Thursday, August 20, 2009

I miss Asian food!!

Food from Hong Kong...

Traditional dimsums from Luk Yu Tea House...


Look! Traditional dimsum order form with the dates printed on the page!


I begged the waiter to let me buy or take home one of the restaurant's branded utensils... to no avail... Sob!



Decent dimsums washed down with lots of tiny cups of tea... bliss!


Sugar cane juice freshly squeezed by hand...


Daipaidong snacks... Yummmmmm....

Curry fishballs from a street vendor sticking to his secret recipes who knows what he's doing and selling to locals not tourists...

Food from Taiwan...

Xiao Lung Bao done just so...


Tea served in a trendy cafe in Ximending...


When can I go back again???

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8 Comments:

At Thu Aug 20, 10:00:00 p.m. IST, Blogger laichungleung said...

Is the tea house in Central? Two or more years ago, my wife and I went there during lunch hours. Perhaps I looked like a bum or something. They were not interested to entertain us at all. We asked for a table and was summarily ignored. Very snobby for no good reason. They were just too happy entertaining the tourists from Japan. Note, they should be polite to the tourists but not at the expense of other customers whom they think don't belong. We just walked out. You should just take the utensils without bothering asking.

My wife was impressed with the soup buns in Taiwan, Ding Tai Fung I guess. I thought it's good but not like great great. But the service was definitely nice. We didn't go to the original store (she did the last time around), we went to the branch in a shopping mall in Taipei. I think Taiwan hospitality is definitely up there. They still have those elevator hostesses in those Japanese department stores....

 
At Fri Aug 21, 02:47:00 p.m. IST, Blogger Snowdrops said...

Yes, the Luk Yu that we went to is the one in Central. We went on a weekday late morning though, so it wasn't too busy (it was busy downstairs, but we were told to go upstairs where there were lots of free tables). We didn't feel the place was overrun by tourists at all (well excepting yours truly!). At that time of the day there were only elderly men (not a single woman!), in groups of three or four, or sitting by themselves, enjoying their late morning dimsums and reading the newspapers. So it was actually quite an idyllic scene. The waiters had the sort of no-nonsense gruffness that I remember well of HK waiters, and I actually rather like the fact that they stay true to themselves and ignored my silly touristy request!

Re: Xiao Lung Bao, should it be soup buns or soup dumplings? I've always had this question. Anyway, I remember that in Manhattan there is (was?) a really famous Shanghaiese restaurant that is (was?) renowned for their Xiao Lung Baos, but unfortunately I can't remember the name. The Xiao Lung Baos shown in the photo were right up there with that restaurant in NYC, but it wasn't Ding Tai Fung, but the top restaurant in Taipei 101.

Yes I came across those Japanese style elevator hostesses in Taipei department stores too! I do think Taiwanese in general are a lot friendlier and more helpful than Hong Kongers. Hong Kongers are like New Yorkers in a way ;)

 
At Sun Aug 23, 12:35:00 a.m. IST, Blogger Torie Jayne said...

Great post! Looking forward to my visit later this year, Have a great weekend! x

 
At Sun Aug 23, 09:58:00 p.m. IST, Blogger Snowdrops said...

Thanks so much Torie Jayne for your lovely comment here, what a nice surprise! Glad to hear that you'd be visiting HK later this year. In addition to all the food, I think you'd enjoy the Francfranc store at Festival Walk very much (MTR stop: Kowloon Tong). It has all the cutest crockery and furniture you could dream of :)

 
At Tue Sep 01, 10:00:00 a.m. IST, Blogger lu said...

ha.. i thought you were already back!

really nice photos, mouth-watering :)

 
At Tue Sep 01, 09:34:00 p.m. IST, Blogger Snowdrops said...

Thanks Lu, it's nice to be back! Both in the sense of having been back home after a loooong while as well as being able to go back to blogging again :)

 
At Sat Sep 26, 09:01:00 a.m. IST, Anonymous Karachi Hotel said...

I like Asian dishes, Especially Chines foods.
I think there are many food departments which are provides home delivery to the peoples such as Pizza hatt.

 
At Tue Oct 18, 04:49:00 p.m. IST, Blogger Rizwan Ali said...

O really what,s special in Asian food??????
pegasos world

 

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