May 25, 2014

Jack Jap Snacks - a Snoopy Valentine!

So it's the first Jack Snacks post I've done in what feels like forever (not far off I guess!) so I thought I'd choose something interesting. It's been a few months since the snack was consumed but I wanted to share it anyway.

As you may know, Valentines day in Japan is a day where the men receive gifts - usually chocolate. The ladies don't get the gifts until a month later on March 14 called "White Day". Lucky for me, Jess happened to be in Tokyo around Valentines day this year and brought me back some Valentines-edition Snoopy chocolates from Grand Four. There are so many different styles around at this time, I'd love to go see them for myself one day!

Though the flavours were a little on the sweet side for my usual taste they were very nice chocolates indeed. And the packaging! Japanese packaging tends to be excessive but in this case you can't help but love how cute it is! Who wouldn't be won over by a valentine's gift like this?

For me? Why you shouldn't have!

Ok maybe you should have :)

Hello Snoopy and Belle.... almost too cute to eat, almost.
What: Valentines Day Snoopy chocolates by Grand Four
Where: Tokyo

April 18, 2014

We're back! We're back! And at Yat Lok too!

Yup, we're back! We're sorry it's taken so long but a lot has happened since our last post in 2012. The biggest of which was Jess' return home from London - yay! Life gets a little too busy and we struggled to find the time to blog but we kept saying we'd get back to it and we've finally done it! We may no longer be on opposites of the globe but we still want to share all the great food we eat here in Sydney and on our travels around the world. Our posts won't be so lengthy but hopefully more frequent :)

To continue the theme of returns, this post is about our favourite place to eat goose in Hong Kong - Yat Lok. Because one can't help but return to Yat Lok over and over again just to eat the glorious goose. It's on the Hong Kong Michelin Guide's "Bib Gourmand" list but that's not what took us there. It was Jess who stumbled across it by chance and thought it looked like a place we needed to try. She was right too! So tasty and perfectly cooked, even better if you can get your jaws on a prized goose leg. So tasty that Jack ate there twice in one week on her first ever trip to Hong Kong last year. So tasty that when were in Hong Kong for a week in March we ate there thrice!

It's only a small place in Central so weekday lunchtime gets busy - try to eat outside of these times to avoid the lines and to have a more relaxed meal. Apparently the char siu (bbq pork) is good too but somehow we didn't try it as roast goose trumps pork any day!

Spot the difference - "off peak" vs the tail end of weekday lunch. Love the big chopping board!

Roast goose leg with rice noodles - this is Yat Lok's signature dish and rightly so

Why hello there!

Half a roast goose makes for a delicious lunch for 3

Jess' last goose before leaving Hong Kong - roast goose on rice

Jack's last goose before leaving Hong Kong - goose leg and milk tea - yum!

What: Yat Lok Restaurant
Where: G/F, 34-38 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong (we found exit D2 from Central station the easiest).
When: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun and pub hols 9am-5:30pm. From what we can tell bbq meats aren't available til 11am.
How much: Roast goose leg with rice noodles $69hkd, less for non-leg pieces.