Hello, readers! After a hectic 2-month hiatus filled with final exams, I’m thrilled that summer has (finally) begun and that I can devote more time to blogging. I have lots of updates since my last post, and am happy to be able to share them with all of you.
I’ve been traveling quite a lot since leaving the city of brotherly love. After enjoying the perfect beach weather in Los Angeles for a couple weeks, I headed up to San Francisco to begin an internship. From carbonara pizza at Delfina, to New Orleans iced coffee at Blue Bottle Coffee, to awesome chicken mole tamales at the Heart of the City Farmers Market, I can definitely say that San Francisco lived up to its foodie reputation.
Seven thousand miles across the Pacific, my journey continues in the truly amazing city of Hong Kong, where I will be staying for the next six weeks. I’ve been here for 4 days now and can already say that I am falling in love with this city. Its kinetic energy, ultra modern skyscrapers, lush parks, and of course, fabulous food culture, make it worthwhile to brave the heat and humidity and explore the city.
My first meals in Hong Kong were simple and classic. After wandering through Central District’s many office buildings and shopping malls, I stumbled across Can-teen, a local chain serving modern takes on traditional Hong Kong style dishes. I ordered char siu over rice (HKD $38), which was excellent. The char siu pork had just the right amount of fat and meat, making each bite rich and flavorful.
For dinner, I chose Tsim Chai Kee (沾仔記), a noodle shop that was mentioned in both my guidebook and Open Rice (Hong Kong’s version of Yelp). Tsim Chai Kee has three locations in Hong Kong, two of which are in Central. I ordered the prawn wonton noodle soup, which was a steal for HKD $19. The egg noodles were perfectly al dente, while the wontons were savory and soothing.
After these first couple of meals, I could already tell that Hong Kong is a food paradise. I’ll be sharing the rest of my eating expeditions, along with any adventures that happen along the way, right here for the next 6 weeks.