If I had to pick a favourite mealtime, it would probably be brunch. It combines all the best bits of breakfast and lunch and it’s not frowned upon to eat everything in sight. Modern Korean restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong, Jinjuu, has recently started serving a weekend brunch that is well worth trying. Jinjuu opened at the end of last year, helmed by celebrity Iron Chef Judy Joo. It is her second branch of the restaurant, the other being in ...
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Any restaurant in the relatively new and ever so swanky California Tower is guaranteed to be pretty special, even if only for the views from up high. Porterhouse by Laris, on the seventh floor of the building, is no exception. Although somewhat understated, the restaurant exudes elegance from the moment you walk in. Designed by KokaiStudios, the interior boasts angular mirrored ceiling panels, contrasted against soft wood, patterned flooring and chic leather-backed chairs. Having previously only come across Chef David ...
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Eatology

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We’re all guilty of becoming just a little bit lazy in Hong Kong. Often this laziness can creep into our diets, meaning we end up eating whatever is most convenient, without taking into consideration how healthy (or unhealthy) that might be. With Hong Kong’s growing interest in health and wellness, you may have noticed the number of healthy meal programmes that have recently started appearing. The newest one of these is Eatology, which I sampled for a week earlier this ...
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Despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee myself, I still love the growing coffee culture in Hong Kong and the amount of effort that goes in to all the cute little coffee joints around town. One which we came across a couple of weeks ago is a tiny spot just next to Sai Ying Pun MTR station called Winstons Coffee. If you’ve been along Queen’s Road West recently, you will definitely have noticed Winstons for its cinema-style façade. Next ...
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CaliBurger

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Everybody loves burgers. If there’s one food trend that keeps coming back year after year, it’s burgers. On one side of the spectrum, we have fast-food burgers and on the opposite side of the spectrum, we have gourmet burgers; somewhere in the middle there’s CaliBurger, which classes itself as a “better burger” joint. As a general rule, I don’t eat much fast-food. Although I can certainly eat a hell of a lot, I am usually pretty selective and I try ...
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Being the melting pot of cultures that Hong Kong is, these days it’s getting harder to find restaurants that specialise in one specific cuisine, without the influence of a completely different cuisine sneaking in. The latest example is Juhu Beach Club, which offers a modern interpretation of Indian street food with a Californian twist. Sounds bizarre, I know, but bear with me. Juhu Beach Club started out as a pop-up restaurant in San Francisco, before it became an actual restaurant ...
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Have you ever wondered who has the tastiest balls in Hong Kong? Balls of the meat variety I mean, before you start to get any other ideas. Since meatballs are a favourite comfort food dish all over the world, everyone has their own interpretation of what makes a great meatball. To put it to the test and find out who has HK’s best balls, six well-known Hong Kong restaurants are coming together for a fun event called Battle of the Balls, ...
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Despite so many food choices in Hong Kong, I think most of us can admit to sticking to the same things that we know and love. When was the last time you tried something really different? Have you ever tried Ethiopian food? I was lucky enough to try Eat Ethio on its very first pop-up dinner with Sook almost two years ago, and had ever since been determined to organise a dinner at Chef Helina’s private kitchen at her home ...
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Amidst all the restaurant closures that happen regularly in Hong Kong, I love it when a restaurant that truly deserves to do well not only manages to do so, but does so well that it is able to expand its offering. Le Bistro Winebeast, which was previously housed in a tiny space off Queen’s Road East (read previous review here), has recently moved to a 2,000 square foot two-storey venue on Wan Chai’s Thomson Road. When the new space opened, ...
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Food delivery is by no means a new phenomenon in Hong Kong. For as long as I can remember, you’ve been able to get food from almost any restaurant you can think of delivered to your door. Until recently, however, food deliveries took no less than 60 minutes (90 on weekends), and the chances of receiving your food hot and fresh were slim to none. Enter Deliveroo, the newest and best food delivery service that everyone’s talking about. Deliveroo launched ...
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