One day, we took a break from this wonderful madness:
One night, we met up with my brother’s friend, Dan, and his girlfriend, Steph, who both live in Hong Kong. We tried out a new Issan Thai restaurant called Chachawan, known for its spicy dishes and cool atmosphere. Chris was psyched for spicy Thai and luckily for me, most of the spiciness was in the sauce which was usually served on the side. The food was fantastic! The four of us shared a bunch of Thai specialties including a spicy papaya salad and an entire salt encrusted sea bass. My favorite dish here was the Kanom Dtom which was - no surprises here - a dessert. It consisted of gooey coconut rice dumplings served in a bowl of coconut milk and was absolutely amazing!
Next we went to an tiki style bar called Honi Honi Bar, where we enjoyed tasty fruit infused cocktails on the bamboo covered outdoor terrace.
After our drink at Honi Honi, Dan & Steph led us down to a little back alley bar called Brick House. It was very colorful, casual and featured some fantastic ink artwork by one of Dan's friends named Marc Allante. Check out his work here - it's good stuff. We had a really nice time getting to know Dan and Steph and it was great to try out some more local spots with them!
This concludes our wonderful week in Hong Kong. Special thanks goes to Dan and Steph for their great company and for showing us around the local food & bar scene!