The Gateway to the East is a harbor town that glitters with the lights of international business. But to really understand Hong Kong, you have to meet it halfway.
Author Jacqueline Detwiler Photography Lauryn Ishak
EAT YOUR WORDS
DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR (FEBRUARY 3), CELEBRANTS COURT LUCK AND WEALTH BY EATING FOODS WHOSE NAMES ARE HOMOPHONES FOR GOOD THINGS IN CANTONESE.
CHINESE NAME: KAM SOUNDS LIKE: “GOLD”
CHINESE NAME: YU SOUNDS LIKE: “ABUNDANCE”
CHINESE NAME: LIN NGAU SOUNDS LIKE: “ABUNDANCE YEAR AFTER YEAR”
CHINESE NAME: FAT CHOY SOUNDS LIKE: “PROSPERITY.” THE ALGAE CAN ALSO BE SERVED WITH OYSTERS, IN WHICH CASE THE NAME (HO SEE FAT CHOY) SOUNDS LIKE “WEALTH AND PROSPERITY.”
RICE PUDDING CAKE
CHINESE NAME: NIAN GAO SOUNDS LIKE: “HIGHER YEAR”
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