Eat Fresh Hong Kong Street Food
After my hospital incident, Paul and I started thinking of having a healthier lifestyle. I admit we do eat on so many occasions and having to share and discover new food places together is one of the things we love most. There are a lot of things I have to stop myself from munching and I need to have more fruits and veggies in my system.
Tuesday night was the night before my 22nd birthday. We got off on the road a bit late. Paul thought it best to have dinner out that night and so we went in a little restaurant in Banawe which serves Hong Kong style street food. They serve fresh fruit shakes, hot and cold tea, spiced soups and home cooked Chinese dishes.
Since I could not longer process red meat for the time being, Paul got me Chicken with Mushroom and he got himself Spareribs. While waiting for our dinner, we looked around the place and saw that there were some delicious looking stews cooking on top of their coal stoves. For drinks, Paul got me papaya shake and he got himself iced tea. It has been a while since I last had anything papaya. It was sooo good! I almost forgot that papaya makes me poop right away @_@ The chicken was not bland at all. Paul kept on telling me that I need not add soy sauce and chili because it was very flavorful by itself already but I did anyway haha! They serve rice meals on clay pots that’s why the rice is steaming hot when served. From their fridge I also saw some foreign juice packs and from the counter they also offer teabags with different tea leaves. The place is definitely a haven for health junkies. We have not even been able to leave the place yet and Paul is already thinking of getting stew on our next visit.
Paul was very thoughtful throughout the evening. For every dish we got, he thought first if it is good or bad for me. I am so lucky, I am so happy and I could not have loved food any better than I do now.
22nd year on planet Earth and still no letter from Hogwarts.
Thank you so much to Paul, my family and friends for making it an A+ day! Here’s to more cheesecakes, adventures and making things happen.
Hi. I really like your photos! Will you please give us good tips and tutorials on how you do it? :)
Hi! Thank you very much! c:
I haven’t had much experience yet but these are the usual things that I do when taking photographs. First off, I always shoot in “raw”. It will take much more memory space than a jpeg file but you’ll see that the image quality will be much better. Natural lighting is our best friend. I try to experiment with curves. Lastly, as what I have learned from photographers I look up to, don’t be afraid to look weird or ridiculous in trying to get that perfect angle. I’ve been trying to get through with the thought of people seeing me standing in a restaurant just to get a good shot. I used to be very shy before in just taking out the bulky camera and to this day I’m still trying to get better at it. Don’t mind other people. When taking photos, it is just you, your subject and your love for what you are doing.
For tutorials, I’d probably do one when I get better & learn more. Thanks for dropping by!
Last Sunday I got hospitalized for severe abdominal pain. Paul and my mom rushed me to UST Hospital Sunday evening. Paul’s dad who is an anesthesiologist went in to personally attend to me. To be honest I don’t think I could have made it through without them. I am really glad Paul never left my side even if I told him that I could manage. As of now, things are back to normal although I would be missing out on some treats because things like chocolates, red meat, apples and having too much dairy are a no no for me. So far it’s just prune juice that is making me feel better. It was a sure sign that I need to start living healthy.
Monday morning, we both skipped work. Me being sick and Paul taking care of me. We just watched Jumanji, Zathura and Doctor Who while munching on a slice of Dulcelin Mango Torte. The crust is to die for! It isn’t made of chocolate + mangoes are good for the tummy. c;
We have just been recently introduced to this sweet box of treat! We must have more! nomnomnom ;3
We had dinner at Crazy Katsu last Thursday because I had just finished up an overtime duty in the office + Paul’s finally getting a rest from his site visits. He waited for me for a couple of hours because I’m such a snail doing new things.
At first we took a seat near the kitchen but I saw a nice cozy spot just around the corner with very good lighting. I asked him if we could still transfer seats and so we did. He was actually glad that I can now tell him what I want because I am seldom like that. I am not assertive but I jut could not resist being on the perfect corner to talk about our day.
For dinner got their famed Chicken Katsu which made my tummy celebrate! Since Paul was feeling a bit under the weather he opted for some Sukiyaki and rice to go a long with it. The Chicken Katsu was savory and the chicken was cooked with the right amount of kick. The sauce that came with it resembles the taste of vinegar and soy sauce but there is something distinctly different about it. The Sukiyaki was a too sweet for our liking but I think that it was still good. Overall it was a brilliant meal.
I am glad that once in a while mostly on busy days, we get to do this. Happy tummies = Happy Moonpies! :3