 November 1996, is situated in the open water on the western side of Hong Kong. It is very close to Tuen Mun and the Hong Kong International Airport.
The water of Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park is influenced by the discharge from the Pearl River, resulted in low salinity seawater but high organic nutrient levels.
It also enhances the diversity of marine fauna and flora, and provides an essential nursery grounds for many coastal and oceanic fish and shellfish species. Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Parks is well-known for rich in fisheries resources and also important habitats for Chinese White Dolphin.
The radar station on Sha Chau.
The pier at Sha Chau
Though it is called The Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park, we spend a large portion of time at Sha Chau. Rocks of different shape and Tombolo are the scenic spots to see at Sha chau. We also visit a Tin Hau Temple at Sha Chau, it is still kept at very good condition, after renovation.
We are lucky that it is low tide during our visit, we can see more rocks.
A mother or Guanyin?
This and the following three photos are taken on the way to the radar station of Sha Chau.
Tin Hau Temple at Sha Chau
The temple was recorded to be built in 1846.
It should be rebuilt in 1998.
We are lucky and happy to have visited this marine park. We do not expect to see anything beforehand, what we would like to do is to experience in these two remote small uninhabited islands. We are pleased to see the rocks of different shape and of course the tombolo in Sha Chau. In this connection, we have to thank for the omnipotent power of the creator. It is worthwhile to spend a day to visit this marine park. Please note if you visit when it is not low tide, quite a lot of rocks will be covered by seawater, the utility of your experience will be alleviated.