So from December 2013 to the first week of February 2014, my stomach has literally not stopped being filled with insane amounts of food and digesting said food. Most recently in Jan-Feb 2014, I have managed to gorge non-stop in my favourite city, and my hometown, Hong Kong.
Thank goodness my brother, JC’s, wife is from HK too which meant we also held a wedding dinner there for her side of the family. In other words, it was a free holiday! haha.
Here’s some snippets to tide you over while I organise my next few posts =)
I went a few days earlier and I am so glad I took this break – I was getting so tired of my mundane routine in Perth. I welcomed the change in environment with open arms, my stomach thanked me for filling it with some of my favourite foods, and my waistline and butt now hate me. You can never win.
I usually go to HK with Mum so we are usually travelling around the city together but this time I was all alone for the first few days, and it was such a different experience!I was able to explore so many different places, including places to which we rarely venture. I went to the usual places like Mongkok, Jordan and Tsim Sa Tsui, but also headed to Quarry Bay for the Island East Markets, North Point, Sham Sui Po, Harbour City and Wong Tai Sin.
It’s not possible to pass by Yee Shun and not grab some of their delicious double-skinned steamed milk. Not to mention Hui Lau Shan’s many mango desserts!
After a busy 2013 and start to 2014 with all the wedding preparations, I gladly took this time to just walk around and kind of relaxing my mind. Well, I hoped to, but that didn’t really happen because it was buzzing with ideas of where I’m going to go next, what I’m going to eat, and ‘how the hell do I get home from here?’ haha
As I walked along the streets, I noticed this. As you know, HK has a lot of never-ending construction going on. The workers for this particular spot of construction hung their bags on hooks along the path rails like this where they could keep an eye on them and keep them out of the way of others and their own work. Who else thinks it’s a pretty cool idea?
Although it was nice to travel around HK on my own, I also really missed having my Mum there. Every morning I went to have our usual breakfasts in our neighbourhood, except this time I was alone. Luckily Mum arrived about 5 days after me and we managed to catch a couple of breakfasts together, but there were so many things Mum missed out on eating! So, as I ate, I thought of Mum and how she would also enjoy that piping hot bowl of congee, or salty beancurd…
Although it was the end of the season, we managed to grab some last few hairy crabs. Obviously these were quite small and not as full of roe as we’d hoped, but after years of not having them, they were still good. Having said that, I still prefer Perth’s blue swimmer crabs =P
Hope you enjoyed this start to my HK posts. Stay tuned for my next post, which will be Sham Sui Po!
Thanks for reading!! ^^ Have a great day!