And dumplings of another variety: the crispy-bottomed steamed pork buns!
This was also my first time trying a sweet xiao long bao. This batch had a sweet, red bean paste filling:
An interesting idea, but too much sweetness in one go in my opinion.
We got our dumpling fix at King's Dumpling, situated on level 3 of Windsor house.
Some other dishes we ordered:
Jellied meat (sorry, I don't know the proper name)
Braised pork intestines
Chicken in broth
Beef brisket, sliced thinly and doused with chilli sauce and peanuts
'Crystal eggs': Smoked eggs with still runny insides. Amazing!
Pork cutlet with fried rice
Extra serving of fried crumbed pork cutlet!
Jelly fish and cucumber
Pork belly with chilli sauce
Some sort of cool, crunchy vegetable side dish
A semi-dessert: sticky red rice with glace fruits and beans
After eating, we watched the dumpling experts in action for a while:
Before spending the rest of the day...you guessed it!...shopping :D
We remedied the afternoon low blood sugar blues with frozen yogurt from Yo Mama on the third floor of Windsor House.
There was a choice of either the original frozen yogurt base, or a green tea variant. We ordered three cups to share, and tried out both flavours.
TOPPINGS! Someone went a bit nutso, and chose the unlikeliest of combinations:
Froot loops and mini marshmallows - urgh, my eyes smart from the food colouring
The green tea flavour came out very strongly, but the tanginess of yogurt (which I like) came out more strongly in the plain flavour:
Some sort of jelly, and urgh, those darned froot loops again
Another cup of the green tea!
Mini cubes of brownie and gummi bears(?!)
You'd think that we would be bouncing off the walls by this point, but it just so happened that we found ourselves in a ginormous food hall in the basement level of Sogo at this point...
There were many exciting things to be tried, most of them sweet. I continued with the frozen desserts by getting two scoops of ice cream from Milk Top. In my favourite flavours, of course - black sesame and green tea!
I love the shade of green.
The texture wasn't uber-creamy, but I kinda like it that way when I'm eating "Asian"-flavoured ice creams.
I also had a bite-sized Japanese-style cheesecake:
How can something be so fluffy and creamy at the same time?! This was delicious!
And some bite-sized "normal" cheesecake as well:
I really would have liked to try more things, but my pancreas was screaming in protest. So I just looked around some. There was a mochi promotion going on, with free samples to try. Okay, I had some :D
So many beautiful cakes:
Dinner was quite non-descript. We did have something light and refreshing for dessert, though:
Strawberry cheesecake and chocolate fudge brownie ice cream from Ben & Jerry's
Oops, by "light and refreshing" I was actually referring to this:
HERBAL JELLY!!! Also known as "gui ling gao". From Hai Tian Tang.
This was the last night we stayed in Hong Kong. I felt very sad :(
The final instalment coming soon in Part 6!