I was looking back at the photos I took whilst overseas in Singapore and Hong Kong (and a bit of Shenzhen) last year. Although I did not take a photo of every single thing we ate over there, I've come to realise that we didn't really eat much. Haha. Being my first time overseas in Asia, each day was jam-packed so that we could get the most out of our two weeks there. But now I regret not spending more time exploring and shopping.. and not taking photos of everything.
Here is a mixture of food related photos from Singapore, Hong Kong and Shenzhen last year.
See McDonalds? I don't eat McDonalds. Extremely rare that I do. I had McDonalds 3 times overseas. Once in Singapore because I wanted to try the Prosperity food items (the beef tastes funny in Sg.. :S But the red bean pie was nice!), once for breakfast before leaving Hong Kong Island and another time in Hong Kong (I swear, the Big Macs are bigger than the ones here!) because there was no food left elsewhere (we had a very late dinner).
See Chilli crab? That was our CNY 'banquet' on CNY day @ Chen Fu Ji, Riverside Point. A meal between my cousin and I. Very small and simple (it was very hard finishing all that food on the table). The chilli crab was nice. I don't usually like crabs/lobsters, but this was good. There were families celebrating CNY in the restaurant. They had a lot of food and a lot of company with them... which made us feel lonely. :(
See the two mandarins? Hehe. We came back from CNY dinner to find it sitting in our hotel room @ Furama Riverfront.
See the Teochew popiah? Being Teochew, I'd never heard of it before. Saw it @ Bugis Junction, Singapore. Gave it a try and liked it! I miss it. I don't know where they sell this in Melbourne, if ever. I'll go find it when I hit Singapore in a few weeks. :)
See the photos with the orange cups of something? Well. It's supposed to be TEA. The worse food I've ever had @ Fairwood, Hong Kong. It was late night, and there was barely anything left on the menu. No wonder this was still on the menu. It was horrible. I had the spaghetti thing. It was flavourless.. AND! They did not have proper toilets there! They had the squatters and it was dirty as!! YUCK!! :( (I didn't, and will never use a squatting toilet. No thankyou!)
See Mickey Mouse red lucky pocket and the golden coin? Disneyland, Hong Kong. During the CNY period last year. They gave everyone one upon entrance. I never opened mine.. but my one actually had a winning ticket inside! (I didn't realise until I got back to the hotel that night). Never knew what I won. Haha. I still have it! (Not the chocolate though. I gave that away).
See all that Japansese food? Haha. Not sure why we kept eating Japanese food in Hong Kong. Had some @ The Peak and SOGO. Normal priced. Then you see the roast duck on rice near it - food from Cafe de Coral. Cheap and satisfying. My roast duck on rice was only ~$4AUD! :D I miss cheap food in HK. :(
And lastly.. see the portuguese egg tart in the very last photo? This was from KFC, Shenzhen. I couldn't believe it. I wanted to try some egg tarts in China, and my cousin's aunt said there was a place with the best tasting ones. And so they bought some and we found out it was from KFC. Hahaha. Portuguese egg tarts with taro pieces. Yes, taro (I know, the box shows that they have peach as well). I love taro! They were delicious!! I miss those too.
Why is food in Melbourne so.. either uninteresting, not tasty and/or expensive? Perhaps that's why I don't like eating out. :/