Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang

Hong Kong street food that Westerners love and hate
In Yau Ma Tei, a bustling area of Hong Kong, food stalls stand side-by-side, enticing diners with a heady aroma from the dishes they are boiling, steaming and frying. Rising above the medley of fragrances is a pungent odor that suddenly hits the nostrils. As it intensifies, the rotten smell rapidly envelopes the whole street. It comes from a woman who is chowing down on tofu that she bought a nearby stall. Leaning forward to prevent the sauce from staining her shirt, she sinks her teeth into the fermented, fried tofu slathered with a brown sauce.   Lisa Xiao, from Hubei province in central China, came to Hong Kong for a holiday with her family. “The dressing is reminiscent of my childhood,”
Hong Kong street food that Westerners love and hate