Landed HKIA early eve Thursday. Rather than railing directly to Xiamen, opted to decompress in Shenzhen for a couple of days. Super wise move, we are totally impressed and loving the town.
Ran a couple of errands the first morn (find a bank that accepts USA ATM card, SIM for our MIFI). With cash in hand and data on tap, we pretty much jumped into the first acceptable joint with Cantonese breakfast items.
Fresh steamed Cheong Fun (one egg, one beef), some decent Ha Gow, Greens and a couple of Soy Milks. Fueled and ready to play tourist!!
Food options in Shenzhen almost rivals Hong Kong, at what seems a better price point. Had fun checking out a well stocked supermarket.
Some fresh lily buds. I use the dried buds for my herb soups back home.
Some fresh Lotus Seeds. Very Intriguing!! Supposed to crack and eat like sunflower seeds.
Blew my mind at a local Food Street. We were like Asia Noobs again, which is a GREAT thing!
We bought some Ribs, Cold Noodles and some Chicken in an Omelette Wrap/Roll. Walked the five blocks back to our hotel and enjoyed our snack in air conditioned comfort with a couple COLD Beers. The ambient temps are in the mid-90’s with humidity in the hot shower range.
Wandered around our hotel after dark. Did not have to go far afield to find good eats. We would have gladly enjoyed at any of a hundred restaurants within a two block radius. We did force ourselves to explore and cast a wider net. About an hour later, we succumbed to a Chicken in Soup place.
It was a fancy joint, as evidenced by the shrink wrapped dining ware. No need to rinse one’s own bowls/plates/spoons in hot tea here!
Chicken with Pork Stomach Soup. An Amuse of Pickled Kelp. Chilled String-bean app. Pork Kidney. Lotus Root. I wanted an usual vegetable and got one. Anyone know what that leafy green is?
Bo Jai Fan (clay pot rice) with Frog and a Lop Chong “supplement”.
We packed up four boxes of leftovers, hoping to help a hungry person in need. Alas, not a single person in need on the five block walk back to our hotel. We ain’t in San Francisco any more!?!!