Bungalow

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The thought of dining in a nightclub could seem rather strange to some. If you take into consideration , however, just how extortionate the rent on Wyndham Street must be, then you can begin to understand why Privé Group’s Bungalow is both a restaurant and a nightclub. Bungalow takes over the enormous space that was most recently Socialito, before which it housed the original Privé. I never went inside during it’s Privé days, but was truly surprised by the complete ...
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Mano Café

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In its short lifetime, the ground floor space of The L. Place has seen more restaurants come and go than I can count. The last three have kept the same name, whilst offering rather different concepts. However, this time, it looks like it will be third time lucky for newly rebranded Mano Café, now owned by the same people as Corner Kitchen Café on Hollywood Road. As soon as you enter the new Mano Café, you immediately get a feeling ...
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Shiba

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Since we moved further west to a solely residential area, Kennedy Town has become our new ‘hood and we’ve been doing our best to explore all its hidden treasures. Shiba, a cosy little kushiyaki restaurant on Smithfield, is just one of these many treasures we are slowly discovering. Step into this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it restaurant and you can easily imagine you have just left Kennedy Town and set foot in an authentic kushiyaki joint in Japan. At the same time as the delicious ...
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If you’ve been to Missy Ho’s in Kennedy Town, you’ll know what I mean when I say that it is possible for Castelo Concepts restaurants to break away from the cookie cutter mould. Co-owner Persi has yet again worked his magic with the newest restaurant to open under the CC umbrella, El Loco Gringo, a Mexican taquería and tequila bar up on Bonham Road of all places. Unless you know what to look for, El Loco Gringo isn’t particularly easy ...
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I am a big fan of mussels, yet, partly because I’m lazy and partly because the thought scared me a little bit, I must admit that I had never actually cooked them at home. Recently, however, a friend who writes an excellent website called Mango Menus and also runs an online meat and seafood delivery platform called MM Fresh offered me some large greenshell mussels from New Zealand, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to cook them for ...
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The Walrus

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There are people who love oysters, people who hate oysters, and people who are somewhere in the middle. Until I visited The Walrus, I’d say I was one of those in-betweeners; I’d eat them if they were put in front of me, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to order them. The Walrus, a brand new oyster bar on Staunton Street, however, has most definitely converted me. The Walrus is brought to us by the very entrepreneurial Chow ...
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Let’s face it: we live a pretty awesome lifestyle here in Hong Kong. Although we complain about how hot and humid it is, we love it really and we have a whole range of options of things to do on weekends, whether it’s going out on a boat, going on a beautiful yet gruelling hike, or simply going to the beach. When one of these options is paired with a delicious meal, you know life is seriously good. Allow me ...
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Brunch has got to be one of my favourite meals. Since it’s technically two meals combined into one, it gives you the right to eat twice as much as you normally would, without feeling too guilty about it…at least that’s what I tell myself! La Paloma, which already managed to impress me at dinnertime (read previous review here), offers a seriously good weekend brunch menu, which starts at only $298 per person. There is an upcoming Gormei brunch event on ...
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Townhouse

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When you have a particular cuisine with a "twist" of another, it can often be a hit or miss experience, as sometimes chefs get a little too carried away with trying to make things weird and wacky. It worked so well for Gaia Group’s Glasshouse, however, that the group has now opened Townhouse high up in the new California Tower. Whilst Glasshouse is inspired by potting sheds in country houses, Townhouse is its urban big sister, which aims to highlight ...
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With so many restaurants operated by giant groups, it is always so refreshing to find a humble, family-run restaurant, even if it involves travelling outside of my comfort zone to get there. Chez Didier, a cute little French bistro in North Point, is a lovely example of exactly this. This little bistro, which is inspired by the region of Provence in the South of France, was once located in Central, but, after a two-year break, was re-born in a private ...
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