Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Best Club Sandwich in Hong Kong & Cute Props Alert


I love Hong Kong's version of club sandwiches. They are generally a few pieces of toasted white bread with fried luncheon meat or ham, omelette, a slice of tomatoes, a slice of processed cheese, and maybe piece of lettuce. Not the healthiest sandwich of all...maybe that's why I love it.

The one I found in Sham Shui Po's Wah Nam Cafe is different.
In between those slices of perfectly toasted white bread, I found not only luncheon meat (spam) or ham, but all these goodnesses:
- Fried luncheon meat (spam)
- Ham (uh huh!)
- Corned beef (oh yeah!)
- Tomatoes (ok...keep going)
and
- BBQ Pork stuffed omelette!!!

Wow! This is the ultimate Hong Kong Club Sandwich, the best I've had so far! The flavors of all the sinful ingredients blend very beautifully...and at HK$16...it is one of the best deals ever! (Normally HK style club sandwiches cost about HK$30/more in other local cafes).

The next dish will remind us that sometimes simplicity is indeed the key.

Fried Eggs and Luncheon Meat (Spam) with Rice.


It's just a pile of steamy white rice, served with fried eggs and fried spam, drizzled with slightly sweetened dark soy. It's so simple, yet so bloody good. Imagine poking into that runny yolk, and tasting everything with a tinge of smokiness from the dark soy....hellooooo, heaven!


The two dishes with cups of hot tea....just for HK$34 (USD4.3)! This is why I love Sham Shui Po!

Upon discovery of the following scene, sous chef shouted "Oh Shit!"

It's totally understandable...as there's no way in heck I would miss buying these babies! Not the lack of space, not the limited budget, and none of those "you already have lots of bowl" shit. Come on, they 're just HK$5 a pop! (I think I did a good job restricting myself to just buying one of them hehe)


Look at those different shapes of claypots...they are perfect for rice/soupy dishes. We likey!


I can't believe I've missed those ceramic spoons with the pink flowers....dang! I just noticed them looking through my pictures. No worries, spoonies, I'll be back!

...and here's the most gorgeous and not affordable of all...

Oh, gorgeousness! I sing songs of praises unto thee thy thou graciousness (clearly, my English isn't good enough for this).

The vendor said HK$300 (US$38)...damn! I hated that! I don't know how to handle haggling when the price is opened too high....so I just left, but not after stealing a shot of it while the vendor was busy plucking white hair off her head. Score!

I also witnessed a funny Hong Kong DOM (Dirty Old Man) scene in that market, read about it here.

17 comments:

Lidia Sianturi said...

claypot-e larang ora Rit? penginnnnnnnn....

sefa firdaus said...

Claypotnya mauuuuuuuu... sama yg ada gagangnya itu loh Rit. *ngiler*

Elsye said...

sama kayak Lidia, larang yo Rit :D ngiler liat gambar2 re

daphne said...

ooo. that is SOOO sinful rita!!

but..

I LIKE!

A.G said...

wah aku ma Lidi sama-2 naksir claypot hehe...

Dan yg teko antik.. wow mau jg :(( nyari barang di toko second hand kalo beli baru minta ampun hargane

Holly said...

Those Clubs look great, I bet people here in Hawaii would love them since we are the Spam capitol of the world!
We also make a dish similar to the eggs and rice. It is called a Loco Moco, rice, hamburger patty, eggs and gravy all over. Your shopping trip looked fun. Hong Kong is on the top of my list of where I want to travel.

Little Corner of Mine said...

We love fried spam too. Yummy! You were right, that tea pot is super gorgeous!

tigerfish said...

Club sandwich is one of my favs! But I don't think I have tried the HK version. Wow, and that egg drizzled with sweetened soy sauce is so tempting...

Tangled Noodle said...

That sandwich does look good! Although I can't eat a lot of it, I do enjoy spam on occasion. I had to read the prices again, though - I didn't catch your US$ exchange at first and almost fell out of my seat in shock!

FFichiban said...

That sandwich sounds and looks really realy goodd mmmm that bbq pork stuffed omelette really pushed it beyond the average hee hee

and great finds on the homeware :)

EatTravelEat said...

I've never met a club sandwich with 4 different types of meats! So beautiful. And so affordable too! Less than a hotel soda can... :).

The housewares all look beautiful! I like the details in the teapot and I like the shiny brown on the clay pot. Very nice!

Screamin' Mama said...

That club sandwich sounded divine! I miss HK style cafe food...and HK dirty old man stories...I'm off to read that now.

Rita said...

caly-potnya mau rit.... salam kenal yah tukeran link yuk

Foni said...

mantap rit.
ntar gue ke hk lo jadi tour guide gue ya.
itu resto pinter bener ya, kyk ornag indo aja maem telor ceplok pake kecap manis mang nikmat tea... apalagi kalo dia serve pake cabe rawit potongan..hayaaa heavennnn

Girl About Asia said...

ooh! where did you see the spoons / bowls? PULEASSE do tell. I dropped a couple of mine and want to replace. I have a v. eclectic collection :)

noobcook said...

Wish I can travel to HK just to buy the cute props and eat the sandwiches, hehe

ahmad said...

I am from Iran. I have a teapot like this. please send me information about this teapot. is this antique ? how old is this.
my email: sadrahakim@yahoo.com