Food Mood: Food from Hong Kong (Pt2.) - Buffet at The Mira

The main event for which I had gone to Hong Kong happened at a hotel called The Mira. The Mira is located on Nathan Road, which I read is famous because it is one of the first roads in Asia to get neon lighting. While I really couldn’t spend too much time sampling the food being served at the event, I did manage to spend ten minutes grabbing a quick lunch with one hand and taking photographs with the other. So here are some of the better shots from the day.

While we were in China, they did have a very excellent spread of sushi consisting of a variety of seafood. I just took one of each. The unique part to this ensemble was the wasabi. The wasabi was actually dried out and kept, which made it look like frosting. One had to add hot water to it just before eating and presto, fresh wasabi sauce. And it was strong stuff.

Sushi Platter
My favourite part of the meal from the main course was the Roasted German Pork Knuckle with Mustard. I didn’t know it was pork until quite later because the meat was so soft and so fine. The mustard taste was just superb and had found its way into every pore of the meat. I must have had at least four rather large slices of the pork.

Roasted German Pork Knuckle
The Seared Fillet of Sole with Orange and Herb Butter Sauce was also very interesting predominantly thanks to the tangy flavour of the orange which quickly turned into the rich fattening taste of butter. The fish itself was cooked to just the manner. I also took a fancy to the Chicken Roulade filled with Sausage. But nothing beat the pork.

Chicken Roulade with Sausage

Seared Fillet of Sole
While the dessert was a good spread, I found the time to try only two of what was on the table. The first was the Milk Tea Panna Cotta. This was a really awesome tasting treat which came with the lovely refreshing taste of fresh tea, but also had the satisfying taste of panna cotta. The second dessert was the Coconut Creme Caramel which was basically our local kheer made into the form of a caramel custard. While the taste was nice, it was a distant second to the Milk Tea Panna Cotta.

Milk Tea Panna Cotta
Coconut Creme Caramel

Food Blog: Food from Hong Kong (Pt. 1)

Finally, here are pictures of some of the local delicacies I had during my short trip to Hong Kong. The first dish is the Lo Mein with meat and farm egg. This was the very first thing we had when we landed in Hong Kong. And oh wow, what a debut it was. We ate this at a quaint little place called the Macau House of Noodles and Buns which was right opposite our hotel. As the name suggests, it’s the ramen-style flat noodles with a fried egg and a slice of meat. I’m not sure if it was the hunger, but this was by far the yummiest thing I had eaten during the entire trip. And the best part is that the meal doesn’t have any of the usual preservatives that they dump into food these days to make you feel full. So despite having an entire bowl, I still had space for more.

Lo Mein with Meat and Egg
Next up is Macaroni Soup with Beef and Ox tail. While it was a filling dish, I was a bit disappointed. There really isn’t much to talk about it. It’s a clear soup with a combined taste of the meat and carrots that were put into it.

Macaroni soup with Beef and Ox Tail
On the second day, we made our way to the markets in Mong Kok and attacked some street food. The road side eateries were run by older Chinese folks who only spoke Cantonese. So I really don’t know what we ate because any attempt to ask was met with them shoving a calculator in my face with the price of the dish. So I really don’t have names for any of the dishes I ate, except for the egg waffle which was nice and sweet. The second picture you see below is some kind of sea food. The flavour of the soya sauce made it taste so yummy. I only wish I knew what animal it used to be.

Egg Waffles
We also tried some sort of meat on a stick that I couldn't identify. I tried to be very ambitious and try some octopus. I stood in front of the stall for almost five minutes trying to gather some courage to try the rather ghastly Pirates of the Caribbean-esque barbequed octopus tentacles. But alas, I just could not bring myself to eat it.

Octopus Tentacles
Anyway, more to (appetizing) pictures to come soon.