|The Dale Chihuly-like chandeliers|
Thanks to one of the mall staff standing near the map, he gave us pretty good directions otherwise we'd be circling around completely lost. I still haven't managed to find my way around this place easily which can be frustrating at times.
Anyway we arrived and the place looked grand with very high ceilings and Dale Chihuly-like glass chandeliers -- they were not nearly as intricate and artistic as his.
|Our view of construction filling in Victoria Harbour...|
I expected rain despite Typhoon Megi missing us, but there was not a drop in sight, though the sky was quite hazy.
The dim sum menu here is a bit on the expensive side, but quite good and you're paying for relatively good service. We had steamed shrimp dumplings, barbecue pork in a round puff pastry, steamed rice rolls, vegetarian steamed dumplings, fried-rice covered with a layer of scrambled egg and then cut into squares, a plate of choy sum with oyster sauce, and stir-fried thick rice noodles with crab roe sauce topped with giant prawns and vegetables.
|Floral-shaped osmanthus jelly for dessert|
It was quite exquisite for a Chinese dessert, as Chinese cuisine doesn't do desserts justice.
Going to the washroom at Cuisine Cuisine is an event in itself.
You have to walk down the long hallway until you reach the end which looks like a gray wall. Off to the left is the men's, the women's straight ahead. An automatic door slides open and you walk in and then open yet another door to finally enter the washroom.
While the toilet flushes automatically, the sinks don't automatically turn on and off -- it's manual. Seems like the budget for sinks and soap dispensers was cut back. Either everything should be automatic, or manual otherwise people's expectations are not met. Nevertheless, there is an attendant there, handing small towels folded into squares to each person for old-school service.
Regardless, emerging from the bathroom, it can be a memory challenge of getting back to your seat...
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