When I first heard about Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar, I must admit I was slightly hesitant about trying it. I wrongly assumed that, with a name like that, it must be a very local take on Spanish food and therefore not worth rushing to. I then found out it was part of the newish Mira Moon Hotel – the trendy Mira Hotel in TST’s little sister – and realised my first impression must be wrong. Nestled on the third ...
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Harlan Goldstein is quite a character around town, known mainly for his steakhouses, affinity to American cuisine and no-nonsense personality. He’s now trying his hand at Japanese cuisine with the opening of Sushi To, one of two of his restaurants to open in the new Midtown building in Causeway Bay. Sushi To is named after Harlan’s long-term business partner and friend Simon To. It’s a beautiful space high up on the 29th floor with an even more beautiful view. As ...
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I received an email recently about a recipe exchange. I get dozens of email forwards that say you have to send it on to 20 of your friends or something terrible will happen; I ignore them. This one, however, was about food. Beneath the content of the email, it listed two email addresses. All you had to do was send one recipe to the address in position one, then remove that person from the list, add your own email address ...
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About a year ago, during a time when Hongkongers were lamenting the lack of decent fish and chips in the city, Australian fish and chip shop Seasalt opened, ending the drought for Mid-Levels dwellers. Perhaps due to the excitement of it being the first fish and chip shop in the neighbourhood, Seasalt was overwhelmingly popular as soon as it opened, with hour-long waits for takeaway collections and some key ingredients (i.e. fish or chips) often running out half way through ...
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Hyaku

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There seems to be an obsession in Hong Kong at the moment with juice cleanses. Somehow people seem to like the idea of starving themselves for five days and consuming only a few bottles of juice during that time. Not me, thank you; I like my food. Hyaku, the newest juice cleanse on the scene, does things slightly differently – instead of replacing your meals with juice, they suggest you complement your balanced diet with juice. When I was asked ...
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Living in Hong Kong, we’re fortunate to be able to sit outside for the majority of the year - once we’ve acclimatised to the ridiculous humidity. That being said, I often struggle to think of restaurants that have a casual, relaxing atmosphere and alfresco seating that aren’t ridiculously expensive. Quayside Harbour Front Restaurant & Bar has just taken over the space that was formerly Quarterdeck in Wan Chai’s Fenwick Pier. The 7,000 square foot space has been completely transformed since ...
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I have always heard good things about Nicholini’s at the Conrad, even to the point of hearing that it is considered one of the best Italian restaurants in town. It has recently appointed one Michelin-starred chef Luca de Berardinis, formerly at Il Milione, so I was eager to put it to the test and see if it was in fact up there amongst the best. Like most of the Conrad hotel, the décor at Nicholini’s seems a little dated, yet ...
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As a big fan of Motorino’s Neapolitan-style pizzas, I was pretty excited when they started doing delivery. To make matters even more exciting, they also do a Date Night Special that’s only available for delivery orders. The thought of a night in on the sofa with a delicious pizza that can still be classified as a ‘date night’ was too good to resist! The Date Night Special includes a pizza of your choice, a bottle of sparkling red Gragnano wine ...
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In the four years I’ve been back in Hong Kong, Sheung Wan has steadily grown to become a super trendy area, with cool new restaurants appearing on streets I barely knew existed before. One of these is Upper Modern Bistro, a casual chic French restaurant with a modern Asian twist, which opened towards the end of last year. Upper Modern Bistro, named after Upper Station Street on which it stands, is the first restaurant opened by the former executive chef ...
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AMAZAKE

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If Hong Kong’s dining scene is huge, its nightlife scene is probably even bigger. Privé Group has taken both these things into consideration and brought us AMAZAKE, a crazy fun sake and izakaya bar in Central that replaces another of the group’s restaurants, Masu. The revamped space is completely unrecognisable. It’s modern, colourful and you immediately know that a night here is not going to be just an average, civilised dinner. The concept is inspired by the crazy nightlife and ...
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