Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday afternoon Mahjong

Sunday I met some of my HK friends for lunch followed by an afternoon of Mahjong.  We ate lunch in Tsim Sha Tsui (the area where our apartment is) under the bridge on Haiphong Road (where the "temporary market" is).  It is a very local spot that I have walked through numerous times but had never eaten at.  It is basically lots of little stall like kitchens set up with a common eating area.  No english spoken or written!  My friends informed us of which stalls were best and what to order.  We had some yummy beef balls with noodles as well as pork chop and vegetable.  For dessert we ate something similar to french toast (thick toast, egg-battered and fried served with honey).  It was all very yummy!!!

Then we set off back to our apartment to play Mahjong.  David and I bought a tailor made mahjong set that has both the traditional chinese characters as well as the english characters (to make it a little easier for us!).  The game tiles are truly beautiful (see pics below).  It is a fun game to play although I think I have only scratched the surface of understanding how to play!  It is not easy but LOTS of fun!!!

(From L to R, Betty, myself, Fannie and Veronica)

(L to R, Veronica and Yuyi, Veronica won the first round!)

I won the second round - a whopping $4 win - haha...

From L to R, myself, Fannie and Veronica, deep in thought and strategy...

D-pax likes the tiles too! :)

An excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon!  Can't wait to do it again soon!


Bar-b said...

that sounds like a really great time. Beef balls and Mahjong. Have I told you lately how awesome it is that you are able to experience and expose your self to all of this? Love. It.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I love playing Mahjong online! Those are so pretty! How much does it cost to have one made? That's such a treasure you have! Glad you had a great time playing. :D

Becca said...

Nancy, which site do you use to play online? Do you play Mahjong solitaire or regular 4 player Mahjong? As I recall, the set was not TOO expensive (maybe $30 USD?).