Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hong Kong, Macau and Australia Trip—Part 3 And a Giveaway

 Mong Kwok-Hong Kong

Many of you already knew Hong Kong is my home country.  Therefore, we didn’t really go to any site-seeing locations in Hong Kong.  Mainly, we spent our time with friends and family, and planned some fun activities for the kids.  Plus, visiting different places to enjoy food that we grew up with and missed dearly.  Such as authentic Dim Sum at Chinese restaurants; freshest seafood feast, which in some restaurants, you can pick out your choices of live seafood from the tanks right outside the restaurant and the chef prepared your selections right away; street food as shown in the picture below, this particular vender offered fish balls, beef balls, fish cakes, sausages, octopus, stuffed veggies, and mini egg waffles, etc.

Street Food-Hong Kong

My favorite of all time?  This soft-serve ice cream cones from this Mobile Softee (see picture below).  This brand/truck for soft-serve ice cream has been in business for ages.  I think my very first consumption of this Softee was possibly in my mommy’s tummy!  LOL

Soft Serve--Hong Kong

There’s more I wanted to share with you about the adventure we had in Hong Kong.  But, I’ll save those on another post because there were quite many pictures and details.  For now, let’s do the giveaway!  For those of you familiar with my blog, you probably know I had the logo with the Paper Wrapped Cakes pictures since the day this blog was born.  Here’s the recipe.  Quite a few of you inquired about where to purchase these molds.  Unfortunately, they only sell them in Kong Kong.  So, I thought of all of you while I was there.  So here we go, the giveaway includes….

Hong Kong Trip Giveaway

A)  10 Paper Wrapped Cakes Cake Molds (aluminum)
B)  20 Paper Cups that fitted perfectly with these molds
C)  2 Pairs of Wooden Chopsticks with Cloth Covers
D)  Some of my favorite candies from Hong Kong (Coke Cola flavor mentos—tempting? Frutips—black currant fruit drops, mango flavor hard candies with fructose filling)
Sorry, table cloth not included!  :P

Rules for the giveaway:

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  Deadline to enter is June 12th by Mid-night PST.  Must be a uTry.it follower to enter.  To enter, simply leave a comment to tell me if you dare to try the street food if you ever travel to Hong Kong.


Extra chance to win: you can do all or any of the following (please leave a separate comment for each additional entry):

1) Like uTry.it on Facebook  (Here’s the link)
2) Sign up and confirm email subscription on my blog (See right hand side bar that said “SUBSCRIBE TO”)
3) Share this giveaway with your Facebook friends
4)  Share this giveaway on Twitter

Winner will be announced shortly after the deadline of the giveaway. Good luck!


This post is shared with:
Foodie Friday
Full Plate Thursday
Sweets for Saturday



76 comments:

  1. Hey Amy ~ love to try all kinds of food! Heck ya I would buy from a street vendor, you know you're going to get authentic food! Love your blog and not only am I excited about your giveaway, I can't wait to try this recipe. Those cake molds sure would come in handy! I'm off to tell others about your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter for a fantastic prize!

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  2. heck yes I love to have HK street food. I just came back from HK couple months ago & I still want to go back haha. I already left you a comment on your part 2 of your trip. I am off to tell all my friends in FB about your blog!!!

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  3. I am am following you on Facebook as Lynda Clark.

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  4. I have not been to Hong Kong for many years, but when I did travel there and actually when I traveled to any foreign country, I always tried the street food as long as the vendor looked clean. Hong Kong has some of the best street food in the world.

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  5. I follow you on Twitter have Tweeted about this great Giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/#!/lyndacooks/status/73578800616718336

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  6. I posted a comment about this giveaway and shared a link on my Facebook profile page:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001838920263
    Lynda Clark and uTry.it shared a link.
    uTry.it: Hong Kong, Macau and Australia Trip—Part 3 And a Giveaway

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  7. I will try it if it looks like brean, noodles, rice, sweets or the sort. I´m not big fan of meat or vegetables, so ^_^

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  8. I would definitely try it as long as the place it's coming from looks reputable.

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  9. I just shared your giveaway on Facebook.

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  10. Liked, twittered, followed and joined! I LOVE trying new things! I'm so excited! P.S. Don't forget to come by and join the linky party. This week is cakes!
    Alyssa

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  11. Also, I have been to Hong Kong and LOVE the street food - nothing to be afraid of! I have to say though, the best meal I had in Hong Kong (and possibly my entire life?) was at Tim Ho Wan. BEST. DIM. SUM. EVER.

    Here's a cool little write up about the place: http://blog.travelandleisureasia.com/food-drink/2010/04/11/david-goliath-and-dim-sum/

    They aren't kidding about the wait though - we waited for over 2 hours! But totally worth it.

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  12. I would love to visit Hong Kong and would absolutely love to try the street food there. Eat what the locals eat, that's what it is all about visiting one's country!
    That's a beautiful set of giveaway, would love to win this! Thank you Amy!

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  13. I'm a Facebook follower.
    I just shared your giveaway on Facebook.
    I am an email subscriber.

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  14. of course, as long as there is delicious food who care whether they are street food or not. if your miss it you dont know what you miss.

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  15. Hey Amy,I'm newest happy follower,and I "like" on FB also,And the answer to the question:dare to try the street food if you ever travel to Hong Kong.I wish I was there right now eating street food,that would be so awesome,and I would enjoy the food tremendously.
    Great giveaway COUNT me in!...I want to win!
    Hope you will also come follow back.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  16. Amy I thought I had already subscribed to your blog! I signed up to receive your posts for site this time! Hugs ~V

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  17. I also shared your great blog and giveaway to all my Foodie friends on my Facebook page! I see several liked on my link and have visited your blog. (*-)

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  18. I also "liked" uTry.it ... showing on my FB Wall. I'm suddenly craving cola mentos? Those have to be bomb, I Love mentos!

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  19. Btw, your cakes are in the oven! Yum! I just tweeted, which shows up on my blog, Facebook and a few other sites http://twitter.com/#!/Vseward ... thanks again Amy!

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  20. I have a rule that I'll try anything once so without question I would try HK's street food!

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  21. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. I'm now following you and YES, I would try street food in HK!
    x Marnie

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  22. I now "like" you on FB too!
    x Marnie

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  23. And I shared the link on FB too!
    Can you tell I really want this prize? lol
    x Marnie

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  24. I love to have that molder and paper lining :) Happy Weekend!

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  25. Of course I would try the street food in Hong Kong! :)

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  26. Hi Amy

    I'm a current GFC follower and my adventure level would depend on what the street vendor was selling! :-)

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com
    https://twitter.com/createwithjoy1

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  27. I currently subscribe to your newsletter!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com
    https://twitter.com/createwithjoy1

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  28. I'm not on Facebook, but I'm adding your giveaway to the GREAT GIVEAWAYS section of my sidebar at Create With Joy!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com
    https://twitter.com/createwithjoy1

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  29. I am new to Twitter! I just tweeted about your trip and giveaway, and am signing up to follow you there. I hope you'll join me as well!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com
    https://twitter.com/createwithjoy1

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  30. I would have become a follower giveaway or not, and I would LOVE to be able to try the street food in Hong Kong!

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  31. Oops forgot to add my contact info:

    Martha (MM)
    http://seasidesimplicity.blogspot.com/

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  32. I would DEFINITELY try the street food. That's one of my favorite parts of exploring new places...one of the best ways to get to know it. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  33. I shared your giveaway on Twitter.

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  34. I already like uTry.it on FB (Heather Dar Schmitt-Gonzalez).

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  35. ...and I also shared the giveaway on FB =) Thanks again for the chance!

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  36. I would definitely try..I dont want to miss all these memorable food,besides I havent been to Hong Kong yet.Part of going to places is to experience and enjoy the food in every corner of the world! I am your subscriber and your follower including Facebook too.

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  37. Amy, those giveaway are so lovely. How I wish I can have the alu tin cups! :o)
    Thanks so much for inviting me.
    Have a great weekend.
    Kristy

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  38. I tend to be cautious about new foods, but on vacation I've been known to be a bit more adventurous about what I will eat! So, I'd probably say that YES, I would try it!

    underthebigoaktree@gmail.com

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  39. I liked u try it on Facebook!

    underthebigoaktree@gmail.com

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  40. I am a very picky eater so I doubt if I would try it. lol

    collettaskitchensink[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  41. I like uTry.it on Facebook

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  42. I think that I would try food from the street vendor. I have a pretty tough stomach :)

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  43. Hi Amy,
    I just love your post, the photo's are awesome. I would be thrilled to be able to eat street food in Hong Kong what a wonderful experience that would be. What a great gift to give those lovely molds, who wouldn't want that gift, I sure would love it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

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  44. I don't know if I would be daring enough to try it, I will cook/bake anything I don't mind getting a little dirty but when it comes to actually eating all different foods I am a bit picky, however my fiance and children would eat it no problem they eat everything and anything.

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  45. OMG! I'm in love with your blog! I'm so glad I found you, I love Chinese food and one of my dreams are to get to go to Honk Kong someday soon! Yes! Thnk you, I found your follow and I am your newest follower, this way I won't miss your posts! Thanks so much for following and coming by and for the wonderful comments on it...so very nice to meet you! Have a nice MD too. Lots of hugs.
    FABBY

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  46. I've had street food in Mexico so why not Hong Kong.
    Mimi

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  47. Amy, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the invite, happy to follow u'r blog!
    I was in Hong Kong last year and though it was a very short trip it was around the Chinese New Year week. I went for the fair at Victoria Park and tried a few things, don't remember what they were called but my favorite street food was frozen candied strawberries on a skewer. I loved it, if you know how its made, I'd love to give it a try. I loved the time I spent there and hope to go there soon, will ask u for tips on places to go to, if thats ok with u!

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  48. Hi Amy! I'm your new follower. I would love to try the street food if I ever get a chance to visit Hong Kong, specially the Icecream. Lovely giveaway :)

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  49. And I am an email subscriber too :)

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  50. I follow you on facebook (Stacie Dennis Frost). Thanks for entering me!
    Stacie
    savingmama at live dot com

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  51. I'm an e-mail subscriber! Thanks so much for entering me!
    Stacie
    savingmama at live dot com

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  52. I tweeted about this giveaway! Thanks for entering me!
    Stacie
    savingmama at live dot com

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  53. I shared this giveaway on facebook (Stacie Dennis Frost). Thanks so much for entering me!
    Stacie
    savingmama at live dot com

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  54. I am now following you with GFC

    And~I would love to go to Hong Kong and try all different kinds of foods from the street vendors!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  55. I like you on FB~Deb S

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  56. Email Sub

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  57. Sure, I'll try anything once - and why travel all that way and not live a little adventurously?
    mannasweeps
    (at) gmail DOT com
    I follow on GFC

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  58. I like on FB - Marianna Sweeper Ballard

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  59. I'll try anything especially if I'm on vacation and it's something we don't have back home.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  60. I'll try anything once. I haven't met a street vendor yet that I didn't like. :)

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  61. Done and done! Great post and looks like an amazing place..

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  62. i'm a new follower on GFC. and of course i would eat street food!

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  63. I am a follower and thank you for visiting my blog too! I would yes, definatley try street foods in Hong Kong!

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  64. I have you liked on facebook too.

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  65. I am subscribed... and love it.

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  66. Of course, I love HK street food, so far no problem. Just went to HK recently, and really enjoy the food. I just follow your blog, love your food pics. And thanks for dropping by too!

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  67. Oh boy...I have never been to Hong Kong but I'd try street food in a heart beat...I'd want you as my guide to the bakeries!!!

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