Hong Kong is without a doubt a very funny place. Everywhere you look you’ll find a complete mish mash of cultures attempting, and succeeding, to coexist in the same location. What you perhaps won’t expect to find, though, is a very good Italian restaurant in a cooked food market. The Queen Street Cooked Food Market in Sheung Wan, however, has shown us that this is possible, as ABC Kitchen resides amidst the usual throng of very local dai pai dongs ...
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I first went to Comilonas just weeks after it had opened its doors, and am happy to say that I believe I was the first food blogger to taste it and review it. I have now been twice since then and am still certain that this is one of my favourite restaurants in Hong Kong. It sets itself apart from other private kitchens by serving traditional Catalonian food unique to Hong Kong in a casual and homely environment without the ...
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When I think of The Peninsula, I think of elegance. I think of class. I think of all the things we are often too busy to care about in Hong Kong’s fast-paced lifestyle. Spring Moon, The Peninsula’s Cantonese restaurant, echoes this to the letter. It is designed to be reminiscent of a 1920s-style Shanghainese mansion with dark wood and oriental rugs. Little touches like the silver bowls and trays used for things as commonplace as nuts or warm hand towels were ...
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se sa me

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** CLOSED DOWN** Mark Cholewka and Cathal Kiely, the guys behind successful restaurant and bar Shore in L Place, have opened up another venture. se sa me, also in L Place, just one floor below Shore, serves delicious ‘Japanasian’ cuisine in a modern, stylish setting. se sa me doesn’t officially open until 7th March, but naturally I jumped the gun and snuck in during the soft opening to try their tasty treats. [caption id="attachment_762" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Rock shrimp tempura[/caption] The ...
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I was recently asked to try out Homegrown Foods’ organic vegetables and make a recipe of my choice for Sassy. I have only ever tried these delicious organic vegetables at Posto Pubblico, Linguini Fini and Cantopop where you can really taste the quality of the produce. When there’s the prospect of a huge basket of amazingly fresh vegetables arriving on your doorstep however, you don’t realise quite the excitement that will arise. I scrutinised my cookbooks for weeks in advance, ...
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    Just after my brother’s birthday last year, I sent him a link to a ‘Playable Angry Birds cake' on YouTube, to which his immediate response was that I had to make the same thing for him this year. Thinking it would be a little too difficult to make and transport this enormous masterpiece to a civilised restaurant such as Armani/Aqua, my mum and I decided to opt for a slightly scaled version, which we hoped would still have a ...
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With all the delicious varieties of cuisines on offer in Hong Kong, sometimes I just crave classic, hearty British dishes. British food would never be my go-to food. Give me Thai, Chinese, Italian or pretty much anything else. But there are times when I do love a yummy plate of bangers and mash, or greasy fish and chips; something that reminds me of cold wintry days in England. Note: I will only ever want to be reminded of cold wintry ...
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Amo Eno

Amo Eno Wine Bar IFC Hong Kong

Hong Kong has wine bars galore. You will rarely catch me in one of the city’s pretentious yet tacky nightclubs, but show me a lovely wine or cocktail bar and I’m there. As far as wine bars go, Amo Eno is in a league of its own and cannot be compared to anywhere in Hong Kong, or possibly even anywhere in the world. Set up by American couple Andrew and Brook Bradbury with two similar ventures in the States up ...
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Everyone is talking about Liberty Private Works. It’s one of those elusive restaurants where no matter how hard you try to get a booking, it always seems just that little bit out of reach. I have nearly been twice before, but for one reason or another something has come up and I haven't been able to go. Such was nearly the case the third time. I had booked a table quite sporadically at the start of the year. One of ...
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A week in Bali for Chinese New Year did not, of course, mean letting the blog have a rest. Bali has a range of wonderful restaurants on offer, so I thought it only right to do a special little feature and give future Bali-goers an idea of where to go in Seminyak, Gili Trawangan and Ubud. [caption id="attachment_679" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Our table reservation leaf at Metis[/caption] Métis Hidden away from Seminyak’s crowds of tourists, Métis is set amongst beautiful rice ...
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