As much as I love a night out, nothing beats a good dinner party with great friends, free-flowing wine, tasty home-cooked food and the ability to kick on until whatever time you want, without being pushed out to make room for the next sitting. That said, however, a dinner party requires a lot of preparation, sometimes hours slaving in the kitchen and, on the actual night, even if you have pre-prepared everything, you’ll still have to spend a lot of ...
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I reviewed Cocotte when it first opened a little over two years ago (read previous review here) and was very impressed by its humble yet hearty French cuisine and the friendly attitude of the owners, brothers Brice and Jonathan Moldovan. Since then, their brother Petrous (Brice’s twin) has joined them as Chef, and the three brothers together continue to satisfy hungry diners from their cute little brasserie just off Hollywood Road. Chef Petrous has recently updated the menu, creating a ...
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ALTO

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Causeway Bay has got to be one of the most stressful areas of Hong Kong. It’s always inexplicably busy, even on weekdays, and people seem to go out of their way to walk directly into you from all angles. In order to get me to go to Causeway Bay, there therefore has to be a very valid reason. Having visited ALTO last week, I can say that that this newly opened bar and restaurant makes the stressfulness of Causeway Bay ...
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These days, the humble sandwich is really not so humble anymore. Restaurants all over the world, both casual and fine-dining, are coming up with a whole range of interesting and exciting fillings to go on all kinds of different breads. The folks that brought us The Mac Attack, The Battle of the Balls and Reinventing Salads have come up with another fun event, this time all about sandwiches. What’s The Ultimate Sandwich is a month-long campaign that features eight of ...
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Chez Ed

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Remember the time I reviewed Chef Studio by Eddy and was blown away by Chef Eddy’s genuinely lovely personality and delicious cooking? After years of satisfying hungry customers in a hard to find industrial building in Wong Chuk Hang, Chef Eddy Leung has closed his private kitchen and opened Chez Ed just around the corner from Times Square, where he continues to fill his tables with old and new customers eager for some excellent French food cooked with real passion. ...
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My Tai Tai

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Less than a month after “Hong Kong’s number one celebrity chef” Harlan Goldstein resurfaced with the opening of Ee Da Le, he has now opened another new venture, My Tai Tai; as I said before, for a larger than life character like Harlan, one new restaurant is nowhere near enough! As the name suggests, My Tai Tai serves Thai food, prepared by a team of native Thai chefs, led by Executive Chef Amphon Phoomphookieo (aka Chef Phoon), who has worked ...
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There are two main reasons to visit New York: to eat, and to eat some more. Shopping fits onto the list somewhere, as does flying over the city seated on the floor of a helicopter with no doors with your feet dangling over the edge (trust me, you haven’t truly seen New York until you’ve done that!), but without a doubt, eating is the most important part of any trip to the Big Apple. We were recently in New York ...
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Every time a healthy restaurant opens in this city, there are doubtless scores of sceptics who wonder when this fad will end. I think it’s safe to say that healthy eating is not just a phase, but a conscious decision that many Hongkongers are taking on board as part of their daily lifestyle. The newest restaurant to join the scene is The Elephas, a trendy coffee and health food bar that’s tied to the impressive new training facility Warrior Academy ...
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Ee Da Le

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If you haven’t heard of Harlan Goldstein, you must have been walking around wearing a blindfold and ear plugs. After a short break from the dining scene, this larger-than-life New Yorker, who claims to be “Hong Kong’s number one celebrity chef” is back and this time he’s making an even bigger splash than usual. Most restaurateurs are content with opening one restaurant at a time; not Harlan. Not even two, or three restaurants are enough for this guy, who has ...
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Remember the first drink that made you sick? How do you feel about that drink now? For me, that drink is beer and, no matter how many times I try it, I just cannot drink it. So when I heard that Little Creatures, the famous Australian craft beer brewers, were opening in Hong Kong, I didn’t jump up and down in excitement. Then I saw the food menu. Although, naturally, Little Creatures specialises in their award-winning craft beer, the food ...
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