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.


  1. Oddly enough, curry fishballs are one of my least favourite street food snacks in Hong Kong. They don't "snap" like proper fishballs should.

  2. I know exactly what you mean, I think they aren't dense enough.