When I first saw these wrapped in plastic, for sale in the market, I though they were candies. Chewy candies. The deep orange colour looked like a promise of tartness. Later, as I walked through the village of Tai O, I saw this basket sitting on a white table out in the sun. Full of salt and fresh egg yolks, I realised that what I saw was not candies at all. Unappetising now, the flies buzzing around make them seem even less so. I am told, however, that my prejudices are wrong. These things that I struggle to think of as food are according to some “quite good”. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Tai O
Tai O Heritage Hotel
Like nowhere else, Tai O is a fascinating village on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Once a fishing village belonging to the Tanka people, the village is almost entirely on stilts. Traditionally the Tanka people built their villages on the water as either boats tied together or as stilt houses. Continue reading
You must be logged in to post a comment.