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Snapshots from Hong Kong: Boiled Coke with Ginger and Lemon

Boiled Coke with ginger and lemon started off as a popular cold remedy in Hong Kong, but now it's a popular anytime drink that's found at pretty much all Hong Kong diners. As a first-time, not sick drinker, I found it surprisingly pleasant. The cold and fizzy are gone, but you're left with sweet, spicy, a little tart, a smidge medicinal—all things that would feel restorative on a cold day or in a stream of warmth going down a sore throat. More

Snapshots from Hong Kong: Gold Coin Chicken, aka Cholesterol Sandwich, from Manor Restaurant

The name gold coin chicken (gum chin gai in Cantonese) somewhat describes this sandwich's shape, but it tells little else about its components. For one thing, there's no straight-up chicken meat in it—but it does contain a slice of chicken liver. Besides that, this deceptively dainty-looking sandwich is mostly pork-based in the form of round, tender roast pork slices layered with square, charred slabs of roasted pork fat. More

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