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Friday, August 27, 2010

Weird Food Stuff

There are small street BBQ places that cook up tasty skewers. This place can be found in Causeway Bay near the wet markets and other street restaurants.

This was a sit down place. This here is BBQed pig neck meat in rice noodles.

 This is BBQ lamb.

Here's another place at Aberdeen Center. A small corner shop, with no place to sit. Even the people working there can barely turn around.

That's lamb on the left and soft chicken bone on the right. The latter is damn delicious and crunchy. I encourage you all to try it.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Weird Food Stuff

More Kit Kat love. I picked these two while walking past the many snack food shops you can find throughout Hong Kong.

 This was supposed to be green tea I think. I has a chemical tasting "green tea" tang to it.

Yeah, it's hot here. Can you tell?

I think this was supposed to coffee flavour, but I could be wrong. It's been a while (been busy with many, many things which I'll get into later).

It was super sweet so I don't know how it really tasted. If you want a sugar rush this is the one for you.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Where to Get Comics In Hong Kong?

Besides getting local comics at the corner stores (Circle K and 7-Elven), you will find newsstands dotted throughout the city. Some like back home have a makeshift stand, while others do it with a stool, boxes and a small metal grid to show the crazy amounts of magazines, newspapers and comics.

Could you imagine if comics were sold like this in North America?

The comic book culture here isn't just limited to the typical definition of a fanboy, but also the everyman/woman. People read them everywhere. On the buses, MTR, walking on the street and even when they're eating. There's no real negative aspect associated with comic books here.

Besides the local variety there's also imports from back home. They are found in local comic shops and have all the same setup as those back home. I haven't gone to any yet, since I brought over a huge stash from back home with me. I have been to them years ago, but I've heard that most have shutdown. I'll see about taking photos for you all. There were only a few here in Hong Kong. When I was promoting my first comic book, I went to all. I was here on vacation at the time, so it was win-win for me then.

Having said that, I did find a great comic shop at the Yau Ma Tei MTR station. First time I've ever seen one of these and believe me, it was a sight to be seen. They were busy and it wasn't a small shop. In fact, it was bigger than the 7-Elevens and Circle K's you would find at each MTR station. Pretty cool to see a geek shop busy.