Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hong Kong: Temple St. Night Market Street Food

Street Food Stand on Temple St. Night Market
Stinky Tofu. Literally smells like poo but tastes just like tofu. I don't see the big deal.
Pork Stomach
Assorted Pork Organs
Deep Fried Oyster Pancake
Organ Meats, Meat Balls and other Street Fare
Mantis Shrimp
Fried Squid
Egg Carton Waffle

Hong Kong: Sham Shui Po - Dim Sum

Our Delicious dim sum experience after taking pictures of the market in Sham Shui Po. We sat at a table with 5 old Chinese men who ate there everyday. It reminded me of the Chinese version of the Mecca Cafe in Dallas where my Grandfather used to go every morning. It had the same feel as Mecca and the patrons obviously had a relationship with the servers. Its a small world. Part of the Lunar New Year tradition includes gifts of money in sealed red envelopes to family and friends. All of the men had envelopes for the wait staff. It was a very cool thing to see.
New Year Meatballs with Dried Oyster and Hair Fungus
Pork Meatballs with Pork Stomach on top
Shrimp Dumplings
Meatballs and Squash
Meatballs with Tofu Skin
Chinese Pigs in a Blanket
Glutinous Rice in a Bun

Hong Kong: Sham Shui Po - Market

I promised you pictures of the market at Sham Shui Po and here they are! Long overdue!

Sea Cucumber
Meat Aisle
Box of Frogs
Fish and Swim Bladders
Veggie Aisle
Apples that are serious about their packaging
Root veggies and Squash
Star Fruit

Hong Kong: Late Night Congee Shop

Hungry at 4 AM and in Causeway Bay? Luckily there is an amazing little congee shop on Jardine's Bazaar where we got all of these treats.

Turnip Cake
Dried Shrimp in Rice Wrap
Beef in Rice Paper Wrap
Congee with Pork Intestine
Congee with Egg

Hong Kong: Food Courts are Awesome

So we came to Hong Kong thinking that all food court food was horrible. This is not true in Asia. Food Courts are awesome. Here is a sampling of one from Hong Kong. Soon I will start posting about a food court right next to my apartment in Taipei

Korean Bean-Thread Noodles with Kim-Chee and Beef
Wontons, Dumplings and Soup with Fishballs and Seaweed
Japanese Octopus Balls
Japanese Meat Pancake

Hong Kong: Sugar Street

So there is a small street right next to Victoria Park in Causeway Bay that has 3-4 delicious cheap noodle stores. When we wanted a light lunch we started saying "let's just go to Sugar Street." Here are some of the dishes we got either on Sugar Street or just nearby but that stay true to what Sugar Street food means to me.

Tripe and Ground Flat Fish
Shrimp Ball and Noodle
Octopus Ball and Noodles
Noodles with Pork Ribs and XO Sauce
Noodles with Trotters
White fish and Noodles
Dumplings, Wontons and Noodles
Noodles and Beef Tendon

Hong Kong: Desserts

I can identify Dried Longan Berries, Barley and Lotus Nuts
Tapioca balls and mango
Red Dates and Lotus Nuts
Coconut Milk, Lotus Nuts and Tapioca Balls
White Fungus, Papaya

These were all delicious, some served hot, some cold. There are restaurants along the street that sell these exclusively. We got in the habit of walking to this place after each dinner for something light, refreshing and delicious. Very small and not too sweet. Neither So-Han nor I normally go for desserts so it says something that we were so adamant about getting these nightly.