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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Dinner fit for Royalty

After the tailor we began the trip to dinner with a cross harbor trip on via the Star Ferry ($0.28US) to Central.
Next a taxi to Aberdine (the Southernmost part of HK Island) brought us to the boat that would take us to Jumbo Floating Boat restaurant.
The top photo is of the dock where we board the boat to the reastuarant. The restaurant is the brightly lit boat on the left hand photo.
The photo on the right shows Tony, Mag and my parents on the boat over to the restaurant.

Since I get so many comments from folks that love the food photos...I thought I'd make a seperate entry just for this special dinner.

The first course we had was called Thousand Year Old Eggs. You put a slice of the hot (spicy) ginger atop with a pinch of suger and eat-em-up -- YUM!

Mom had a little difficulty eatting this slippery bugger with chopsticks, but had no trouble once she assisted with the big spoon...
Dad sarcastically said "This is how you do it" as he had a firm grip on his egg with his chopsticks...Until he went for a bite! It slipped into his napkin in his lap and brought the waitress running to help get it back to his plate and get him a new napkin. Stubbornly he tried it again -- without the aid of the big spoon (used the all to small spoon)...and again Dad couldn't seem to keep it in his chopsticks NOR the spoon. Finally Third time was the charm with the proper spoon! Very tasty!! A close up of the eggs...they taste great - better than they look I promise!!

Next we popped downstairs to select the live seafood for our dinner.
We selected the following. The first photo is what we picked, the second is how is looked cooked! EVERYTHING was DELICIOUS!!!

*Lobster: local spiney lobster Saut├ęd with long life noodles

*Large Local Scallops cooked with garlic & green bean noodle

*Leopard Coral Garoupa - steamed with green onion (a favorite of mine!!)

*Urinating Shrimp - very local - in Japanese - Sa-goo

** All are from the South China Sea **

We also had a few bowls of veggies and some lovely shark's fin soup:

Our hosts convinced us to hop onto the throne for a photo op! My parents decided that they should pretend to be royalty and put on the superior look...Mom could hardly keep from smiling! It's a little fuzzy because they both bust out laughing both times I tried to take a solumn shot.


Blogger Stacie said...

I do love the food shots! Most looks yummy, but old eggs?? I dunno... Your mom and dad are too cute!

10:59 AM

Blogger J. said...

Looks like a good time is being had by all. Your giant buddha pictures look like my buddha pics! I remember that bus ride far to well. Are you going to Stanley? that's another good bus ride! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

12:14 PM

Blogger Nessie Noodle said...

Great photos- I really like the ones of your pops- great in motion photos. Love the "be serious" one too!

all sorts of yummy~

12:34 PM

Anonymous isela said...

Great photo shoot. Now you will be our food critic :). Now, tell us about these 1000 year old eggs, are they really old?

12:43 PM

Anonymous Siow Chin said...

Your parents must have had a great time in Hong Kong! It's difficult not to love Hong Kong, yes? Hope they'll come and visit again next time!

9:45 PM

Blogger Delia said...

I know I've said this before... But I need to stop reading your blog before lunch! All that seafood looks DELISH!

1:09 PM

Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

i love ready all the different food combos that you get in your travels... but the shrimp kinda freaked me out this time kimberly ;) your parents look like they are having fun!

10:43 PM

Blogger emy said...

Wow, your parents are very adventurous!

I recalled that those Century Eggs is a dish in an episode of the Fear Factor series...!

12:03 AM


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