My favorite post workout meal – breasts on rice.

Posted: August 13, 2014 in dinner, lunch
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Hong Kong’s version of NA’s greasy spoon and truck stops.  It is large portions, low prices and high calories to power you through the rest of the day.  I imagine it would clear a hangover with relative ease too, so long as you order it with soup.

Hong Kong people loathe eating breast meat. They love areas with bone as its suppose to impart more taste. I love breast meat as it is all protein. I’m the opposite end of the spectrum. The locals are more than willing to give away the breast meat and I happily devour it.  Breast meat is a impossible sell for most restaurants in HK so they use it to make soup.  I’m in love with it so I eat it as much as possible when I eat at the BBQ restaurants.

The BBQ restaurants sell the following: roast pork, bbq pork, roast chicken, soy sauce chicken, normal chicken, bbq duck and roast duck.  BBQ pork will give the buyer the option of fatty, half fatty and lean.  Roast pork is the giant swine hanging in the window with the famous crackling skin.  The price will be dependent on cut.  For the locals, the fattier the cut the better.  The most expensive portion would be the area around the pork belly.

Most restaurants will sell the option of 2 choices and rice for $25-$30.  I always go with duck and chicken breast.

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Some restaurants are offer soup to go alongside of the rice plate.

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This is typical blue collar fare, eaten by those looking for a quick meal which would be everyone in Hong Kong from taxi drivers, actors and actresses to construction workers.  The soup is not a required component as they usually throw in the bones that are leftovers from days past so there’s a lot of spice and marinade in it to give flavour.

  1. LFFL says:

    Always a good choice.

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