Hong Kong Impressions


One morning, looking out of our window, we first thought that a fire has broke out, but it was only the ship starting its engine – converted Volkswagen?

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A lady chooses her meat

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Typical low cost eatery in Hong Kong – this place (Tim Ho Wan, known by everyone it seems) even got one Michelin star, but we didn’t like it very much. Perhaps it’s great to have a whole set of Dim Sum for 12 € in total, but for us it was a bit too hectic and hurried. On the other hand their food is decent and fresh, so it’s more a question of personal like or dislike

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The rolls were very good

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Filled soy sheet

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Chicken feet (taste much better than the idea might leave for imagination Zwinkerndes Smiley)

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After this food experience we were kind of left stranded in the city as it was too early to go back and we were too full to eat anything more… So looking for a nice bar… Which is not the easiest on a Sunday as most bars are either closed or rather touristic.

Walking around Central in Hong Kong island shows the normal life as well

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With people selling everything you need in daily life (check for the tubes hanging down from the roof of the second shop)

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That was somehow a more interesting destination

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Well, not the average customer, but for sure 100% Hong Kong…

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Just for those wondering – our bar was just opposite and we had front row seats Zwinkerndes Smiley

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That’s the place – fake Italian, but nicely faked and made…

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A shop selling very exotic lingerie next door

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Cool shoes!

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A more gaudy night life scene

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On the way back we had a look into a place called Ho Lee Fuuk (play of words in Cantonese / English) which got high credits but the food was quite low quality and everything premade so we skipped eating and left for good

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Next day saw us hiking again along the end of MacLehose trail section 1 (it has 10 sections – each between 7 to 16 km long and some of time killing…)

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Chinese puff balls (just kidding – no idea what they are, just don’t eat them…)

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Guava

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Another unknown species yet very nice

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At the end the bus stop was welcoming us with nice comfy chairs for waiting

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Back in Sai Kung (a small fishing village in the New Territories) eagles were gathering (perhaps to catch rising bats?)

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And our salvation was close at hand as we discovered a nice shop for lovely beer. They have more than 200 different brands and honestly we knew perhaps 5 – 10, so we have / had loads to discover… Smiley Hicks…

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That sorted out we were looking for food. Being in a fishing village you eat seafood, which is quite expensive here, but just lovely…

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The principle is easy – you select what you want (really pointing to a fish / mollusc / lobster and tell that one…). Then they cook it to your liking (broiled, roasted, steamed, grilled, …. you name it)

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Mantis shrimps

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Well, I have to admit they look rather interesting, but taste delicious

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No, we didn’t eat those – too intelligent…

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At least every generation – the big problem being that they cannot pass down knowledge to their descendents

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That’s the place we chose

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Let’s start with something green – at least some alibi

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Shrimp is arriving…

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Scary beast (the shrimp!)

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This one was the soft-shelled one so you can eat it whole – yummy….

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Fish steamed in soy sauce

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After the feast…

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It was interesting to see the people around you

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Yummy, yummy, yummy….

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Trying to spy around

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Some more impressions of the shrimps

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And the elephant tusk mollusc… Yes, looks quite different, but is really good! Usually half would be eaten as Sashimi, half cooked. You get the idea Zwinkerndes Smiley

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Kategorien:China, Hong Kong

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