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HK: food and memories

Throwback

I spent three weeks in HK at the start of this year, where I had just moved back from six months earlier. It was actually kind of ironic; my company wanted me to move back for a promotion, but I balked, knowing well the hassle it entails: cargo-ing Kira back, paying rent, LDR – the same game show all over again.

So instead, I chose to spend 3 weeks there to cover in the interim. And boy, was I lonely! Holed up in a minuscule hotel room on the Dark Side (TST), always cold and often hungry. I must have done nothing but worked my ass off in the first week.

Then D came, and the clouds cleared, the sun shone and the angels sang – metaphorically of course. And as do all skinny men, he ate like a cow, and I ate like a lady cow. I must have never eaten so much local food before – pre-2013, I was an avid hater of all Chinese food and all carb forms. Post-2013, I’m like anyone else and weighing lighter than before. God works in mysterious ways.

My favorite comfort food eats in HK:

Beef Brisket Noodles:

Kau Kee (九記牛腩)
G/F, 21 Gough Street, Central

Wanton Noodles:

Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop 麥文記麵家
G/F, 51 Parkes Street, Jordan
** Small portions but tasty

Wing Wah Noodle Shop 永華麵家
89 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
** Shop smells like socks, but noodles are rockin’

Cart Noodles:

麻辣誘惑
Shop 3, G/F, 32A Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
** Sichuan style cart noodles, mala soup packs a punch

新記車仔麵
501-515 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
** Awesome chilli

Congee:

新九記粥麵
G/F, 9 Tai Wang Tung Street, Wan Chai

Bakery:

Happy Cake Shop 快樂餅店
G/F, No. 106 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
** Pineapple buns that melt your soul

Snaps on the go

At Sham Shui Po

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On the never-ending Nathan Road

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Secret bar on secret corner off Star Street

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Yours Trulies

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On Gough Street for noodles

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