Wednesday, August 18, 2010

how this egg bought a tear to my eye

actually the title of this post should really be;

"how this egg NEARLY bought a tear to my eye".
i would be lying if i said that i actually had a wee cry.

first things first; no, this egg isn't rotten.
it's a tea egg (茶葉蛋) which is a local snack over here.
when a first saw this snack i must say that it didn't make my mouth water or make my hand search for my wallet. not the most attractive snack out there is it?
but it was k-chan who got me onto this.
there is a small stall selling these eggs at our local subway station and one day she bought a couple of these ugly eggs to try. talk about judging a book by it's cover!
this savory egg is yum!
it's actually a standard boiled egg which is then soaked in pu-erh tea tossed in with some chinese five-spice powder, which contains cinnamon, star anise, fennel seeds, cloves and szechuan peppercorns.
so the next time you see an ugly egg for sale, buy it.
for HK$2.50 it's a bargain!

oh, and i didn't shed a tear because this egg tasted so good either.
no, the reason why i nearly shed a tear is because...


it's nearly time for me to leave hong kong.
the egg made me reminisce about all the amazing experiences (some not so great) that i've had during my nearly seven years here.

for those of you who have been following my blog (which i started here in hong kong) know that i had some huge life-changing decision to make a few months back, well this was one of them.
i've decided to move on, and my next destination is...


you'll have to wait.
don't wanna give you too many surprises all at once *wink wink*


pascale said...

hey! I love these eggs too.
You can find a good stall at Star Ferry too :D yum!

About your surprise... we have buckled up. Bring it on! :)

sleepwalkingintokyo said...

Oh. I love 茶葉蛋!! Can't wait to hear about your next destination! What would you miss the most from HK?


Life for Beginners said...

Awww! That is such a cliffhanger! I really wonder where you will head to next... Wherever it is, here's wishing you and your family the best! :)

world of sekimachihato said...

* pascale
these eggs are pretty good aren't they! so a shop near star ferry has them too? is that on hk side or kowloon side?

world of sekimachihato said...

* sleepwalkingintokyo
what would i miss the most in hk?
mmm, that's a tough one...
i would have to say friends. i always seem to be saying goodbyes to close friends...


world of sekimachihato said...

* Life for Beginners
awww, that's so sweet of you; thanks!

Life for Beginners said...

Still waiting for the relevation in your new post, hehe. Took a day off work today so I got all the time to wait for it... :P

world of sekimachihato said...

* Life for Beginners
a day off work, lucky you. today would be the perfect day to take off if you were in hk, it's raining with heavy thunder and lightning. don't know why my weather thingy says it's "partly cloudy"...
depending on how well kou-chan behaves, you may find out my next destination today. he's asleep now, time for some "me" time!

Life for Beginners said...

Yay for "you" time! Well, I'm gonna run off and do laundry now, be back soon to check for a new post! ;)

Adam W said...

Aww, I enjoyed your pictures of Hong Kong. :(

Good luck wherever you go!

Lavender Playground said...

They sell 茶葉蛋 in Taiwan too! So...where are you off to next?

world of sekimachihato said...

* Life for Beginners
sorry, no new post yet... my "me" time got cut short!
i take it you are at work today? well TGIF! hope your day is going smoothly.

world of sekimachihato said...

* Adam W
oooh, you are the "adam" from gaijin wife! :P
thanks for stopping by my blog and nice to hear that you are enjoying my snap shots of hong kong.
now that i will be leaving i have a sudden urge to take a lot more, so would be happy for you to stay around. see you are learning cantonese too! it's a toughy that's for sure.

world of sekimachihato said...

* Lavender Playground
yeah, i tried one of these in taiwan too. i love the food in taiwan!! very good!
and the cool cafes in taipei! there is a nice coffee culture over there which i wish we had here.

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