I’ve just made some work on my “corporate identity” here, so I made the opening credits to stick from now on with all my videos, after many hours at Gimp and OpenShot…
An eggette (also known as egg puff, egg waffle, bubble waffle or just Hong Kong waffles), is a waffle made on a spherical frying pan, with flour, eggs, evaporated milk and sugar. The spots selling this street snack can be easily tracked down because of their delicious aroma, that engulfs the entire area.
Best eaten straight off the stove, egg puffs are crunchy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside. They can be served with fruit and flavors such as strawberry, coconut or chocolate, just as a regular waffle.
- Portuguese egg tarts (蛋挞, 葡式蛋撻)
- CNN Travel: the best spots in Hong Kong for Hong Kong’s best egg waffle
My praised Hong Kong is a paradise for street food lovers like me, and the huge variety of delis, street side food vendors and other take-away points, scattered everywhere, supply the demand, serving a vast array of deep-fried snacks and other take-away finger food round the clock.
I’ve previously spoke on Chinese counterfeit markets and the myriad of stuff you can find there, but because the mails concerning one particular item, I’ve decided to make a post only for it.
As I’m not really into purses (which is also one of the main counterfeited products sold to the public), I’ve decided to take the heat to watches, another popular item among Macau residents shopping at Gongbei’s Underground Market (Zhuhai).
They are colorful. They are festive. The are Mexican. They are light to eat. They’re easy to prepare, and a perfect dish for any sunny day.
Cockfights are really popular all over Mexico, and in a city like Culiacán they mix up with high-end bets and manliness.
Bargaining is another must in China, a crucial need if you are a foreigner, and a question of dignity if you behave or dress as it.
In any shop, stall, boot, anywhere where anything is for sale, from the most obvious bargainable items like clothing and small electronic gadgets to the lesser known like food, there’s always the “friend” price, the “stranger” price, and the “lǎowài” (foreigner) price. If you speak some Chinese you might get a “just made a new friend” price, and you’ll give them a story they’ll enjoy telling for weeks: “a goddamn foreigner came here and nagged me for hours bargaining like his life was on it…!“
But even if you speak no chinese, you can be able to get great deals, on the condition that you follow the rhythm of a chinese bargain.
First of all, few basic tips: Continue reading
Wandering around one of those chinese alleys in the old Hong Kong, I found a place preparing food on these strangely shaped clay pots, over small charcoal stoves:
Culiacán is NOT a touristic city, despite what the Tourism board tries (very hard) to promote, and actually, the only thing a foreigner could be interested in seeing, besides the prolific narco culture-related stuff (in his way to the beaches of Mazatlan, of course) could be its sunsets. Continue reading