Hong Kong Food and Wet Markets

 

Greetings!

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

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.

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

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

Razor clams are only found in the South China Sea, Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie

 

Beef dim sum. 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

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

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.

Vegetable dim sum. Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie.

 

 

Dai pai dongs are street food vendors.  Photo by: Diana O'Gilvie

Dai pai dongs are street food vendors. Photo by: Diana O’Gilvie

2 Comments

  1. Butterfly JewelMay 28th

    Hehe…Hong Kong was my getaway from China for about a day. How was that swallow’s nest?

  2. dianao617May 31st

    Man they threw up their own signs! The swallow’s nest was in a soup. It was kinda flavorless, but took on the other seasonings flavor profiles.

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