Monday, August 06, 2012

Eating In At Hong Kong

About a month ago, I went to Hong Kong for a day and a half on a business visit. I knew I wouldn't have any time to go around the city due to the lack of time, but we did manage to get away for a couple of hours the day we landed. The only thing we managed to see was the skyline.


We had lunch at our hotel, this was a seafood salad with pommelo. Don't miss the bit of pommelo resting against the lettuce - recognise the shape?


A colleague chose duck.


These were the desserts. Don't miss the familiar character on the platter!


And this was the Indian option.


We made it to dinner by the skin of our teeth and I forgot about photographing it, which was a pity, because it was quite ethnic South- and North-East Asian.

But I managed to capture a bit of the breakfast.


I've already forgotten what the pale yellow stuff to the left is, but in front of it is a fish ball. Behind it is a tea egg (which I didn't find any different from an ordinary boiled egg). In the black bowl is pork and sticky rice. The triangular yellow item in the centre is a water chestnut 'cake' and behind the sausages is a turnip cake, which had bits of pork in it.

In stark contrast to the skyscrapers that abound in the rest of the city, here's its green lung - Lantau Island, as seen from a train station.



And this is downtown Hong Kong



Here are links to other posts from the Far East, a region I've been lucky to visit, however short those visits may have been!

Singapore

Japan

Taipei

Thailand

Thailand 2

 

4 comments:

  1. I was wondering about "water chestnut cake" and "turnip cake" ..never heard anything like that :-)..have seen fish balls here but never tried ..skylines looks great ..Hong-Kong is one cosmopolitan city I guess..enjoyed the post reading..hugs

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  2. food looks so Singaporean... does it smell similarly?

    Lovely pics!

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  3. Thanks, Jaya, and Raaga, for taking the comment count to 2 :-D

    No this food didn't smell, because it was made in a hotel, I didn't get to see much of the city.

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  4. Hi Sra,

    Its been such a long time I read your posts. Here I am finally taking some time out on a Sunday eve to read my favorite blogs and make it a point to comment on them so that they I was there. :-)

    the food, the night skyline and the downtown of any city esp like HK has a charm of it own. Isn't it. Lucky you got to visit so many places.

    Siri

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