Around Hong Kong | Part III
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Roast Goose Chase
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A variety of sources led us to believe that the best roast goose (in a city known for roast goose) was a small hole-in-the-wall called
Yat Lok Restaurant
. After navigating a series of unmarked alleys and busy streets, we eventually found ourselves standing outside the revered eatery.
The first thing we noticed when being seated was that the staff spoke almost no English. Luckily, the servers took pause from their frantic food delivery to both provide us with a translated menu and to compliment Mina’s makeup through hand signals.
The main attraction is an affordably priced roast goose on rice. The dish is served in a simplicity that is reminiscent of the restaurant itself. No frills, just fresh, succulent roast goose on a bed of white rice. The skin is absurdly crispy and buttery... almost too much so. After half a delicious goose (that Mina didn't really help with) it was hard to imagine eating anything else on the trip. In retrospect, the goose was a bit too oily and not substantive enough to become a new favorite dish, but it was great experience.
Victoria Peak | Hong Kong
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The most famous view of Hong Kong is from the top of Victoria Peak, looking down onto the skyscraper filled skyline and Hong Kong Harbor. The best way to travel up to the vista/leisure complex at the top of the peak is by using the, nearly century old, funicular railroad aptly named “The Peak Tram”.
After the slow, but pleasant ascent, we made our way to the roof of the peak complex to admire the panoramic view. The weather changes constantly and we had to huddle under an umbrella for a few minutes while some rain clouds drifted by, but within minutes it was sunny again and Alex was posing for photos with adoring fans (a.k.a. two Chinese girls that asked to take a photo with him).