I have been to Hong Kong many times, every time I visited Hong Kong, I saw the changes. However, there are certain things that will never change. Two of that is the traditional culture of eating and shopping. Hong Kong is well known as the shopping paradise and Dim Sum heaven.
You can see many GOLD jewelry stores next to each other on one side of the street. Many people came to Hong Kong for shopping will find it very attractive. You can pretty much see the gold shinning all over the place. The second most popular shopping items are cloth. They are very cheap. You can also find a lot of cell phones and accessories in Hong Kong.
Even though Hong Kong is one of the world most famous cities, there are many poor people. Limited space is one of Hong Kong’s biggest problems. There are many poor people who can’t afford the high price apartment. They live in some old building in the poor conditions. One thing you will see in Hong Kong is the mixed environment. You can see some high rise apartment and some very old building side by side. I am wondering how those people live on the top of the high rise apartment. It’s on the 40th floor.
As I said earlier, Hong Kong is known to be the world best place to eat some delicious Cantonese food. Have you even tried the delicious BBQ ducks and Pork? Many people find it horrible to see the ducks hanging in side the glass window.
Dim Sum is also one of the traditional life in Hong Kong. There are early dim sum, brunch dim sum and also afternoon dim sum. The price is different. Many people bring their news paper with them. Almost every restaurant is full. Some restaurants even provide the TV for people watching the horse racing. The environment is very crowded. People talk very loud and sometime are very annoying. Hong Kong recently ban smoking in the restaurant. So it’s much better for people like me to enjoy the delicious foods without annoyed by the smokers.
If you ever ate Dim Sum in the USA, you probably see some strange behaviors in Hong Kong. You have to wash your chopstick, tea cup and small rice bowl first using the tea. It makes a lot of noise when you do that. Then you dump the tea to a big waste bowl. The dish is used to keep your waste such as the bone of the chicken feet.
Did you see the chicken feet? There are so many different dim sum you can eat. They are all very cheap comparing the size and the price in the US. It only costs us US$10 to have more than we can eat, which will cost us about US$40 in the US.
There are many place you can shop and eat, but you’d better find some local people to take you to the right place. If you love shopping and eating, you should visit Hong Kong.