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

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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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Christmas is over, presents have been distributed, and somehow it’s already nearly February. Which means, of course, for those lucky (or unlucky, depending how you look at it) to be in a relationship, presents must be bought all over again and there’s that pressure hanging over us to do something ‘special’ for Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, girls tend to be exempt from the planning process as it is usually the man’s duty to book the restaurant, order the flowers, the chocolates, the ...
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Pho Yummee

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I have not been inside The Peak Galleria since at least nine years ago when we used to live up on The Peak. Back then there was hardly anything of note in there except Café Deco and perhaps a couple of other restaurants. I still would never use it as my go-to shopping mall but it has certainly gone up in the world since I was last there. A few months ago, Café Deco group added another restaurant to its ...
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Ta Pantry

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Very few of us are fortunate enough to have the space in our Hong Kong apartments to host a dinner party for ten guests. Fortunately private kitchens abound and I’m on a mission to try them all. Ta Pantry, a gem of a private kitchen tucked away in the up and coming neighbourhood that is Star Street, did not disappoint. Esther ‘Tata’ Sham, a model-turned-chef, has a beautiful set-up in a converted apartment that looks and feels like it really ...
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Another year over. I'm not exactly sure where it went, nor what I did in it, but I'm pretty sure it was a very good year. For one thing, 2011 marked the birth of The Dim Sum Diaries, so one fact of which I am certain is that I must have eaten far too much food (and exercised twice as much to make up for it). I dread to think of the amount of money I threw at Hong Kong's ...
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** CLOSED DOWN** Often when such a big hype is made about a new restaurant, you create this unrealistically amazing image of it in your head, that when you actually get round to trying it, you’re terribly disappointed. Fortunately such was not the case with the highly praised Heirloom Eatery on Hollywood Road. Even before you enter this charming two-storey restaurant, you know it’s going to be special; mismatched tables and chairs adorned with makeshift vases and colourful flowers spill ...
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  ** CLOSED DOWN ** Being an obsessive foodie, part of the draw to Hong Kong is its never-ending array of restaurants with cuisines from all over the world. Generally speaking, about 50% of these restaurants get everything just right, whilst the remaining 50% try too hard and end up being comically stereotypical with substandard food. Thankfully the newly opened Brasserie de L’ile on Arbuthnot Road fits into the former category. Classing itself as Hong Kong’s first authentic Northern French ...
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