This will be last of my afternoon tea "snack" posts about my recent trip to Hong Kong. Anyways, the purpose of trip was for a job interview. Who knows where we will end up once our contract is finished in Korea. Anyways, after the interview I met my aunt at Cafe de Coral, a large Hong Kong cafe chain. I'll talk a little more about them later. So...after an interview, one's brain gets a little fried. I wasn't hungry but I ate anyways (who am I kidding, I'm ALWAYS hungry). What did I eat?
Prior to making a decision on what to eat, I was informed that my mom's friend was going to take us out to dinner later in the day. So I had to order accordingly to leave room for dinner. I ordered a pork chop sandwich on a Portuguese bun and an iced "yeen yeung", or a coffee/tea mix. This sandwich was good, but the BEST pork chop sandwiches are in Macau. The last time I was there I ate these everyday!
My thirst-quenching "yeen yeung"...these drinks are always good, I've never had a bad one:
We ate at Cafe de Coral, which is currently part of a promotion offered by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in Hong Kong. If you complete your morning trip before 8:30am five days a week, you can get a free breakfast from Cafe de Coral. Now that's a pretty neat idea to get commuters to get an early start on their trips to avoid the rush hour, don't you agree? Here's the poster that you'll see plastered all over the subway stations (I forgot to snap a picture, this the only one I could find):
Here's the other half of the picture...just to get a real sense of the "8" formed by steamed buns:
Of course, after returning back to my aunt's pad the eating didn't stop there. We bought some fresh mangosteens earlier and now it was time to eat them too!
This was my first time eating fresh mangosteens, and boy do they ever taste better than previously frozen ones! Eating mangosteens is supposed to cause a "cooling" effect to counteract the "heating" effect from eating durian. It's all part of eating a well balanced diet. In Cantonese, I would always get the "yeet hay" lecture from my parents if I was eating too many greasy, or "hot" foods. Ask a Chinese friend and get them to explain it to you!
Watch out when you are opening these things because the juice from the outer shell is like red dye...and can stain your clothes:
The next post will be about my final dinner in Hong Kong. Stay tuned. Since we're on a fruit theme, does anyone else out there love mangosteens?
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