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Ice cream over HK

Ice cream over HK

Sorry for the short blog again (sensing a trend for the next three weeks...), but I'll quickly say my highlight of the day--one of them--came at the end of a long day from a situation I was originally frustrated with.

Mark and I arrived to dinner, having walked up and down the street 20 times to find the restaurant based on the address given, as part of a challenge. We did not realize it would be a Michelin restaurant, which means sneakers and tennis skirt/shorts are not appropriate attire. Nor is it for the small of purse, and having two other challenges that involved Michelin restaurants, I was none too pleased. I would have gladly eaten cheap street food. 

Nevertheless, we were there, and they let us in despite our haggard appearance, so we stayed. But I refused to eat a meal. (The challenge was to have a signature dish and an ice cream.) Mark got the dish; I got the ice cream. 

Two things: the fact that I ordered only ice cream at a super fancy restaurant and the manager didn't bat an eyelash was already mind blowing. The second thing was that he was so nice (we explained what we were doing, and he was joking with us while we ordered), that afterwards he let us up to the rooftop to see the view from the top of the building.

My first ice cream in over two months: spicy chocolate, consumed with a view of the city of Hong Kong at night. 

Pretty amazing!

So, thank you to Henry of Qi Nine Dragons who was an exceptional host. 

A hobo in a Michelin star restaurant eating ice cream for dinner

A hobo in a Michelin star restaurant eating ice cream for dinner

Transference of happiness from martini glass to Jenny  

Transference of happiness from martini glass to Jenny  

Good Morning Vietnam

Good Morning Vietnam

Dumplings in Hong Kong

Dumplings in Hong Kong