These potato and fish deep-fried wonders were found at a small restaurant called A Vencedora on Rua do Compo in Macau. I mis-remembered the address of the restaurant, only getting the street right and we ended up wandering around, eventually giving up and eating at the closest restaurant we could find. The very same one we were looking for originally! In the background are fresh baked crispy bread rolls and a Chorizo Omelette. Everything at this restaurant was great.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Day 241 - Pork Chop with Rice Noodle in Vietnamese Style, originally uploaded by JoeGray.
A lunch set in New Town Plaza, Sha Tin.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Cheung Fan is sheets of rice cake rolled into tubes and steamed. It's a popular Dim Sum dish often served stuffed with Mushrooms and Meat, but can also be bought as a street food, as above, slathered in a peanut and/or a sweet mildly spicy sauce. Delicious!
Friday, 18 September 2009
Spicy, Hot and full of Coriander. A great Green Curry. Being able to scope out the soft young coconut flesh to cool your mouth after eating the curry is a super bonus.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Delicious, healthy and cheap. The Sandwich Club ran Cafe at HKUST offers rice and pasta dishes for lunch, but often I find these disappointing. It's best to stick with what they're named for: Sandwiches (including those served in a bowl!)
Monday, 14 September 2009
McDonald's again today, not that I'm complaining since my favourite McD's burger is back on the menu: The Double Quarter Pounder. Half the burger of it's bigger (and specially made) brother. If only they made it with lettuce and tomato... and pineapple... and beetroot!!
These are plain, salted, delicious, unhealthy chips. Unfortunately my favourite flavour chips, salt and vinegar, aren't as freely available here as they are back in Australia. And their "colour" here is blue instead of the purple I swear it's supposed to be.
This shot is taken with my flash off-camera and pointed directly at the side of the tin-foil bag. Although it's all shiny silver on the inside, with a bright enough light you can clearly see the markings on the outside of the bag shining through.
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
This (very dodgy) panorama is shot from the Atrium Balcony at HKUST. A rainy, windy day unfortunately; there is often quite a nice view from this seat.
I needed to use the widest end of by 16-45mm to get the salad on my lap, but this introduced the huge amount of distortion visible in this shot. Almost Fisheye-esk really!
Friday, 11 September 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
I was a little sceptical about the Rocky Road Ice Cream when it arrived. Marshmallows in ice cream? But it turned out that this Dreyer's Rocky Road with marshmallows and nuts in a chocolate Ice cream base is great. Even better than the Cookie's and Cream that we also have.
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Generally most households in Hong Kong won't have an oven, and in older houses, all the cooking is generally done on just a pair of gas jets. Only after I arrived in Hong Kong did our house get a small grill/oven but it sees a fair bit of use these days with everything from Lamb Chops and Chips to Cookies and Cakes.
I've never been a huge fan of roasts, but I do love me a good chip!
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Dinner last night was at Watami: Japanese Casual Restaurant, which is a perennial favourite. A mix between Japanese and Western cuisine, I always have trouble limiting the number of dishes I want and we always have trouble fitting them all on the table!
Sunday, 6 September 2009
In so many ways this photo was, and wasn't, supposed to be for Day 222.
I was originally planning to run to work on Friday morning to escape the long queues for the bus that have occurred since students returned to HKUST. But when I woke up I found that it was pouring with rain, long enough for me to cancel my run to work and reschedule the run for lunchtime. Had that not happened, I suppose I would have headed out for a larger lunch with my colleagues.
So, I went for a lunchtime run. It it turned out to take longer than expected, so I decided to grab a quick sandwich. I asked for a tuna sandwich with extra mayo, getting instead roast beef. A simple miscommunication. Nevermind I thought, I'll get a good photo for dinner.
And indeed I did. I headed out to The Globe in SoHo, so I could enjoy a beer and watch the Bombers in the Elimination Final. Bombers lost. Booo. Not a bad looking photo. Yay. You win some, you lose some... right?
So the next day I plug the SD card into the computer to process my photos and update the blog: "Drive is not formatted. Would you like to format it now?"... err... Not really, I just want my photos.
So I pull out the data recovery software. 462 images recovered. Well, I had about a dozen photos on there, so that sounds fairly promising. Let's see... It seems that most of the recovered photos are ones I'd previously deleted. Nevermind, a few of these are the new ones. The jpegs are just plain grey, but it seems to have saved my RAW files. Super.
Attempt to open the RAW files: "Error: Unexpected end of file". Well, that sucks. But I can see the thumbnail? Seems the file header including exif data and embedded thumbnail has survived but not the actual images....
Except for a single photo of a beef sandwich for lunch...
Well, at least that means I don't have to skip a day! The extracted thumbnail from my dinner is posted in the comments on my flickr (click on the photo to head there). Looks like I'll just have to head to the pub for another Chicken Parma. Not such a bad outcome!
Friday, 4 September 2009
Quadruple Espresso, Wholemeal Bun, Raisin Bun, Apple and Raw Sugar...
Eating breakfast at your desk is standard in Hong Kong. It could be that normal Chinese breakfast isn't normally eaten at home (Congee, Yum Cha, etc) and this just sort of extended to desk jobs. Or it could be that a lot of people in the finance sector arrive at their desk at ungodly hours, and so pick up work on the way in. I'm not really opposed to it, but I prefer cereal which doesn't mesh very well with the desk bound meal!
Thursday, 3 September 2009
It's a lot busier in most of the food courts at work since all the students came back (semester started on Tuesday). Although I don't mind crowded food courts, I think that the serving sizes have gone down, which is a little crummy. Not that this was remotely a "small dish".
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Dinner at home. Pictured dishes include: Thai Green Curry, Oven Roasted Fries, Choi, Whole Roast Chicken, Chinese Sausage, Soy Chicken Wings, Fishmeat and Chinese Cabbage Salad, Steamed Egg with Scallop and Chinese Soup. I'm sure I've left things out and this is actually a normal sized spread!
On Sunday night, after dinner, I suddenly had a craving for cheese cake so I headed down (I love that everything is open late every night in Hong Kong) to the local cheesecake store, Cheenoiserie (I love that everything is open late every night in Hong Kong), and bought a couple of slices.
In retrospect I think I made a bad choice... Probably should have gone with the blueberry or New York cheesecake!