Dad arrived last night, so expect to see pictures of him soon. But first, some food pictures – they aren’t glamorous, but super yummy! This was our multi-course dinner just down the street from my grandma’s old house (dad’s side).
First, won ton noodles at this teeny wonton hole in the wall. It’s been around for 30-40 years, but we think may have changed ownership.
Then, we went next door to the Australia Milk Company for breakfast food. It’s sorta like house of pies in the sense that it’s breakfast food and famous for their desserts. Notice that toast in HK is super-thick, actually thicker than Texas toast and less greasy too! 🙂
Lastly – two bowls of ‘den dan’ which I guess might possibly be translated as ‘shaken egg.’ (I have been known to mis-translate, what with this tonal language the words get confusing). This is why we came to the 2nd restaurant – they’re famous for it – it can be eaten hot or cold (we got one of each) and is sorta like creme brulee or egg custard but way better! I was so excited about it, we ate most of the hot one before I remembered to take a picture!
Off to Guangzhou in the morning for a couple days. It’s a city of 10 million people about 3 hours away where my dad lived til he was 6. I’m excited about hearing about his childhood and the family in general (we’re going with his older sister and her husband).
One place that I’m particularly excited about is the “Chan Family Ancestral Temple” or the “Chan Clan Academy” – basically back in the day since there were so many Chans in Guangdong, they decided to pool some money and build a great big house. Those are my ppl! Or at least, that’s my version of it right now. Will let you know more later…
Oh yah – Beard Papa’s mission was accomplished, but I was actually a little disappointed with the creampuff that I had. Don’t worry though, I am going to give it another chance!