Friday, April 18, 2008
What I'm Loving in HK
Pineapple buns and other "panaderia" goodies
Fluffy omelet and crunchy buttered roll for breakfast from a very local place
Colors of the market: the oranges, pinks, greys of various fish, the depth of green of leafy vegetables, the rainbow colors of fruits in season, the reds, browns and yellows of roasting meat and fowl hanging from hooks
More dried seafood, with dried kumquat (the roundish green thing) that people use in soups for its medicinal properties
Starfish! Wonder what they use this for...
Streetfood: skewered everything
Cuttlefish! Deep-fried and sprinkled with pepper salt. I prefer mine plain and swimming in vinegar.
Deep-fried vegetables, some with fish paste (made of dace)
Fresh fruit shakes/juice. No sugar or ice added! This is one of the nicer-looking fruit stands, by the way. I usually get my fruit fix from a hidden sidewalk vendor who uses maybe 2 blenders and 1 juicer of dubious hygiene for many different types of fruits.
Waffle. Who doesn't love the egg-y smell of this childhood favorite?
More to come...