Hong Kong Restaurant: Federal Palace at Citygate Outlets

More dimsum! Yay!

The next day was an outing with my godmother and my mom’s friends from  Montreal at Federal Palace Restaurant in Citygate Outlets located in Tung Chung.  All according to plan because I get to see family and go shopping afterwards.  I usually like to go to Esprit (especially since its stopped operations in Canada) and then go around and check out some of the other clothing outlets.

Still, for our brunch-esque sort of meal, we ordered a bunch of food.

While we were waiting for my mom’s friends to arrive, and I’m telling you travelling around Hong Kong is a bitch. But that only applies when its for my relatives that live in the most secluded places. Like end stations at every subway or train line and I have family there or some business or other there. Regardless, I had already been to Federal Palace two times before in previous visits and I really like the food.

I have to say that Federal Palace wasn’t quite as good this time around.  I used to love their Steamed Pork Dumplings but they weren’t as good this time.  However, the fried turnip cakes are actually really good.  They put something in it that gives it a little flare.  Plus, the Shrimp Dumplings were really decent as well.

Federal Palace has decent service plus although its a bit on the outskirts, it does have a very optimal position.  Citygate outlets has a lot of stores to offer and honestly, if you went to all the stores, it would take you two days.  I went for a few hours skimming Esprit, Giordano, Nike, Adidas, Puma and ended up getting myself some nice clothes and accessories.  It was pretty cool.  Its also good I left after a few hours because if not, I’d be flat out broke 😉 If you aren’t into outlet shopping, its also right next to Ngong Ping 360 where you can take the cable cars to Lantau Island.

Do you like outlet shopping? What are the best outlets you’ve been to? 

MAINE DAY 2: Shopping at Kittery Outlets

**I don’t think I made that clear but I was on vacation last week and this week, I’m filling everyone in. Just in case you missed my vlog from 2 Sundays ago 🙂 **

Day 2 was scheduled to have a drive straight out to Kittery to do some shopping at the outlets on Route 1 and then as we drive back, we would stop at various places to see some nice waterside scenery.

Kittery Outlets

Lake/River running through the Kittery Outlets area!

We headed off in a relaxing manner to Kittery and enjoyed the hour and a half drive or something over from our hotel in South Portland.  I can’t remember the exact length anymore.  It was a pretty awesome day.  The outlets are crazy huge and they had some pretty good deals! Plus, the store selection was total awesome! Under Armour, Adidas, Puma, Reebok, Nike, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and the list goes on.  They even had Corningware Corelle! This is pretty much what I bought:

My shopping! (the clothes)

My shopping! (the clothes)

My new obsession has been workout clothes and we don’t have Under Armour back home.  At least not just Under Armour, I think! I love my No Regrets Nike shirt 🙂 So motivating! Not shown here is my 16 piece dining set (mugs, small plates, bowls,big plates) from Corningware.  I don’t know who hasn’t used Corningware but we live by these.  I don’t know what they are made of but when I drop a plate, it rebounds off the floor or it shatters in dust like pieces.  Amazing stuff 🙂 I’ll stop doing free promotion.

Lunch was fast food at Burger King (which was probably a bad idea) but I did get to see and use these cool soft drink stations! If anywhere else in Canada has this, excuse my weirdness but I haven’t seen these in Montreal yet!

Electronic Soft Drinks Machine

Call me crazy but we don’t have this in Montreal at fast food chains…

After lunch, lets just say, our plans were changed because I started feeling really sick some time a and it was possibly one of the most stressful and painful experiences.  Let’s say, I wish Kittery had more abundant restrooms, instead of one in every outlet regardless of how huge it was.  We were parked back at the very beginning about 4 huge blocks away so I tried to soldier on as much as I could and walked really slowly.

I have never been more happy to get in the car.  Suffice to say, we didn’t do any stops.  We did do a few detours and see some scenery when I wasn’t resting from not feeling well.  After resting a bit at the hotel, we decided it was good to eat in so we went off to Walmart and both my boyfriend and I both bought what we wanted to make our dinner at the hotel.  Delicious canned chicken soup! YUMMY! while watching some Food Network!

BY THE WAY, I forgot to mention it for the Day 1 activities but when we got home from Les Miserables, I got to watch True Blood episode ON TV! Not streaming on a little screen but actually on TV.  Oh right, in case you don’t know, I use rabbit ears so I get *counting on fingers* 5 channels or something like that.

When I’m away from home, my night activities is exploring whats on cable TV.  haha!

DAY 2  didn’t seem to have a lot of events but I did have a lot of fun shopping with my boyfriend (while it lasted) who actually shopped more than he usually would. It always makes me happy to know that I’m not dragging him to shop.  It may not have gone as we planned but we did spend a lot of quality time together and that’s vacation is about, right?

I was almost 80% better by the next morning after having some instant oatmeal so remember to check back to see my DAY 3 tomorrow! 🙂