Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eat your vegetables!

On Saturday we had dinner at the fabulous Kan Kee - a vegetarian dai pai dong in Causeway Bay.

This was a huge event, as dai pai dongs are great, but there's rarely anything that Kelly can eat because everything has meat in it (people in Hong Kong use pork the way we use salt - it goes in everything). So we were thrilled to learn about this place (I read about it on the excellent blog Doufu Mafia). I called in the afternoon to pre-order our food and the conversation went something like this:

Her: Wei.
Me: Hi, I'd like to order a meal for four people tonight.
Her: Yes.
Me: Okay, we'd like the sweet & sour "pork"-
Her: No more.
Me: Oh. Okay, then we'd like-
Her: You like curry?
Me: No, we don't really want curry-
Her: Tomato!
Me: ...What?... I...

(And it just went on like this. And yes, we got curry).

So this is what we ended up with -

Fried rice with roasted cashews:

Eggplant in ginger/citrus sauce:

Mushrooms and zucchini stir-fried with XO sauce:


And honey-glazed char siu:

It was all very, very tasty. And, of course, very cheap. Dangerously so, in fact, because we were able to afford way too much beer and ended up singing karaoke at a bar in Sheung Wan.

Because "Africa" by Toto isn't going to sing itself, you know.

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