Dry seafood are commonly used in Chinese dishes, and Hong Kong has plenty of places selling these stuff. Besides a few markets that cater specifically for the dried seafood, we can find these things in some Chinese medicine shops as well.
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Kau Kee (九記甜品) is a dessert shop at Parkes Street in Hong Kong’s Jordan area.
Visited the place after supper at Mak Mun Kee, located just next door. We ordered two tong sui (糖水, lit. sweet soup) – a read bean soup and a barley soup (with lotus seeds and tofu skin). Nice, but not great… not too sweet, but we preferred thicker sweet soups instead. Price around HK$8-12 per bowl.
Mak Mun Kee Noodle House (麥文記麵家) is quite famous in Hong Kong’s Jordan area for its wonton noodles. It’s located at Parkes Street, just next to Australia Dairy Co where we had our breakfast the same morning.
We ordered a noodle and a bowl of pig trotters (braised with Chinese fermented tofu). The shrimp wonton was huge and springy, top notch; the noodle was chewy, a bit too much for my liking; and the pig trotters were great.
Cost of the meal, HK$46 if I remember correctly. Opens from noon to midnight.
Mak Mun Kee Noodle House – Address: 51, Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong.
Curry fish balls at Hong Kong’s Temple Street (廟街) – one of the most famous Hong Kong street foods at one of Hong Kong’s most famous shopping street.
My first meal in Hong Kong, at Hing Fat Restaurant (興發燒味茶餐廳) at Ashley Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Hong Kongers live at a fast pace; the waiter seemed a bit impatient just after a short while when we were ordering. But to their credit, the food was served pretty fast as well. I guess it’s just their way of life.
A giant moon-cake is made in conjunction with a bakery festival in Shenyang, China. The gigantic moon-cake is weighed over 10 tonnes, has a surface of 52 square metres and is stuffed with 10 different stuffing.
Moon-cake is a Chinese pastry traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival – the 15th day of the eight lunar month on Chinese calendar. A normal moon-cake is just around palm-size. Image via Xinhuanet [Cn].