Sunday, 30 August 2009
A tie this week, both my nights out: Day 207, Fried Rice Noodles with Beef in a Pool Hall and Day 209, Mixed Nuts in a SoHo Bar receiving 5 votes a piece. For those that know the stories one of these nights finished well, the other finishing not very well at all!
The new poll is already online for feel free to vote away!
Each of these is a Disney take on a standard Dim Sum. The pigs in the back are (obviously) Char Siu Bau or Barbeque Pork Buns, which lead me to believe that the Toy Story aliens ones must have been Alien Meat Bun. Sadly mistaken however, these were Vegie Buns. The Mr Potato Head buns are Lotus Paste and the Mickeys in front are a twist on Onion Cakes. Good fun I suppose, but all my favourite Dim Sums were missing!
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Despite what the box says on the sticker in the corner, I've been eating Just Right for breakfast for the past couple of days. Much better than the Banana and Nut Crunch I had before that, but I still prefer a good muesli.
Breakfast. Most important meal of the day. Don't just take my word for it, Tony the Tiger says so too!
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
I'm guessing that this meant "hot" as in spicy and piquant, but it wasn't really that hot at all. Fairly good, but I think I would have preferred my old favourite, the Japanese Curry Rice.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
So the highly stylized, shiny, strobist cherries (Day 201) walked away with the contest last week, only 1 person who voted not voting for them! I'm quite pleased with how this photo turned out, and you can head over here to see a large version.
The new poll is up and ready to vote on.
Day 206 - Fried Rice Cake with Beans and Mushrooms, originally uploaded by JoeGray.
and other assorted dishes. Clockwise from top right: Tomato with Egg, Broccoli, Fried Noodle, Fried Fish Skin, White Fried Noodle and Green Curry. Probably the most surprising and delicious dish here is the Crispy Fish Skin. Highly recommended when you can find it!
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Tomato sauce in the background and mountains of broccoli in the foreground, but the detail to note is the pastry chicken baked happily right on top of the pie! Certainly beats a triangle or other abstract identifier.
...and the pie tasted pretty damn good!
Monday, 17 August 2009
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Day 195 - Banana Split with Vanilla Ice-cream came out on top last despite the glaring absence of chocolate sauce. Voting is open now for the last week's photos.
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Unlike Day 100, I realised that I should do something a little different a couple of days before 200 arrived, instead of wishing that I had, as was the case for Day 100.
Unfortunately, upon arrival at the restaurant I choose for dinner on Thursday night, I noticed that the very dark interior would make for a rather difficult shot. Nevertheless I'm pretty happy with how this came out... Moody.
Despite Hong Kong being a ex-British colony, Fish and Chips are fairly hard to find at all, let alone good Fish and Chips. Since it's an favourite of mine (as evidenced by the number of times I ate it during my most recent trip there), and has been since childhood - we used to have it every Friday night - I've been systematically working my way through the "F&C" establishments in Hong Kong. This meal was another of those trips, unfortunately the photo didn't turn out quite as nice as the one above. I've decided to post it in the flickr comments anyway. Tender fish with crispy batter, okay chips, but perhaps a little overpriced.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
I keep coming back to this dish. It's very filling and great value; but best of all, it's consistently fantastic. The only thing that stops me from eating this everyday is that the blog would become very, very boring!!
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Also known as Chinese BBQ Roast Pork. Pictured here through my wide-angle lens amongst other dishes as part of last night's dinner.
Char Siu is delicious. Soft and juicy for the most part with fantastic crispy over-cooked charcoal-y parts are well. But, like most things that are so delicious, it's not very healthy!
Monday, 10 August 2009
Sandwich in a Bowl again today. It's a great option at the Sandwich Club ran Cafe at HKUST when I want something lighter than the roast or full-on rice or spaghetti options.
Eating at the Cafe also has the additional benefit of being able to sit outside which, even in the heat, is quite bearable so long as there's a breeze blowing.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
A take away dinner tonight with two pizzas, a rice, a spaghetti and some snacks.
Here in Hong Kong, it's common for pizza places to shun the traditional tomato base and go with a thousand island dressing instead. The ham and pineapple pizza in the background here being an example.
Although it may not sound like a great idea, it's actually pretty good, and I imagine once people can get passed the false necessity of a tomato base, many other great substitutions will spring up.
I was originally thinking to go all out and drizzle this with Chocolate Sauce... Not having any chocolate sauce sure put an end to that idea, but the dessert turned out great anyway. Delicious.
Day 194 - Tomato Minced Meat with a Fried Egg and Rice, originally uploaded by JoeGray.
After ordering this dish, while waiting for it to arrive, I thought back to Day 179 - the terrible pork in "Tomato Sauce" and was a little worried about what I'd done. As it turned out, I needn't have been worried, the biggest problem with the dish being that I wished there was more of it!
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Thinking back, there's very few photos of my breakfast in the 365 Days (so far). I think this is partially because my brain just isn't working that fast at that time in the morning, and I forget the photos. The other part is, of course, that I eat the same thing almost every single day!
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Very similar to last week's Wonton, last night I made War-tip (better known as: fried dumplings). They're normally made with round skins as opposed to the square ones for Wonton, and with a slightly different filling. The key difference, of course, being that they're pan-fried instead of boiled in soup.
As you can see here we feasted on War-tip, with this large pan completely filled. Again, a little spicy chilli soy and this are simply mouthwatering.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Despite having very good sushi for dinner tonight I decided to opt for a slightly different photo than the regular fare. McDonald's Fries: crispy, salty, tasty... and likely to look exactly the same after 20 weeks of just sitting around. Gotta take the ups with the downs right?
A fairly standard type of family dinner with with Chicken, Curry and Choi and Tofu among other dishes. The biggest difference here, being the lens used to take the photo: my new birthday present!
And free birthday cake at that. We had dinner at Pizza Express in Taikoo Shing on Saturday night. Despite being a little cautious about the fast-food nature of the name, I was very pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. Everything was good and the stand-out dish was the Peking Duck Pizza (which I'll post in the flickr comments), but I thought I had to post at least one photo of cake.
We had dinner at Lin Heung Teahouse (蓮香樓) in Central, which is a fairly well known and quite old restaurant. We ordered Crispy Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork (on the right here), Fried Noodles with Sliced Pork (background), Eggplant with Minced meat (foreground), Choi and the Beef with Black Pepper. Nothing was a particularly stand-out dish but nothing was terrible either. Everything, however, was very Chinese, from the tables, to the service, to the elderly gentleman at another table that was constantly watching the gweilos eat.
...or so I was told. But that didn't stop the Mochi Cafe Teriyaki Premium Pork Don from taking out last week's photo contest by a lone vote. Sorry about running a little late with the updates, birthday weekend and all... Because of this I've extended the voting deadline this week till Midnight Saturday (Hong Kong time). The new poll will be up shortly!