Archive for June 11th, 2009

The Fragrant Harbour

June 11, 2009

 

Prince Edward Market

Prince Edward Market

Tai O

Looking up at Tai O

 

From the Star Ferry

From the Star Ferry

Seeing as I don’t love my camera at the moment, I’ve found some shots that where taken when we still used to get on. When it actually took photos when I pressed down on the button!

Lately, we’ve both been missing Hong Kong. We’re thinking of going back in December, after nearly four years to where we met/fell in love/wandered through wetfloor markets/had excess of yum cha at Nam Shan/ weekly indian at Chungking Mansions/caught buses out to Stanley/sang bad karaoke/learnt rude cantonese easily/took six months say our home address properly/spent ridiculous amount of time on escalators/finally made the fruit + veg stall lady who we bought food from EVERYDAY smile/discovered seven different types of food poisoning/ran riot in Lan Kwai Fong/drank chrysanthemum tea at 2am with roommates/marveled at the MTR/watched the light show at 8pm/met each others parents who were coincidently visiting at the same time/spent hours wandering around alleys/got lost in megasupershopping malls/ did the cliched Ikea litmus test for relationships/had rooftop picnics/decided not to say goodbye. 

It’ll be a fitting 4th anniversary if we get our act together + actually book tickets. If we do, I’ve already worked out what I’m having for dinner every night we’d be there.

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Reasons why I keep dutchboy around…

June 11, 2009

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#1 he makes double batches of chocolate chip biscuits during my exam lead up. 

I really wish I had a decent camera so I didn’t have to google images for this picture. This photo does nothing to represent the decadent chocolateyness that was inside dutchboy’s biscuits. He chopped up a whole block of Whittakers dark chocolate* coasely, then folded the fine shavings of chocolate left on the chopping board through the dough so the entire biscuit had tiny chocolate flecks. I don’t dig the chocolate chip ‘nibs’. Never have. They look unnatural + why the frig don’t they melt? Don’t trust them. Plus, I can’t find any dairy-free dark chocolate chips around here even if I did want weird non-melting nibs. 

These were amazing. For someone who had never made biscuits before (yeah…I know? what the) he did an incredible job. He used the recipe of the front cover shot of The Joy of Vegan Baking,  whose author may receive an emotional email from me in a few weeks about how her biscuits got me through exams…

mmm. 

*their dark range is vegan (except the dark caramel) + cheap + comes in fabulous retro gold wrapping. come on. how awesome?