Old school, man.
What do you do when you have nothing to do on a Thursday night, no class on Friday, and its already past ten p.m. and your school be in the boonies?
Like the mannish beings that we are, the four Korean girls went and drank tons of beer and ate lots of greasy food. We were thinking about it, and we are such boys. We only meet up to do three things (listed in order of importance):
3. Exercise. (This is actually more like “exercise,” and it’s usually replaced or followed immediately by eating dim sum.)
On Thursday I had dinner at a friend’s home in Sha Tin who was gracious enough to invite me. I love home-cooked food!!! It was delicious, fresh, and I loved the feeling of sitting around the tube while the smell of food slowly started to waft in from the kitchen. it’s been a while since I’ve sat at a table with three generations of people all enjoying food. Lovely. I stuffed myself silly with soup, barbequed pork, rice, curry, and fresh fruit. It was glorious yummy in my tummy.
The view of Sha Tin. Very organized and straight-square city-planning, unlike the rest of Hong Kong.
I was planning to pass out after my intense food fest, but then I got a call from my favorite 언니s, the SATC girls :) and they gave me two options.
1. Buy soju and beer and watch a movie.
2. Buy soju and go to Fo Tan and drink beer there.
I picked number 2, and there we were, sitting in our sweats at the dai pai dong in Fo Tan, and somehow magically, I grew a third stomach. I thought I had three stomachs already (meals & dessert), but apparently there is late-night greaseball food stomach somewhere in here also.
Free Congee! All the CUHK kids go to Fo Tan and to the same dai pai dong for their late night drinking and snacking. They give free congee or fried rice. We got the chicken congee because it has unlimited refills. :)
This fried tofu tofu. My third time at Fo Tan, and I always have to get this tofu. I would go all the way to Fo Tan just for this tofu. I would fly to freaking Hong Kong just for this tofu. Oh, tofu, I love you. I love your crispy exterior. I love the red pepper flakes on top of you. I love your soft and silky interior. I love your sweet and sour dipping sauce. How do you do it, tofu?
People might think this is kind of weird, but these are the bomb. This is beer food right here. 완벽한 안주 ^^ I thought there was no better 안주 that could come off a chicken (besides the deep-fried wings&legs of course) except 닭똥집, but I was wrong. This is ten times better. It’s like deep-fried chicken cartilage. You know that chewy stuff on the ends of your chicken bones that most people throw away? Well, I love that ish. 닭오돌뼈~~~~~ Crispy and salty. Wash it all down with some ice-cold beer on a steamy, humid night.
I remember my first week in Hong Kong, I had the clams in black bean sauce, and I had been craving them for the longest time. The last time I had them, we were pouring the sauce over our fried rice YUM YUM. What is it about late-night eating that makes everything taste fifty times better?
Gotta include that Tsingtao. Six 640 ml bottles. HAHA. I’m going to get a beer belly. Shizzz. No idea how I’m going to wear that swimsuit in the Philippines and Thailand.
집으로 다시 갈때 이런것들 생각나서 홍콩 너무 그리울것 같아….. 먹는거뿐만 아니라 언니들하고 이렇게 수다떨고 먹고 노는거 너무 그리울꺼야.
물러서서 생각하면 언니들 만난게 넘넘 신기해.. 어떡해 코드가 이렇게 잘 맞는거지??? 좋아하는것들이 다 비슷하고 (밥.술.운동. ㅋ) 말이 너무 잘 통해.. 한사람만 빠지면 뭔가 이상하고 균형을 잃은것 같고..
언니들 만나서 너무 고마워. ^^