Hong Kong food & Taiwan

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The Cantonese are major foodies. I mean this in the sense they really care about the food they eat. They scour the globe for the choicest foods: live crabs from Cornwall, rock lobsters from New Zealand, sea cucumbers and abalone (sea snails) from South Africa and the infamous shark fins from whoever will sell them this illicit delicacy. (WWF has just persuaded the government to outlaw serving shark fin soup at its receptions). Frozen seafood retails at a fraction of the price of live¬†food so where possible these items are flown in, chilled but alive, at tremendous carbon and financial […]