Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Foods

Rainy Days? Food will make them better :D

In Hong Kong, we are experiencing heavy rain falls and thunderstorms for the last few days. Although many of you may not like rainy weathers, staying indoor while it rains meows and woofs  is one of my favorite settings. (that's how cats and dogs sound like, right?) It feels very comforting when I am cozy and warm in  my bed doing some reading and blog writing while listening to soft music.

To brighten up this rather gloomy atmosphere, I would like to share with you 5 delicious postcards that introduces Hong Kong Foods.

Breakfast Set A

This is a typical Hong Kong breakfast you can eat at a Hong Kong style restaurant, also called “Cha Chan Teng”. This is a breakfast usually including a bowl of noodle soup, a side of meat or eggs of your choice, toast, and a drink. In the picture, serving in the bowl is macaroni and sliced ham paired with a light chicken broth. On the side is a cup of hot milk tea. It is rich breakfast tea with evaporated milk, however, you can always ask for condensed milk if you like your tea to be sweeter.

Fish Dumpling

More commonly known as Siu Mai, is a very popular street food among Hong Kongers. It is usually eaten with soy sauce along with chili oil depending on your preference on spiciness. I personally like to add a small amount of chili oil since it gives a little kick to it other than the saltiness of the soy sauce. It’s a relatively non-spendy snack and you could easily get 7 pieces with only 1 US dollar :D

Maltose Crackers

This is the kind of snack if you like a mixture of sweet and salty in one bite. Between the two pieces of salty crackers is sweet and sticky maltose that keeps the cracker from falling apart. It could get pretty messy when you are enjoying this piece of delicacy.

Coconut Tart

This is so far my least favorite out of the five foods. While the crust is buttery and airy, the custard in the middle is mixed with coconut, which made it sweeter than the original egg tart. If you have a sweet tooth, this will be the perfect snack for you.

Shrimp Dumplings

This is a very common and loved food item among Chinese Dim Sum. Fresh shrimp are wrapped into the sticky and chewy rice-skin, and then steamed until the skin becomes transparent. It is usually eaten just by itself, but chili oil also goes well with it.

Hope you will be interested in trying some of these foods :)

::WalaGemini 08/16/2015::
Some Countries/Places I've been to
:: Japan (Sapporo) :: South Korea (Incheon, Seoul, Daejeon) :: Singapore :: Thailand (Pattaya) :: Indonesia (Bali) :: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) :: Taiwan(Taipei) :: China (Shanghai) :: USA (Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Yosemite, Portland, Hoover Dam, Seattle, Lewiston, Coeur d'Alene) :: Canada (Toronto, Victoria) :: Macau ::

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