Fishes & Shrimps

Sai Kung Shrimps

Sai Kung is another hot spot for expats and foreigners alike. This place also seems to have most well-to-do folks with fancy dogs. Not surprising considering a condo can go for a few million dollars in the town.

Situated well away from the city in the eastern part, Sai Kung has always been a haven for the outdoor kind. I spent a better part of my younger life roaming the beaches in the region. This area still managed to retain some of the genuine flavour of the local fishermen culture. May be this is the reason why people from overseas find it so desirable to reside in this enclave.

Sundried Shrimps

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Sundried Fish

Temples

Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

Looking for the inner city temples in Hong Kong is one of my favourite past time. Man Mo Temple is arguably one of the most famous one for the visitors. It is situated in the trendy Hollywood Road where art galleries and antiques can be found.

Chinese Incense Coils

Chinese Incense Coils

These giant incense coils are fascinating. One they are lit, they can burn for hours and guarantee tons of suffocating smoke.

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple is another must for visitors. It is always streaming with worshippers hoping for a better fortune.

Butao Ramen House

Butao

Butao Japanese Ramen House

Hit the ground running after arriving in Hong Kong. Struggled with power adapter issues for 24 hours. Kept blowing the fuses on these units plugging in the MacBook. It’s all good now.

Found this cool little ramen place in the Central district of Hong Kong island. Run by a Fukuoka native, this noodle house sits about 12 people very uncomfortably. Long queues across this narrow Lane Street near Lan Kwai Fong.

Butao Ramen

Butao Ramen

After 30 minutes queuing up for a spot, we finally ordered the Tonkatsu soup based ramen with much anticipation. Slurping ramen loudly is still not coming naturally for me. I was definitely trying. It was worth the wait. The place feels authentic with the chefs yelling loudly in Japanese behind the counter (kitchen). It was hot and cramped but the kitchen smells wonderful.

Butao Ramen

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I later found out that Butao only serves 250 bowls of ramen everyday. When they are done, they close. It’s kind of a weird concept but I think it works to their advantage. Looking at the long queues, I think this place is going to last for a little while in this competitive landscape.