Mon 15 Jan 2007
Hong Kong – Indonesian Restaurant
Somewhere in MongKok Kowloon, Hong Kong
For those of you who haven’t been to Hong Kong or China, I just wanted to dispell any myths about the food.
First of all, you probably can’t find General Tsiao’s Chicken in China. I don’t even know who Genreal Tsao is – does anyone? Ok, you can order Sesame Chicken or Sweet and Sour which is similar but you’ll probably be laughed at by the cook.
Secondly, there’s more than just Chinese food in China. I know this is probably obvious for most people but honestly I get asked if I ever got sick of eating Chinese everyday when I was living in China! Hey, that’s what McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, (haven’t seen any Taco Bells for whatever reason) and other American Multinational Comglomerate fast food chains are for right? Seriously though, you can find a lot of great ethnic food from other cultures who live in the area. I’m not talking about the few select foreigners who move to China and open up a French or Italian restaurant. What I mean are ethnic groups who have lived and integrated into the culture and opened up resaturants using a blend of local foods along with their own. Take La Caridad in New York (Chinese Cuban) as an example. Here in Hong Kong, Indian Chinese food is all over the place. Indonesian seems to also be a favorite and we checked one out in Tsim Sha Tsui near Kowloon Park. This one served authentic curries. The rice was scooped out of this wooden bucket that I suppose they steam it in. Didn’t have any time to visit any Korean restaurants this time in HK but look out for more posts about Macau and Zhongsan China coming up next.
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