What CAN'T you get in HK?

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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercury_element:
    good paani-puri, samosas............i wish could ask someone to get these from India.
    puri's, branto's do some nice ones.

    As for me its:

    King of Shaves

    Jersey milk

    Decent priced golden delicious apples

  2. #22

    - Cambodian restaurants
    - Laos Restaurants

    ( though i hope someone will reply and tell me i'm wrong ... )


  3. #23

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    When friends offer to bring things over or when I'm in the UK, tend to stock up on nutritional supplements (Omega-3 fish oils, EPO, multi-vitamins, vit. B-complex).

    Similar supplement stuff in HK can be considerably PRICEY in comparison to what's widely available in say Boots & Superdrug (with frequent Buy-1-Get-1-Free bargains). (Hey, anyone know of cheaper sources here?)

    Other things I may miss, occasionally, are:
    - the buttery, light & crumbly pastries with dollops of REAL fresh cream, or the savoury cornish pasties, up north

    - the clusters of hugely browseable second-hand shops, with varied range of books, old early editions, photos & prints... (HK Island has a couple, but not as extensive, nor as affordable)

    - and maybe driving; especially during the height of summer or just into autumn, past freshly-cut grass and hay-stacked gold fields, scented with that distinctive cow-sheep smell... (forgive my rose-tinted sentamentality )

    I really like it a lot here in HK though, and have found just as many things I miss when spending weeks to a month out elsewhere.

    While most things are get-able here IF one gets off one's butt to look, can't be so sure of that when in not-so-big a town in the UK.


  4. #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by waistoa:
    I can't Hot white guys in HK
    Yeah sorry about that, I'm married!

  5. #25

    Pin> They have Japanese Jersey milk in Sogo.


  6. #26

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    An Ivor Dewdney Oggie.
    Not one of those Girls Pasties with factory fillings or one of those " pseudo " oggies from what seems to be a load of " Cornish Pasty Co " outlets springing up all of UK South.

    There is nothing like a Ivor Dewdney, even Ron his brother can't do it.


  7. #27

    actually I miss central heating in the winter. HK is so cold. especially this year...


  8. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    puri's, branto's do some nice ones.
    tried them but not good lah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amseiko98:
    actually I miss central heating in the winter. HK is so cold. especially this year...
    Yep, with you on that one.

    Crumpets, hardly ever ate them in the UK but got a craving for them at the moment.

  10. #30

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    how about country-specific things like Aussie Twisties or salt&vinegar chips?

    Anyone know if you can get good nail polish remover, like Sally Hansen?

    Childrens SPF 30+ sunscreen in a decent size bottle that doesn't cost more than say US$20?

    Good honey?

    Cold & FLu capsules?

    Nurafen plus?

    Its a very helpful list so far!


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