Sunday, 3 April 2011

Picture of the Day: Counterfeit Soup

Sometimes heading out to a new place in Hong Kong is an adventure in itself.

For dinner I schlepped to Tung Chung on Lantau Island, very close to the airport. And I was amazed to see the mall, called Citygate, had tons of "outlet" stores in it. The place was a zoo, with mostly mainland Chinese shopping like there was no tomorrow.

And there were quite a few deals to be had, with New Balance running shoes at least half off, same with Rockport. Vivienne Tam also has an outlet store there too, with her gorgeous Asian-inspired dresses and outfits at least 50 percent off. Diane von Furstenberg also had a boutique there, with a promotion where the more items you bought, the greater the discount.

There are also quite a few dining options, from Cantonese to Italian, Subway sandwiches and of course McDonald's.

And there is one Chinese fast-food restaurant that gets the sustainable seafood message.

One of the promotional posters at the entrance says "Broth Soup Counterfeit Shark's Fin with Chicken Shreds" at HK$19 ($2.44) for 14 ounces.

Looks like someone got too excited using the thesaurus when looking up another word for "fake"...

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