Hong Kong Trip July 2014: The Food

A lot not pictured, but foods ticked off the list for this trip, in alphabetical order:


  • Curry fishballs (咖哩魚蛋)
  • Fried dumpling (鍋貼)
  • Pork chop bun (豬扒包)
  • Seafood, Hong Kong style (海鮮)
  • Siu mei, Hong Kong style roast meat (燒味)
  • Steamed meat and vegetable bun (菜肉包)


  • Egg tart (蛋撻)
  • Egg waffles (雞蛋仔)
  • French toast, Hong Kong style (西多士)
  • Pineapple bun with a huge slab of butter in the middle (菠蘿油)

Logged eateries tried in Hong Kong, in alphabetical order:

  • Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐)
  • Honeymoon Dessert (滿記甜品)
  • McDonald’s (麥當勞)
  • New Tak Kee Seafood Restaurant (新德記漁村海鮮酒家)
  • Pizza Hut (必勝客)
  • Sun Yuen Hing Kee (新園興記燒臘飯店)
  • Super Star Seafood Restaurant (鴻星海鮮酒家)
  • tea cafes (茶餐廳)

Macca’s and Pizza Hut totally count. tongue

Japan Ski Trip Mar 2014: Misc Food Photo Dump

I wish I had kept a better record of the various other restaurants we visited on our ski trip in Ishiuchi Maruyama other than the meals we had at the lodge we stayed at, or that Italian restaurant we visited near the summit. For now, this photo dump with captions will have to do!

Japan Trip Day 2: Sightseeing

We got lucky! The weather cleared up today and we managed to do a bunch of sightseeing. We had to give up on a few on our list like the Tokyo Skytree due to time, but touristy stuff is usually more of a been there, done that deal, anyway.

We didn’t start very early but managed to squeeze in Nakamise (仲見世), Sensoji (浅草寺), Shin Nakamise (新仲見世), Yasukuni Shrine (靖國神社), and Imperial Palace East Gardens (皇居東御苑), in that order. I took a good hundred photos from the phone, but here’s my selection of the slightly less touristy ones:

And food! … Stalls, mostly. I wasn’t quite feeling like eating unhealthy food so I didn’t try any even when the friends offered. I know. Unforgivable! tongue

We had an unpleasant lunch experience at a cafe, but I have split that into a separate post.

Not part of the touristy tour but taken on the same night. The prices and availability of fruits (which I’ve been craving) in the Japanese winter:

Whew! Touristy stuff out of the way! Next!