Sun Dance – Xiamen, Guangdong, China


This last entry wraps up my write ups for Xiamen good foods. Too much to eat, too small stomach! Will definitely be back!

Anyways, came to know about this place as it’s much talked about in Xiamen. So I decided to check this place out for lunch before I head back. Went in the place, pretty empty on a weekend lunch, found a table near the door as I had my luggage with me. And boy did I regret that. It was warm near the door and the air-condition was not strong enough during summer. Nevertheless I placed my orders and went around snapping pics of the place. Check out the pics and review below:

Cafe front
Cafe front
From the door
From the door
Inside the cafe
Inside the cafe
I think this is a smoking area
I think this is a smoking area
Many books for reading
Many books for reading
Stage for ad hoc performances at night
Stage for ad hoc performances at night
More CDs
More CDs
Loads of CDs... some are super classics
Loads of CDs… some are super classics
PC for surfing
PC for surfing
View from the other end
View from the other end
Sweet basil pizza, quite unique and tasted pretty good
Sweet basil pizza, quite unique and tasted pretty good
Spaghetti Bolonese - tasted pretty good also and the sauce is nice and thick.
Spaghetti Bolonese – tasted pretty good also and the sauce is nice and thick.
My latte... a total disappointment... auto machine.
My latte… a total disappointment… auto machine.
Loads of coffee specks at the bottom
Loads of coffee specks at the bottom
My damage RMB$140
My damage RMB$140, discounted RMB8

Rating: 3.5/5.

Taste: 4/5. Food was good. Coffees really bad. I reckon they sell more alcohol at night than coffees.

Portion: 3/5.

Ambience: 4/5. Very homely feel. Not very comfy though.

Service: 2/5. Very short handed and slow.

Price: RMB140

RTE: Not very likely… Xiamen has got too many good food places.

Location: 思明区鹭江道254号国贸海景. Tel: 0592-2390538

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Friends Cafe 有情有意 – Hung Hom, Hong Kong


Like I said I have loads of backlogs but I have lined them up to write on them. This one is a cafe worth mentioning as they hire the deaf & mute as service staff. This cafe works with the association in HK for the Deaf & Mute for this trial project of getting the physically impaired locals to be hired in the F&B environment. I was fortunate to be introduced to the boss of the cafe who apparently also owns GoFun Rewards in HK & China (http://www.gofun.com/hk/index.php).

The cafe is situated at the mall beside the Hung Hom train station that goes direct to Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Located at a corner on the 7th floor, the cafe didn’t look like a good place for meals. But when I got seated, I was in awe for the fact that the service staff were all deaf & mute. And the cafe was catered for the ease of ordering by their customers and food is served piping hot and up to standard. I truly respect organizations giving back to society in anyway and this cafe has won my respect truly.

A little signage on every table telling patrons what kind of cafe they are in.
A little signage on every table telling patrons what kind of cafe they are in.
Table sheets indicating what the customer may require.
Table sheets indicating what the customer may require.
Order chit made friendly for the impaired.
Order chit made friendly for the impaired.
Asparagus soup that comes with hot buns as part of the set meal
Asparagus soup that comes with hot buns as part of the set meal
Friend's order of spaghetti
Friend’s order of spaghetti
My order of steak
My order of steak
Cooked to perfection
Cooked to perfection
Super crowded during weekday lunch
Super crowded during weekday lunch
Address and number for reservations.
Address and number for reservations.

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: My steak was cooked to perfection and served hot. Really good and value for money.

Portion: Average

Service: Excellent although it takes a little getting use to using finger pointing and keeping quiet when ordering.

Ambience: Quite a cosy setting. You don’t smell like the cafe after you leave too.

Price: Can’t remember the price but I know it was very affordable.

RTE: Yeah!

Location: See last pic.