Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker


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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby TwoDog2 » Oct 7th, '12, 05:33

apache wrote:cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordyceps_sinensis


One of my favorite parts about living in Guangzhou was playing basketball outside for a couple of hours, sweating a gallon of sweat, and then going to have hot soup with these after the game. Delicious.
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby jayinhk » Oct 7th, '12, 08:05

Now that sounds good 2Dogs!
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby jayinhk » Oct 7th, '12, 23:01

Older gaiwan I lucked out on on eBay: another member said they're from Hunan and pretty expensive. While the porcelain has a few flaws, the rattan weave and overall craftsmanship is excellent:

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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby jayinhk » Oct 8th, '12, 01:19

Lunch part one:

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Chiuchow beef intestine, creamy liver and tripe on noodles with lettuce and oyster sauce on the side. This is part one: part two is a similar box, but only with tripe, and I have some choi sum to chase the meat and noodles down. :) I'm having too much fun eating in this neighborhood! I noticed they were drinking some very green TGY out of that big pot I noticed yesterday. I ran out for lunch without my iPhone, but I'll try and get a shot next time.

I think some dark roast TGY is absolutely called for with this meal!
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby teaisme » Oct 8th, '12, 16:57

jayinhk wrote: got me a dozen custard puffs


jayinhk wrote:Chiuchow beef intestine, creamy liver and tripe on noodles with lettuce and oyster sauce on the side.


We need a drool icon on teachat :mrgreen:
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby jayinhk » Oct 8th, '12, 21:44

:) There's lots of great food in this neighborhood.

I believe the vendor Marshal told me not to go to sold me liu'an as pu erh!
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby MarshalN » Oct 8th, '12, 23:02

jayinhk wrote::) There's lots of great food in this neighborhood.

I believe the vendor Marshal told me not to go to sold me liu'an as pu erh!


That might not be a bad deal. This is the tiny shop?
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby jayinhk » Oct 8th, '12, 23:09

Not really tiny, but yeah, the one I took pictures of that you said is suspect. It might actually be a blend. Whatever it is, it is sweet and sour and not too funky like wet stored shu often is--definitely like no shu I've had before, and the leaves look like liu'an. I did, however, get a little bit of an itchy throat from it yesterday as it was going down. I did also find a little green thread in it (found the same in the 2005 CNNP 7542), so there must be some pu in it at least, no?
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby MarshalN » Oct 8th, '12, 23:56

Oh, the one with a lot of bings? That's a "black shop", I'd not bother.
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby jayinhk » Oct 9th, '12, 00:59

"Black shop?"

Yeah, I don't think I'll be going there again, especially with so many great places to buy tea in the neighborhood!
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby MarshalN » Oct 9th, '12, 01:53

Black shop = places that cheat you and mug you.
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby jayinhk » Oct 9th, '12, 02:17

Ah ok! From looking at the pu again, it does appear to be bo lei (pieces of beng, etc). Airing out the wet stored shu has really removed the 'storage' taste from it. Funny that all of the shu I've bought tastes like storage right from the store!
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby MarshalN » Oct 9th, '12, 02:24

And each store tastes a bit different
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby TwoDog2 » Oct 9th, '12, 02:55

MarshalN wrote:Black shop = places that cheat you and mug you.



In Beijing, we call those "shops"
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Re: Thoughts from a new Hong Kong bo lei drinker

Postby jayinhk » Oct 9th, '12, 04:08

M, yes, very true. I think I've already picked a neighborhood favorite for shu!

TwoDog2 wrote:
In Beijing, we call those "shops"


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