Really, we didn’t do anything too out-of-the ordinary. We dropped the kids off at school (there’s a reason to homeschool if you ever needed one!), headed in to pick up Renee’s ID card so she can finally use the library system, and then started on a hunt for the elusive meal ingredients essential to a happy Harvey home.

After the grueling climb up all those stairs to Keegan’s school, I was famished. Thankfully, the food options here are great!

Hong Kong, October 2009
So we stopped at the bakery. I chose the steamed bread (with green tea and red bean -- I was feeling Christmassy, you know me).

Hong Kong, October 2009
Renee initially wanted the green tea red bean cream bread but finally chose wooden milk bread instead.

Just kidding. After I had earlier gamely tasted a mooncake and discovered it tasted like bone marrow, I wasn’t feeling quite so adventurous. Maybe something more European?

Hong Kong, October 2009
Looking around the food court, I spotted the sign for "Italian Tomato", and my mouth started watering for a really good spag-bol. However, despite the clear branding, this is really an upmarket cake shop.

However, I have committed myself to only buying Asian cuisine when we eat out so I can best experience the full delights of HK, and so I chose a Japanese barbecued pork meal served on rice. (I did pass up on the skewer of duck’s tongue — perhaps one day I’ll feel more game — get it, “game”? LOL. Sigh.) I sat down to wait while the meal was being made, but seriously, the cook must have completed the meal in one minute, and I only had to haul my weary body up again to get the bowls. It was true fast food.

While Renee was waiting for her meal to be prepared (they mustn’t have used a microwave oven like my chef did), I sat with Tirzah and tucked into the meal. It was very good, and now I’m eager to try more barbecued meat options.

Tirzah, October 2009
I truly feel like a local -- feeding my baby with chopsticks. (Well, she's not *my* baby, but almost!)

Later, after wandering downstairs (which means cramming into a tiny lift with a dozen other people), we found a Lego exhibit of more food.

Lego cake, Hong Kong, October 2009
China is celebrating 60 years of communist rule, and Lego decided to cash in on the party in Hong Kong. At the shopping centre we visited, they had constructed a seven-foot-high birthday cake made of more than 100,000 bricks.

Lego display, Hong Kong, October 2009
Lego had a large variety of food, huge characters and even battle scenes (!) on display.

Lego pizza, Hong Kong, October 2009
Do you want extra cheese pieces on that?

Lego sushi, Hong Kong, October 2009
Of course we saw a fine display of Asian cuisine all fashioned in Lego.