Here’s a bit of a culture-slash-history lesson for you. Do you know what this is?
Its a village bus!!! Bet you’ve never seen one of these in your life huh? I mean, they look like a normal delivery truck but a custom-built interior, and these things go way back … okay fine maybe like 30-50 years? This one has definitely been renewed. I was pretty lucky to have stumbled across this … and you’re pretty lucky that I’m lucky :) Unless you actually live inside one of these villages that run these shuttle buses, these things are like trying to spot a hedgehog.
Well I suppose its nothing crazy. Its just an odd-looking bus that takes the village folks from A to B (B = civilization) so they can buy basic necessities and groceries, and then back to A. Why don’t they just buy a Toyota minibus?! I would’ve imagine the cost to custom-build a metal cage + interior on a delivery truck to be > Toyota minibus. What’s the economics behind that? Can anyone fill us in?
I saw this next to the truck – a place called 四眼仔腸粉, where some pretty darn smoooooth rice rolls are served. On most days later in the afternoon, you’ll see a queue for these rice rolls. I had this a while ago and when I was there this time, I didn’t eat there, so no photos to show. Sorry!
But remember I was talking about these famous pork knuckles from Kwan Kee around the corner and it was all sold out last time? Well, I had it this time!
Did I mention last time that the hot sauce from this place was voted 1 of 10 best hot sauce in Hong Kong from Drink Eat Man Woman magazine (飲食男女)? How cool is that?!
Its a different type of pork knuckle than what I had expected. Its a little dry, but none the less tasty. Adequately salted, with the right amount of meat, fat, cartilage and “bone glue” (骨胶) … but I didn’t think it was good enough on its own. You HAVE to dip it in a bit of hot sauce (even if you don’t eat spicy) to make it work.
Siu Yeh Rating: 7.5/10
I stand by my previous rating.