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5 Spots In Manila That'll Make You Feel Like You're In Hong Kong

No need to fly out, ladies! Hong Kong can be exactly where you are.
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/iam_macoi, (RIGHT) Instagram/milktradebrand

Ah, Hong Kong, the land of shopping, partying, and food-binging. When you’re missing this magical island a little too much and there is no seat sale, here’s how to get your ultimate Hong Kong fix right here in Manila.

Lan Kwai Speakeasy and Hong Kong Cuisine

Location: 42 Esteban Abada Street, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

We’ll never forget wild weekends at Lan Kwai Fong. Bar-hopping, dancing, and booze are enough to make your Hong Kong trip a happy, carefree blur. If you’re craving for an authentic nightlife experience, you’re in luck because Lan Kwai Speakeasy in Katipunan is serving good drinks and good vibes all night long. No need to bust out the big bucks, because prices come cheap for such high-quality booze. Find your way to the neon signs, and get a taste of their secret Lucky 8 cocktail menu. It may not bring you the fortune you want, but it sure can guarantee a good buzz.

Milk Trade

Location: Hole in the Wall, 4/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City

If you’ve ever been to HK, you know that egg waffles are LIFE. They are essentially soft, warm, doughy bits of happiness, perfectly paired with their equally amazing egg yolk steamed milk. Wash it down with a refreshing glass of their bold-flavored milk tea, and you’ve got yourself a Hong Kong party in your tummy.

Yo! Panda

Location: Unit 426 C2 (A), 4/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

Nobody leaves HK without sampling the city’s famous rice toppings. So on days that the cravings become particularly unbearable, Yo! Panda is a godsend. This restaurant carries a variety of in-demand dishes from chicken chops to fish baos to lechon Macau pizza (yes, you read that right), excellently presented in Instagram-worthy plating. No need to look around much further. Just follow that mouthwatering smell of delicious pork belly roasting nearby.

Eat Fresh Hong Kong Street Food

Location: Little Baguio, J. Abad Santos Street corner Biak na Bato Street, San Juan City

If street food is your thing, then Eat Fresh just might be your own little version of heaven. Go wild on the tasty selection of meaty munchies that are heavy on the stomach, but not on the wallet. Our personal favorite? Bacon-wrapped everything.

Peking Garden

Location: 4/F Greenbelt 5, Phase 2, Ayala Center, Makati City

Hong Kong won’t be Hong Kong without a heaping order of Peking Duck. Peking Garden showcases a variety of preparations of this most sought-after dish. One bite of this crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-juicy-on-the-inside meat instantly transports you to your happy place. And we’re not even talking about Disneyland.

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Note: You might want to save this for a special date, ‘cause their menu could get a little pricey.

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