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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: Intermediate

Home Town: Corning, New York, USA
Living In: Sai Kung, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
About me:
I am passionate about food. I often daydream about what I will have at my next meal or fantasize about past meals that were especially delicious. I love to travel and I have lived in a lot of different places, and try to incorporate local ingredients and specialties in my everyday cooking. I have a baby boy who was born in spring 2005, and I am happy to report he is an expert at eating, a real foodie like his mom. I am trained as a lawyer but sometimes think I should have gone to cooking school to become a chef.

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Home Town: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
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Home Town: Tung Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong
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