Hong Kong Food and Wet Markets
Last week I was in Hong Kong. I needed a change of scenery from my beachy island life. I wanted to walk on flat surface in heels, I wanted to take an MTR, hop on bus and sip coffee in a paper cup with the cardboard thingy around it and the cup’s lid didn’t have to be taped shut. Thousands of people visit Bali to get away and here I was looking to get away myself. When you live in a vacation destination, it’s a very different scene. I like my mini-weekend escapes to the mountains and visiting different parts of the island. After a while, I wanted to see high rises and proper skyline.
I went to Hong Kong to eat. Here are few of the dishes I ate. Hope you like!
When you crave a change of scenery where do you go?
Dried shark fin. Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie
Swallow’s nest is a delicacy. The bird regurgitates a fluid that it can lay its eggs. Later, it’s collected and used to flavor soups or for skin care. Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie.
Seafood market. The Chinese say they like to buy their seafood “still swimming.” Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie
Razor clams are only found in the South China Sea, Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie
Beef dim sum. Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie
Egg tarts are the fusion of Hong Kong’s and Britain’s cuisines. People still enjoy these at tea time. Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie
I love fiesty market women! This one wanted to know why I was taking her picture. I said, “You’re beautiful” Then she replied, “Oh. Ok” Photo by Diana O’Gilvie
Vegetable dim sum. Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie.
Dai pai dongs are street food vendors. Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie