A pre-dinner snack in Mong Kok.
The Green Tea Milk is a freebie when buying the Octopus Balls, but not very good at all. We should have gone for a regular soft-drink, but you'd never know unless you try it.
The Octopus Balls themselves were great. Although it sounds a little strange, they were just how I like them: crisp on the outside, soft in the middle, with a slightly chewy piece of octopus inside. Delicious!
Friday, 31 July 2009
A pre-dinner snack in Mong Kok.
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Yes... the gweilo can make Wonton! The skins are bought but we make the filling and I fold the wonton by hand.
I've become very adept at the process and can certainly make them faster than I can eat them these days!
The soup is very basic with just a little soy and spring onion, and once dipped in some sipcy soy, the wonton are delicious.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Happy half-way cake!
...and also for the plethora of family birthdays that occur around the start of August. This cake has a top and bottom of pound cake with layers of cream, mango and pancakes in between. It's coated in cream with extra Mango on top. Sweet enough for you?
Sunday, 26 July 2009
I originally asked for a toasted cheese and salami sandwich (which is normally just salami and cheese, toasted in a grill) but instead I got a salami and salad sandwich with cheese and toasted bread! Not exactly what I wanted, but still okay.
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Lunch today was Sliced Pork in Tomato Sauce, and probably for the first time in my 365 Days of Food, I can report a bad dish. Despite not sounding too bad on paper, this dish was fairly terrible. The Pork wasn't bad, but not good either. The rice overcooked. Worse of all, however, the "Tomato Sauce" was nothing more than clear-ish goop (probably made with water and corn flour) and seriously lacking in tomato. I tried adding extra pepper, but nothing was going to save this dish.
At least the Dong Yuen Yeung was great!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
An afternoon snack since I wouldn't be having dinner till very late. Good coffee being hard to find in Hong Kong, I often opt for Starbucks, which, while certainly not super high ranking, is consistent. I also went with a cocktail bun, for that sugar high for my post-work netball session. Not healthy by any measure, but a rather tasty combination.
Sik Mein Bau!~
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Day 177 - Penne Carbonara with Prawns and Mushrooms, originally uploaded by JoeGray.
A slightly altered Carbonara recipe tonight, including prawns and mushrooms. Not bad at all, although I think I prefer the original.
Monday, 20 July 2009
Dinner at Mochi Cafe in TST tonight. Although I ordered the same Wafu Salad with Crabmeat as last time, I thought I should upload a photo of something new. The Wafu Salad was terrific and a highlight for me (I'll post it in the flickr comments). The Teriyaki Pork Don (Don meaning rice) was good, but perhaps the meat was a little fatty for my taste. Overall a great meal.
PS: Head over to the flickr page to see tonight's Wafu Salad with Crabmeat.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
These Deep-fried Honey Crisps are sweet and often served at Dim Sum Restaurants. Strangely, although considered a dessert dish, they are often bought to the table along with everything else. Very tasty though!
I may be a food lover (the primary problem anytime I try to diet), but I'm certainly not a food snob. I like McDonald's (sometimes), and I really like Instant Noodles. My favourite is Indomie, an Indonesian brand of Instant Noodles. Salty, a little spicy, with plenty of MSG and sooo good.
Friday, 17 July 2009
Day 172 - Smoked Duck Breast with Fried Rice Noodles, originally uploaded by JoeGray.
I wanted a large lunch today, after running 10km this morning and planning a swim after work. In the end it was a toss-up between the Spicy and Sour Chicken Noodle Soup and the Smoked Duck Breast with Fried Rice Noodles. I went with the Rice Noodles because it looked bigger, and wow, it was a large serving! Just what I needed to sink to the bottom of the pool.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Dinner last night was take away Chiu Chow food. There's a selection on my plate here: Sweet and Sour Pork, Garlic Broccoli, Chilli Clams and Crabmeat Pancake. We also had Tofu, Marinated Pork, Fish with Steamed Egg and Bak Choi... I certainly couldn't fit all of it in my bowl!
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Homemade curry for dinner on Sunday night. This was actually the second night that the curry made an appearance and, as is often the case, after a bit of extra marinating the curry was even better!
Monday, 13 July 2009
I wonder how long I can continue to come up with kitchy, poor-taste titles? What isn't unknown, however, is that Day 157, the chicken congee, took out last weeks competition, edging out Saturday's seafood.
As per before, because I'm late putting the poll up, I've extended the voting deadline till mid-night (HK-time) Saturday night. So it's time to go get your vote on! Quite a few good looking photos this week, if I do say so myself!
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
After climbing today, I headed to the Cha Chaan Teng (HK Style Cafe) to order Char Siu Fan (Chinese BBQ Pork and Rice) and Dong Yuen Yeung (Iced Coffee-Tea Mix) but today, unusually, got a free Chinese Soup as well.
Sik Fan, Yum Tong!~
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Day 165 - Garden Salad with Thousand Island Dressing and an Onion Ciabatta, originally uploaded by JoeGray.
Just a light lunch today. The garden salad was mostly lettuce, but I like lettuce; the thousand island dressing would have been better as mayonnaise; and the ciabatta wasn't really chewy enough for my tastes, but overall quite good and quite filling.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Yum Cha for lunch and instead of one of the normal vegetable dishes that we order, we decided to go for the Winter Melon Soup. This is served by scooping out the soft melon flesh along with the soup. It was quite good but perhaps too big, with everything else considered, for only 6 of us!
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
This dish is simply fantastic.
They bring out a little butane jet and hotplate and set it on your table. When the sauce in the bottom of the plate is starts to boil, you crack an egg, mix it a little and pour it over the dish. Just as the egg starts to cook you serve it. The egg and onion are soft and delicious, the Pork Chops pieces are tender on the inside and still crunchy on the outside... It's simply mouth-watering!
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Egg tarts are very popular in Hong Kong. I originally thought they were imported from Macau, where they were imported from Portugal (Macau being an ex-Portuguese colony), but Wikipedia tells me they may also have evolved from English custard tarts. No matter their history, they are rich, delicious and now, certainly part of Hong Kong culture.
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
This was actually labelled a Middle Eastern Salad but let's see: Cucumber, Tomato, Black Olives and Feta Cheese? Sounds more like a Greek Salad to me!
Tasted pretty good but I was still a tad hungry afterwards.
A Chinese staple, Congee or Tzuk is rice that has been boiled until it becomes a sort of porridge. It normally contains standard ingredients such as peanuts and spring onion with a choice of meat (this one is the Chicken variation). Best of all, it is often served with a mouthwatering stick (or two!) of fried bread.