Friday, June 17, 2011

It's A Long Way From Wan Chai To Tai Po


I went all the way out to Tai Po for a job interview -- more on that later -- and I've got to say: it's a long way out there!

I was running late after lunch and shopping so I did the touristy thing and got a taxi. At least that way, I was not sweating quite as much upon my arrival.

I have to say that if I worked out there, I'd either have to live near the office and be bored -- it's just housing complexes and offices -- or I'd have to live on Hong Kong Island, or something, and ride the commuter bus every morning and night.

There's no way I could do the train-MTR-walking commute every day. It would be as hellish in its own way as my Maryland Beltway commute is now. Maybe worse?


Thai fried rice with shrimp paste for lunch. It came, inexplicably, with a scrambled egg and Canadian bacon. Okay...

The vista from my job interview in the New Territories...

I made it back on the KCR train and headed for the first real MTR stop...

Friday night rush hour on the subway car into Hong Kong...

Joey Yung is still up on the billboard in Causeway Bay...

I went back to Ippei-An for a third time, this time determined to have the kushiyaki. I had a Japanese onion with paper-thin shavings of bonito on top...


Kushiyaki. From the left: scallops (taste killed by mushrooms seared into them); chicken with Japanese mayonnaise on top; chicken skin in the middle; chicken kidneys on the right; somewhere underneath is a skewer of pork and a skewer of quail eggs wrapped in bacon...


This is the pricey tuna cheek. It was only about $4USD per skewer...


And, of course, that egg pudding to push me over the top gastronomically...