Change in venue today. Ubered from touristy Kowloon, through the tube under Fragrant Harbor to Causeway Bay, our new home for CNY week.
Late Sunday afternoon, last full grocery shopping day before the all so important NEW YEAR FAMILY DINNER. Last minute shopping was in full combat mode!!
We firstly fortified ourselves with the quintessential Hong Kong specialty, Won Ton Mein. From the world renowned Mak’s, no less. Thin al dente Alkaline Water Noodles with Shrimp Won Ton that almost pops in your mouth. Nobody does wonton mein like Hong Kong. (Sorry, @klyeoh ).
Roaring street markets had taken over the streets of Hong Kong Island.
Could not resist the street foods beckoning from all directions. Had to grab some fish/seafood paste cakes to munch later.
I don’t usually indulge in Dim Sum from street venders. Got overruled this time.
Hit a street that was one of the few Dai Pei Dongs still operating in HK. Myriad bubbling tubs of fishes/bivalves/crustaceans that threaten to drain one’s wallet quicker than you can say “how much?” Regardless of the nosebleed cost, will have to play tourist one night and splash some cash.
Wandered around and gawked some more, then retreated back to the calm of our hotel to unbag our goodies and partake.
Hotel management had thoughtfully complimented us with a much appreciated bottle of Prosecco. Bubbles and street chow. Living the life!!
Milkfish and seafood paste patties.
Assorted Dim Sum.
Siu Mai, Meat Balls, Dried Bean Curd wrapped Veggies rolls and Pork Spare Ribs Black Bean Sauce. All surprisingly very good. Almost off a steaming dim sum cart good.
The surprise hit was a mutant Bean Curd roll stuffed with Taro, moist Chicken, Ham and Pig Skin. Very good, almost too busy, but oh so filling.
“Dessert” was Leaf Wrapped Sweet Rice. Also very delicious, with Shitake, Quail Egg and Pork Bits. Super flavorful. We were more than stuffed even before unwrapping this bundle and yet still managed to “force” this thing down. It was that good.
Taking a short nap, rinse, repeat.