Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sale and Cutlery (This week's Photo Hunt themes)

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! :)


Susan Demeter said...

Great pics for the themes YTSL :) It is these small things we often don't think about eh :)

Carver said...

Good take on the themes. Interesting question about whether chopsticks are cutlery. According to the expanded definition I found, I guess they would be.

Anonymous said...

you always do marvelously with the themes.

YTSL said...

Hi Sue --

I try to notice the small things but have to say that having this blog and the weekly Photo Hunt really gives me an incentive for taking photos of them. :b

Hi Carver --

I had read that cutlery is defined differently in the US vis a vis Britain. I guess if we use the term "tableware", then chopsticks would definitely qualify to my mind. :)

Hi ewok1993 --

Thanks so much for that compliment. You've made my day with it! :)

eastcoastlife said...

I have not come across Winkipinki, nowadays the craze is Minions. :D

YTSL said...

Hi EastCoastLife --

There's a Minions craze here in Hong Kong too! Winkipinki items were pretty much discontinued some years back - *sob* -- but she still has fans, including me!

Gattina said...

That's probably cutlery to be thrown away ?

Anonymous said...

You lucked out finding that on sale!

Happy Saturday!

magiceye said...

Loved the last pic!

YTSL said...

Hi Gattina --

What? Which cutlery do you think was there to be thrown away?! :O

Hi JDeQ --

I certainly did with the Winkipinki cutlery set! :b

Hi magiceye --

Thanks, I'm glad you do. :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

You always do a fabulous job!

My heart is heavy with the photos from the Philippines... It could happen anywhere!

YTSL said...

Hi Sandi --

Thanks and re the Philippines: I'm not sure about it being possible to happen anywhere -- but agree that seeing photos of the typhoon disaster there is heartbreaking.