a glimpse of our new flat---still a work in progress
view from The Peak
boxes from NYC
As you can imagine, we had a lot of moving boxes marked "Kitchen". When the movers here in HK started to bring our air shipment to our apartment, they were scratching their heads with the amount of boxes destined for the kitchen. Dear friends, HK is one of the most populated cities in the world...something to the tune of 60,000/sq ft or sq m...can't recall but something ridiculous. Hence space is a premium in this very, very vertical city. With space as a premium, my oven in out apartment here is probably just 1/4 the size of my LG in NY. This is no joke, some of my baking pans won't fit the oven. Very different...maybe this is an opportunity for me to create "mini-me's" of my work in NY...hahaha. I will post a picture of the oven so you can see what I am talking about.
Given the pregnancy, everything for me is sensory overload. HK Island is like Manhattan but with A LOT LOT LOT more people...this is no joke. If you think it is a jungle walking the streets of Manhattan during rush hour...you haven't seen anything yet like HK. It is ridiculous the amount of people specially in Central & Causeway Bay...I am not even talking about the tourist spots on the Kowloon side but more so the place where Hong Kongers live.
Oh well, a lot of things going on. As much as I want to work, our OB here advised me to take it easy. I will try to test out my oven and see what I can do out of it. I will also blog about my adventures in Hong Kong Island - both personally and from a culinary perspective.