Nice! The next two weeks I get to be transported back to my beloved HK…
Luckily (hopefully) your timing seems right. Just met someone yesterday flying in from HK who was there for 2 weeks, and he said he was practically forced to stay inside a hotel for over a week because of the floods and black rain.
(is drinking beer in Vilnius ...Fleeced Taxpayer :@)) :@)) )
That’s why I don’t go to that part of the world in the summer. My first time in Taiwan was in July. It was a sauna, literally! (But July only because one of us had to be there to solve complex problems using mathematics.)
My huge mount of shaved ice was reduced to a bowl of cold liquid with a few last bits of ice in a couple of minutes. The fresh, in-season durian was nice, though.
Only go to that region after monsoon and taiphoon season after that first Taiwan trip. Weather is much better in October and still hot enough.
My third time in Macau was a bit disappointing. Super crowded everywhere, hard to even walk on footpaths in the centre. I had a meal at Cheong Kei for old times’ sake. 4 things cost about US$15. Pretty sure prices have increased a bit more than back in 2006 and 2007, and portion is also probably smaller.
Also tried taking the bus to Macau for the first time. Wouldn’t do it again, though. The catamaran was more convenient for us (did that the other 2 times).
If you can’t bring back shrimp roe then you just have to eat them with noodles there, and more than just a couple of times.
This is at the Yau Ma Tei wholesale fruit market? Near Reclamation Str and Waterloo.
I was there during my trip earlier this year. Really nice market, and compared to HK standards very laid back atmosphere lol. OMG HK people can be so loud… I love it!
Also a very nice area to just walk around. From there I wandered all the way down to the TST ferry pier, and had some tea at the Regent hotel.
Fruit-wise, yes HK is so much better than the west in price and quality. I don’t even buy Asian fruit here in Europe as it’s mostly disappointing. For the real deal, I prefer Thailand fruit over HK though.
Scratching my head. Been to and by the market more than a dozen times, day and night. By some quirk, this is the first time I’ve ever seen the retail in full action. Quite impressive.
I’d also not considered HK as a fruit destination, still don’t. To me, HK is the land of superior seafood, poultry, dim sum, etc. Higher end fruit is an affordable luxury that I’m only beginning to appreciate.
When in Taiwan, gotta have mangoes, pineapple and guava. Japan, strawberries and grapes. Thailand, everything.
Ah fond memories of HK, my last hurrah after two years travelling around Asia. The cha chaan teng is the thing I miss the most. You can get good Cantonese food in London but nothing with classic cha chaan teng dishes, and certainly not at breakfast time. The closest in style we have is Cafe TPT, that has dishes like baked pork chop with fried rice Macao style , that I have not seen elsewhere. But none of your scrambled egg sandwiches or macaroni soups. A return visit visit definitely overdue.
Loving your pictures. Taking me right back. Must admit at 7:30 am on my way to work in a slightly grey London ( and no London is not perpetually like that, before anyone says anything ), feeling a little jealous. You have me craving some curry beef flank & rice right now.