Sugar in the Marmalade – Summer Trip 2007

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After a good sleep, it was time to do things up Hong Kong style. This meant dim sum for breakfast. Well, lunch. We slept till noon.

Hong Kong dim sum is some sort of miracle. Take the restaurant we went to for example.

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There are literally hundreds of tables, people sitting down and finishing their meals constantly. Dim sum usually has different menu items available depending on time, and often different prices depending on when you pay. Orders are constantly being placed and modified at every table. Some things on the menu aren’t available on certain days. And they aren’t working with computerized ordering. Just paper slips. 5 or 6 different kinds of paper slips. And yet it all works amazingly well. Why can’t Outback cook my 1 damn steak right?

I don’t know the names of all the hundreds of different dim sum dishes, nor how to read most of them. But I do knows what I likes, and I just had to tell Ann and she took care of it.

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The food was plentiful and it was filling. My first real dim sum in over a year. And though it was pricey for Hong Kong, at $150HKD it was a fraction of what it would cost to get phony dim sum in Japan. After lunch, we took the MTR to Hong Kong Island.

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The Hong Kong metro is cheap, fast, and easy to use.

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We took the MTR to Admiralty and walked up to the Peak Tram in Central which takes you up towards the top of the hill and you get a great view of the city.

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After fighting our way down through the crowds we made our way back to Central, then took the MTR back to Kowloon and to a restaurant in Yau Ma Tei which was the setting for the 2001 triad film Goodbye Mr. Cool. The curry and chow mein were cheap and good and the beer was even cheaper.

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After we left the restaurant we were conveniently in the middle of the nightly Temple Street Market that runs all the way to Jordan. Which is only a short walk to our hotel.

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And one for the road.

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~ by foomfoom on August 26, 2007.

3 Responses to “Sugar in the Marmalade – Summer Trip 2007”

  1. shit I haven’t been to HK since 96. I need to go back. Maybe I can go with Chinky

  2. maybe you guys can go watch homo superus.

    sorry, you just lobbed that one over the plate.

  3. […] afternoon, met Ann, and headed to Tsim Sha Tsui. The first thing we did was grab some dim sum at the same place we went when I arrived in the summer. We just barely caught the tail end of dim sum, so they were out of some of my favorites, namely XO […]

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