11/25 - I had a big list of places to go to and time was running short, so we had to pull another round of the "fourth meal" food challenge. First up, we went to Jordan to try the Australian Dairy Company. No fancy food here, just cheap eats. I thought we would be fine arriving a little later, but sure enough there was a long line out the door waiting for a table. They do not encourage you to sit around eating your meal and chatting, so you have to order quick, eat quick, and pay quick. To my dismay, the entire menu was in Chinese. There were no pictures to point to, but luckily I had researched beforehand and knew we had to have the scrambled egg toast. It was heaven, the bread was fluffy and the egg was barely cooked through. Kaela devoured the ramen noodles and we both enjoyed the steamed milk. Trust me on the steamed milk. Kaela said this is food we can make at home, all they do is throw the milk in the microwave. Not even close. I believe the milk is from a particular company and it has a sweeter taste than the milk in the US. Do not expect good service here, just expect to have a tasty meal at a reasonable price. I think our entire meal for the three of us was about $20.
I wanted to walk around a bit and hit Lee Keung Kee North Point Egg Waffles. There's usually a small line. The egg waffles were excellent, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. $22 HKD, which is about $3 USD. I couldn't resist the curry fish ball, so I got a stick of those as well. Those run $10 HKD, which is about $1.5 USD.
For lunch, I wanted to try Korean food so we headed to Chim Chim Mae. The restaurant is a bit hard to find since it's actually located in a small plaza. It does not face the street, there is an Italian restaurant that faces the street so don't mistake that for the Korean restaurant. The food was okay, nothing really worth mentioning.
We met up with some new friends for dinner. They had asked what we wanted to eat, so we suggested seafood. We went to Sai Kung, which I have never been to before. At first when they told us where to meet, I thought they were saying Saigon. To my surprise the restaurant they chose a Michelin guide restaurant called Cheung Kee Seafood Restaurant. What's interesting with these sorts of restaurants is you select fresh seafood and then select how you want it prepared. We picked out Mantis Shrimp, which in Chinese translates to peeing shrimp. Don't ask me how that translation works, just know that the shrimp is delicious and can not be found in the US. We had cuttlefish with wasabi or shrimp paste sauce, scallops steamed with garlic and scallions, razor clams, crab, and uni fried rice. All were delicious. I've cooked with uni before and it pretty much dissolves, but their fried rice had little bits of uni. 6 dishes total, cost was approximately $300 USD.
Another four meal day, I definitely will need to diet and exercise when I go home. The good thing about traveling to Hong Kong is that there is a lot of walking.