Merry merry Christmas! Wishing everyone many days full of cozy blankets and Christmas cheer!
In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d share some snapshots and eats from the Bryant Park Holiday Market.
Even though everyone’s Christmas shopping is done, the market is open till Jan 5, so you can still pick up some goodies to pamper yourself or perhaps for some post-Christmas gifting. The gorgeous skating rink is open till March.
The park is lined with at least 100 different vendors, selling anything from handmade jewelry to earmuffs and gloves.
Just wandering around and window shopping is a lot of fun.
See? Pretty displays of pretty necklaces.
Next, you can check out that skating rink…
…which can get crowded, so be prepared for that.
And after you’re all tired out from the walking and skating, check out some of the many food vendors. Hong Kong Street Cart has a simple menu of 6 items: 2 noodles, 2 buns, fried oysters, and tempura shrimp.
The pork belly noodles is their version of Chinese zha jiang mian, with minced pork belly, five spice dried tofu, and cucumbers. I like this interpretation. The noodles are springy, and the sauce is lighter without compromising on flavor.
But don’t forget dessert!
Head to Max Brenner for some chocolate therapy. They sell chocolate syringes, hot chocolate, and…
…their O.M.G. chocolate chip cookie. Super warm with melty chocolate chips! These are huge and good for sharing, although it’s fine if you want the whole thing to yourself too. That’s what I would do.
Bryant Park Winter Village
Hong Kong Street Cart