At the back of the hill

Warning: May contain traces of soy, wheat, lecithin and tree nuts. That you are here
strongly suggests that you are either omnivorous, or a glutton.
And that you might like cheese-doodles.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016


The former Crown Colony is a bit tense right now, due to the visit of a top-ranked Northerner, who is well known to be a leading hands-on trouble shooter for Peking. Security is on high alert, and all the members of the constabulary are on duty. Authorities fear embarrassing incidents and confrontations.

They need not worry. Mr. Cheung Tak-kong is merely doing a spot of shopping. Possibly all of the boutiques in the capital are fresh out of his favourite bourgeois consumer goods.

Quite likely he and his lovely wife San Syu-sam also plan to enjoy some fine cooking, as good food is seriously hard to find among the Mandarin speakers, unless one heads to the expat hang-outs where all the drunken foreigners gather. There are plenty of drunken foreigners in Hong Kong as well, but most of them party and vomit near Lan Kwai Fong (蘭桂坊), rather than in the splendid seafood palaces, and in any case are not politically inclined, what with being rather apathetic and a-moral.

You will not find many 佬番 at 明閣。
香港 旺角 上海街 555號
朗豪酒店 6樓。

Naturally the natives are agog and atwit over the visit. Much like the employees in the bath house in the movie Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し / 千與千尋) when NoFace arrived. They wonder what he will buy, where he will dine, which karaoke club he will patronize.
And at which cigar lounge he will light a Havana.

One fully expects that new trends will be set, restaurants and bars will carefully note what he consumes for showcasing after he leaves, and countless happy locals will wish to have their picture taken with him.
Why, it will be huge! Positively Trumpesque!
A fabulous extravaganza!

There will be special commemorative chopstick sets.
As well as Franklin Mint plates.

Anyhow, I hope he brought lots of money; the loot in Hong Kong costs more than a simple bureaucrat can normally afford.
Or should be able to.

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  • At 10:51 AM, Anonymous gastronomically amphibious said…

    Perhaps they have nae rolls in Beijing.


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