Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Hong Kong: Bao la

This is going to be my last live post from Hong Kong because I'm checking out of my hotel today so won't have access to wi-fi for a few hours as I eventually make my way back home to the Bay Area.

It's been an exhausting but enjoyable trip with lovely weather, the chance to reconnect with relatives and, of course, a lot of food. The title of this post is "bao la," which are the words for "full" or in my case "stuffed." And for me, it hasn't just been full of interesting delicacies (oh, so much noodles) but full of the sights and sounds of this bustling city, more hectic and grittier than New York and maybe even London.

But like all those big cities, I could have been overwhelmed by everything. Instead, I survived and hopefully thrived. Instead of letting Hong Kong eat me alive, I ate it.

When I'm back home, I'll put in more thoughtful posts to recap my eating adventures, and like I've done in the past with past travel posts, I'll post them on Mondays and Tuesdays to mix them in with my regular posts because I'm sure there's a lot happening in the Bay Area. So check back Monday for my series from Hong Kong. Until then, here are a few photos of some of my favorite bites to whet your appetite. Enjoy!


agent713 said...

Have a safe trip home! I can't wait to hear what some of those dishes are. I'm enjoying the arm-chair dining tour :)

Hungry Dog said...

Sounds like a great trip! I would love to eat my way around Hong Kong too someday.

Kim said...


A said...

did you go to any of the places in the NYT article? How did you pick the places you ended up eating at?

Single Guy Ben said...

A, I did go to the private kitchen mentioned in the NYT article. It was one of my favorite dinners and reminded me a lot of the food here in the Bay Area. Nice transition back home.

Carolyn Jung said...

OMG, my kingdom for those dumplings! Did you happen to bring back any in your suitcase? ;)