Friday, 31 July 2009

Day 186 - Octopus Balls and Green Tea Soymilk

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!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Day 185 - Homemade Pork Wonton

Day 185 - Homemade Pork Wonton, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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

Day 184 - Prawn Omelette

Day 184 - Prawn Omelette, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

A Chinese twist on the omelette. Prawns, Onion and Egg.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Day 183 - Chicken Soup Noodle Lunch Set

Also served with a Sausage and Baked Bean Omelette and a Bread Roll with Butter. Not bad and quite cheap.

Day 182 - Mango, Cream and Pancake Layer Cake

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

Smoked Duck and Roast Chicken Fried Rice Noodle Sandwich?... What?

Day 172 - Smoked Duck Breast with Fried Rice Noodles + Day 173 - Roast Chicken Sandwich
A tie this week after the sandwich made a late run. The new poll is already open!

Day 181 - Roast Duck

Day 181 - Roast Duck, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

... with dipping sauce. Quite good.

Day 180 - Salami, Cheese and Salad Sandwich

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

Day 179 - Sliced Pork in Tomato Sauce with Rice

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

Day 178 - Coffee and a Cocktail Bun

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

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

Day 176 - Mochi Cafe Teriyaki Premium Pork Don

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

Pork Chop Hotplate: Delicious-ness in motion

Day 162 - Pork Chop Hotplate

From quite a few good shots, the Pork Chop Hotplate (Day 162), walks away the Weekly Photo Champ. Sorry for the delay in posting the last couple of photos, but they're up now and rrreeeady to vote on!

~Sik Fan~

Day 175 - Dan Saan

Day 175 - Dan Saan, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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!

Day 174 - Instant Noodles with a Fried Egg

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.

Day 173 - Roast Chicken Sandwich

Day 173 - Roast Chicken Sandwich, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

A quick post-climb lunch at my desk. This time around I asked for extra pepper (which I got), but it seems they skimped on the Mayo a little! Can't win them all.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Day 172 - Smoked Duck Breast with Fried Rice Noodles

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

Day 171 - Take-Away Chiu Chow Food

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!

Sik Fan~

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Day 170 - Roast Beef & Salad Sandwich

A quick lunch at my desk after a lunchtime run. The addition of tomato sauce certainly helped this sandwich but I still think the Roast Chicken was better.

Day 169 - Garden Salad

Day 169 - Garden Salad, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

Another light lunch at work, though I'm sure the amount of thousand island dressing undoes some of the benefit of eating salad!

Day 168 - Homemade Chicken Curry

Day 168 - Homemade Chicken Curry, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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

Congee Creams Comeptition

Day 157 - Congee

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

Day 167 - McDonald's Big Breakfast

Not bad per se, but somehow even the McDonald's pepper is de-flavoured, with this much pepper barely providing any extra taste. Good thing I added tomato sauce as well!

Friday, 10 July 2009

Day 166 - Char Siu Fan

Day 166 - Char Siu Fan, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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

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

Day 164 - Filled Omelette

Day 164 - Filled Omelette, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

For dinner tonight we each had individual Omelettes filled with tomato and bacon rice. Quite good, but a dash of tomato sauce made it.

Day 163 - Winter Melon Soup

Day 163 - Winter Melon Soup, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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

Day 162 - Pork Chop Hotplate

Day 162 - Pork Chop Hotplate, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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

Day 161 - Egg Tarts

Day 161 - Egg Tarts, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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.

Fresh Baked Blueberry Muffins Roast Competition

Day 153 - Fresh Baked Blueberry Muffins

The Fresh Baked Muffins (Day 153) easily came out on top last week, beating the rest of the competition combined. The new poll is up and ready when you are. Vote on!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Day 160 - Homecooked Seafood

Day 160 - Homecooked Seafood, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

Seafood at home! Chilli Clams, Whole Steamed Fish and Egg Coated Prawns. Yum!

Also pictured is Garlic Broccoli, Mince Pork, Choi and Soy Chicken.

Sik Fan!~

Day 159 - Curry Pork Chop Rice

Day 159 - Curry Pork Chop Rice, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

Just a quick meal at my desk after a bit of climbing. The rice is in there... Hidden under my requested "lots and lots" of sauce!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Day 158 - Greek Salad Pita

Day 158 - Greek Salad Pita, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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.

Day 157 - Congee

Day 157 - Congee, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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.

Sik Tzuk!~