You think I ate a lot of rice in HK? I know you've heard the "all the rice in China" line (or was it tea?), and you''ve all eaten Chinese take-out with rice in the States, but I was pretty much rice-free in HK. The reason is simple. I am in wheat country. What do you make with wheat? No, not bread, which seems rare to non-existent, but noodles.
Remember when you were small, and told that Marco Polo brought back noodle technology to Italy? Well, before I got here, I went along with the idea, but I was skeptical. If not pasta, what did the Italians eat before noodles? And even after noodles, what did they put on 'em before the arrival of the tomato from the New World?
After my third day in HK, an...Read More