Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kowloon City Wet Market - Meat Anyone?


Underneath the florescent bulbs of the red lights, that give off a golden glow to everything beneath them, you can find all cuts of meat at the wet market. There is nothing like walking through the wet market and the smell of dead carcass' assaulting your senses. The seafood is easier for me to stomach because the smell is not as strong.

In the Kowloon City wet market, the seafood is on the first floor, next to the vegetables. The livestock is sold on the second level of the market. In many of the stalls, the seafood is still alive and you can point to the fish you want to purchase and they will take care of the rest for you.


There are stalls that sell the popular fish balls that the vendors make themselves. Every piece of an animal of fish will be used. There are blocks of jellied blood, and many other items that I am too scared to try to cook or even eat myself! There is a section where vendor's sell tofu that is freshly made. You can purchase similar items in the grocery store, but they don't come as fresh as what you find in the wet market.


In one section of the market there are live chickens stuck in a cage. They are slaughtered right there in a special contraption {that I was not allowed to photograph}, putting a whole new meaning to the term fresh meat. There's more than just fresh chicken meat. There are also eggs to purchase, bringing to mind the question, "Which came first? The chicken or the egg?"



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