Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Images from Hong Kong & Beijing

I just spent the last two weeks traveling with two of my best childhood friends throughout Hong Kong and Beijing. We hiked, we ate, we drank tea, we ate, we explored, we ate...see a pattern here? As I'm getting past this jet lag, I thought I'd post some of my favorite photos from the trip. I'll follow up with one or two more detailed posts, specifically about my favorite meal of the trip, Uyghur food (hint to leave you hanging: deep fried lamb leg, I die).

Get ready to drool. They say Virginia is for lovers. Well, China is for meat-eaters. Which means I obviously had no problem finding food.

 Beef Noodle Soup with Vermicelli Noodles, Hong Kong

Uyghur food: Tofu with 100-year egg (Hong Kong)

Uyghur food, by far my favorite meal in Hong Kong (full blog post to follow). The aftermath.  

 Thai Red Duck Curry, post-hike reward in Hong Kong

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (scones, sandwiches, desserts)

 Chinese Hot Pot-sauce mix-ins (Hong Kong)

The Great Wall of China, Beijing

 Chinese dessert in Hong Kong: Watermelon, dragon fruit, and mango with jellies

Chef prepares to carve the roasted duck in Beijing at Dadong Duck (thank you NY Times)

 Traditional Dadong Duck dinner in Beijing. You better believe I ate that crisp duck skin, dipped in white sugar (it works, trust me). My love for duck seriously challenges my love for pork.

Julie, me, Miriam: stuffed after Hot Pot dinner. Actually, we were stuffed the entire trip. We really did eat our way through Hong Kong and Beijing. And I wouldn't have it any other way.  More to come!

1 comment

  1. Looks like an amazing trip! How exciting to see the Great Wall of China!