Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First meal in HKIA


This was a slightly different first meal in comparison with the previous trip and a first time with airport food here for me. With what sounds like digression on hindsight, visiting Hong Kong has so far been interesting in the manner that I get to re-align my spectrum of taste of both the expected and sometimes, unexpected. I might have mentioned before that the food here wasn't all that different from home, but was really different in flavors that it might have been another thing altogether.

These were just a quick meal between breakfast and lunch that was the option based on the arrival timing. What in Chinese/Cantonese is referred to as the 3 treasure rice and a bowl of ubiquitous wanton noodles from Maxim's Food² (Unit No.5T151, Passenger Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau) at the Arrival Hall in the Terminal 1. Back to the previous thread on the alignment of flavors, the salted egg was definitely less salty here. Soy sauce chicken packed a burst of flavors that can only be uncommonly found back home and a faultlessly crispy crackling on the top of roasted pork belly laced with fat that dissolved in the mouth.

I'm definitely learning not to ignore airport food here. Appearances here can be deceiving.

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