Homer Simpson once said, “you don’t win friends with salad.” Until not that long ago, I would have agreed with him. I used to think of salad as just boring rabbit food that could never be satisfying. Over recent years, however, Hong Kong chefs have taken salad to a new level and I now eat some kind of salad for lunch almost every day. Remember the time I wrote about the Mac Attack? And the Battle of the Balls? Well, ...
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Amalfitana

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Now that summer is well and truly here, it is officially beach weather. Sadly, the beaches on Hong Kong island aren’t quite what you’d find in the Mediterranean, but Amalfitana, an artisan pizza bar, has just opened to bring a slice of the Amalfi Coast to The Pulse. When brothers get together, great things can be achieved. Take, for example the Warner brothers, or the Wright brothers, or even the Bee Gees. Now imagine what happens when two sets of ...
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Mak Mak

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I am a big fan of Thai cuisine and count Chachawan amongst my favourite Hong Kong restaurants. When I heard that JIA Group’s Yenn Wong (the mastermind behind Chachawan, Aberdeen Street Social, 22 Ships and a number of others) was opening a new Thai restaurant called Mak Mak, I knew it was going to be a good one. I have grown used to eating in shopping malls here in Hong Kong, but I always appreciate when a restaurateur makes an ...
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Despite the overindulgent lifestyle that many of us are guilty of enjoying here in Hong Kong, there continues to be a growing demand for healthy restaurants to counterbalance this. To cater to this demand, HOME – Eat to Live, a brand new healthy vegetarian restaurant has just opened up on Des Voeux Road Central. HOME – Eat to Live is brought to us by Christian Mongendre, who was one of the founders of MANA. He has now branched away from ...
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When I go out for a steak, I see it as a special occasion. This is not because it’s a rare occurrence, nor because there aren’t enough steakhouses in Hong Kong. There’s just something about a good steak that is hard to beat, and this is something I think should be respected. Black Sheep group is known for going all out with its restaurant concepts and hitting the nail on the head every time. This could not be more true ...
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The Parish

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If any cuisine could claim to be the definition of comfort food, it would be Southern American food. Enoteca Group quickly realised their Drunken Duck wasn’t to everyone’s liking, and has now replaced it with The Parish, an authentic Southern American restaurant serving comfort food at its best. If you ever visited The Drunken Duck, you’ll see that some of the décor has remained, such as the blue and white tiles on the walls and pillars. Add to this worn ...
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Anyone who’s been to Bali will be familiar with the ever-popular beach club, Potato Head. When I heard it was opening in Hong Kong, I fully expected it to be somewhere on the south side, in order to replicate that Balinese beach vibe. It has, however, opened on Sai Ying Pun’s Third Street, high up above any beach. Stepping inside this 8,000 square foot space definitely doesn’t feel like you’re in Sai Ying Pun. The venue is home to a ...
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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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