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bluebalu: Living in Hong Kong

HK Numb is one of the blogs that I’ve always kept my eyes on – lots of interesting restaurants that Irene reviewed, but then she stopped posting to concentrate on her studies and her life. I was hoping for her to return to the blogging world, and so she did – she’s back now and there are lots of interesting blog posts on her blog. I’m glad to have her back and her posts are one of the firsts one I check in my RSS reader!

Interview with HK Numb

Even if she claims it’s ‘just another food blog’ it is a very interesting one to read! She’s been to some of the well-known restaurants, such as Liberty Private Works or the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse, but also some less well-known ones such as Butao Ramen in Sha Tin and Lobintan in the Festival Walk. Plus there’s also a section with home cooked food

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Why read me?  One whiff of the last few months of dead air at the HK numb and apologetically, you might have asked yourself that question more than once.

Unless, perhaps, you’ve been rifling through the archives and actually don’t mind being out of the loop with Hong Kong’s dining trends, instead finding eateries that don’t expect you to be waiting gratefully outside on a hot humid Saturday night.  If you’re like me, that’s probably why you’re still reading the HK numb, and I thank you for that.

Ultimately, the HK numb is around because not everyone is a fan of the pretension and, dammit – sometimes all a girl just wants to do is eat.

Now, I like a good fine dine as much as the next gluttonous fuck (and I have often posted my trips here), but I’m going to try and take a new approach with the Numb now that I’m back here for good.

First, I hope that my adventures in Hong Kong will permit me to be unconstrained by the often clichéd and colourless expat’s binary of “Hong Kong Island” and “Oh God No- Everywhere Else”.   I’ve spent most of my twenty-four years in Hong Kong living and working outside the island – New Territories, Kowloon, and the outlying Islands – and can attest to the amazing food choices in these areas that hardly see the light of day in many English-writing blogs.  For shame!

Secondly, I love cooking, so there’s definitely going to be more of that. Cooking in Hong Kong kind of sucks because there are so many food choices outside your tiny kitchen, so you really need to make sure whatever you’re cooking at home doesn’t make you regretful over an un-dialed KFC number.

So that’s that.  Let’s get started, shall we?

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve updated the site.  My dissertation was finished in good time, don’t worry; and yes, I graduated, finally; and yes, I am still ravenous, some things never change.

Since the start of Summer, I’ve been engaged in a number of freelance/part-time projects, including scouting for Yelp HK.  Yelp Hong Kong has officially gone live today, and I’m sure it’s going to have a lot of traction with the Hong Kong public.  I wanted to post the official Yelp badge here but the HTML isn’t working, so instead, please check out my full reviews on the Yelp page here.  And be my friend!  – I have no friends.  (I assume the best way to make friends is by using the imperative tense, no?)