Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wah Kee food porn

Sometimes I get a big craving for sweet-and-sour pork and only Wah Kee's will do. The chicken with cashew nuts is my concession to Buffalo Wilbur who doesn't like pork.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

More shopping

So many flea markets, so little time. 
 I wonder if flea markets are going to pall with me?

 Next one's at the end of September.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Police on a mission...

Super impressive entry, all James Bond-y with officers at the helm holding rifles. Two dash ashore... to McDonald's. Hey, the police officers do get hungry on patrols and training missions too, you know.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Typhoon Utor hits South Lantau

The bay looked quite calm so I thought the ferry folks were a bit wussy not starting up the ferries again until 3.30pm. Then I saw Cheung Sha beach from the top of the pass...
 It had all but disappeared. The waves coming in looked like something from the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
I white-knuckled it on the ferry ride home. The big ferry was pitching and swaying so much I almost thought we would tip over, like the Trans Summer.

Then I looked across and all my ferrymates  were glued on their smartphones or asleep so I told myself I was being a wuss. But never have I stepped on the pier with such relief before.

My friend said that on the ride to Central the next day, the poor mainland tourists (unused to sea trips) were throwing up onboard. One nearly threw up on him as they walked through the gangplank to disembark.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Flea market at Garden Plus

Sorry for the pathetic number of photos. For the first time, I was a seller so I actually had to stay in my stall to make sure I got enough money to spend.

It was great fun. Good atmosphere and a great mix of stuff on sale.
Even Buffalo Wilbur was hooked. I thought he'd get bored after an hour or so but he stayed with me till the end. Can we have more please?

Lantau Taste opens

Lantau Taste has opened at the site of the short-lived Brazilian restaurant. It had been the target of much speculation before the sign went up.

It specialises in "Hong Kong food," says the owners. Which basically means roasted meats and snacks like curry fishballs.
One-plate meals (meat of your choice, rice, veg and soup) cost about HK$40ish. The roast goose costs more but is super tasty.
 You know the place is good when locals start crowding on the very first day. Spot the ferry crew.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Overheard in South Lantau

Guy A: So, you live here?
Guy B: Yup
Guy A: Lucky sod