Hong Kong really does have it all, especially when it comes to restaurants. The beauty of it is that when some of these restaurants get it right, you can actually imagine yourself transported to the particular corner of the world where that restaurant’s cuisine comes from; such is the case with Fleur de Sel. Considered by much of the city’s French population as Hong Kong’s best crêperie, Fleur de Sel, set up by Parisian chef Gregory Alexandre, resides ...
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    Ever since I lived in Madrid a few years ago where I pretty much refused to eat anything other than tapas every day, I have been on a quest to find something that even remotely comes close to the delicious tapas bars that line the streets of Spain. Sadly in Hong Kong, although people rave about certain tapas bars I will not name, for me, most of them come very short of the real deal. They simply lack ...
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    On the same girlie trip I talked about in my review of Wing Lei, we also tried il Teatro for dinner (yes, it was a rather indulgent day, I know!) Feel free to read about how we spent the earlier part of our super-indulgent day here, or skip straight to the food part and just keep reading. After a pre-dinner cocktail at Cinnebar, we were seated in il Teatro, overlooking the spectacular fountain. Said fountain, we had been ...
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    On a recent girlie trip to the Wynn Macau, organised through Sassy Hong Kong, we had the pleasure of trying Macau’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant, Wing Lei. The full hotel and spa review can be read here, but I thought it only right to go into a little more necessary detail about just how delicious the food was... We had informed the hotel in advance that both of us are sensitive to gluten, however when it came to ...
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It’s a sad, sad fact that, although we live our lives paranoid about murder, war and other forms of violence, in reality it is diet-related diseases that are today’s biggest killers. In America, which is known to be one of the unhealthiest countries in the world, kids in today’s generation have a lifespan that is ten-years shorter than the previous generation, and two out of three people are statistically overweight or obese. With so much poverty across the globe, you’d ...
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    When looking for a plan B after our first choice of restaurant was closed for a private party, we happened to stumble across Paul’s Kitchen on Gough Street. It turned out to be one of those serendipitous moments where we went in with neutral expectations, still slightly miffed that we couldn’t have Heirloom’s tacos, and came out absolutely wowed. I was actually supposed to be having a night off and wasn’t planning on reviewing it, until I realised ...
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      Having made it my mission to check out every single one of The Pemberton’s many restaurants, I confess that I am not doing too well. However, I am one step closer after trying mini dans la ville last week. mini dans la ville is a rather random spot set up by someone who is clearly far too obsessed with Mini Coopers. The first thing you see as you come in is a real life old-school Mini posing ...
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    Yakitori has been all the rage since Yardbird opened its doors last summer. I do love Yardbird (and even included it in my top 10 of 2011), yet having now finally tried Yakitoritei, I realise what all the anti-Yardbirdians have been saying all along: that you can find equally, if not more delicious yakitori for half the price at Yakitoritei. Located on Sing Woo Road in Happy Valley, making for a nice escape out of Central, sits cosy ...
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Eivissa

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    Café Deco Group’s newest baby comes in the form of Eivissa, the newly opened trendy bar on Wyndham Street. As Eivissa is the Catalan name for the beautiful island of Ibiza, it appears that Café Deco are trying to bring a slice of the Spanish island to liven up Wyndham Street’s already buzzing throng of bars. I’m not sure I see the resemblance but it’s sweet that they do! With high leather chairs and funky blue lighting, the ...
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Taco Chaca

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  In general, tacos and Hong Kong can barely be put in the same sentence. Apart from Heirloom, which thankfully came to the rescue with its delicious palm-sized tacos, Hong Kong is home to far too many wannabe Mexican restaurants that charge an absurd price for mediocre food. Now, thankfully, there is Taco Chaca in the up and coming area that is Sai Ying Pun. The small space is as casual as they come, with nothing but a handful of ...
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