Dishoom, London

dishoom_1776416c In English films, when a punch is landed, the sound effect is said to be ‘kapow!’ In Bollywood films, the same act is accompanied by the onomatopoeic word ‘dishoom!’ As soon as I knew that this was how Dishoom inRead more

Da Mario, London

photo-117 After a culture-filled day out in London, we were eager to find somewhere to eat near the Threesixty Theatre in South Ken. Having never been, I was told I must try Da Mario on Gloucester Road. The minute we enteredRead more

Chicha

img_3951 Peruvian food is considered to be one of the world’s best cuisines. When I was 11 years old, I had the fortune of living in Lima for a year. Even though this was during The Fussy Days, I still adoredRead more

Blue Butcher

screen-shot-2012-07-03-at-23-07-27 Blue Butcher is probably the most talked about restaurant in town right now. Ever since I heard about it opening its discreet doors between Press Room and Classified on Hollywood Road, I have been desperate to get there. However, theRead more

Nico’s Spuntino Bar and Restaurant

exterior-shot-of-nico-2 ** THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED ** In case there aren’t already enough Italian restaurants on Elgin Street, Staunton’s Group has just opened up another, taking over the huge space left empty by Fat Angelo’s. However, Nico’s isn’t just another genericRead more

IR1968

img_3891 My favourite kind of places are the ones that take you completely by surprise. The kind where you arrive with no expectations whatsoever, yet you are immediately wowed by the ambience, the service and, most importantly, the food. This canRead more

Grassroots Pantry

grassroots-pantry-hk There is no denying that, as much as we love this city, all the running around and having lunch and dinner out most days (or maybe I’m just speaking for myself!) can start to take its toll on our bodies.Read more

Brickhouse

img_3802 Mexican is the flavour of the moment across Hong Kong. After complaints that there were no good tacos in the city, taco shops popped up everywhere, adding to the throng of pretty average Tex-Mex restaurants. When word got out thatRead more

Pizzeria Pubblico

20120606_pizzeria_0873 Update: Pizzeria Pubblico has now closed in Tsun Wing Lane and moved all operations to Linguini Fini in The L Place, where you can still order pizzas to take away. Back in the Fussy Days (for it could be saidRead more

Mandy’s Private Kitchen

img_3683 I am slowly accomplishing my mission of trying every private kitchen in Hong Kong… even if it may take me my whole lifetime to get there. The latest on my list was Mandy’s Private Kitchen, a Caribbean feast in SaiRead more