“Siu Yeh” (宵夜) means “Midnight Snack” in Cantonese (that is “Ye Xiao” (夜宵) for Mandarin-speakers) and this local eating habit, albeit a bad one, sort of reflects the extent Chinese indulge themselves in good food and good company.
Anything you eat, say from 12AM to 4AM, should probably be considered “Siu Yeh” so no, this blog isn’t about my feast during the wee hours of the night/morning – I don’t think it’s very healthy! – but rather, just a stab at writing about local delicacies and great finds (with the occasional entries on stuff I eat while traveling).
I’ve always wanted to write about food and “Siu Yeh” is a chance for me to write about food as well as anything about Hong Kong / China culture that is worth preserving or writing about. And if you know where to look at 3AM in the city, you’ll see what I mean.
January 29, 2009 Edit: This is me, without a head at Cross Hotel in Sapporo
July 16th, 2009 Edit: For the 5017341734757th time, no I’d like to remain anonymous. Thank you. OooooOo so mysterious!