Now that we had tried some local food, it was time to head to our One-Michelin starred restaurant, Tim Ho Wan.Started by a dim sum master at the Four Seasons Hotel, Tim Ho Wan now has 3 outlets in HK and a new one in Sydney too.After all this eating, it was time for dessert and we decided to catch a tram out of North Point to try some funky sweets.We got free reign to order what we like and my pick was the interesting sounding ‘Black Jelly’.
It takes a first cooking with the goose to create the lo soi, after which the same master sauce can be used to simmer several geese sometimes for months at end.
I discovered though that they are actually quite a few vegetarian restaurants and the trick to finding these is to look for the sign in the sky and not at the Cantonese sign board! Apparently its one of the top 10 moon cake flavours in Asia though its really not very sweet at all and in my opinion is a bit of an acquired taste.
We could choose from Vegetarian Chicken or Vegetarian Beef – how cool! Our tummies were now semi-full so we headed to explore a local wet market and see what were the different kinds of fruits and veggies we could find.
But, if you’re in a city for only a short period of time then this trial and error method of exploration can leads to a lot of anxiety as the FOMO (Fear of missing out) kicks in.
Which is why I was super excited when I stumbled across Eating Adventures, a company that offers local food tours in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai.Turns out this is basically sweetened and cooled green tea jelly which was intriguing but not something I’d likely order again.