Wednesday, December 24, 2008

HK in pictures

here are the pics kuya and i took. not really a lot of touristy shots since we technically aren't the touristy types anymore when it comes to HK. :)

there was an exhibition at times square of the HK artist, carrie chau. beautiful work, if i must say so myself. beautiful and breathtaking exhibition as well. the venue was the atrium of the mall, and as you can see from the lower leftmost pic, the scale of the exhibit is immense! ul also see from the same pic the crowd it drew. carrie chau is one of HK's most celebrated contemporary artists. i only wish we here could show the same support to our talents.

this is gino's gelato, located just across times square. kuya and i frequent this place because of their distinct and very unique gelato flavors such as : black sesame; sticky rice pudding; tofu; coconut pandan; red dates and loquat; tamarind; and strawberry and basil. despite the rather unusual flavors, they actually taste very good! i had the black sesame and rice pudding, as seen in the pic. the black sesame is a best seller since this is quite a delicacy among the chinese. the strawberry basil however has yet to win a following. i tried it and found it good as well. it's a hit among the caucasian as said by kenneth, the aussie educated hongkie that mans the shop. quite a chatty fellow if i must say so. kuya said i was flirting with him while i just thought i was being friendly :) it's not my fault if i can draw the weirdest information from ppl, hehehehe. (from our brief conversation, i learned he took up music in melbourne. he doesn't like HK. he has a japanese girl friend and apparently... likes "raping" her. that's the term he used! talk about over information!)

here is a collage of some of the different cantonese dishes we tried during our 6 day stay. they are the following from top to bottom, left to right:
king prawns on deep fried toast (ugh... sarap); steamed prawn dumplings (hakaw galore!); sticky rice with pork steamed in lotus leaf; steamed scallop dumplings (aren't they cute!); beef balls; steamed pork spare ribs with black beans; stir fried kale with garlic (the only thing healthy in this collage); deep fried japanese tofu; a bitten deep fried japanese tofu; deep fried king prawns with salted egg yolk (super deadly but simply orgasmic!!); roasted goose; and roasting selections of asado and lechon macao!



this is our last meal in HK. we had lunch at this resto that served shanghainese food. though not as rich as cantonese food, shanghainese cuisine also has its stars, such as their adobo and their steamed buns. we tried their ever famous xiao long pao (top, third from left), which is like mini siopaos wherein the meat packing inside contains a delicious sauce. we also had this decadent crab roe steamed bun (top left pic) that oozed out aligue the moment you bite into it. the adobo was super soft, cooked to almost gelatin texture. the meat was smooth and the the flavor, simply delicious! the crispy duck was also one to beat! flash fried to create the flaky crust, it was simply a joy to eat!

ugh.... ang BABOY BABOY NAMIN! definitely!!!!

7 comments:

gentle said...

welwelwel..kuya's a keen observer. i agree with kuya that you're probably flirting with the aussie hahaha! sa dame ng fud sa pics, i couldnt agree more... ang baboy baboy nga! hehehehe. glad you enjoyed your pig out sessions. :)

gentle said...

hongkie pala ang kinalantari mo. hehehe. not reading properly. ;)

Mugen said...

Kaya naman pala nagsusumbong sa akin si Odin na ginutom daw siya ng mga pictures mo eh. Hehehe.

wanderingcommuter said...

nakakagutom...

nakakatakam...

at bukod sa lahat,

nakakaiinggit...

jamie da vinci! said...

my apologies for those who were affected by the pictures i posted. know full well that i am paying for my sins as i still, till now, more than a week later, feel them food stuck in my system. ugh... my gym is definitely gonna milk me of all of my money come next year!

ktan said...

looks like you've been keeping yourself VERY busy =) Glad you enjoyed your trip to HK...reminds me of our trip to Thailand. We have to go on another trip sometime soon!!

jamie da vinci! said...

u just have to get yourselves back in this country and i'll drop everything to go on another side splitting trip with you guys to anywhere in the world!! iraq? GO! iran? GO! gaza? GO! :)