The Wet Market Wasn’t Quite as Wet as I’d Hoped
The wet market is one of the coolest places to visit but, for a North American guy like myself, it can get a bit “chicken heads in a bowl” which I actually saw in a similar area in Sham Shui Po. Seeing live fish for sale let’s you know it’s fresh, but it also is a bit freaky. But I’m sure it’s only to me and my feeble stomach. Whatever, I ate a full fish head and all while I was there… yeah, it was about 7 cm… but that doesn’t matter!
In Canada, I go to a food court with bleached napkins, get my portion of food slopped onto a plastic plate, sit down and eat it. In Hong Kong people take to the streets on their lunch breaks, pick out their live fish and enjoy a fresh cooked morsel straight from this morning’s catch. Certainly sounds like a healthier lifestyle to me.
Now all I have to do is get over my feelings of trepidation when it comes to devouring freshly deceased animal.
Day 3 was also the day I got to explore the antique markets and interview fashion designer Six Lee, but that’s another story.
What I’m wearing
Michael Kors double breasted jacket
Topshop leather sweat pants
B2 Browns leather spiked high tops
H&M white shirt
Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses
Gucci duffle bag
Photos by Matthew St. James