14 August 2018

Yum!



Since we have been back, we've been using up the little time we had before school starts to check out 'new' places to eat.  New to us, that is.  One of most delightful places we'd tried is this small, really local place tucked away in Sheung Wan called Ma Sa Restaurant (孖沙茶餐).  It serves the usual cha chaan teng () fare, but what I was really interested in trying was this humble dish they have --three fried eggs (drizzled with dark soy sauce) over char siu (叉燒) slices, served on a bed of steaming white rice.  Such a simple dish, but really hearty.  What's even greater is that the entire dish costs less than HK$50 (around US$6) --and that's including an icy glass of lemon Coke!


We got there around 11:45 am and got seated right away, but around noon, people started coming in and a line was forming outside (under the blazing summer sun, in really humid conditions no less!).

If ever you are in the neighborhood, do check it out for some really local treats at a remarkable price.  Don't expect anything fancy. You might have to share a table with strangers during peak time.  It's no-frills, humble, but good value for money.


07 August 2018

I'm Back!



Well, sort of.  We've been back from Canada for a couple of weeks now and are over the jet lag.  That said, we're still pretty much in summer / holiday mode.  Taking things easy, chilling, savoring the laid back days with no scheduled activities.  School is starting next week and then we will be thrown back into a whirlwind of activities. 

Canada was lovely, as always. It's great to spend time with family, great to see all the kids having fun with the cousins, great to just chill and go on a few hikes, etc.  We did our annual blueberry-picking and put the kids in summer camp for a week. Oh, the complaints from the boys about having to be in camp! (The girls were pretty happy with their rock-climbing camp, though.)   


I'm trying to make these last few 'free' days count and have been trying to get the kids out --despite the hot and humid summer weather we are having right now.  Bribing them with cool places to eat always helps, haha!  

What have you been up to?

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