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post #34036 of 57938
Speaking of Aldi, they had some wide shouldered wooden suit hangers in stores yesterday. I think the stock came in last week but there might be some left in your local store for those interested.

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/wednesday-03-july-2013/wednesday-detail-wk27/ps/p/wooden-hanger-assortment/
post #34037 of 57938
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

ascot chang?

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

In HK check I'd also add Muji, the new RRL store and Tassels to the list

Food Yardbird is always good and there is a newish sushi place which name escapes me but ill look it up when I'm back from vacation

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Shopping: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Besides Ascot Chang (email them your dates before you go, to check if they can make something happen within your stay)

Check out the Monocle Store (Star Street, Central)

WeSC (We are the Superlatice Conspiracy) 2/F Haywood Mansion, 57 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay. Nice welcome change from Zara.


Gough Street - Central. Also as mentioned, cute stores like Homeless, and I think there's a little leather goods store called Halo, and other random places so just walk around a bit and have a poke into whatever shops catch your fancy. Small area so won't take too much time, can go before/after you grab a bite around the area.


Coffee:


Fuel Espresso - 3/F IFC Mall or B1 The Landmark


--> best coffee in HK IMO, and very consistent service/quality.


 


Rabbit Hole - 2/F, 28 Shelley St (on the corner of Wellington St and the mid levels escalator, the entrance is near the Happy Foot foot massage place then you have to walk up)


--> this is an indie brewery that has good coffee and they sell like all your Hario stuff, kinda like Loysels/Papa Palheta I guess, but service a bit slow. Their Kenya Alice ice drip was very good though. And it's a nice place, a bit different from your usual cafes -- And very near Blckbrd


 


Food:


 


I'm not sure if any of these fall into your required culinary category, but here goes.


 


Wonton: Mak's Noodle House - 77 Wellington St


 


Fu Sing Sharkfin Seafood Restaurant 353 Lockhart Rd or 1/F in the Regal Hotel Causeway Bay


 


Congee: Law Fu Kee (don't remember the address but it's on Lyndhurst Terrace in Central near the Patagonia store, look for the giant fish sign thing sticking out over the shop front)


 


Egg Tarts: Tai Cheong Bakery (Lyndhurst Terrace, opposite Law Fu Kee)


 


Beef Brisket Noodles: Kau Kee - 9 Gough Street


 


Roast Goose: Yung Kee - 32-40 Wellington St


 


Roasted Meats on Rice: Yat Lok 34-38 Stanley St (Central)


 


Hotpot: Little Sheep Hotpot: 2/F or 3/F Causeway Bay Plaza Two (corner of Percival St and Lockhart Road)


 


Tsui Wah (on Lan Kwai Foong) - for random yet intrinsically Hong Kong food.


 


Dim Sum:


 


Tim Ho Wan (there's a new branch in Central Station, less of a queue.)


 


Fook Lam Moon, 34 Johnston Road, Wanchai (we were kicked out early because there was an impromptu triad sit-down. There was a 30% discount to compensate for the inconvenience).


 


Lei Garden (I've been to the one in IFC; there's one in Times Square, Causeway Bay, too).


 


 


 


 


 

Thanks to all and especially nabilmust for the comprehensive list of shopping, coffee and food! This has certainly given us plenty to consider in our planning, and also plenty of ideas I would never have thought to consider. Much appreciated!

smeggett
post #34038 of 57938
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Speaking of Aldi, they had some wide shouldered wooden suit hangers in stores yesterday. I think the stock came in last week but there might be some left in your local store for those interested.

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/wednesday-03-july-2013/wednesday-detail-wk27/ps/p/wooden-hanger-assortment/

What are those fancy ones for? They look useful but can't tell...

Didn't have them up here today (Byron, NSW).
post #34039 of 57938
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

That's my size. What are the deets? Not Pant I really need a new suit...

(I'll defer to hasno if it's his size.)

It's a Pasini 3 roll 2 SB, grey with a rusty red stripe. Pure Super 110s wool. Twin vents, notch lapel, working cuffs. Pants are FF, no cuffs.
post #34040 of 57938
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

^ Agree, with reservations. Nespresso is the Florsheim of coffee.
Look I agree, but an expensive manual coffee machine is like making your own shoes on your personal Goodyear welter, or your own sophisticated home brew set up... Great if you're into it and you have the space but it's not for everyone... I know nespresso coffee is a compromise, but a barista usually makes my coffee for me.

If I had unlimited time I'd get a complex machine and learn how to use it; if unlimited money then I'd set my barista up in his own wing of my mansion to make coffee for me on call, though I'd probably kill the sarcastic prick after a while laugh.gif
post #34041 of 57938

Have used and abused Giotto Rockets and Unico Splendor's.... Beautiful machinery

 

I got told when purchasing my machine, that you either get something cheap as they have similar boilers etc, if you want something special you need to jump up to $1500+ for something semi commercial - In between that was a waste of money in his opinion...

 

Nespresso's are a phenomena, the Apple(Steve jacobs) of the coffee world in terms of marketing etc..... They don't produce 9/10 shots, but hell they are still a great drop, convenient, clean and above all quick...

 

End of the day we are drinking superior coffee now than 10 years ago....

 

Excuse me Mr Plestor, what grinder do you have? Mazzer?

post #34042 of 57938
Probably dropped in on his wave.
post #34043 of 57938
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What are those fancy ones for? They look useful but can't tell...

Didn't have them up here today (Byron, NSW).
I think: top left is a scarf (or pocket hanky) hanger, bottom left is a skirt hanger, bottom right is a multi trouser hanger.
post #34044 of 57938
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

Forum Think Tank: which coffee machine should I get? Anniversary present to ourselves. Budget - under 1k.
Nabil and Rob, your thoughts? Rancilio?

Nah dont get a silvia - you'll need to spend more to PID it and then you need a grinder too - im afraid all that doesnt come under $1k.

 

When i first started out i used a Sunbeam cafe series grinder (about $250) (its now at the PJohnson shop) and a Lelit 41TEMD ($799).

 

However a cheaper more viable option would be to get the Lelit 42 which has a built in grinder for $839 http://www.jetblackespresso.com.au/shop/p/lelit-pl042em/

 

It doesnt have a PID but you'd be fine so long as you purge.

 

However, ultimately you will follow the path of so many before you and want to upgrade from a single boiler machine to a dual or heatexchange. Under $1k only single boilers are available and while can produce killer espresso and capable at milk, it can only do one or the other at a time - hence long delays if you want to make more than 2 coffees at a time (have to wait for it to go between 94C for espresso and 130-140C for steaming). This means that you may want to consider getting a grinder separate to the machine for upgraditis.

 

At home I use the ECM technika profi which is essentially a Giotto with speed action levers instead of dials. For grinder I use a Compak K3 touch which is great value for money. Got it in all black and modified short hopper to fit under the kitchen shelves:)

 

At PJohnson we just got a Giotto and its going great however I still prefer the ECM version i have at home:)

 

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I have a $180 nespresso machine. It makes good coffee and has three buttons.

 

*cringe*

post #34045 of 57938

I am still very amateur when it comes to coffee machines. My good friend who's a barista at Mecca at Circular Quay suggests making filter coffee at home: inexpensive and consistent. Plus, you get the autonomy to try different kinds of freshly roasted/ground beans.

 

Smegget: you're most welcome.

post #34046 of 57938

PS - ill be full time in P.Johnson in Paddington for the next few months training how to fit and also getting SuitShop backend all up and running. Remy use to be a barista and ive done a full barista course just for fun so the coffee should be decent:)

post #34047 of 57938
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

I am still very amateur when it comes to coffee machines. My good friend who's a barista at Mecca at Circular Quay suggests making filter coffee at home: inexpensive and consistent. Plus, you get the autonomy to try different kinds of freshly roasted/ground beans.

 

Smegget: you're most welcome.

or get a bialetti brikka and a good grinder ... once you master it you'll be able to make a good espresso shot.

 

But you'll just want a better machine after:)

post #34048 of 57938
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

*cringe*
You drive a VW Golf. I don't judge you.
post #34049 of 57938
Dusty brouges 3 grinders no mazzer. I don't like the premium.
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

As for perspective currently on a Compak A8 (k8 fresh), a Gino Rossi RR65 and Cunhill tranquillo and an old 2gr Brasillia Portofino (plumbed 20A).
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Fully agree with romp vis a vis SB machines. I dont think you need a PID on a silvia, it makes things harder without tho.

58mm bursets tend to be inconsistent (see for example the HB Tests). I'd try to look for something on a 64mm set if you're willing to deal with something that big.

Plumbing and commercial size boilers are something you really don't want to get used to. Its hard to go back.

I think I mentioned it before but (metal filtered, reverse) aeropress is my weapon of choice for non-espresso. Really really clean and easy too.
post #34050 of 57938
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


hasnostyle,what sze are you? I have a 38R from Azzarro the I've never worn.

I actually have no idea what my size is... i think 34-36.... 

 

If its fits ernesto, then all his :)

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