Cafe Roma

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The beauty of living in Hong Kong is that although it is a big, concrete jungle, we are able to escape, jump on a short ferry ride to one of the other islands and experience a different way of life, with a much slower pace and what feels like cleaner air (even if only marginally). After hearing a lot of good things about it, I finally made the journey over to Park Island last weekend to put celebrity chef Jaakko ...
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**THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED** The excitement of a new sushi restaurant will never ever get old, despite how many our beautiful city is loaded with, so when I heard about Masu Robatayaki & Sushi’s arrival, I was as keen as wasabi to put it to the test. Masu is Privé Group’s newest baby, located in On Hing Building, just off Wyndham Street. The décor is very minimalistic, using shades of cream and grey to create, in my mind, a ...
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I’ve been to 208 plenty of times, be it for a casual dinner downstairs, a glass of wine at the bar, to collect a takeaway pizza, or for a slightly fancier dinner upstairs. However, it has not yet found a place on my blog…until now. I was lucky enough to be invited to try 208’s ‘The Humble Shroom’ dinner. Unfortunately this menu is only available until the end of the month, but I still thought it deserved a mention, and ...
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I had a very exciting experience earlier this week when a delicious delivery arrived at my office just in time for lunch. Inside a sturdy paper bag there was everything I needed to make a delicious meatball sub. But this wasn’t just any meatball sub; this was an OBE Organic sweet and spicy meatball sub. Australia’s oldest and largest producer of organic beef, OBE Organic, has teamed up with Chef Christian Yang, the chef behind super excitingly named Bang Bang ...
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Kau Kee

Kau Kee has been serving beef brisket noodles on Gough Street for over 90 years. I’d be lying if I said I’ve been meaning to go for that long, as that wouldn’t even be possible, but I was long overdue a visit that had been put off for one reason or another for a good 12 months. After another near-cancelation due to a nasty chest infection, I realised there could be no better cure than a hearty bowl of soup ...
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To celebrate my sister’s birthday in Bali, we opted not for a Balinese restaurant (although we know these are good from my previous trip, reviewed here), but for a much naughtier option: Naughty Nuri’s in Batubelig. Naughty Nuri’s is famous for its “wicked ribs and brutal martinis”, so it was definitely the perfect place to go with a group of 20 to celebrate such a momentous birthday. Despite not being able to reserve a table, we stomped our feet, raised ...
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Lantana

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When we tire of Hong Kong’s bustling city life, we often crave little holidays to take us away from it all. The beauty of living here means that we are able to escape from the city without even needing to leave the country. On a recent mini ‘holiday’ to Lantau for what we thought would be a comfortable ‘glamping’ trip (trust me, camping in August, whether glam or not, is most certainly not advisable), we were recommended to dine in ...
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Some restaurants open with a bang, shouting out their arrival for all to hear. Others open quietly, safe in the knowledge that people will find them on their own and fall in love. La Cantoche, tucked away on a side street off Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan, did the latter and, having only been open for a couple of months, is packed full every night. David Sung, the restaurant’s French-born owner, never had a background in hospitality or F&B, yet ...
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Chesa

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I love living in Asia and having the ability to travel to idyllic beaches for long weekends at any time of year. However, being so close to Asia’s paradise does remind me how far away I am from Europe; when living in England, I was lucky enough to be able to escape to Switzerland for a quick ski fix at least every couple of months. Since being here however, I feel light-years away from the cosiness of a ski resort ...
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Since Zuma opened in Hong Kong a few years ago, everyone has been waxing lyrical about its weekend brunch. I wholeheartedly concur that it is one of the better brunches in the city, yet every time the bill comes, it leaves a giant hole in my wallet, meaning I will only ever go there for a special occasion, having left a large gap since my last visit. What about those occasions that aren’t so special? Those times you’re just really ...
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