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)
- 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.