It was one of those short work trip to Hong Kong and thankfully, we had one night free. Weng, my colleague, was looking for a certain transformer figurine to add to his ever-expanding collection and
conned convinced me to go to Mong Kok with him.
There were quite a few anime shops in Mong Kok and we went all around looking for the elusive figurine. After the third store, I was getting bored and ready to go my own way. Weng persuaded me to stay on saying we’ll get dinner right after that.
Weng didn’t find the transformer figurine, which was unfortunate for him. But we found a pretty good yoke peng fan (minced pork rice) in a tiny eatery in Mong Kok.
The elderly lady who waited on us was quite a character. I spoke to her in Cantonese, and she answered in a smattering of English – ‘What you want?’. ‘Sit, sit’.
This turned out to be one of the more memorable meals I had during that Hong Kong trip – simple, homey and utterly satisfying.