Thursday, January 7, 2010
Walking with Hong Kong street food
I only have two complaints about Hong Kong so far. One, is that they only sell family-sized pump bottles of shampoo. The other is that people walk erratically. Fast, slow, stopping for no reason despite the crowd density--it's a strange phenomenon and decidedly un-city-like behavior.
But I noticed that a large percentage of the erratic walkers in front of me often have a good excuse: they've got fish ball curry dripping down their chins.
Hong Kong is crawling with vendors eager to make all of your street food dreams a reality. Lots of different dumplings and fish balls on sticks, but one of the popular favorites are fish balls in curry sauce. On a stick is definitely the messier and more enjoyable method, but you can also get them in a bowl with a dollop of hot sauce. Now if only Hong Kongers could learn to eat and walk at the same time, they'd be almost perfect.