If you’re after a simple meal of steak and chips, these days you aren’t short of choices in Hong Kong. In the past couple of years there have been a number of restaurant openings whose models are based on that of the original Rélais de l’Entrecôte in Paris, one of which is L’Entrecôte de Paris on Wyndham Street. Having decided that perhaps people need more than just steak and chips in their life, L’Entrecôte de Paris has recently changed its ...
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I have recently been trying to avoid eating too much sugar, so when I was invited to sample an eight-course “Chocolate Tasting Journey” at Jean-Paul Hévin, my initial reaction was to reluctantly turn it down. I then realised it was a savoury menu that only incorporated a hint of chocolate in each dish to complement some exciting French dishes, and then I decided it was an offer I simply could not refuse! (See previous review of JPH here.) Jean-Paul Hévin, ...
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Now that summer is in full swing, The Pulse in Repulse Bay seems to be the place to be. It’s actually almost too hot to be on the beach, so people are taking refuge in the air conditioning of The Pulse, where they can still have full view of the beach. To fit in with the array of eateries along this strip, a restaurant has got to be pretty cool. Meen & Rice is one of the latest restaurants to ...
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Mitte

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Have you ever sat down in a restaurant, perused the menu and then decided to walk out before giving it a chance? We were very close to doing exactly that last weekend at Mitte on Upper Station Street, but thankfully gave it the benefit of the doubt and stayed for what turned out to be a tasty, albeit rather interesting dinner. We wanted a chilled out, quick bite as a brief respite from an afternoon spent packing up boxes ready ...
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La Paloma

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So many Spanish tapas restaurants in Hong Kong seem to forget what the concept of tapas is all about; it’s supposed to be a casual, inexpensive selection of dishes to complement drinks. Initially, in Spain, tapas (which means ‘lids’ or 'covers') were complimentary plates of salty food that were placed on top of glasses to keep the flies out and ensure that customers kept buying more drinks. Obviously this has now evolved and tapas offerings have significantly grown, yet the ...
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Dine Art

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Over recent years, I think it’s fair to say that Hongkongers have become more culture hungry, and art has therefore become much more of a ‘thing,’ with several significant art exhibitions throughout the year and art galleries opening up all over town. Wong Chuk Hang, with its industrial buildings that offer a lot more space for your money, has, for a long time, been known for its private kitchens, hidden away in hideous factory buildings where you’d least expect to ...
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Having greatly enjoyed dinner at Swire’s flagship stand-alone restaurant The Continental (see previous review here), I was of course very happy to accept an invitation to try a preview of its Health Booster Breakfast menu, in collaboration with luxury skincare brand La Prairie. If The Continental is stunning at night, I think it’s even more impressive during the day, as the sun pours in through the huge windows overlooking Admiralty and highlights the gorgeous green leather interiors. It’s certainly somewhere ...
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I spotted this recipe when leafing through my current favourite cookbook, The Art of Eating Well by Hemsley + Hemsley. I put it on the list of things to make on a rainy day, and then came across a new seafood delivery company called Marco Polo Seafood, which offered to send me some fresh tiger prawns, amongst other things. And so I thought it was perfect timing to give this healthy prawn laksa a try! This is a super easy ...
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With so many restaurants in this city, it’s often quite hard to find a stand out favourite that keeps you going back again and again. I can safely say, however, that Stone Nullah Tavern, for me, is definitely up there (see previous review here). Since it opened almost exactly two years ago, it’s been a trusty favourite, where I’ve taken important people and celebrated important occasions. Although I liked their original menu, the guys recently decided to change things up ...
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On a sunny day, a trip to the beach usually involves eating a “light” lunch, for fear of being confused with a beached whale. On a rainy, miserable day, it doesn’t matter, since you won’t catch me sunbathing anyway. A recent trip to the beach happened to fall on one of those apocalyptic days we’ve been experiencing of late. It was therefore the perfect day to try out new American eatery Hotshot and not feel too guilty about it! Right ...
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