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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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Almost exactly a year after first being blown away by Quest by Que (see previous review here), we finally got round to returning and sampled another of Chef Que Vinh Dang’s fantastic tasting menus. This time, in line with the bitterly cold weather we’ve been experiencing, Chef Que’s menu is inspired by comfort food that reminds him of home – perfect winter warmers. It seems that diners have become a little too curious and demanding, as the menu is now shown ...
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Secret Ingredient launched in Hong Kong almost five years ago and made gourmet chefs out of the most amateur cooks. After its “cooking by letters” system proved so popular, the company has now opened a sub business, NOSH by Secret Ingredient, which provides ready-to-eat healthy gourmet meals for takeaway or delivery. NOSH’s motto is “Eat better. Live better.” It aims to change the food delivery scene in Hong Kong by offering healthy, balanced meals delivered within a 30-minute window from ...
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Arcane

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Have you ever eaten a meal that’s so delicious you’re tempted to stop eating so that it never ends? That’s what I felt when I dined at Arcane. The name of the restaurant means ‘discreet; understood by few’. Discreet, I will give it, since it’s tucked away on On Lan Street, so close and yet so far from the hectic city. I struggle to understand, however, the ‘understood by few’ part, since surely everyone can understand food that’s this good. ...
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Hong Kong’s favourite French restaurant group, French Creations (behind Comptoir, Metropolitain and Pastis amongst others) has decided that man cannot live on French cuisine alone. With its latest opening of Flying Pig Bistro, the group has paired with Polish restaurateur Christopher Przemyski to serve European comfort food on Sai Ying Pun’s High Street. Founder Chris and Hong Kong-based artist Malcolm Golding designed the space to be a casual, urban hangout that’s far from pretentious. The furniture is made from recycled ...
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Bao Bei

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Given the mix of cultures that make up Hong Kong, these days it’s quite rare to see a menu that doesn’t take influences from other cuisines. Newly opened Bao Bei on Wyndham Street aims to pay homage to Hong Kong’s roots, in a fun, East-meets-West style that emphasises what our city is all about. The basement space is absolutely stunning. As you enter, you’ll notice a wall covered in different sized bamboo steamers, whilst further into the restaurant area, colourful ...
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Ask any American to name their perfect comfort food, and, chances are, many will vote for mac ‘n’ cheese. That’s why this hearty dish is a staple at every American restaurant the world over. Yet, these days, mac ‘n’ cheese doesn’t necessarily consist of just macaroni and cheese; chefs are adding their own unique touches to reinvent this classic dish and take it to new levels. As we already know, Lily & Bloom takes its mac ‘n’ cheese very seriously ...
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Ever since my most recent trip to Hanoi, when first I spilt a bowl of bun cha all over myself and then proceeded to fall in love with it, I have been looking for somewhere to try an equivalent dish in Hong Kong. BEP’s lemongrass pork vermicelli comes close, but it’s just not the same. When a restaurant bearing the name Bun Cha Vietnamese Café & Restaurant opened up in Soho, I was therefore determined to put it to the ...
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