When in Rome…
Breakfast this morning was both an educational and a delicious experience. As we were in Hong Kong we had to start the day with a traditonal breakfast…congee! For those who haven’t tried congee, it’s essentially a rice soup, but with a slightly thick consistency. Sounds odd, but tastes pretty darn good!
Karen had tracked down a venue that had few reviews (worryingly few for statistical validity!), but was located close to our hotel and was open early enough in the morning to suit our schedule. On chatting with one of the locals it turns out Hung Lee one of the few truly authentic congee houses left in Hong Kong.
This place is old school, as were the ingredients! For Karen it was pig’s heart and century old egg, while for me it was plain old beef and fish mixed in with the congee. On the side, and occasionally dipped in the congee, was a serve of deep fried bread.
A very hearty meal to start the day!
We spent the rest of the morning walking the streets of Kowloon.
Next up was a very special meal that we have both been looking forward to very much! Caprice Restaurant did have three Michelin stars until a review in 2013 dropped them back to two stars. Regardless, that’s two more than most other establishments can boast!!
It was a sensational meal, of which I’ll do a more comprehensive review on our return. For now, here’s a couple of standout dishes…
Our afternoon was spent at the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Festival and the San Miguel Beerfest!
We then took the Star Ferry across to Hong Kong island to watch the nightly light and sound show…
One tropical downpour later and another day came to a close.
But before returning to our hotel we had to grab one last bite to eat..this time it was a dessert from Honeymoon Dessert. For Karen it was Durian pancakes, losing her Durian virginity at the same time, while I tried the mango version of the pancakes. Both were very, very tasty!!
Tomorrow? A walk up to the top of Mt Victoria followed by a food tour with one of the locals!