|Fried chicken wing from some cha chaan teng on Kimberley Road, |
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
With menus spanning over pages and pages, there's something for everyone at the cha chaan teng for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, supper or even a snack.
I couldn't resist the fried chicken wing as part of a noodle soup set. Greasy and salty, it was just the thing to improve my spirits after the bumpy ferry ride.
|Sui gao dumplings and noodle soup|
|Beef and beef tendon with dry egg noodles|
|Spicy pork with dry egg noodles|
|Fish in black bean sauce with rice|
|Cha chaan teng on Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong|
|Iced milk teas with grass jelly and tapioca pearls|
Here the options range from good old pearl milk teas, blended milk tea and coffee drinks, and red bean and grass jelly additions.
|Ham and fried egg with instant noodle soup|
The only exception I think is the use of a full packet of the soup seasoning, as opposed to the half packs I normally do. And no vegies.
|A plate from the buffet at Royal Pacific|
This buffet at the Royal Pacific Hotel featured a mind-boggling variety of stations - though this seems to be the norm at many Hong Kong/Macau buffets.
There was soup and bread, salads, seafood, sushi, noodles, a carvery, a grill, hot Chinese dishes, cakes and puddings, packaged ice cream, crepes and a Cold Rock style ice cream 'smoosher'.
And scissors to use on the Alaskan King crab legs - which is really quite ingenius and the perfect implement to ensure the crab flesh isn't ruined. (And that plate above was shared between several - not just mine).
|Hung Lee Restaurant, Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong|
|Char siu ji cheung fun - BBQ pork rice noodle rolls|
Nonetheless, with drizzled dark soy sauce and healthy appetites, it probably only took us a little longer to polish them off; perfectly tender pork, smooth noodles and all.
|Fish fillet congee|
|Jia leung - deep fried dough sticks wrapped in rice noodle|
Despite the dough sticks being a little cooled and chewy, there's no doubt that this dish of contrasting textures and flavours is a local favourite and now one of mine.
|Watermelon and aloe vera jelly drink from Hui Lau Shan, Mong Kok, Hong Kong|
Why would something out of a can or bottle suffice when you can get a drink like the above? Vibrantly red and green, "healthy" yet full of sugar and just fun. The Hui Lau Shan chain also does bowl desserts but the aloe vera jelly was like a dessert anyway.
More Asia tripping to come in Malaysia.