Friday, August 1, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: NaNa of Foreign Geek

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.

1. Raw Egg in Boiled Water
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.

2. CoffeeTea
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.

3. Turtle Shell Jelly
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?

4. Pantyhose Tea
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.

Thank you Sara for featuring me today and thank you guys for reading. Do stop by at Foreign Geek for more stories about travel  expat life and a little weirdness in between. See you there!

What weird foods and drinks have you had?

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  1. so many ususual things, i have not even heard of this last thing, women undergraments ..


  2. This was such an interesting post!

    ♥ Naomi Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups

  3. the cofftea sounds interesting! I would totally try that

  4. really interesting - the raw egg in boiled water doesn't sound quite good. But the pantyhose tea looks amazing :)

  5. The pantyhose tea sounds yummy! Such an interesting post :)

  6. Wow you sure tried some interesting foods! I'm not nearly as daring as you but I have to admit, I'm quite curious about that tea/coffee! My two favorites in one? Sounds like something I need to try!

  7. I would definitely try the CoffTea! Sounds good! The other ones...not so much lol!

  8. It's my two faves as well! It's a must try :)

  9. Thanks u both :)

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