Edition

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In this city, when a trend starts to take shape, we certainly all know about it. If you’ve noticed the multiple “Korean” restaurants that are appearing around town (Moyo, TaKorea and U-Hang for example), you might have noticed that there’s a bit of a pattern going on; they aren’t just your typical Korean restaurant, but all feature influences from another culture. The latest to join the throng is Edition, a Korean-American “gastropub” on Peel Street. Edition is a cosy little ...
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After two of its restaurants sadly closed last year, Enoteca Group has returned with a brand new concept on Staunton Street called The Drunken Duck. Whilst still maintaining the sharing ethos, The Drunken Duck offers British gastropub-style food with an Asian twist. With stripped interiors, exposed columns, worn leather and lots of wood, the space is meant to resemble a tavern where travellers gather to eat and drink. It has a shabby-chic, comfortable look and feel to it where you ...
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TaKorea

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A short while ago, Korean food could only be enjoyed in one of those barbecue joints where you cook your own food and walk out reeking of it. Now, however, Korean dishes with a modern twist seems to be the new trend, and restaurants specialising in Korean cuisine that’s fused with another are appearing all over town. TaKorea, a new Mexican-Korean fast food joint, is just one such example. From the junction of Wellington Street and Lyndhurst Terrace, TaKorea looks ...
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Vasco

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There certainly isn’t a shortage of Spanish restaurants in Hong Kong. Yet whilst most of these offer simple spreads of tapas for sharing, Vasco, the sister restaurant to Isono in PMQ, presents us with a fine dining tasting menu of Spanish dishes from the Basque region (País Vasco in Spanish). Perched just above Isono on the seventh floor of PMQ, Vasco offers sleek interiors and comfortable, nicely spaced booth seating, that instantly suggests, from the moment you arrive, that dinner ...
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Toritama

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As much as I appreciate fine dining, there’s something about the simplicity of meat on sticks and watching it all sizzling right in front of you that gets my taste buds tingling. Toritama, Tokyo’s famous and ‘most authentic neighbourhood yakitori joint’ has now opened in Hong Kong, bringing its meat on sticks mentality to Glenealy. Tokyo’s Toritama is famous for serving over 30 different parts of the chicken on skewers. Flip over the menu and you’ll see a diagram indicating ...
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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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