Being a big fan of Todd Darling and Robert Spina’s Posto Pubblico and Cantopop, I had wanted to try Linguini Fini from the moment I heard it was due to open in L place. Unfortunately, the timing of their opening was not ideal and I missed it by one day when I flew back to England. Therefore, as soon as I was back, I had to make plans to check it out, hoping that had there initially been any kinks ...
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On my sister’s first night back in England (and possibly the warmest day we’ve had in a while!) she requested soup for dinner. I had been looking through cookbooks most of the afternoon anyway to find recipes for my birthday dinner on Wednesday, so was more than happy to continue browsing in search of a delicious soup recipe. Of course I chose the Covent Garden Book of Soups as they always know what they’re talking about. This book has an ...
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On Wednesday evening, I ventured to London to see some wonderful friends from University and our original plan was to go to Wagamama for dinner. (I have been back in England for over a week and had still not yet been, which for me is quite remarkable! Fear not, however, as I polished off a delicious Wagas meal last night.) I quickly realised that Wagamama was a ridiculous plan as we had the whole of London’s culinary scene to choose ...
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Laab Moo

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  I’m currently back in England for a nice three-week holiday while I’m “in between jobs.” Having landed at the crack of dawn after a very uncomfortable flight, the first thing my dad told me on the car journey home from the airport was that I was to cook dinner that evening for him and his guests. No rest for the wicked! Fortunately these guests were visiting from Bangkok and one of them is in fact Thai. Therefore when she ...
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Comilonas

            Comilonas is an exciting brand new private kitchen which opened just under a month ago in Sai Wan, near Kennedy Town. Serving traditional and wholesome Catalan-style tapas at an affordable rate, Comilonas sets itself aside from many of Hong Kong's regular private kitchens. Chef Lluis from Barcelona and his Hong Kongese wife Carrie wanted to serve authentic food from Lluis' home town in a relaxed and friendly environment. Although Comilonas is located in a very local and fairly grimy ...
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UPDATE: Corner Kitchen has now moved to G/F, 21 New Street, Sheung Wan. Phone number remains the same. On Thursday night, a group of 9 of us competed in a very fiery Thai cook-off at Corner Kitchen in Sheung Wan. Corner Kitchen is a charming little place on the corner (obviously) of Pound Lane and Po Hing Fong. It can serve as a regular private kitchen where you merely relax and enjoy a meal prepared for you, or you can ...
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Newcomer Bettys Kitschen in IFC was started up by restaurateur Alan Yau, most famous for founding the world-renowned Wagamama and Hakkasan chains. Bettys Kitschen is very different from both of these delicious restaurants, whilst still maintaining the same business idea of appealing to a niche market - in this case the typical Hong Kong young businessmen and women who look for high-end cuisine in a more modern and casual environment. The idea that it was started up by the man ...
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Ista, at the lower end of Wyndham Street, serves up 'Indian tapas' amongst other things. It is a higher-end Indian restaurant with cream leather armchairs and a casual-chic ambiance. Growing up with a father who always asks for his curries "extra spicy" and devours them with tears and beads of sweat running down his face, I have inevitably also developed a love of all things spicy. Thankfully for me, although perhaps not so thankfully for those who are not as hardcore as ...
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**CLOSED DOWN** Knowing how much I love my food, people keep asking me what my favourite restaurant in Hong Kong is. I find this question incredibly difficult to answer as there is just so much on offer and so much that I am yet to taste. I can certainly say which are my least favourite restaurants, but picking one particular favourite is far too tricky. Having now visited TBLS Kitchen Studio, however, I think I can safely say that this ...
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Slim Taste

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Slim Taste, in my favourite building on Stanley Street with all the restaurants (3 more to go until I've done them all!) is one of a kind. Everything, and I mean literally everything in the restaurant is made of paper or cardboard. Cardboard chairs, cardboard tables, cup holders, decorations, everything. The only things not made out of cardboard are the cutlery and the plates. Obviously I had checked it out online and I added it to my list quite a while ago, ...
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