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Where's Jonny? Care to dine with me? You would think that 11 years of daily food tasting for a living might put me off?......au contraire! Chomp away with me across 6 continents. Seduced like a bloodhound to the scent of good food, I anticipate the misty waft of steaming broths, the satisfying crunch of mudbugs and the vibrant aroma of freshly pulverised lemongrass. Buon appetito

Trip: Pigging out in year of Pig

There are [12] stories from my trip: Pigging out in year of Pig

Must tries in Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [951]

Jonny recommends Congee - is like porrige and made with flaked rice.  It is salty and finished with coriander and finely sliced spring onions.  The meat can be chicken, frog, beef pigs intestines, anything really.  I had chicken congee. It cost 1.50 ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

A bad Hehir day

HONG KONG | Saturday, 3 Mar 2007 | Views [959]

There's a marketing term for the phenomenon.  Its when a consumer on a hot day at Wimbledon will pay aliterally any amount of money for a cold drink.  Less for the second and so on.  The fact is, I craved an English breakfast after 10 days of solid noodle ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

10 reasons

HONG KONG | Saturday, 3 Mar 2007 | Views [761]

5 reasons to raise your chopsticks 1. You are given soul cleansing, bladder rinsing, green tea in every restaurant without asking and topped up regularly.  Its likely to be Jasmine which tastes a bit like bubblegum. 2. You are never rushed for the ... Read more >

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Flatulent desserts

HONG KONG | Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | Views [1148]

Keen on trying a dessert, I polished off my succulent duck, coconutty steamed buns as white as meringue and obligatory white sticky rice - which was not needed at all. I was indeed the chopstick master and even the locals nodded at my skills. Asking ... Read more >

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Reality strikes a hard blow

HONG KONG | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | Views [944]

Realising that my comfortable life at the Plaza Hotel could not continue I checked out after 6 days.  I was budgetting on 20pounds per night in Asia and this hotel was costing me three times that amount. Opting for another hotel, (hostels are ignored ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Try some pot

HONG KONG | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | Views [931] | Comments [1]

That was me. One night all things oceanic were presented to me in a cast iron pot of bubbling juice, steam spilling from the rounded sides like a witches cauldron as the lid was ceremoniously lifted.  "Wow," I said out loud to the bemusement ... Read more >

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Jonny eats in MacDonalds

HONG KONG | Monday, 26 Feb 2007 | Views [897]

Yeah rrrrrrrrrrrrrrright!!  I suspected the hideous notion might grab your attention readers.  Although I have been eating in restaurants whose decor remind me of the American giant the food bares no relation.  Last night I achieved something.  I reached ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Gallery: Hong Kong

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 25 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

sights, sounds and smells
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Notes on HK

HONG KONG | Saturday, 24 Feb 2007 | Views [751]

London is sterile compared to Hong Kong, Los Angeles, like an operating theatre.  The senses are driven wherever you are especially smell the intensity of which increases as evening draws on. Its like filling Glade plug-ins with clove, cinnamon, fennel ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Honking for duck

HONG KONG | Saturday, 24 Feb 2007 | Views [1063]

I had the pigeon in rock salt in my sights when....the authoritative waiter piped in without me even opening my lips.  "You are one person, you need famous roast goose, rice and wegetables." Curious to try goose Chinese style I nodded.  After ... Read more >

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My first Dim Sum

HONG KONG | Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | Views [1327]

"You wan Nice Garden," expalined the concierge in just discernable English.  I had asked for a place to eat Good Dim Sum which I knew was synonomous with Hong Kong. Dim Sum by the way means "Touch the heart" The moving neon strobed ... Read more >

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You want noodle?

HONG KONG | Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | Views [706]

Timing into Hong Kong was impeccable.  I misseed the extravagant New Year firework display by 2 days nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  It was the year of the pig alright.  When I touched down an unrelenting ulta fine mist soaked me forming globules ... Read more >

Tags: Culture