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Lady M – expensive cakes

Posted: October 2, 2015 in dessert
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Lady M’s Mille Crepes

it’s layers of handmade crepes and vanilla cream.  $68.  it is also very much a HK thing to line up for hours to enjoy the novelty aspect of something not special.  It’s very french and a good way to give yourself Diabetes.

milk tea, egg tarts

hong kong tea time snacks

warm vitasoy to help conquer the cold

hong kong tea time snacks

condensed milk french toast

hong kong tea time snacks

Angelina is a french passterie.

The signature drink is the hot chocolate, l’African for $88.  It feels the same as drinking syrup.  I can feel my blood turning blue and clogging my arteries.  Blue Blood fare.

This drink will turn you into a blue blood.

This drink will turn you into a blue blood.

The chestnut cake on a bed of cream is their signature dish $90.  It’s the cost of making fresh cream from French milk.  No thanks.

blue blood fare

blue blood fare

The opera cake meets the exacting measurements to pass Le Cordon Bleu’s pastry exam but I can buy similar in the form of a Coffee Crisp.  This cake set me back $100.  Fresco Cafe in Central can do the same thing for $10 but it lacks the harbour view.



This is the perfect setting if you want to be overweight.  Dine at Angelina’s in Lane Crawford to turn into a blue blood.  Forgive me while I give myself an enema.

Go with the steel cut rolled oats variety rather than instant oats, the less processing the better as the oatmeal retains its slow digestion properties keeping blood sugar low.  It lowers cholesterol levels so a lot of older people eat it.  If older people eat it, you know its good for you so you better do it to yourself now rather than be forced to do it later on.  Cooking it makes the oatmeal easier to swallow and faster absorption but I will eat it raw like cereal.  I prepare it the night before leaving the oatmeal to soak in water in the refrigerator with cinnamon and honey.  Peanut butter, raw almonds and fresh fruits (bananas to pomegranates) go in to add texture and mouth feel keeping it healthy.

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Giant box of Quaker Oats, 10 pounds for $84 @ Bestmart

Oatmeal is also great as a dessert if you make it sweet.  It’s sweet congee, red bean soup etc.  I have 10 pounds to work through so I will see how many different iterations of oatmeal I can make before I fall sick.  Oatmeal is a great per-workout meal as the complex carbohydrates slowly digest in your stomach giving you constant energy through the activity.  There’s no sugar in it so you won’t suffer the sugar crash during the workout allowing you to exercise at a constant rate – longer and faster.

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oatmeal with dried blueberries

Oatmeal is also great for dogs.  If your dog sees you eating it, they will want it too and I am happy to oblige.  I may have to try this trick for kibbles.  You should be able to feel the effects of the addition of oatmeal into your diet immediately, you will not be lethargic after eating.

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oatmeal with honey, chia and raw almonds

Stay away from the instant variety of oatmeal as the manufacturers add flavouring and sugar to make it more palatable.   Read the label, if it does not have any additional additives, instant oats are solely cut to a smaller size making it quicker to cook.  It doesn’t taste like anything making it easy for everyone to eat.  Try adding it into your diet.  I found oats in my museli and thus my quest right off into the deep end of oatmeal with a 10 pound bag purchase.


my next big oatmeal purchase. Bigger will always be better right?



Necessity is the mother of Invention.  I can never find quality cinnamon buns that taste right.  As luck would have it, my GF loves to bake.  This is the process involved in creating your own Cinnamon Buns at home.  In this instance as is the case for HK, it’s better to make your own food rather pay for disappointment.

Bun dough.

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Roll out

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Add brown sugar and cinnamon

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Too much sugar!!!!

Spread lovingly

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Roll the dough into itself

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Rolling the dough into itself. Brown sugar and cinnamon love.

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Cut into size to fit the pan

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Leave ample room for the buns to expand

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An hour later, the buns have expanded and now it’s time to throw into the oven for 30 mins.  No frosting as GF is testing her healthy Cinnamon Bun recipe.

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Cinnamon Buns in Hong Kong