Today has been the nicest day since being here. Mostly sunny with a few clouds, low humidity (61%) and a high of 84. What a nice day to have for a day off!
Earlier this week a friend from my horrible philosophy class and I decided to get a meal together sometime during this holiday weekend. Last night we were discussing ideas on places to go, keeping in mind that I don't eat meat. I was on twitter and the article "Top 10 Themed Cafes in Hong Kong" popped up randomly, so I clicked on it. There were these super cute custard buns with eyes on them - both my friend and I were totally sold.
This is just a picture of the silverware and dishes that were on the table on arrival. Plus some tea that I poured for myself. Tea is very popular and is served at most Chinese restaurants here instead of water (you can ask for water, but they usually give you hot water). There were three different choices of tea to choose from: red dates red tea, toasted buckwheat green tea and white chrysanthemum - I chose the green tea.
Hot Custard Molten Buns- This is the photo of the very cute hot custard molten buns. I have had custard buns at a different dim sum restaurant, but they were not orange and they did not have eyes! I'm not sure what kind of animal they're supposed to be, maybe a fish?
Just a photo of some of the food we ordered. I will explain them in detail below.
Yum Cha cont.
Pomegranate & Curly Kale: I picked this out because I really like the flavor of pomegranate and it was a new item on the menu. I haven't ever seen kale in this form, but it was much tastier than the kind my mom serves! We both really liked this dish.
Shrimp Roll: This was not what I was expecting when the menu said "shrimp roll." I thought that it was OK.
Pickled Vegetable & Silken Tofu: I had expected the tofu to be served hot, which is the way I usually prefer it. The tofu was sliced very thinly and was very slippery because it was in some kind of sauce. I didn't really like this dish and only had a little of it.
Yum Cha cont.
Just me eating one of the cute custard buns.
Seared Chinese Pancakes: These were so good! I have had these back home, but they were called scallion pancakes. My friend said she thinks she knows how to make them, so hopefully we can try!
Custard bun filling! They are best when served steaming hot.
Since we were in Sheung Wan, I couldn't pass up the opportunity for an after lunch snack! After getting lost for a little while, we finally found it. My friend got the pistachio gellato (first picture) and I ordered the the same thing as last time (couldn't help myself).
The middle picture is some street artwork that I thought looked cool that we saw on our way back to the Sheung Wan MTR station. I am now very full and most likely won't be hungry again until tomorrow morning for breakfast. I am hoping these next three days of school pass by quickly!