EASY SEAFOOD DISH – Steamed black bean eel, chili crab, ginger & green onion steamed oyster and scallops… what to choose? I have always a dilemma when sitting in a restaurant picking out the seafood. I can’t order everything ($$$), so then we always ask what is the best pick of today.
YUMMY CREATIVITY – Walking down the busy streets in Hong Kong, you come across many bread and cake shops. From fancy western cute little shops to traditional market style bread and cake shop. These traditional shops are the most interesting to me. It really is all about the food. No fancy wrappings, just plastic bags. Nonetheless, people are lining up. When people are lining up in Hong Kong, you know it is good.
Even though burgers are everywhere in the Netherlands. I still went to try some burgers in Hong Kong, only the ones I found special.
New burgers at McDonald’s Hong Kong: The Black & White burger. The black burger is a beef burger and the white burger is a chicken burger. I am not really a fan of McDonald’s burgers, but when I saw these new burgers I was tempted to try it. Selling point: the burgers were black and white. As expected, the burgers were indeed McDonald’s burgers and I wouldn’t buy it again.
SNACK TIME – In Hong Kong we always end up sitting somewhere eating or drinking every two to three hours. Not always because we are hungry, but because it is too hot outside. There are a lot of small shops with a wide variety of snacks and refreshing drinks. I did not even include fast-food restaurants like McDonald’s (I must say their menu is much better than in Europe)! And of course our main purpose is to avoid the heat and enjoy places with air-conditioning.
EYECANDY – Can you say no to these? I know I can’t. I didn’t expect to see a Ladurée shop in Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui – Harbour city). The display really caught my eye, it was soooo sweet!
MUST EAT IN HK – No doubts dim sum is the best in Hong Kong (HK), after all it is the birthplace of dim sum! People in HK can eat dim sum all day long – breakfast, lunch and even dinner. In popular districts you have to queue up for a seat. Take a number and you just have to wait for your number to be called, if you don’t mind sharing a table than the wait would be a bit faster. After being seated, you will notice the first thing people do is rinse your cups and plates with hot water. However, not everybody seems to do this anymore, but the older generation is still sticking to this ‘tradition’. As a not local; I just follow the others. Also it depends on what kind of restaurant you are, because some restaurants will serve an empty bowl right away. The empty bowl is to throw away the (dirty) water. However, this might suggest that the cups and plates are not clean in the first place…
THE CUTEST DUCK – The little rubber duck that I once knew has grown up! When I was little, this little rubber duck (Dutch: de badeend) was just a toy floating around in my bath. And now it is floating around in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. With the length of 16,5 meters it is even cuter than in my memories. My little duck was just around 8 cm. The duck will be on display until the 9th of June in Hong Kong.