Eating Our Way Through Hong Kong with Kim Hulse, AAG Senior Account Manager
Street-side eateries at the Temple Street Night Market
After wandering around for hours at this must-see market, allow yourself to get shown to a table at one of these tiny, outdoor restaurants. We grubbed on some delicious flat noodles and bok choy (Chinese cabbage) in oyster sauce. We washed it down with Tsing Tsao beers all for under $7 US. The group of guys next to us had the chili crabs and they looked phenomenal as well. I knew we should have went for the crab!
Freshest Seafood at Tung Po
This place was the REAL Hong Kong. A huge, super loud, packed room filled with plastic tables and chairs, water tanks galore with endless amounts of live creatures, and bowls of beer on every table. That’s right, bowls, not glasses. It was so great to see tons of locals gathered around gigantic tables playing dice or drinking games and laughing up a storm. Since this was one of June and Alex’s favorite places in the world for seafood, we let them order. Soon our table was filled with black bean and chili clams, garlic shrimp and crab, eggplant casserole, and the best chicken that we have ever had, complete with crispy skin. And we never eat the skin….but oh lord, was it good!
Shanghainese in Central
Again, thanks to our lovely host Doug, we were taken to another dining gem, a great place in the Soho district of Central on Hong Kong Island. We went to meet up with another one of Doug’s friends from high school, Kathy and nestled into our quaint little booth and started off with glass noodles and sliced pork. We then had some steamy spring rolls and pork dumplings with liquified pork fat. You have to bite off the top of the dumpling, let it cool, and then suck out the fat and then toss the dumpling in your mouth. It sounds gross, but it was heaven. I promise. We then cried our eyes out as we inhaled a fantastic tofu dish in red sauce. So painful, but so worth it.
So as you can see, Hong Kong totally lived up to our expectations. We are so glad we stopped of here and were taken such good care of. Thanks again June, Doug and Joseph!!