I wanted to make Jeroen happy, so I spent the night Googling where to get good steak in Hong Kong.
According to CNN, the place to go is Bistecca. I tried to reserve online, but no dice. They did suggest we go to their sister company Craftsteak instead.
We took a cab to Soho and got dropped off in the middle of somewhere, had to search for 29 Elgin Street on foot and found it in one of the uphill side streets.
I started off with this really nice oven-baked bread—Ana would LOVE this.
OMG heaven! Jeroen had to stop me from finishing it because we ordered a really big steak.
Jeroen had the grilled Caesar salad, which was a bit heavy. He loved the Canadian bacon pieces inside.
The whole point of this blog entry is the grilled bread crumb-crusted bone marrow served with bread and salad. It was so sinful. I really wished my dad were there. It’s really great with salt from the mill and a squeeze of lemon juice.
The top looks burnt due to the bread crumb crust
But inside, oh my God, these are what dreams are made of
The bones are big and deep. I finished one and wished I could share the second.
But I couldn’t leave it like that, so I finished it. I am now thinking of it. I wish I could go back again.
Then came our 35-oz. (almost a kilo!) Canadian bone-in ribeye served on a cast-iron tray with your choice of sauce (we chose peppercorn and herb butter). This was also sprinkled with bread crumbs, giving it a nice gritty texture.
OMG this is torture. As a Filipino, I really like to eat steak with rice, but this place doesn’t serve rice, so I couldn’t eat as much.
Our compliments to the chef who is a tourist attraction in his own. Para siyang reality show.
Craftsteak is at 29 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Open daily for Lunch: 12 noon to 3 PM
Dinner: 6 to 11 PM
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HONG KONG—Didn’t do a lot today due to deadlines, plus it was raining cats and dogs.
Jeroen and I took a cab to Hollywood Road to buy some wall lights at Innermost.
Jer wanted to have coffee, so we walked towards Gough street.
I saw scary coffins, some (I think) were designed to stand up.
Jeroen entered this place called Sidewalk
May pogi sa loob. Ka-fez ni Jake Gyllenhaal with an Australian accent.
Then we went to Homeless in search of knick-knacks
Jeroen bought a wallet
I love Mr. Blacksmith, also on Gough Street
Took the tube to Times Square to go to City Super. Jeroen had a sandwich.
I don’t care what skinny bitch thinks: I bought Coke in aluminum bottles
Cause they’re cute
These were cute, but I don’t use an iPod
Walked back to the hotel and saw these construction sites with tree preservation.
Yay! I’m in Hong Kong for work and my best friend is here!
We arrived last night. The roommate went straight to bed. No pictures please!
Broke my diet for lunch. I don’t care anymore what the thinnest girl in Hong Kong thinks.
Jeroen and I had soft shell crabs
Breaded oysters and tonkatsu
They have the best sauces
I let chef grind the sesame seeds
Coke here has no HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). They use real sugar. Yes, Jay, I had one Coke.
Saw this pig art on the street
They should offer this in Manila, for parties: the macaron pyramid
Jeroen had dinner at Betty’s Kitchen. I love the signage
Sosyal na tubig
Just the way I like it: no frills
Sauces on the side
I had the fries
Cause I had another dinner at Hotel Lan Kwai Fong
I bought the Porter bag earlier
Dinner was a salad
They have the best restroom on the 29th floor
Quick stop at Ikea. Tomorrow I’m going to buy this chair.
Some malicious people have been searching for pictures of Cedric Cide online, trying to find gossip on him.
Let me make your life easier and give it to you so you can all stop searching.
Cedric was a cutie in college and I had a bad crush on him. That’s how we became friends.
Back in the ’80s with Reggie, Cedric, Rica and Steve
Cedric in 2007 at Xeng and Tina’s joint birthday
2008 with Carla Sibal
At home, 2009
Rica and Cedric in Hong Kong, 2009
Hong Kong, 2009
Haircut at Chiyo Tagami’s
Bonifacio Global City
Favorite magazine kuno
At The Gap
Bonifacio High Street
in Hong Kong 2010
Our birthday, April 2011
For those of you calling him old, may you die young. You wish you had his means and body. Don’t even get me started.
Leave Cedric alone.