Eating My Way Around Hong Kong
I visited Hong Kong in June 2019 during the early days of pro-democracy protests. While protesters marched, street life continued. As the protests escalated and the months rolled on, it never seemed like the right time to release a video series about Hong Kong food. It seemed too trivial in the face of life-rocking events. But I’ve decided to roll out these little videos now, partly because it’s Lunar New Year, and also to open a small window into the vibrancy, energy and exuberant freedom of this thronging city. It’s that, as much as anything else, that the protesters are fighting for.
Many news outlets are reporting from Hong Kong if you want to learn more. One independent source of journalism is the crowd-funded Hong Kong Free Press.
So, to the snacks! When I travel, I always head straight for street stalls, produce markets and little mum-and-dad restaurants. I love the immediacy, the buzz and the bustle. Join me as I explore night markets, produce halls and little cafes and generally fill up on the energetic buzz of this unique city.
Big thanks to FoodWineDine for making these videos with me.
Want more Chinese Food? Of course you do!
A girl’s gotta get dressed, even when it’s sticky and humid by 7am! Today I am wearing Obus.