August 3, 2010

hong kong

dim sum is the key to my heart, and i fell in love at the lin heung tea house...with a char siu bao:


lin heung tea house had some of the best dim sum in hong kong.  many locals, no english, and so busy they stuff you wherever there's room.  that means you'll likely share a table with an old man reading a newspaper and drinking his daily tea.  my favorite part of this place was that instead of patiently waiting for the dim sum carts to come around and show off their wares, customers would bum rush the carts, peeking under the bamboo lids to haggle with the servers.  dim sum is usually an aggressive sport, but this was a whole new level.  love the pau pau mugging me in the foreground.


egg custards at tai cheong bakery were delicious...


...as was the $1-michelin-rated dim sum at tim ho wan.  full lunch for two:  less than $6.


on the rare occasion that i wasn't eating in hong kong, i saw the city's other offerings, like impeccably clean subways...


...distinctive apartment building facades...


...street butchers...


...and beauty supply stores featuring products with incomprehensible slogans:


my favorite hong kong beauty product find was a facial serum boasting ingredients of 100% goat embryo essence.  the specificity of that description is key.  100%, people.  not diluted like those sub-par goat embryo products you've been buying.

1 comment:

Meanwhile, back at the ranch said...

best char siu bao on the face of the planet.