Mrs. Pound

mrs-pound-hong-kong-rendang-bao 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 behindRead more

Ding Dim 1968

ding-dim-1968-bbq-pork-bun Aside from being one of my favourite things in the world, dim sum, to the Cantonese, is a tradition, a ritual that dates back centuries. Whilst the long-standing, world-famous dim sum houses around the city are well-worth a visit, sometimesRead more

Ho Lee Fook

ho lee fook hong kong When a restaurant comes along with the name Ho Lee Fook, you just know you have to try it. When you then hear that the chef behind it is Jowett Yu, of Mr Wong and Ms G’s in Sydney, evenRead more

Fu Lu Shou

fu lu shou hong kong Anyone who grew up in the west will understand the concept of westernised Chinese food, the kind you find in Chinatowns all over the western world. Chinese-Australian Ping Lam missed the sort of Chinese food she knew and loved backRead more

Mott 32

mott 32 hong kong Not long after the successful openings of Fish & Meat and Stockton, Maximal Concepts has brought us yet another impressive restaurant. Mott 32, an enormous space in the basement of Standard Chartered Bank is Maximal’s first foray into Chinese cuisine…andRead more

Yun Yan

glasshouse hong kong Much to my father’s disappointment, spicy food is not something I have always liked. Thankfully, however, my weak little taste buds have adapted and now I add chilli to almost everything. So when I read about the relocation of 20-year-oldRead more

Man Mo Café

man mo cafe hong kong In case you were in any doubt: I truly love dim sum. Whether eaten at a hole-in-the-wall, only-frequented-by-taxi-drivers kind of dim sum ‘restaurant’, or a three-Michelin-star dim sum palace, dim sum fills me with joy, satisfaction and, most of all,Read more

Nam Kee H

nam kee h hong kong There is little more comforting, particularly on a gloomy day, than a bowl of steaming soup noodles. Often, however, there is very little goodness in these noodles, they’re laced with MSG and, as tasty as they are, you often walkRead more

Mum Veggie + Coffee + Sweet

mum veggie hong kong In a city where it is far too easy to be unhealthy, vegetarian restaurants are inevitably popping up everywhere we look. Mum Veggie + Coffee + Sweet, a cute relatively new vegetarian café recently joined the throng, offering healthy andRead more

Little Bao

little bao hong kong On the very first ever day of Island East Markets, I fell in love. It was a true, honest kind of love, not for any knight in shining armour or Prince Charming, but for a delicious, fluffy bun filled withRead more