We spend a leisurely afternoon playing tourist at the Stanley Market in Hong Kong. It was a nice sunny day with a few clouds in the sky. It takes about 30 minutes to get here from Central. We wanted to get away from the city even though Stanley is just as busy. Here you will find a large selection of bars and pubs.
Iconic restaurants and colonial buildings which are also made infamous from TVB dramas.
It was packed everywhere and we settled for The Boathouse. The Boathouse Hong Kong in Stanley, is really not the same as The BoatHouse Restaurant in Vancouver. This Boathouse is dated and a tad run down. It is located beside the Pickled Pelican, which usually is jammed action packed. Deeply disappointed.
It needs a paint job and a face lift. The table clothes were dirty and had crumbs and stains. The tables were sticky. Services were slow and spotty. Why we stayed for bit really fathoms me. I think it was because we were so tired and thirsty.
A beer is a bear and there is not complaints here… or so you think. An ice cold glass would be much appreciated as opposed to the warm sleeve. For crying out loud the heat was sweltering about 30C and I can’t even enjoy a decent Tsing Tao in a Carlsberg glass.
Seafood Chowder: A salty mess with no seafood in sight.
I would have preferred to have squatted at Si Yik Cafe 泗益赤柱.
88 Stanley Main St
Stanley, Hong Kong
Phone+852 2813 4467