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Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Yesterday evening I researched mustelids on the internet. Mustelids are ferrets, weasels, otters, badgers, and similar creatures. They are often lovable, wrigglesome, and bloodthirsty. Much like sexy people.

While asleep I dreamed of a polecat eating a hot buttered piggy bun. Not very many of my dreams involve teatime. At least that I can remember.

[Hot buttered piggy bun: 一個奶油猪仔包 (yat go naai yau chyu chai bau). Which is a delicious cha chanteng snack; no pigs are actually compromised.]


"Yes, we would LOVE a nice bit of piggy bun! Thank you SO much for asking! Delicious! And some tea."


The American Polecat lives in deserts of the South West, and is infamous for decimating the prairie dog population. They are not known for eating piggy buns.

As far as I know, there is no great literary tradition picturing polecats as fine upstanding furballs, breaking for refreshment and a snackipoo in mid-afternoon. Or any tales about polecats at all.

I can't tell from the photo above whether those are jills or hobs.
But they look stunningly charming and personable.
I would invite them all over at teatime.
If I had their e-mails.

The problem is that they are nocturnal and solitary.
So I don't think they would write.
Or answer back.

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  • At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The trouble with pork buns is that the paper always sticks to the bottom. I can't imagine polecats like them very much, as, like people, they also don't eat paper.

  • At 12:29 PM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    Ah, these are not pork buns, but soft toastable butter buns that are best hot and crispy slathered with melting butter.

    And yes, the problem with baked pork buns is that paper, But just as with steamed pork or chicken buns, you peel it off first.

  • At 1:00 PM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    Here's a link which shows what they look like:


    Toasted piggy bun (猪仔包) with butter (奶油) and sweetened condensed milk (煉奶), and cups of hot milk-tea (港式奶茶).

    Regarding Hong Kong milk-tea, this post:



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