Looking at the themes chosen by Sandi and Gattina this week for their Photo Hunts, the easiest thing would have been to go and take photos of cutlery on sale in various stores. In the end, however, I only took one photo especially for today's blog entry -- that of the Winkipinki-themed fork and spoon set that I spotted on sale some time back and promptly snapped up because items bearing the visage of my absolutely favorite Sanrio character really are very hard to find these days... (And for those who're wondering: yeah, I've never used this cute cutlery set -- I just display them, packaging and all, in my living room!)
With regards to the two other photos on this blog post: I'm offering them up to show that Western-style cutlery can be found in Hong Kong, including at certain dai pai dong, no frills -- and very local -- food stalls where food is usually cheap and also pretty good -- but that it's far more usual here to eat with plastic chopsticks and porcelain spoons whose shape is unlike the metal spoons found in Western cutlery sets.
More than incidentally: while going through my photo archive to find suitable images for this week's Photo Hunt, it really hit home how infrequently I eat meals using Western-style cutlery here in Hong Kong -- and also how rare it is to take photos in eateries where there's no food on my table! But the scenic surroundings of the Mui Wo waterside eatery that's Wah Kee, and the atmospheric dai pai dong I went to after a hike that ended in the greater Sha Tin area were ones that this shutterbug decided would be worth capturing, and the photos have come in handy this week! :)