While I was in Hong Kong, I snapped tons of photos that don’t have a real home anywhere… so I thought I’d share them in one big pic-heavy post, especially since I’ve been unable to find the time to really sit down and write as much for y’all as I’d like – and I’ll be in Vegas this upcoming weekend, so even less so… sorry! But Vegas will have posts – to Instagram and to Snapchat. You don’t follow me on Snapchat? You should! My username is feistyfoodie 🙂
One of my favorite things to do is go in grocery stores and browse when I travel abroad. I saw potato chips that were Cup Noodles branded – I love/d Cup Noodles growing up and they still bring me joy to occasionally indulge in one! The chips were OK – thick cut, so had a nice crunch – but the flavor was pretty mild.
The drinks – first one is grape juice with actual bits of grape flesh in it. That was OK. The third one was either milk tea or coffee/milk tea, and a lovely substitute for when one might be unable to get the real version. I liked it. The middle drink, however… pineapple and passionfruit Ribena?? OMG it was the last bottle and I had trouble finding it again anywhere else. There’s only one type of Ribena available here – black currant – and I adore it. But this Ribena was insanely delicious – tons of passionfruit flavor, sweet, pineapple, just so good! I wish I could have found more to enjoy while I was there.
Also at the airport – a sit down restaurant that boasted a wide array of yummy meats over rice and other assorted goodies. Why don’t our airports have such awesome food?
In another airport store were these – seemingly dehydrated chicken wings? I wasn’t entirely sure what these were and unwilling to give it a go with the HK dollars I had remaining. Fun fact: I had gotten an Octopus card when I arrived, which is like a debit card – you add money to it and tap it to a turnstile to gain access to the MTR (their public transportation system), but you can also use it in convenience stores (similar to 7-11s), and certain other stores accept it as well. Most conveniently, however, is that a lot of the airport stores accept it, so I was able to use up the remaining balance on my card prior to boarding my flight. I wound up buying a lot of Sugus (a candy that I grew up eating but no longer see in NYC)… and sharing that with my siblings.
Random alleyway – these little ‘shortcuts’ made walking through HK so much easier, except that Google Maps doesn’t recognize them as legitimate walking paths… so I had trouble walking some places because I didn’t realize I could/should cut through an alley. Some of them even have names, like they’re streets.
Michelin stars are seemingly crazy common in HK, as you’ll see in my next post. I wandered by a store selling them inside, but they didn’t allow photos. This was outside the store, where I could take a photo.
If I hadn’t been 2 blocks from the place I wanted to visit for lunch, I’d have gone in here just to see what happiness tastes like.
Okay, that’s a lie. I know what happiness tastes like 😉
There you go – some photos of things that amused me while I was in HK!
More HK posts to come, soon! I promise!!! In the meantime, be sure to follow me on Snapchat!