All shots in this post were taken with my iPhone 4 and Hipstamatic App
Last year was my first experience in Asia. I had long studied the cuisine (meaning I ate the shit out it) especially in San Francisco and West Houston. I knew what I was in store for and I was not disappointed.
Watching a recent episode of Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, I was reminded I had not yet posted a blog on HK. Shame on me and shame especially considering how badly I want to return.
There are blogs aplenty that will give you the nitty-gritty on where to eat and where to stay in HK. I am just going to show you pictures and tell you that if you are into food and have been to NYC, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and beyond while not paying a visit to Hong Kong, get a ticket and go live like a native on the Kowloon side of the city. The soup above another bowl for Juliet, some Chinese Broccoli and a 32 oz beer was all a whopping $9 US, and it was world-class.
HK can be very expensive in the ex-pat parts of the city, and I frankly was bored stiff by the finance boys, business suit clad women, and the other douche bag whiteys hanging out at the pubs and pretending to be in London. This is Asia and I want to be with Asians doing Asian shit (karaoke, milk-tea, and iPod subway rides). I want Cantonese food and to gawk at the exotic components and elixirs of Chinese medicine. I cannot wait to get back to Hong Kong and rock my dim-sum till I drop. This place is Bliss if you like to eat.