Lunch and Coffee in Sai Kung

I met M in Sai Kung to have lunch. It was a bit cold that day. We went to the pho place, Saigon Pho we’d been to before. My favorite is the raw beef.

Not my photo.

I love this place. It’s a tiny little place near the pier. They have a couple of other locations, but this is the only one I’ve been to. I really like the people who run this one. They have good English and are quite friendly.

Afterwards, we went for a coffee. We tried Little Cove, but the line was out the door. There was a new coffee place though in Old Town, The Coffee Academics.

They had quite a few interesting coffees.

These were their premium brands from what I could understand. There was a drink menu. M and I both had the Okinawa.

We also shared a piece of almond orange cake. It was absolutely amazing.

Before we left, I bought some of their coffee. It was a floral sort of thing, and that interested me. I don’t think I’ve ever had any sort of floral coffee.

I had not heard about this place opening in Sai Kung. It was very nice. There was a lot of outdoor seating with heating lamps around. There was also indoor seating, though we didn’t really go in too far. I know there are a couple of these places elsewhere in Hong Kong. Generally, they have pretty good coffee. I did enjoy this one more because of the location.

After that, we went to an import veggie store not far from where we were. I was able to find something I haven’t seen in ages.

Spaghetti squash.

My mom used to make these all of the time when I was a kid. I think at first I may have hated it, but I grew to love it over time. I was so excited to see the squash. I even paid $90 HKD for the stupid thing. I don’t think my kids have had spaghetti squash in a very long time. I think they may have been very little when my mom made it the last time.

Basically, all you have to do it is cut it in half. Roast it with some olive oil and salt. When it softens up, you use a fork to scrape it. The flesh of the squash comes out looking like spaghetti. Throw some red sauce or some sort of sauce on it and some cheese. And done. Love it. That is going to be the best dinner.

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