Girl Meets Cooking, Out & About
Being a current “lady of leisure” definitely has its perks, one of which being the luxury of a lot of free “personal” time. But, a girl can only hit the gym so many times a week, so for the rest of the time, I reach my workout target by walking and exploring hidden gems in this fantastic city. Today, I pounded the pavements of Central and Sheung Wan, poking into interesting little dried goods shops and other novelties along the way.
I am so happy I found this – Corn Juice!!! I am a HUGE fan of sweet corn, and recently fell in love with the juice version while in Beijing. Corn juice is huge in Mainland China, and I’m so happy to have found it in HK as well – freshly milled and juiced from a factory in New Territories, and distributed through a vegetable vendor in the Central wet market. Keep your eyes out for this baby! It’s creamy, sweet, and full of corn-y yumminess! Not to mention plenty of vitamins, minerals and protein!
My day started today to the rhythm of drums and gongs, as I witnessed (for the first time) the lion dance in our apartment complex. I’ve seen this performed in offices and shops, but never in a residence! It was quite festive and I snapped these photos from our terrace. I was also eyeing the crispy piggy on the table. Later they chopped it up and distributed it among the guards and onlookers (but I refrained my gluttonous self from running downstairs for a piece).
Walking on Gough Street, I spot some ladies cutting lemons for traditional HK lemon tea, and baking buns in their outdoor kitchen. I love these unassuming sceneries of Hong Kong.
Free Art (?)
New Ramen Shop Found! Torimen (I’m going there soon with my camera!)
Found a funny little Dutch cheese / wine shop on Queen’s Road West. I was intrigued by the happy yellow wheels of cheese on display, and walked inside to explore. There were at least a dozen Dutch cheeses on offer, ranging from gouda to quirky blends like pesto and cumin. Mm……some food for thought, although at around HK$200 for a smallish slice, it’s pretty pricey!