Hong Kong Day 3 – Mongkok, food, flower and animal markets

On Day 3 my parents and uncle arrived, and we headed off to the Mongkok area, which still has a very ‘Old Hong Kong’ feel – little alleyways, tiny foodstalls, shops where you can buy ANYTHING, lots of haggling required.
My apologies to the vegetarians, some of the images from the fish markets may gross you out a lot. However, they are part of the fabric of HK, so it would have been amiss of me to not include these images.

“Thousand-year old egg” –  made by preserving duck, chicken  or quail  eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months. 
How impressive is the precision line-up of these vegies! Beautiful lines!
Hmm… fresh chicken.. one of these was sold while we were there.
Street Vendor
And off to the flower market:
Beautiful blues – althought I’m not sure since when blue roses exist.
Hundreds of fish sold in tiny plastic bags for sale.
And teeny tiny turtles – so cute!
We finished off our day with a trip on the Star Ferry over to Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island, at the American Restaurant with a delicious Peking Duck. Thanks for the recommendation, Arielle. Unfortunately I was so hungry that I forgot to take a photo of the duck, so I’ll leave you with a photo of the ginormous Tsing Tao beer bottle.
  1. >mmmm but what do they use as fertiliser on those fruit and veg? Not sure about the very unnatural colour of some of those flowers either

  2. >Maybe it's Ton's awesome work behind the lens that's bringing out the colour :-D?

    Anyway Kat it looks like you're having a great time! Take care.

  3. >Andrew, I believe you mean MY awesome work behind the lens… I have taken possession of Ton's camera for these holidays.
    And the flowers REALLY were those colours. So they were probably dyed. but so perty..

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