Foto Phaves: Chinese Food Shops of Hong Kong
Bird nests for sale in Hong Kong. Made fro the saliva of swallows, they are a key ingredient in bird nest soup.
This lovely package in a bird nest shop window is of perfectly arranged mealworms. They cook them into all sorts of things.
Dried starfish at a dried fish market. Our apartment is in the dried fish market area, so the lobby does not smell wonderful as we step out of the elevator.
Antelope horn. This window also displayed deer antlers in velvet, along with the top part of the deer head. The antlers are said to be good for the liver and heart.
Fruit drying on the street side. This area, with dried fruits and flowers smelled much nicer than the dried fish streets.
Dried Fish. Nuff said.
Dried syngnathus pipefish.
Dried fish display, including smoked muscles and dried squid.
Several types of dried shrimp... where's Bubba?
Dried sea cucumbers.
My personal favorite. Chicken gizzards (I think) drying on a traffic barricade.