June 14th, Tuesday
Today, after a buffet breakfast at The Homey Kitchen (our canteen), I was off to the subway station.
Here we have congee, which is a rice porridge, fried egg, and 4 xiao long baozi (filled with meat), and an apple. Healthy, delicious, and gobbled down in 10 minutes flat before dashing off to the subway station.
Once I got to work, I familiarized myself with the company a bit more by doing some reading on the company profile.
For lunch, me and a coworker went to the popular Fairwood chain, which is located right next to our workplace.
It’s decently priced and it’s considered to be fast food because the waiting time is very limited. Although the line was quite long, we received our meals within 10 minutes.
(We both ordered fish ball soup, except I opted for the “spicy” Thai option. Unfortunately, most spicy food in Hong Kong is pretty mild. However, it was still tasty)
After lunch, we took a taxi with the chief executive to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which is where the RetailAsia Expo 2011 is taking place.
The convention was lots of fun. I loved interacting with the different people and convincing people to take our colorful fliers.We also gave demonstrations of how the app works to interested potential customers using various technologies such as an Android and iPad.
There were so many interesting vendors at the Expo. Such as this one:
It was like a giant ipad that you could play games on. It was really cool to be able to kick a soccer ball with another person on the mat. Perhaps it will overtake the Wii one day?
After work, I met my fellow interns at Temple Street for a Seafood Extravaganza dinner.
Directions to Temple Street Night Market:
Get off at Jordan MTR station. Take exit A. From the exit, make a right and walk down 3 blocks. Make a right at Temple Street. Walk down a block until you see lots of restaurants clustered together.
We sat at tables. I was quite surprised that they were able to sit all of us in the same area, given the large size of our group. Temple St is famous for the seafood, some of it is still alive!
(Those grey looking things were still moving when the picture was taken!)
The group I sat with was rather adventurous.
(For those of you that plan on going to Temple St, most of the menus come with pictures and English as well as Chinese, so ordering is super easy!)
We ordered the following:
Spicy crab (100 HK)
Clams in black bean sauce; these were mine! (45 HK)
Crispy fried pork (65 HK)
Spicy eggplant (This dish was really well done, the whole group loved it)
Peppered tofu (This dish was also delicious; the outside of the tofu was really crispy and the soft interior was soft and velvety)
We also ordered a shrimp noodle dish that went unpictured because we were too busy eating by the time it was brought to our table.
We were all completely stuffed and there was still food on the table (mostly the crab and pork dishes). The meal was priced at around 110 HK per person, including drinks.
I would recommend ordering everything except for the shrimp noodle dish, the pork and the crab. Other than the fact that the crab had been dead for some time (which made the interior rather mushy), no utensils were provided, so it was rather hard to get at the meat.
So to recap, order the peppered tofu, the spicy eggplant, and clams in black bean sauce; you won’t be sorry!
Afterwards, me and my friend went fruit shopping.
(Note: Temple Street offers things that can be found at Mongkok like fake merchandise, clothing, jewelry, etc. However, it seems like many of the prices on Temple St are nonnegotiable as where in Mongkok, you can haggle).
Any guesses as to what fruit we bought?