Greeting from Hong Kong. With 6 months of interesting eating ahead of me I've been wondering how I should write about it. Whilst I in theory have lots of spare time and have no trouble waxing lyrical about oriental food I think there's going to be far more meals than I have time to blog. I've decided that whilst I will carry on with the usual blog posts I will intersperse the more lengthy dialogue with a cut down series of my Asian meals: a photo, a brief set of data and succinct description. This won't be a continuous list, running 1 through 540 (180 days, 3 meals a day) but I'll endeavour to keep the numbers correct when I do make an entry, Asian Meal #139 will be my 139th meal. Chances of that are pretty slim but how will anyone no - eh?
As this is Asian Meal #1 it required the more wordy description but going forward it will be something more like this.
Meal: Fried sausage, large pig intestine, small pig intestine and octopus on sticks. Boiled tripe, intestine and lung on a stick. Fried turnip paste.
Location: Lock Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Cost: HK$ 49 (about £4.50)
Thoughts: Good wholesome street fare, meaty taste and a remarkable array of texture from glutinous turnip cake (no bits, just turnip) through soft lung to chewy intestine and even more toothsome octopus - a fitting first meal for the trip. It's pretty remarkable how much my tastes have changes these last few years, 4 years back I'd've struggled to try a bit of tripe and now I don't bat an eyelid eating a plateful of this stuff.