Final Thoughts: Hong Kong
Hong Kong unfolds in layers. It’s piled high with towering skyscrapers of concrete and glass; (more…)
Do or Don’t: Hong Kong
DO people-watch (but don’t be rude). Hong Kong is modern and outspoken – its peoples’ fashion sense and cultural awareness reflect that.
DON’T expect the same type of service as in your home country (especially if you’re from the US). For example, in the food industry it is common for you to be left alone until you ask for what you want, from the menu to the check.
DO research customs, especially for meals and scenarios in which you’ll be interacting with a more traditional setting.
DO branch out and try some things that you think disgust you. They’re usually the tastiest options. This is especially true if it a traditional food item or delicacy – it’s a specialty for a reason and whatever you ordered that seems “normal” to you won’t be cooked as well (or even to your liking) because it isn’t typical fare. (more…)
Travel Tips: What To Eat In Hong Kong
Pork Floss: Dried pork that is shredded to look like little strings. It’s light and airy by itself, but is typically served on bread rolls in bakeries that look most like a sandwich.
Dim Sum: Not to be left off the list no matter how ubiquitous it is, dim sum ought to be tried at any one of a number of diners across the city. Some of the best are located in Central.
Pineapple Bun: Imagine a soft bun that looks like a pineapple from the top (with criss-cross patterns) that is sweet, sugary, and can be stuffed with anything from fresh pineapple or egg custard to BBQ pork, or left entirely empty. That’s what this is – and it is most glorious when served plain and still warm. (more…)