When I travel, I love nosing into the little alleyways and byways, especially when I see steam rising from a street vendor’s stall. When I see lots of people sitting around little makeshift tables, I know there’s bound to be good (and cheap) food to be had!
I found one such alleyway on my most recent trip to Hong Kong. Nestled between two buildings in the busy shopping district of Mongkok was a little shop/stall and lots of people sitting down and slurping down bowls of hot noodles. When every table is full, and more and more people were stopping by for food, its a sign that I had to sit myself right down and have a go!
So there I was, sitting elbow to elbow, sharing a table with total strangers, sweat dripping from my forehead as I too slurped down my noodles. Service was impressively quick and portions were good sized and very substantial. Quite perfect after a long day’s walk around the city.
(1) Braised beef brisket and tendon with ho fun rice noodles (2) Fishball noodles with egg noodles (3) Wantan (pork and shrimp dumplings) in soup
Each dish was just HKD22 (approx
RM5.50 RM9) which was a lot cheaper than eating in a shop, and it was delicious! I am pretty adventurous when it comes to street food, so this was nothing too squeamish for me :D
Do you scout out street food when you travel? Or does it make you squeamish?
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