Everyone has that one drink that they just cannot stomach. The one that first made them sick. For me, that drink is beer; I just can’t stand it. So what do I drink in the heat of summer when I need something ice cold and refreshing? Cider. Much in the same way that it is branching out into the craft beer world, Hong Kong is also developing more of an interest in cider, bringing in lesser known ciders from around ...
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With the recent opening of the new MTR station, Kennedy Town continues to grow as a foodie destination. Most newcomers these days focus on bringing something funky and hip to the neighbourhood and making a big splash. Others, such as The Pierside on Davis Street, just add to the sleepy, homely charm that makes Kennedy Town what it is. The Pierside has a lovely, welcoming vibe and fun, inviting décor. One wall is all black, white and mirrors, whilst the ...
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Foodies of 2015 are much more difficult to impress than they used to be. No longer can a chef just slap some food on a plate and expect to wow foodies; presentation, these days, is almost as important as taste, to the extent that food has begun to be synonymous with art. Nowhere is this more true than at The Popsy Room in Sheung Wan. Tucked away behind the antiques vendors on Upper Lascar Row (Cat Street), The Popsy Room ...
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It’s almost Easter, I’m still off the sugar, and I keep seeing delicious looking Easter treats everywhere I turn. Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and every kind of hot cross bun imaginable. Although there are only a few days left until I can have sugar again, it’s torture. I didn’t want to miss out on the fun and was in the mood to bake something, so I decided to see if I could find a decent hot cross bun recipe that ...
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TeaCha Tea

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Since I’m not a coffee drinker, and the occasional cup of coffee I have had hasn’t had an agreeable effect on me, I tend to think that I can’t have any form of caffeine and therefore stick to only herbal teas. I recently came across an amazing tea company called TeaCha, however, which has opened my eyes to the fact that there are other teas out there suitable for me that aren’t just peppermint or chamomile. If ever I meet ...
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Gorging on a buffet brunch with free-flow drinks must be one of the most popular Sunday pastimes in Hong Kong. Although we complain about the cost of groceries in HK supermarkets, spending hundreds of dollars on some food and bubbles doesn’t take a second thought. Until you realise that not all brunches need cost an arm and a leg. Ayuthaiya, Aqua Group’s Thai restaurant on Hollywood Road, has recently relaunched its Sunday brunch menu, which might just be the most ...
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Soi 7

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If I had to narrow down all the cuisines of the world and pick a favourite, Thai food would most definitely be in the running. The fresh, balanced flavours never cease to impress me and satisfy my cravings, needless to say that a new Thai restaurant, such as recently opened Soi 7 on Wyndham Street, will always capture my attention. Although Soi 7 is owned by the same people as Koh Thai, and has in fact taken over the space ...
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Throughout my childhood, baked potatoes were the ultimate comfort food. At school, if you didn’t like what was on the menu (there were a lot of those days), you could choose to have a baked potato instead. My favourite filling was cheddar cheese and Coronation Chicken (making sure to add the cheese first to let it melt). Then I discovered sweet potatoes, and realised that not only are they comfort food, but they’re also pretty healthy too. I came across ...
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Holy Crab

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With so many restaurants in Hong Kong serving so many different types of cuisine, it must be quite difficult to be the first in a category. Yet new restaurant Holy Crab in Lan Kwai Fong proudly states that it is “Hong Kong’s first authentic Cajun seafood restaurant.” The minute you walk in to Holy Crab, you can’t help but instantly want to like the place. The décor, starting with the adorable crab cartoon, is really cute, fun and creative. Over communal ...
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When I come across an excellent restaurant that few people know about, I sometimes find myself in a bit of a cunundrum: do I tell people about it, or keep it a secret? Then I realise that people deserve to know, so that they can enjoy it as much as I did. So here I am telling you about Hige Izakaya, hidden away in an unexpected location in Mid-Levels. Other than Mosque Street, on which a number of restaurants have ...
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