NUR

NUR Hong Kong

Over six months ago, I noticed a huge board on Hollywood Road announcing the opening of NUR. All it said was “nourishing gastronomy”, the vagueness of which kept me intrigued and wondering what exactly was due to open there and when. NUR has now finally opened, except it’s not on Hollywood Road at all, but has taken over the space on Lyndhurst Terrace that was once Hyde. The name stems from that of Head Chef Nurdin Topham, a British chef ...
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Despite being just that little bit further into the ‘dark side’, TST East continues to grow as a dining destination, now with the addition of DiVino Group’s Spasso. I tried Spasso over a year ago, when it was located at Harbour City and, although I did enjoy my meal then, I can tell you that the new Spasso, which has joined restaurants such as Pico and Eastside Tavern in the Empire Centre, is even better. Although the new space is ...
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There is an art to making pancakes. Not crêpes, pancakes; fluffy, delicious pancakes that spring back when touched and bring about the happiest of joys that few other things could ever replicate. I have always appreciated pancakes, but often felt guilty about eating them, and so reserved them only for special occasions. Last year, someone came into my life that made me realise that a special occasion need only be a weekend, whether or not we had just completed a ...
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Melanzane alla Parmigiana (or Aubergine/Eggplant Parmigiana, if you prefer)  has always been one of my favourite dishes, as a healthier (and often tastier) alternative to lasagna. This version of miniature individual aubergine and Parmesan stacks is the perfect dish to prepare as a starter at any dinner party. You can hardly go wrong when you have soft, grilled aubergine, melted cheese and a rich tomato sauce. If you’re going for a less messy approach and want to impress your guests ...
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Yun Yan

glasshouse hong kong

Much to my father’s disappointment, spicy food is not something I have always liked. Thankfully, however, my weak little taste buds have adapted and now I add chilli to almost everything. So when I read about the relocation of 20-year-old Sichuan restaurant Yun Yan from Tsim Sha Tsui to Times Square, I was eager to spice up my taste buds and give it a go. I never visited the old restaurant, but from my understanding it was much more traditional ...
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Glasshouse

Glasshouse Hong Kong

I was surprised to recently discover that Gaia Group (which I thought owned only Italian restaurants such as Gaia and Isola) is also behind Greyhound Café and a chain of Shanghainese restaurants. The group has surprised me yet again with the recent opening of its newest, completely different addition, Glasshouse, on the roof of IFC. Glasshouse owes its inception predominantly to the success of casual Thai restaurant Greyhound, which now has five outlets across Hong Kong and two in China. ...
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Lokali

Lokali Hong Kong

As much as we all love the Rugby Sevens, the Monday after is never very pleasant. Sore heads and stomachs plague almost everyone who attended and the words “never again” often escape from the mouths of many. Needless to say that following this ridiculously unhealthy few days (plus the week leading up to it) my body was craving goodness. I had been meaning to check out new-ish café Lokali and decided that there could not be a better time to ...
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There seems to be a bit of a pattern going on with restaurant names at the moment, whereby they pretty much do what they say on the tin. We have Burger & Lobster, Duck & Waffle, Ham & Sherry and now Fish & Meat. One could argue that this shows a certain lack of creativity, but then again at least it keeps things simple and you know what to expect! Fish & Meat is another new restaurant opened by the ...
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Since its opening in October 2012, Jason Atherton’s 22 Ships continues to attract the masses, who queue up outside from even before it opens for both lunch and dinner. Atherton, together with Hong Kong restaurateur Yenn Wong, has brought us yet another tapas bar, just across from the first, that goes by the straightforward name of Ham & Sherry. Can you guess what’s on the menu? The design is typical of a Spanish tapas bar, with bold blue and white ...
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Have you heard about The Breakfast Cupcake? It seems to be what everyone is talking about these days, and quite rightly too. I came across it when my brother sent me a link to a recipe and right then I knew that I absolutely had to try one. Obviously the fact that I’m not eating wheat at the moment could have got in the way of this, but I didn’t see why replacing bread with gluten-free bread would be an ...
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