Month: April 2018

How Far You’ve Come

“Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. “ ~ Rick Warren

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Pedestrian

I enjoyed thoroughly being a pedestrian when I’m visiting another country. Movement is definitely not as fast as a vehicle but my fuel comes in the form of delicious food and parking is never a concern.

Fungi-ratively Speaking

The highlight of this wet market stall in Sheung Wan is mushroom. As mushrooms are neither plants nor animals, they fall into a third food category altogether – fungi. I read about a mushroom in eastern North America which tastes like, wait for it, fried chicken! It seems that mushrooms and I have a lot to catch up on.

Manual Override

This vendor of a mini convenient stall in Mong Kok doesn’t work with a scanner. That would mean he knows the price of each of his items at the back of his head.

Full Smell Ahead

King of the mix

Stalls such as this which provide a plethora of street food on-demand are popular among locals in Mong Kok. What left me with the deepest impression was the aroma of stinky tofu which seems to travel faster than the speed of light – I smelled it before I saw it.

Wet Wet Wet

What can be fresher than live seafood at the Nelson Street Wet Market? I often wonder how the term “wet market” is derived. I found out that it’s the result of the market’s wet floors, caused by melting ice used to keep seafood fresh and also vendors’ cleaning routines by spraying the floors wet. It’s more of a term nowadays, as not all modern wet markets have wet floors.

Stomach That

A street vendor frying samosa in KL. Many believe that to really know a place, you need to try it’s street food. I believe that to really try street food, you need a strong stomach. Unfortunately, I don’t. Bummer.