I have tons of food pictures to come, but no time to post them (I’m doing my Literary Festival event tonight). These include awesome dim sum breakfasts and banquet meals in both mainland China and Hong Kong. As a teaser, here’s a simple lunch I had today.
Hong Kong is full of business and retail folk, and I swear that, as in mainland China, none of them bring a cold lunch to work. They all seem to go out for a hot lunch during the work week, crowding into the small but delightful noodle and rice joints in the business district. I picked one at random today, hankering for some barbecued pork. You can apparently choose the best places by the lines outside, so I made a random selection:
When you reach the head of the line, you tell them how many in your party (1), and they put you in any open space. This looked good: packed to the gills with people wolfing down lunches of noodles and rice with meat and veg:
A simple but eminently satisfying lunch of rice, barbecued pork, and Chinese broccoli:
And parked right outside, a sign of Hong Kong’s wealth: a fire-engine red Ferrari: