Hong Kong 2018 Day 5Oct 16, 2018 3 min read
Obligatory. Gotta have this dish at least once every trip.
Noodles in fish stock soup and other fish related toppings. This is the only dish this stall sells.
Even the drinks have to be bought from their neighbours.
Next we headed down to the lower floors to pick up the pocket money for the ancestors.
Some of this stuff feels like you’ll be spoiling them though I do find the idea that there are iOS vs Android wars even in heaven amusing.
It’s so new and shiny. Someone has already moved in.
Though we only own the middle floor. My uncle owns the other two.
We could do this because the men of these villages got given the right to build their own building. This was to help combat the increasingly scarce housing, improve rural areas ᵃⁿᵈ ᵃˡˢᵒ ᵐᵃʸᵇᵉ ᵗᵒ ᵖᵒˢˢᶦᵇˡʸ ᵃᵖᵖᵉᵃˢᵉ ᵗʰᵉ ᵍʳᵒʷᶦⁿᵍ ᵈᶦˢˢᵉⁿᵗ ᵃⁿᵈ ʳᶦᵒᵗˢ ʷʰᵉⁿ ᵗʰᵉ ᴮʳᶦᵗᶦˢʰ ᵗᵒᵒᵏ ᵒᵛᵉʳ ᵃ ᵇᵘⁿᶜʰ ᵒᶠ ˡᵃⁿᵈ.
For food you leave it on the altar and for drinks you dump it on the ground.
Then we placed and lit a dozen incense candles to ask for good fortune because hey, this chicken and wine wasn’t free.
Don’t forget to pick up your food later otherwise that would be littering.
Aunt: Ok, stick this burning rod into the orange, Lemon.
Me: Surrounding the orange with support oranges so it doesn’t topple over
Finally, time to leave.
Really busy at this time. Partly due to the undertrained and understaffed kitchen with no manager in sight. This cost-cutting started happening after McDonald’s sold all their branches in Hong Kong and China to some Chinese conglomerate back in 2017.