What to bring from India

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    What to bring from India

    Hello frds,

    I am moving to HK in August and to my surprise baggage limit to HK from India is not much.I guess its 20+8.So I have to plan my luggage very carefully.Could you please suggest what sort of things apart from clothes should I bring with me.I am a veggie so I have to cook for myself.I will be looking for a furnished apartment but don't know what all items are provided in HK kitchens in furnished apartments.
    Also what pulses,beverages etc. are relatively costly in HK?Should I bring something from India which I will not be able to find in HK?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.


    Enjoy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurubhai:
    I am a veggie so I have to cook for myself.{...}
    Also what pulses,beverages etc. are relatively costly in HK?Should I bring something from India which I will not be able to find in HK?
    Not sure I follow your logic. There are many vegetarians in Hong Kong and plenty of restaurants that cater to them. There is also a large ethnic Indian/S Asian population here so there are plenty of shops selling pretty much all the ingredients you would get in India.

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    As PDLM says, loads of veggies here. If you are restricted by your baggage allowance only i.e. no shipping then don't bother with any of the food stuff even authentic Indian foods and spices.

    You will get almost all the ingredients, pulses etc here in the small Indiain shops which are found all over HK.

    Clothes wise, best to bring minimal - you are coming to a fairly hot and humid location.


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    Hi
    Thanks for your replies.

    What I wanted to know is what kind of utensils are available in furnished apartments at Hong Kong.Do i need to bring stuff like frying pan and cooker from India.Do I need to bring my blanket,bed sheets etc. or are they provided in furnished apartments.

    Also could you guide me as in is it better to buy laptop from india and carry it to Hk or rather buy it from Hk.Are the rates differ in a huge way??

    Hope to hear from you soon

    Thanks
    Bye


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    Laptops are cheaper here. You might want to bring a pressure cooker and a spare lid, along with rubber seals and whistles. Our maid blew out our last cooker and now we're stuck without one. You can get some good ones here, but if it's an Indian one you want, bring one with you.

    You can get all the masalas, dal and vegetables you want here. The only thing you might have a hard time finding is fresh Indian snacks like chevra and stuff.

    Last edited by jayinhongkong; 04-08-2007 at 06:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayinhongkong:
    snacks like chevra and stuff.
    You obviously have not been the the Bowrington Street branch of New Delhi stores, where they have a mindboggling range of snacks papad and even bhelpuri complete with paper plates.

    Machines to bring should include Hawkins type pressure cooker, wet grinder , and chapati maker.

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    lol thanks KK! I don't really eat Indian snacks very often. Didn't know they were available here since my parents always stock up when they go to Mumbai.

    Actually, I find laptops are cheapest in the US. The Dell I'm on now was purchased in the US for $10,000 HK less than it retailed for in HK (fully loaded).