Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hong Kong: The Flower Market

The Flower Market is only a couple of streets long, but I thought it deserved it's own post as it was so gloriously beautiful.
Compared to Australian prices, flowers in HK are ridiculously cheap.  For a gorgeous HUGE bunch of mixed flowers, it averaged about $5 AUD.  Compared to about $50 AUD at least!  Single roses were 50c AUD each, Orchids about $5 a POT!  If I lived here I would surround myself and my abode with copious amounts of blooms every few days.

This was my favourite shop.  I still don't know what those flowers are hanging from the ceiling but I loved them.

A shop dedicated to Orchids!  Hundreds of different varieties and colors.  Sigh.

The Sexy Man looks a little bored here but he actually loved walking thru the Flower Market.

Several shops stocked only Bonsai's, each decades old and all carefully cut and beautifully arranged.  They ranged in price from cheapest as the youngest to most expensive for the oldest trees.

Single rose blooms are individually wrapped in Hong Kong.

A typical flower shop.  They were quite small in size but each was stacked to the brim with blooms.  And the variety!  Us Aussies sadly lack anything remotely interesting flower wise compared to our Asian neighbours.

The streets are interspersed with fruit and vegetable grocers.  The apples were so much sweeter than out Australian apples and to eat a banana was almost like eating a sugared piece of candy!  The kids loved it all.  You could get about 6 bananas and 4 apples for $1 AUD.  A big bunch of large purple grapes and a large bag of lychees for about $1.  They also had tiny little sweet bananas which are the perfect size for babies!  Miss 5 especially liked these and ate about 7 in one go once.  I wish we had them back in Australia, they are the perfect size for lunch boxes.

The Dragon Fruit, however, was another story.  According to Miss 12 it tasted like soapy sand.

I just wished I could have bought dozens of bouquets!  But staying in a small apartment with no vases made buying anything impossible.  It was very sad!

Anybody else been to the Flower Market?


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  2. Yep i've been...just recently actually lol

  3. Haha I love Miss 12's description of dragon fruit - very accurate, I'm going to have to steal it and use it myself :P
    The Flower Market street is so gorgeous, I was so sad to see how cheap all of those beautiful flowers were compared to Australia...

  4. I love dragon fruit. To me it tastes like kiwi or pear. Very refreshing and really cool to look at too.

  5. Ooohh, what a joy it must be to see flowers so reasonably priced! They're often skyhigh here in Canada, too (so much, so that we almost never buy them unless it's a special occasion or holiday) - all the more reason to get a house with a garden of my own one day! :)

    ♥ Jessica


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