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A vibrant mix of the ancient and the ultra-modern, where traditions of the East and the West intermingle, Hong Kong is undoubtedly a land of thrilling contrasts. Considered one of the world’s great culinary capitals, it is easy to spend evenings dining on haute cuisine and discover equally delicious street food by day. Many people argue that the world’s best Chinese food is found in Hong Kong. Cantonese food, Hong Kong’s true specialty, is derived from lean times, where resourceful cooks used every part of a slaughtered animal. As a result, unusual foods like duck tongue, shark fin soup, and chicken feet are now considered delicacies. The Cantonese delight dim sum is immensely popular in Hong Kong. These bite-sized snacks are most often served at breakfast, and, although hundreds of varieties exist, common dim sum items include barbequed pork buns, fried squid, and steamed beef balls. Other regional Chinese cuisines also abound in Hong Kong. A northern specialty is the dramatically presented Peking duck, while Sichuan dishes are notoriously fiery and pungent.
 

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Cooking Level: Expert

Home Town: Centreville, Virginia, USA
Living In: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
About me:
Previously known as LynnInTokyo, I've just moved to Hong Kong after five and half years in Tokyo. Before Tokyo I lived in Singapore for almost three years. Both Singapore and Tokyo are abundant with food culture and interesting restaurants, and I can't wait to find out what Hong Kong has to offer in terms of unique culinary experiences. The delimma for me, however, is ever present: do I go out to try a new restaurant or do I stay in and try to make a new recipe? The compromise is to eat out on weekends and cook on weekdays. I find cooking to be a good way to relax, from menu planning to grocery shopping to the laboring in the kitchen, to the final plating and presentation, it's always different, always fun.

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My hubs and I both really enjoyed this bread. One thing I need to remember to do next time is...

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