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#1 mongo_jones

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:35 PM

it is 6.30 am in hong kong. i've been up since 3.30 am. having nothing to do, i put together a slideshow of some pictures from my first day here. you are welcome. (warning: includes head of recently dispatched pig). now i will try to go back to sleep.


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#2 Wilfrid

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:57 AM

Thank you for this. I have never been to Hong Kong. I had a trip booked once, continuing to Shanghai but had to cancel due to alleged family illness (they got better).

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 02:40 AM

Nice photos.  Are these from an SLR or a cell phone?


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 02:52 AM

Some of the dried things are sea cucumbers, I think. And I think the dried roots are some kind of fermented/pickled vegetable. Looks like hakusai (can't remember the Chinese name).

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 02:54 AM

Nice photos. Are these from an SLR or a cell phone?


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:56 AM

Not bad for under $500.


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:37 AM

Mongo, in the future, if you want dim sum, maybe Pasadena will suffice.  https://la.eater.com...adena-expansion


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:45 PM

Mr. Behemoth was just on a stopover in HK a few hours ago. Some wives ask for perfume or jewellery from duty free (I guess?). I ask for XO sauce...


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#9 mongo_jones

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 05:21 PM

i've posted quite a few more hong kong reports since starting this thread (i've now been in delhi for a week after 5 days in bombay).

 

 

more roadside fruit and veg.

 

wonton-noodle soup at tsim chai kee and mak's noodle.

 

non-food street pics from central and kowloon.

 

dim sum at maxim's palace, city hall, one of the few remaining gigantic cart dim sum banquet halls.

 

beef tendon and noodles in curry at kau kee.

 

congee at law fu kee: comes with bonus 1500 words on discourses of international food travel and authenticity.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#10 Sneakeater

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 06:20 PM

I've mused the same musings but never put it as well.


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#11 mongo_jones

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:24 AM

chôm chôm: hipster vietnamese in soho. a rather nice meal.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:44 PM

chôm chôm: hipster vietnamese in soho. a rather nice meal.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:25 PM

more noodle soup and wontons (at mak an kee and samdor).

 

claypot rice and more at kwan kee. 


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 01:21 PM

fish, crustaceans and more at sai ying pun market.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 05:13 PM

65 peel in soho is another hipster'ish place. they're primarily a beer bar, featuring a lot of local brews. the beer is decent, but it's the food i really liked--enough to go back a second time in one week. that food could be described as fusion but it's of a different order than fusion in the u.s.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson