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Child Octopus

Seattle food writer Matthew Amster-Burton grew up on Chinese-American food. One day, he decided to take his ten-year-old daughter out for Chinese… in Hong Kong.

Join two adventurous eaters as they explore night markets, hawker centers, gargatuan malls, and a fancy dim sum palace, all while living out their food fantasy: spending a week without having to eat anything other than Chinese food. Features over two dozen photos.

Along with Matthew and Iris, you’ll:

  • Ride the world’s most exhilarating form of public transportation
  • Eat crispy rice, egg tarts, Hong Kong French toast, and a spicy chicken dish with more chiles than chicken
  • Hang out with locals (human and feline)
  • Discover Iris’s supervillain lair, high above the city

We’re not experts. We just got here. And we’re hungry.

“Like all of Matthew Amster-Burton's books, Child Octopus puts you right into the middle of his travels, chopstick to chopstick. With Iris and Matthew as my guides, I would virtually and literally go anywhere.”

Becky Selengut, author of Shroom: Mind-bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms