I flew in on a dreary day (which could either be clouds or some seriously thick pollution - probably a combination) and touched down just after dawn. After finding my way to the hotel, I hooked up with Josiah Citrin, chef and owner of Melisse Restaurant in LA.
We took a 20 minute cab ride to Lei Yue Mun, a crazy fish market on the Eastern Kowloon side. It was basically a long row of fish purveyors packing aquariums and tanks with every type of sea creature you can imagine. Each stall has a restaurant connected to it where they will slay and cook whatever critter you bring them. After doing our best "bartering" and trying to get a feel for what kitchen would do the most justice, we settled in and chose our victims. We ended up with a feast - way too much food for two people! We ate: snapper, prawns, clams, geoduck, cuttlefish, abalone, lobster, mussels, and one massive crab.
They put together a few different preperations and the food came out when it came out. We also dove into some wonderful Chinese broccoli, noodles, rice and I forget what... Oh, lots of beer...
Slowly and painfully we made our way back to the hotel to sleep and see what the next day would bring us...
Lobster, before and after
Geoduck, before and after