Fish Ball Noodles and Salt Sea Air

The Hong Kong weather right now is clear and breezy–perfect for a Little Adventure from Shau Kei Wan to Shek O. We start in the terrific Shau Kei Wan market, and explore the small shops and 100 year old temples along the main street. The road leads right to the old typhoon shelter on the waterfront–where pirates once hid out.

Next time we go I’m going to see about hitching a ride home on one of these local boats!

The best yu daan ho fan I have ever tasted is made right here in Shau Kei Wan. Yesterday, we tried it garnished with some crunchy and delicious fried fish skin (ja yu pei) on top–super yummy!

Yvonne and Mike, from London, were terrific companions for the afternoon. We hopped on a red minibus from Shau Kei Wan to Big Wave Bay, a cool little village that is also the home to Hong Kong’s weekend surfer dudes. We climbed up the path to a terrific view of rocks and the bay at sunset, then prowled around the little village.

Last stop was Shek O, at the end of the peninsula, where a wide, sandy beach attracts the Sunday crowds for–what else?–BBQ parties (in Hong Kong, eating is always more popular than swimming!). But we didn’t linger on the beach. Instead we followed the secret path behind the Art Deco Shek O bus station, wound our way past the basketball courts and through the hole-in-the-wall to emerge at the best bar in Hong Kong:

… the Back Beach Bar.

And guess what they’re serving at Back Beach Bar these days…


That’s right–Brooklyn Beer, manufactured about a mile away from my “other” home town in the USA.

I must say, it is even more tasty 8,000 miles from its origin! Or maybe it’s just the great ocean views and breezes at Shek O that make it taste so good.

Thanks to Yvonne and Mike for joining me on this mellow Sunday afternoon of little adventures. (And good luck to you in your studies of Gwong-Dung-Wah!). Juk neih deih sing gung!

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