With less than a week left until Christmas, time is running out to get your Christmas shopping done! Don’t panic though, as we still have a whole weekend ahead of us to cram in some last minute shopping and get the perfect present for that special someone! I’d say that anyone who has me on their list of people to buy for is rather lucky: if they get me something food related I’m bound to be happy! And believe me, ...
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Limewood

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Other than sun, sea and sand, does the idea of a trip to the beach bring anything else to mind? A barbecue perhaps? Maximal Concepts, the group behind Brickhouse, Blue Butcher, Fish & Meat, Stockton and Mott 32, has just opened its brand new beachside BBQ restaurant Limewood at The Pulse in Repulse Bay. If you’ve been to Repulse Bay over the past couple of years, you’ll have noticed an empty building just up from the beach. It stood empty ...
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With not long left before the end of the year, it’s time to look back over all the many, many restaurants I have reviewed this year and try to find the top 10. I think – if this is even possible – that this year I have reviewed more restaurants than last year and the year before that, which makes narrowing down the top 10 an even more difficult feat. That is why this year I have compiled a shortlist ...
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Mrs. Pound

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We all know by now that in this city it’s necessary to look beyond what the eye can see to find some real treasures. There are beautiful private kitchens tucked inside hideous factory buildings; there are quirky bars hidden behind wet markets; and now there is Mrs. Pound, a very cool Asian restaurant inside what looks like a traditional Chinese stamp shop. As you walk along Sheung Wan’s Pound Lane, if you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s easy ...
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In order to balance all the delicious yet very unhealthy food I consume on all my restaurant tasting adventures, I have become quite addicted to eating ‘clean’ whenever I can. So when I heard that greasy American restaurant Awakening Café had rebranded as The Awakening and was serving Paleo food, I was very interested to try it. Eating healthily does not mean going completely vegetarian, and neither does it have to mean eating boring food. This is exactly what Chef ...
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CHINO

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Kennedy Town is on a roll at the moment, opening cool new restaurant after cool new restaurant. The latest of these is CHINO, a funky modern Mexican restaurant with an Asian twist that’s still in soft opening but is already creating a real buzz. CHINO, with its laid back vibe, bold black and white mural and funky tunes is brought to us by Chef Erik Idos, former executive chef at Nobu Hong Kong. Erik is Filipino but grew up in ...
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After years of being considered far away from everywhere and a bit of a dead town, Kennedy Town is fast becoming one of the coolest areas to be these days, with new restaurants opening all over the place. It’s certainly one of my favourite places to go when I want to get out of Central, and now, having finally visited Catch on Catchick, I’ll definitely be frequenting it even more. Catch is a casual neighbourhood restaurant that specialises in seafood. ...
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Although it proudly offers ‘not only meatballs,’ on previous visits to NOM, I have mostly only sampled its wide and creative selection of meatballs and little else. The restaurant has now just started offering a set lunch menu, which incorporates its signature meatballs, as well as other tasty options into a hearty three-course meal. Chef Fabrizio Napolitano wants diners to be able to enjoy a healthy introduction to the meal, before indulging in something a bit more substantial. For that ...
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This is one of my favourite Ottolenghi recipes that never gets boring. We’ve made it countless times, whether as a side dish for a dinner party or as a salad on its own and it always goes down a treat. It’s comforting yet healthy, and is very easy to throw together. Obviously it’s recommended to buy dried butterbeans and soak them overnight if you have time, but tinned butterbeans do the trick nicely too – in fact, I’ve only ever ...
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Life in Hong Kong is a lot of fun. I think we all know that sometimes it can be a little bit too much fun, however, and we can easily slip into bad eating and drinking habits that affect our health. Even if you manage to avoid these bad habits, there’s no escaping the pollution in our city, as well as all kinds of bacteria that are generally in the air. Superfood Lab believes that we can balance this by ...
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