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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The Pawn

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The Pawn has historically had mixed reviews: “the décor and setting are amazing, but the food doesn’t quite match,” they would say. Well, “they”, you can now eat your words (and The Pawn’s food too) for British chef Anthony Fletcher, trained by Tom Aikens, joined the team last year and has successfully thrown some magic into the mix, creating incredible British food that complements the gorgeous setting. The setting really is gorgeous, housed inside one of Hong Kong’s few remaining ...
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**THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED** When HK nights got too steamy and we needed a place to cool ourselves down, there was no better place to be than in Balalaika’s ice bar. However, the bar seemed to only be popular with hot people (I’m referring to their body temperature, not their level of physical attractiveness) and tourists, so obviously it couldn’t handle Hong Kong rents. Standing in its place now is AKA Japanese Cuisine & Lounge. At Balalaika, I never ...
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Messina

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  We Hong Kong Islanders are incurably lazy. When I was invited to try K.O Dining Group’s Italian restaurant, Messina, I shivered at the thought of having to travel ‘all the way’ out to Hung Hom. Although admittedly I did get a little lost on the way (it was the taxi driver’s fault, not mine), it turned out Hung Hom isn’t actually all that far away and needn’t be as scary as we think it is, especially if at the ...
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  Table for Two HK has partnered up with nine amazing restaurants all over the city that will each serve their very own special TFT HK dishes throughout the month of August, as part of its Healthy Summer Dining Experience. When you purchase these dishes, part of the proceeds will help TFT HK provide school lunches for children in developing countries, in line with their motto: Order for one. Feed two. And help the world eat better. The other part ...
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