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March 31st 2013
Published: April 5th 2013
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Hong Kong at nightHong Kong at nightHong Kong at night

Night time street scene in Hong Kong.
We are joined in the evening by two Liverpudlians Tim and Craig, father and son, who have just finished their trip that started in Beijing and ended in Hong Kong. We all go out for a meal together and I find out what I'm in for as a vegetarian in China. There is not a lot on offer and it's mainly cabbage and rice as predicted. I'm sure there will be other stuff on offer but it's not looking too hopeful so far. Oh I did get to try lotus root which looked a bit like grey Swiss cheese but was nice and crunchy and quite tasty. It was also easy to pick up with chop sticks 😉

Aside: Aparently when westerners have been living in Hong Kong for ten years or more the locals call them Eggs because - they are white on the outside but yellow on the inside!

And so began our Chinese lessons. The most important being 'shear, shear' or 'thank you'. And to complete the water part of my Shear Shear Water title 'water' is 'shrrway'. So to call over the waiter or waitress you shout (literally!) 'fu yuwan' and once you've finished eating
First group mealFirst group mealFirst group meal

Aaron, Sarah and Tom tucking into some scrummy food on our first group meal together.
you shout 'my dung' or 'the bill'. Of course with all the beers we are drinking we need to learn 'gan bay' cheers and 'ganluh' drink up - oh and beer is 'pee-joe'. Think we're sorted then 😊


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Hong Kong at nightHong Kong at night
Hong Kong at night

Another night time street scene in Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong at night

And one more night time street scene in Hong Kong.
Chicken head anyone?Chicken head anyone?
Chicken head anyone?

The Chinese literally eat every part of whatever animal they kill. As a vegetarian I obviously don't eat ANY part of any animals but prefer those who do not to waste anything so in an odd way kind of approve of this way of eating meat.
Aaron tucking into his chicken headAaron tucking into his chicken head
Aaron tucking into his chicken head

Aaron shows he's obviously up for trying anything food wise on this trip!
Vegetarian optionVegetarian option
Vegetarian option

Various veggies for me. The holey, grey sliced veg is lotus root - very crunchy and tasty.


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