If you’re familiar with my love of pancakes (see my Top 10 Pancakes feature), then you’ll understand my excitement when I heard about a restaurant – fittingly named Stack – dedicated entirely to these fluffy treats! Stack was opened by Caleb and Joshua Ng, the lovely twins behind F&B consultancy company Twins Kitchen (also co-owners of cute café Common Ground). It was initially only open for dinner, serving savoury and sweet pancakes and bottled cocktails. Everyone knows, however, that the ...
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Gaucho

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If you read my ‘sneak preview’ of Gaucho on Friday, you’ll know that I was so excited about this London-born Argentinian steakhouse that, after sampling some steak and empanadas at the media preview, I simply had to return a mere four days later for more. The way I see it, since admittedly I have never visited any of the London restaurants, I needed to make up for it by going twice in one week here! Gaucho takes over the space ...
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One of the things I love most about Hong Kong is that, if you look just a little bit further than the eye can see, you can find some really incredible events, created by seriously talented people with a tangible passion. Mina Park is one of these amazing women: outside of her career as a general counsel at an investment bank, Mina runs her business Sook, organising a range of unique foodie events that are like nothing you will ever ...
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Unless you’re a bit weird or vegetarian (perhaps both), steak is one of life’s great joys. Who cares that there are already dozens of steakhouses in Hong Kong? When a new one opens, particularly when it’s Gaucho, one of London’s finest, there’s obviously going to be a stir of excitement. I attended the media preview of Gaucho this week and was so impressed that I thought I’d write a pre-review, since I can’t base a whole experience on free-flowing Malbec, ...
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No city can ever have too many Italian restaurants. Recently, however, it seems that restaurateurs are done with the traditional style trattorias and fine dining Italian restaurants, and opting instead for a much more informal and social kind of dining, in the style of a Venetian bacaro (wine bar). First there was SEPA on Caine Road, and now there is RISI e BISI, a cosy little spot on Kau U Fong, owned by the folks behind Piccolo Pizzeria, Bistro du ...
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We normally cook salmon at home about once a week, generally keeping it very simple: such as grilled, with a side of mango and avocado salsa. I wanted to do something a little more exciting, yet still nice and healthy, and came across a recipe for Thai spiced salmon burgers. There are very few ingredients needed for this, yet you end up with something pretty spectacular. This salsa was a variation on our usual mango salsa, since there were no ...
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It’s always refreshing, in a city dominated by huge restaurant groups, to find the independent boutique-style restaurants. Le Bistro Winebeast, owned of course by the same people as the wine shop Winebeast just down the road, is one of these places. Le Bistro Winebeast is a cute, cosy little spot just off Queen’s Road East. There are only about 25 seats, and yet there isn’t a feeling of being crammed in; rather, you get the sense of being seated at ...
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This is probably the best time of year here in Hong Kong, now that the temperature has dropped to a pleasant 25 degrees and the humidity a mere 60%. This is the time of year when everyone, bar those lucky few who own outdoor space, craves some kind of rooftop or terrace on which to enjoy these cooler climes. Azure Restaurant Slash Bar in LKF Hotel is fortunate to have a gorgeous rooftop soaring 30 floors above the city with an ...
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Take me to any Spanish tapas restaurant and tortilla will be one of my go-to dishes. There’s just something comforting and wholesome about this basic dish that you can’t really go wrong with. Although it’s simple and requires only a few ingredients, I have never tried to recreate it at home. Along came a Sunday night when we were feeling a bit under the weather and in need of healthy comfort food, and somehow we created this recipe. It was ...
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FoFo By El Willy has been on my list of restaurants to visit probably since it opened in 2010. I’ve often wondered who this ‘El Willy’ character is, who gives himself a definite article and owns a restaurant that means ‘fat’ or ‘flabby’ in Spanish. Is that how he intends people to leave his restaurant, just that little bit flabbier? I’ll tell you what: with food as good as it is at FoFo, I wouldn’t mind the extra centimetre of ...
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