Have you heard about The Breakfast Cupcake? It seems to be what everyone is talking about these days, and quite rightly too. I came across it when my brother sent me a link to a recipe and right then I knew that I absolutely had to try one. Obviously the fact that I’m not eating wheat at the moment could have got in the way of this, but I didn’t see why replacing bread with gluten-free bread would be an ...
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Japanese food is without a doubt one of my favourites. Not only does it always seem fresher and healthier than other cuisines, but there are also so many flavours and so much variety that it would be almost impossible to tire of it. At Sushi Tsuraku, a new Japanese restaurant on Stanley Street, this could not be more true. This fun little restaurant specialises in Omakase, which essentially means chef’s menu; you’ll get small plate after small plate of whatever ...
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Sanche

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Korean restaurants have always been popular in Hong Kong as a place to go with a big group of friends to enjoy a casual feast. More often than not, however, this involves a DIY Korean barbecue that you will inevitably walk away from wishing you hadn’t worn your favourite white top and stinking of food. This is far from the case at new ‘Modern Korean’ restaurant Sanche. Tucked away just past the wet markets on Gage Street, Sanche is a ...
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Stockton

Stockton Hong Kong

In a city where it can often feel like the seven million inhabitants are living on top of one another, it’s always nice to find a hidden little spot that no one knows about. Well, at least it’s a nice idea, but obviously when new places open on this small island, it’s never long before the secret gets out…Especially if Maximal Concepts are the ones behind it, such as with their new bar Stockton. Stockton is conveniently located just below ...
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Let whoever wants to judge do so as much as they like, but I will admit that I have always loved Dan Ryan’s for its stereotypical, wholesome American-style comfort food. Taking over the DR space in Harbour City’s Ocean Terminal, the same group – Windy City – has now brought us a completely different kind of restaurant with the same likeability factor that goes by the name of LUCQUES tavern. Although LUCQUES tavern, which opened in the latter half of ...
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It is evident that our city is becoming increasingly more aware of dietary issues, and menus catering to these are appearing in more and more restaurants. Until recently, however, there did not exist a single uncontaminated gluten-free bakery in the city. That is, until Choice Cooperative opened its doors late last year in Wong Chuk Hang. Choice, taking up a huge, light and airy space, is a lovely welcoming café that specialises in gluten-free and sugar-free food that is nutritious ...
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121BC

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If there’s one type of cuisine I will never tire of, no matter how many new restaurants open, it’s Italian, particularly one that’s a little bit different and ever so special, such as 121BC on Peel Street. Although it’s one of a kind in Hong Kong, it has three successful sister restaurants in Sydney – Vini, Berta and 121BC Sydney – owned by a group of Italians and Australians who are passionate about food and wine. Our newly opened 121BC ...
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Locofama

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As I often say, sometimes the fast-paced lifestyle of Hong Kong can take its toll on our health. Perhaps my case is a little more extreme than others, but I think everyone at some stage comes to the realisation that here in HK we tend to have far more nights out than we have in, and often our bodies just crave real, organic, wholesome food. The good news is that more and more restaurants are catering to this need. Fuk ...
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In case you were in any doubt: I truly love dim sum. Whether eaten at a hole-in-the-wall, only-frequented-by-taxi-drivers kind of dim sum ‘restaurant’, or a three-Michelin-star dim sum palace, dim sum fills me with joy, satisfaction and, most of all, deliciousness. When I heard about the opening of Man Mo Café, a ‘contemporary dim sum’ restaurant, serving dishes such as foie gras xiao long bao, I was certainly intrigued, but I wasn’t completely convinced it would work. Tucked away amongst the ...
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There’s always something magical about being by the seaside on a bright summer’s day, sea breeze in your hair, all cares and worries a million miles away. After a pleasant walk from Bondi to Bronte and back, followed by a refreshing dip in the sea, I didn’t think my day could get any better. Until we set foot in North Bondi Fish for lunch. This gorgeous bright and airy restaurant, opened by restaurateurs Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan, took over ...
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