On July 17th, Mum and I set abroad QANTAS to Hong Kong for an 11 day adventure in Hong Kong (Mong Kok, Kowloon) and Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Mt Fuji and Tokyo).

Abroad QANTAS - view of Sydney Harbour

View of Sydney Harbour shortly after take-off

Clouds above Darwin

Peaceful clouds above Darwin

Abroad QANTAS - snack of pretzels and a non-alcoholic Bloody Mary

Snack of pretzels and a cup of non-alcoholic Bloody Mary

Abroad QANTAS - lunch of salad with Neil Perry balsamic dressing, Mediterranean chicken with sliced potatoes and steam vegies

Lunch of a green leaf salad with Neil Perry’s balsamic dressing, Mediterranean style chicken with sliced potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Abroad QANTAS - refreshment of stir-fried Hokkien Noodles and pineaapple and rockmelon in mango juice

Refreshment of stir-fried Hokkien noodles and Asian greens and pineapple and rockmelon with mango juice

Dinner at McDonalds in Mong Kok, Kowloon (chicken fun-tastic burger)

After a hectic night of shopping, at about 11pm, dinner was served at McDonalds. I ordered the Chicken Fun-tastic burger which was a savoury bun of shitake mushroom risotto, with a battered chicken breast fillet, mayonnaise, iceberg lettuce and shredded purple cabbage. This was available as a value meal with either fries, fresh pineapple pieces or a corn cup.

Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong at 8.30am

7am the next morning, we headed back to the airport for a flight to Kansai/Osaka, Japan. This photo was taken on a random street in Mong Kok.

The Hong Kong International Airport

The Hong Kong International Airport.

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.