Glasshouse

Glasshouse Hong Kong I was surprised to recently discover that Gaia Group (which I thought owned only Italian restaurants such as Gaia and Isola) is also behind Greyhound Café and a chain of Shanghainese restaurants. The group has surprised me yet again withRead more

Lokali

Lokali Hong Kong As much as we all love the Rugby Sevens, the Monday after is never very pleasant. Sore heads and stomachs plague almost everyone who attended and the words “never again” often escape from the mouths of many. Needless to sayRead more

Choice Cooperative

choice cooperative hong kong It is evident that our city is becoming increasingly more aware of dietary issues, and menus catering to these are appearing in more and more restaurants. Until recently, however, there did not exist a single uncontaminated gluten-free bakery in theRead 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

NOSH

nosh hong kong Tai Ping Shan may just be the coolest area in town these days, with boutiques, cafes and restaurants opening left, right and centre. The recent opening of adorable café NOSH can now certainly take credit for making this area evenRead more

Duck & Waffle, London

duck and waffle london A week or two after trying SUSHISAMBA on a stormy day, we thought we’d revisit Heron Tower, this time trying Duck & Waffle, and see if our view was any better. Obviously it was another stormy day in London (surprise,Read more

Antipodean Cafe

antipodean hong kong     Antipodean, a cute new café in trendy PoHo was recently described to me as serving “the best coffee in Hong Kong”. Now, I’m not much of a coffee drinker myself, but it had also caught my attention whenRead more

Bolaven

bolaven hong kong Southeast Asia is full of delicious produce, yet it is a sad reality that most Southeast Asian countries do not reap the benefits and continue to live in poverty. To see people making a conscious effort to do something aboutRead more

Paul Lafayet

paul lafayet hong kong       My sweet tooth is possibly one of my biggest weaknesses. Needless to say that when I was invited to taste the beautiful French pastries at Paul Lafayet in Hysan Place, I didn’t hesitate for even a millisecond;Read more

Lobster Bar and Grill

lobster bar and grill hong kong       At the Island Shangri-La’s Lobster Bar and Grill, the elegance and charm of this 20-odd year old restaurant is instantly apparent the moment you walk in. Given that obviously it specialises in seafood, and particularly lobster, theRead more