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There are many ways to discover a new city.  You can spend months before your arrival reading every book about your destination that you can lay your hands on. Or you can visit its museums and palaces.  Or you can take an open-topped bus tour and see as many of the sights as you can possibly cram into a single day.  But for me, the way to discover a city is through its food.  Not the expensive food served in chic, air-conditioned restaurants far above the hustle and bustle of the crowd, but the food that the locals eat – not only what they eat but where they shop and and how they eat. To me, this exposes the essential character of a city, and nowhere is this more true than in Hong Kong. Don’t get me wrong – I love fine dining too, but to get to grips with Hong Kong and its people, you need to leave the air-conditioning and enter the rabbit warren of tiny streets below, and allow yourself  to be overwhelmed by the heat, the noise, the neon cacophony, the smells and the flavours of the city. Click here for a full portion →

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