October 10th 2014, by Cara G Mcilroy in Family & Food

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Recently I decided to take my family to visit Tai Hang.  I had heard so much about this little quaint little neighborhood near Happy Valley but had never visited.  If I’m to be perfectly honestly I mainly wanted to go because I had heard of this revolutionary ice cream joint there and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about for myself.

I think we may have chosen maybe the hottest day of the year to visit.  My poor dog Roxy was dying in the heat as we ducked in and out of the tightly grouped together streets that make up this little village. Lucky for Roxy the locals in the area were so lovely and offered their hoses to cool her down. For us we headed to LAB.

LAB MADE – Lab Made is not just any old ice-cream place and was for sure worth the drive over to Tai Hang for.  It was lip-smacking deliciousness.  Lab uses liquid nitrogen to quickly freeze their ingredients, which they say, enables them to use less cream, which I say means healthier.  In that saying I found their ice creams far creamier than other brands.  They also work together with different brands to create quirky flavors.  I tried a Sunkist choc flavor, which had pop-rocks in it.  Took me back to my childhood.  In addition to the great taste Lab Made insures you have entertainment too by mixing your tasty treat right there in front of your eyes, well if you can see through the clouds of icy cold nitrogen that is.

We also dropped by Bat Kut King.  We were with my mother and she was born in Singapore so anytime there is a restaurant that dishes up Malaysian or Singaporean we almost never just walk by without trying.

BAT KUT KING- a cute little place with extremely friendly and dog loving staff.  For me a place that is puppy friendly immediately gets thumbs up, as it is a rare find in Hong Kong. They even let Roxy sit just inside the door to escape the heat.  We tried the laksa and although it wasn’t the best laksa I have had it was still yummy.  I would go back simply because the staff were so lovely.

Just before leaving we noticed this super cool little coffee joint called UNAR. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to try it as we were stuffed from the ice cream and laksa but as I huge coffee addict I plan to go back to Tai Hang soon just to try this place.  It had so much charm with its street side seating and service through a hole in the wall that I almost couldn’t resist, but I did this time.