Welcome to the weekend. Last weekend was a typical weekend for us. Friday night was the time to spend with friends, and this Friday, in particular, we had a farewell for one of our friends here in Hong Kong who is moving back to Sydney. Just a small gathering at Bedu – a middle eastern restaurant that serves up the best vegetarian meals.
Saturdays Jared has class all day, so I like to use this time to create or do something with my hands. I had all the ingredients I needed to make some soy candles, so I spent the Saturday afternoon, melting and making candles.
Sundays Jared and I make sure we spend together. This weekend we took a walk around the beautiful neighborhood, Poho. A really trendy part of town with lots of small local craft shops, designer stores, art galleries etc.
Hong Kong Observatory issued a T3 thyphoon signal this weekend, which meant some rain here and there. While exploring the shops, we ducked into a small coffee shot to take shelter from the rain. A Swedish Kaffe that brought back memories of our time in Sweden.
Sundays are spent planning for the week ahead. Jared and I like to plan out our meals for the week and try to get as many of the ingredients, to make our lives a bit easier during the week. We aim to eat more fish and chicken rather than red meat, and to have at least 2 vegetarian meals.
In Hong Kong, its rare to find a single shop that sells everything you need, so often we have to visit multiple shops, deli’s, supermakets and farmers markets to get what we need. We get our meat from a local deli, that specialises in free range produce. For fresh fruit and veggies we go to the local outdoor market. Here is our mid week food plan:
Monday: Grilled Barramundi, homemade chips and broccoli
Tuesday: Chicken skewers, garlic, coriander and lemon rice with grilled asparagus