Tag Archives: Food

The best posts about food and exotic food photography will be included in this section.

Wax Apples in HK

I tried all kinds of new fruits in Hong Kong, including these wax apples. Wax apples do not taste like apples – they’re juicy like a watermelon.

Official name of wax apples: Syzygium samarangense

Photo: Wax Apples in Hong Kong, 1024 x 679
bell-shaped wax apples in Hong Kong

In Taiwan and China, they are known as lianwu (simplified Chinese: 莲雾; traditional Chinese: 蓮霧; pinyin: lián wù). Other names include love apple, java apple, bellfruit. water apple, mountain apple and rose apple.

These wax apples were red like typical apples but I read that some have colors ranging from white, pale green, green, red, purple, to deep purple or even black. The reddest fruits are the sweetest.

Around HK

Hong Kong had a snowflake theme for New Year's 2010-2011
Hong Kong had a snowflake theme for New Year’s 2010-2011

Roasted chestnuts sold as street food in Hong Kong, stir friedwith coals for that charred taste. I wasn't a fan.

Roasted Chestnuts were among the many street snacks I had in Hong Kong, along with Fish Balls, Cart Noodles, Wonton Noodles, and Put Chai Ko.

Most interesting street snack tried in HK: deep fried pig intestine, skewered on a stick

I did NOT attempt to have stinky tofu again (fermented tofu are cut, skewered on a stick, and then deep fried. It’s revolting!). That remains a black eye from my Taiwan night market experience. My nostrils are still recovering.


Photo: Hong Kong's subway
HK has a great subway system – easy to understand, quick to get nearly anywhere, and inexpensive. New York has a long way to go to catch up.
Please tell me that’s not what it looks like…
Snowflakes everywhere…
Apparently that’s who you hire when you need security for a huge event like NYE

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