Thursday, February 01, 2007

Lamma Lamma Ding Dong

Work had been CRAZY this week in Hong Kong, and my head is spinning from working through 2 time zones, here and NYC. So today I decided to head out for a little sunshine...because I just checked the weather forecast for my homecoming this weekend, and saw a high temperature of 8. A HIGH of 8. WTF???

I hopped on the ferry to Yung Shue Wan, on Lamma Island. This place is so different that the hustle and bustle of the city. There are absolutely no cars on the island, just some tiny little lorries used for transport only that look more like lego trucks than anything else. I strolled up and down tiny streets, through a tamed jungle, down to a beach (with a scarily close power plant in the background). Before heading back I stopped for Chinese food and a big bottle of Tsing Tao by the sea.

There was a tiny little cafe (and I use that term in the loosest possible way -- think plastic chairs and tables on a little slap of concrete with a plastic tarp overhead) by the path, where a little old man was doling out tofu gelatin -- kind of like hot yogurt soup with honey. I was skeptical, but went for it anyway and it was so good! This place is supposed to be semi-famous for the gelatin dessert, and is run by a little old lady called the tofu grandma.

Is it just me, or do these banana bunches look awfully phallic?

I did try to go to a knitting store in Admiralty last night with one of my HKG friends. She wants to learn how to crochet. But by the time we finished our Thai feast with mango and sticky rice, the shop was closed. So we had to go get beer instead!

PS No, there were no lhamas on Lamma...damn!


Phillipa Sara said...

It sounds like it was a well deserved break...tofu gelaqtin, interesting

schrodinger said...

Glad you got a little break in amongst the craziness, shame you missed the yarn store, but I'm sure the beer made up for it. Yup, you do have some cold weather to come back to the States - it sucks.

Jessica said...

Ooh, how cool! You'd better enjoy that nice weather--winter has finally arrived, I guess.
I might be in Asia pretty soon--I will need all of your worldly advice. ;)

Davanh said...

I am so jealous that you're in warm weather!! We're having a heck of a weather here...subzero temps! to you soon.

Renee said...

aw, i wish i could have eaten with you at the cafe, but i'm glad we'll get to dine in columbus

Jess said...

Llamenting the llack of llamas, are you? I would have loved to share the gelatin and above-zero weather with you!

BTW girlfriend, You are hereby tagged -

Your'e it!THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.