17 June, 2011
Eat & Drink

Red Magazine Feature: The Hong Kong Picnic

17 June, 2011

There are always so many fun opportunities and new experiences that are offered to us that come about through Sassy, from trying out the newest restaurants and spas, to meeting so many fun people in Hong Kong. Sometimes we end up doing some pretty strange things though, and one of the strangest was back in May when I was asked to take part in a feature in UK women’s mag, Red. The theme was “Global Picnics”, and I did a phone interview talking about how the Hong Kong version of a picnic is really a junk trip. A week later, I did the photoshoot on a junk and invited some friends to come along and bring some “traditional” food as the Red team had asked us. We sat down in front of a rather strange assortment of goodies, from egg tarts to dim sum, and even spicy crab. Not all typical junk fare!

The day was extremely windy and the boat was very rocky as we just stayed in the harbour, but the team at Island Junks were great and put us at our ease as we slipped and slid about on the upstairs deck, desperately trying to hold onto our babies and keep them and the food from going over the side.

The article is out in this month’s Red magazine (July issue), so you can check it out! I’m not sure I definitely said you eat whole roast pigs on junk trips, or described sea snails as “lovely seafood” but otherwise it’s pretty accurate!

Island Junks
Fab junk company Island Junks sponsored the boat that we had our shoot on, and are definitely a big Sassy favourite when it comes to professionalism, great boats and amazing service. Their latest treat is that you can book a Thai masseuse for your next junk trip for just an extra HK1,000. You can book a junk trip through Island Junks by calling 2877 5222 or emailing [email protected]com.hk.

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