Saturday, April 7, 2012

Awesome and Yellow (This week's Photo Hunt themes)


When hunting through my photo archive for suitable photos for this week's Photo Hunt themes determined by Sandi and Gattina, I came across a number of photos of yellow flowers that I had taken while hiking in Hong Kong.  But as pretty as the flowers were, they didn't fit the "awesome" bill to me.  (For, yes, it's true enough that however eye-catching Hong Kong's flora can be, I just don't get as excited upon spotting them as I do some interesting bug (especially those doing interesting things!) or beautiful scenery.)

On the other hand, awesome is indeed how I'd describe the taste of the predominantly yellow colored (with bits of green courtesy of the spring rolls that are included in the mix) oyster omelette that can be ordered at the ultra budget Four Seasons eatery in Yau Ma Tei whose clay pot rice I loved even before viewing the Hong Kong episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. And ditto re the delicious yellow dish of prawns fried in duck egg yolk that is on the menu of Tung Po -- which, yes, is another Hong Kong eatery featured in that same No Reservations episode!

As for the beer in this blog entry's bottom photo: if truth be told, it's not my favorite beer in the world -- not least since I prefer British ales to German wheat beers -- but it's drinkable enough and you've got to admit that its serving size (1 liter -- really!) is pretty awesome!! (And should anyone wonder, those small glasses contained fruit schnapps that a friend and I also drank that evening...) ;b


Raine said...

Delicious and lunch was an hour ago and I haven't eaten yet. :D

MaR said...

Very clever choices. Although beer is not my choice of drink (and I tasted quite a few while living in Northern Germany but no, thanks!) It seems they go together, it's called a Herrengedeck - combination of 2 alcoholic drinks for the gentlemen. Damengedeck is champagne and another liquor for the ladies. I am enjoying my coffee.
Happy weekend!
awesome yellow

Gattina said...

Now I am hungry and thirsty, lol !

Did you know that Belgium produces more than 2000 sorts of beer ?

eastcoastlife said...

Wow! Yummy food! The oyster omelette looks awesome! I must try it the next time I'm in HK. Thanks for the recommendation. Can't wait to fly to HK. :P

Annie said...

I saw that episode of No Reservations - that omelette looks very good. And I like the beer photo with the little schnapps mugs alongside.

alejna said...

Awesome! And yellow!

You know what else is yellow right now? My fingers. (I am trying out dying an egg with turmeric. So far, the turmeric stains my skin better than the eggshell! Which is less than awesome.)

By the way, the photos are also very appetizing! The thing on the top is especially intriguing. Did you call it an oyster omelette? Does it indeed have oysters in it? And eggs?

Sue said...

Delicious and perfect for both themes :)

Susan Demeter said...

Thanks for stopping by! Is around the $2000.00 range as is. The photo does not do it justice. Beautiful piece, but needs some love.

YTSL said...

Hi Raine --

Hope you had a good lunch, even though it was on the late side. :b

Hi Mar --

I haven't heard of Herrengedeck and Damengedeck -- but I learnt in Germany about radlers (a beer and seven-up/lemonade mix that sounds similar to the British shandy) and also a drink that mixes beer and coca cola together! ;O

Hi Gattina --

I didn't know Belgium produces more than 2000 sorts of beer -- that's a lot! :O -- but I do know it produces many good beers. :b

Hi Ecl Tan --

Ohhh, name change! But I still recognise you, former Eastcoastlife! ;b

And you're welcome re the recommendation. Hope you have a great time on your next visit to Hong Kong. :)

Hi Annie --

I get that feeling that episode of No Reservations got a lot of viewers! I also like the No Reservations episodes on South Korea and Japan -- though less so Malaysia because I can't quite believe Anthony Bourdain didn't think to visit Penang, the food capital of Malaysia!!! ;(

Hi Alejna --

Yes, that oyster omelette does have oysters in it -- they're small oysters though... still, if you to click to enlarge the photo, I reckon you'll be able to spot them. And yes, the concoction (should I have called it an oyster pancake instead?) does also have eggs... ;b

Hi Sue --

Thanks, glad you approve. :)

And thanks for the info re that antique cabinet you showcased in your entry. :)

Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, I think I should have ate breakfast before visiting your blog. :) Those dishes looks so delicious. And kudos to you and your friend for drinking that very large glass of beer. (I understand the comment you left now.he, he)

Great photos for the two themes. Nicely done as always. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Have a happy Easter.

Carver said...

Great take on the theme. The food and drink all sound and look awesome.

sarah bailey knight said...

hi ytsl,

Unlike some who have written comments I was eating my lunch as I looked at your blog. I cannot describe how much my lunch (waffles with bananas & blueberry yogurt)pales in comparison to your two dishes in this weeks Photo Hunt theme.

Hehe....The gonzo beer (a M size beer?)and the schnapps....well, let's say I'd prefer shochu, soju or a nice cabernet sauvignon.....

LifeRamblings said...

looks yum yum and i'm drooling all over my keyboard as i'm typing this.

YTSL said...

Hi Trekcapri --

Those dishes are indeed delicious. Have to say that they can be overpowering on their own, so really do like to have some plain white rice to balance them.

And re the beer: if I drink it slowly, it can be done... but ya, I'd say that I wouldn't order that size beer unless I know I can hang out with friends there for at least 1 1/2 hours... ;b

Hi Sandi --

Happy Easter weekend to you too. :)

Hi Carver --

Thank you. :)

Hi sbk --

Waffles, bananas and blueberries are good -- yoghurt... hmm, it depends! Seriously though, I think waffles with maple syrup and bacon can be pretty nice! ;b

And yes, I think that's an "M"-sized glass of beer. Am sure she'd love it. Maybe you could forward her this entry and tell her I'll be happy to take her to that place with the large glasses of beer when she next visits Hong Kong. :b

Hi LifeRamblings --

Heheh at the image you gave me of yourself! ;D

peppylady (Dora) said...

I thought the flowers would have been pretty. But this week theme is awesome. Never heard of an oyster omelet but I like both oyster and omelet.
Yes a cold beer on hot day she taste is on.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

give the oyster omelette or the Singaporeans call it O LUAK. It was in a student apartment in Canada, when my friend cooked it.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

mmmm everything looks delicious!

keeyit said...

Delicious yellow food~

YTSL said...

Hi peppylady --

I could be wrong -- and it should be an oyster pancake rather than oyster omelette... but I think you get the picture either way. :b

Hi Ann --

I'm more used to less crispy oyster omelettes than the one at Four Seasons but it's really yummy! :b

Hi Kara --

Yes, it is! :)

Hi Keeyit --

You said it! :)

CherryPie said...

It looks rather tasty :-)

YTSL said...

Hi CherryPie --

Am glad you think so! :b