SAMA

sama-curry-hong-kong-facade The ability to tolerate (and enjoy) spicy food inevitably brings with it a fair bit of arrogance. We all know that if we’re able to scoff an entire chilli without wincing, whilst our friend sweats buckets and cries, we’re boundRead more

Going Sugar-Free for Lent

sugar-free lent As I’m sure many of you are aware, yesterday was Pancake Day. I hope you all indulged in delicious pancakes with all sorts of crazy fillings. We had crepes with mozzarella, cheddar, sausage and Parma ham, followed by fluffy pancakesRead more

The Continental

the-continental-hong-kong-parmesan-custard-anchovy-toast Having always been a fan of Pacific Place’s Italian restaurant, Domani, I was sad to see it go. When I then heard that Swire Hotels was swooping in to open its flagship stand-alone restaurant, The Continental, that sadness was immediatelyRead more

XOCO

xoco-hong-kong-exterior Once the quiet, purely residential area, Mid-Levels has seen a number of restaurants opening over the past few years, giving it more of a villagey feel. Mosque Street, in particular, now has a row of little restaurants and takeaway spots,Read more

Pirata

pirata hong kong It doesn’t take much persuading to convince me to try a new restaurant, and even less so when it’s a new Italian restaurant that claims to serve “comfort food that every Italian grandmother would be proud of.” Pirata, up highRead more

Healthy Banana Bread

banana bread recipe hemsley and hemsley In my quest to find healthier recipes, I came across Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, two sisters who have written a beautiful cookbook called Hemsley + Hemsley: The Art of Eating Well, containing healthy and delicious recipes that are all completelyRead more

Linguini Fini – New and Improved!

linguini-fini-hong-kong-vodka-pasta Linguini Fini was a firm favourite of mine when it was at the L Place. We saw it go from one level to two levels, back to one level and then to nowhere at all, so I think there wasRead more

Boomshack

boomshack hong kong Although there’s certainly a time and a place for fine dining, a lot of the recent restaurant openings have taken a much more casual, even fast-food approach. Sadly the concept of an actual food truck isn’t possible here in HongRead more

Americanos

americanos hong kong Remember the time when authentic Mexican food was hard to come by in Hong Kong? Well, sadly, it still is. These days, however, there are a number of American-style Mexican restaurants that still just about fill those cravings. The latestRead more

The Awakening

the-awakening-hong-kong-chocolate-cake In order to balance all the delicious yet very unhealthy food I consume on all my restaurant tasting adventures, I have become quite addicted to eating ‘clean’ whenever I can. So when I heard that greasy American restaurant Awakening CaféRead more