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Re: Eating in Hong Kong and Beijing
Posted by Pam, Dorset on 5/1/2018, 10:51:10, in reply to "Eating in Hong Kong and Beijing"
In Hong Kong a few years ago just for a 3 day stop over so I was paranoid about not being ill for the flight and at first found it really hard to find anything to eat as our hotel was in a very Chinese part and all the market stalls shops and cafes had things I didn't recognise ( even the fruit and veg, never mind all the live fishy things ) and there were NO signs or menus in English and very little English spoken though the people were lovely and eager to tell us everything was very good . So, we ended up at McDonalds! Twice!!! Then we got our bearings and the ferry over to Kowloon where there were some western style restaurants and more English menus. I stuck to what I knew should be naturally gf and was fine. However I would take basics with you. We did later find an English supermarket with some recognisable products, though expensive. We did love the whole Hong Kong experience but eating gf wasn't easy. Better safe than sorry, though I would have liked to be a bit more adventurous as I love trying new foods when I travel.