by Roaming Panda
I know what you're thinking, "all these posts with you in Asia and I haven't seen a single post about food, what gives?" Half of our trip was completely devoted to eating. We ate no less than 3 meals a day and most meals were family style/pile-em-up food overload. I tried to document every meal I ate but after even the second day, I knew this was going to be an impossible task. If it wasn't for the long days of walking in the heat, I would have came back to the states with a lot more carry-on luggage if you catch my drift.
The food in Hong Kong, Beijing, and all the other cities we visited was absolutely incredible. I don't think I had anything that was bad. Some dishes certainly stood out more than others. Here's my pick of the top 5 food items I had while I was there (in no particular order):
1. Under the Bridge Spicy Crab
I'm a huge seafood fan and prior to my trip, I watched quite a few videos on places to eat throughout Hong Kong. One such video led me to Under the Bridge Spicy Crab in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Giant crabs are cooked and smothered in fried garlic and spices for an explosion of flavors in your mouth. These crabs are monsterous yet the meat is so sweet and succulent.. The surprise dish here was the prawns cooked/fried in salted egg yolk. Sounds weird but it's such a sweet and salty combination of flavors that is just to die for. A must try.