Hong Kong: February 2019
The real reason you come to Hong Kong: to eat!
The plan to go running was thwarted by the rain-- so much for today being clear as predicted. Wan Chai Gap is super steep concrete that would be slick as hell- so instead of risking falling off the side of a mountain, early morning dim sum at Jade Garden became the new plan. Not cheap, but pretty good, with a duck feet and pomelo as the highlight- again a dish we don't get in the US!
Wandered Wan Chai and Causeway Bay before catching Mia (or should I say, Professor Bennett) for lunch at Flipper's. The Japanese souffle pancakes are light, fluffy, and a bit more liquid-like inside than I expected, but they were worth the wait! The restaurant is also much smaller than expected-- a few long tables and a bar along the wall on an upper floor of the mall inside Hysan Place? Parted ways with Mia after a quick stop at Sogo's food hall, and wandered through Lee Gardens. Had a merely average dan tat at Nam Loong Cafe, then, the rain finally abating, went for a quick run before dinner. Managed to avoid dying on Wan Chai Gap, but did get lost going up some ridiculous water maintenance stairs and ladders (!).
Met up with Petula for dinner at Cheng Du Old Pier Hot Pot in Mong Kok, where we gorged ourselves on an incredible amount of food, from lamb and pork to mushrooms to bean curd. Managed to squeeze in some cheese foam tea afterwards at Heytea Go. Delicious, but a lot of food in one day!