Today NaNa of Foreign Geek is taking over my blog!
Hello there readers! I am NaNa, the geek behind the blog Foreign Geek. I have been forever inspired by Sincerely Sara, the writer and the blog, so I am super duper excited to write a guest post here. I went to Hong Kong with BFF recently and pursuing my obsession to discover great coffee wherever I go I had way too many pit stops on our short stay there. During my “research” time, I had also tried some unusual drinks and dessert. I thought it would be fun to share some here.
Let me repeat that, raw egg in boiled water. I have no idea why I ordered it in the first place moreover, why did I drink it after seeing it. After this incident, I have stopped a few times in life to reflect on what had happened and regarding my decision, but I have no logical explanation, it didn’t make sense and it was without a purpose. The worst part was that I slurped it in one go while sitting in a restaurant packed with HongKong-ers when I was supposed to stir, add sugar and drink it from the glass slowly. Now I get why they stared at us, it was out of pity. But honestly, I don’t think adding sugar would have helped much.
What would you like to drink? Coffee or tea? If you are like me, who love both, how about coffee and tea MIXED together also known as CoffTea or Tea Espresso. I raised my eyebrow when I reread the menu, but hey why not? I wasn’t too sure when I gave my order, the waiter uncle even asked me thrice to confirm my order, yes a cup of Yuanyang (Cantonese) please. I thought Yuangyang another name for Yin and Yang but not, it means a pair of Mandarin ducks, the symbol of eternal love (Coffee, tea and ducks??) The taste didn’t disappoint you guys, it’s actually good, adaptable to be a next favourite drink onour indecisive days.
On a cold night some four years ago, I was treated a bowl of turtle shell jelly by a group of local friends when I visited Hong Kong (my first time) with Yin. It’s a Chinese herbal medicine sold as pitch dark colored dessert. I remember finding it bitter, but nice anyways. It made them happy that an outsider was accepting their delicacy and that made me happy. Also, the jelly is packed with stuff good for health, including smoother skin, so yeah why not?
A cup of tea made using woman under garment, I doubt if there is a non-alcoholic drink that sounds kinkier than a cup of hot pantyhose tea, eh? Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately they don’t use a real pantyhose to make it. This traditional Hong Kong style milk tea is made by passing tea through a cloth sock to give a smoother texture. I soon got addicted to it and ordered a cup every time we stopped somewhere to rest. During summer, the iced tea version is a must try you guys.