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This April, The Dim Sum Diaries turned five years old! Happy birthday to us! When I started this blog, I did it out of a sheer passion for both eating and writing, combined with a little boredom and the need to have some kind of side project for myself. I never could have imagined that people would actually read it and turn to it as a resource for knowing where to eat in our fine city. Yet here we are, ...
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Supafood

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As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, Hong Kong seems to be on a bit of a health kick these days, with more and more healthy restaurants opening all around us. Supafood is the latest concept behind the owners of Locofama and Sohofama that has taken over the space once held by very unhealthy fast-food joint, Yonge Piggies – you couldn’t ask for more of a contrast! Supafood is a tiny, quirky takeaway joint that claims that its mission is to ...
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Although there are more and more healthy eateries to be found in HK, most offer either takeaway or a very casual café-style vibe. Sheung Wan’s The Kinnet Café has recently rebranded to The Restaurant by The Kinnet, offering a brand new breakfast, lunch and dinner menu in a comfortable and inviting setting. I had previously reviewed the restaurant before the rebrand and thoroughly enjoyed it. I did, however, find the concept of eating in an “active ageing centre” – i.e. ...
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If I had to pick a favourite mealtime, it would probably be brunch. It combines all the best bits of breakfast and lunch and it’s not frowned upon to eat everything in sight. Modern Korean restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong, Jinjuu, has recently started serving a weekend brunch that is well worth trying. Jinjuu opened at the end of last year, helmed by celebrity Iron Chef Judy Joo. It is her second branch of the restaurant, the other being in ...
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Any restaurant in the relatively new and ever so swanky California Tower is guaranteed to be pretty special, even if only for the views from up high. Porterhouse by Laris, on the seventh floor of the building, is no exception. Although somewhat understated, the restaurant exudes elegance from the moment you walk in. Designed by KokaiStudios, the interior boasts angular mirrored ceiling panels, contrasted against soft wood, patterned flooring and chic leather-backed chairs. Having previously only come across Chef David ...
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Eatology

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We’re all guilty of becoming just a little bit lazy in Hong Kong. Often this laziness can creep into our diets, meaning we end up eating whatever is most convenient, without taking into consideration how healthy (or unhealthy) that might be. With Hong Kong’s growing interest in health and wellness, you may have noticed the number of healthy meal programmes that have recently started appearing. The newest one of these is Eatology, which I sampled for a week earlier this ...
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Despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee myself, I still love the growing coffee culture in Hong Kong and the amount of effort that goes in to all the cute little coffee joints around town. One which we came across a couple of weeks ago is a tiny spot just next to Sai Ying Pun MTR station called Winstons Coffee. If you’ve been along Queen’s Road West recently, you will definitely have noticed Winstons for its cinema-style façade. Next ...
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CaliBurger

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Everybody loves burgers. If there’s one food trend that keeps coming back year after year, it’s burgers. On one side of the spectrum, we have fast-food burgers and on the opposite side of the spectrum, we have gourmet burgers; somewhere in the middle there’s CaliBurger, which classes itself as a “better burger” joint. As a general rule, I don’t eat much fast-food. Although I can certainly eat a hell of a lot, I am usually pretty selective and I try ...
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Being the melting pot of cultures that Hong Kong is, these days it’s getting harder to find restaurants that specialise in one specific cuisine, without the influence of a completely different cuisine sneaking in. The latest example is Juhu Beach Club, which offers a modern interpretation of Indian street food with a Californian twist. Sounds bizarre, I know, but bear with me. Juhu Beach Club started out as a pop-up restaurant in San Francisco, before it became an actual restaurant ...
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Have you ever wondered who has the tastiest balls in Hong Kong? Balls of the meat variety I mean, before you start to get any other ideas. Since meatballs are a favourite comfort food dish all over the world, everyone has their own interpretation of what makes a great meatball. To put it to the test and find out who has HK’s best balls, six well-known Hong Kong restaurants are coming together for a fun event called Battle of the Balls, ...
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