Cantopop

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**CLOSED DOWN** Brand new Cantopop in L Place, owned by Robert Spina and Todd Darling, the owners of the popular Posto Pubblico, is a modern take on a typical Hong Kongese cha chaan teng or Chinese tea diner. It offers all the traditional dishes you would find in a backstreet cha chaan teng such as rice with char siu and fried egg, fried noodles, luncheon meat sandwiches and yin yang tea (black tea and coffee in the same cup), but here, executive ...
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[caption id="attachment_163" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Umu at Dusit Thani Manila[/caption] I was in Manila last week for what will, I hope, be the first of many journalistic trips around Asia. I had previously heard numerous horror stories about Manila so I must admit I was a little bit nervous. I did, however, have the pleasure of staying in two very nice hotels, namely the Dusit Thani and the Makati Shangri-La, where I was treated like royalty and made to feel very welcome ...
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Brat

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As I do most mornings, yesterday, come 11 o clock (ok fine, 10 o clock), I started thinking about what I would like for lunch. I was in  one of those indecisive moods where I couldn't figure out exactly what I wanted, but just knew that it was not pasta (having had this three days running). I wanted something different, something tasty, something that would revive me from the sleepy state I was in after my 6am Circuit25 start. Looking down ...
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Limehouse

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Fairly hidden away on the pedestrianised side of Ship Street in Wan Chai you will find this sweet little restaurant. Limehouse looks, from the outside, like a tiny little house you would perhaps find up a side street in Brighton on the south coast of England. The interior is also very cosy, seating around 30 people over two floors. Blue wooden tables and blue wooden panelling on the walls also trigger images of the British seaside, although that is about ...
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Gyotaku

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Yet another restaurant in the amazing building on Stanley Street which I often refer to (I am slowly completing my task of trying them all – I think I have perhaps another 3 or 4 to go. Any takers to help me out?), Gyotaku serves, in their words, 'sushi creations'. Put plainly, it is Japanese food with a twist, although they still offer the classics too. Very simple on the eye, Gyotaku offers nothing in the way of decorations, apart ...
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Although this restaurant is a little far from our comfort zone that is the industrialised bubble of the island, One-thirtyone is definitely worth the forty-five minute taxi journey to get to this tranquil part of Sai Kung, especially given how spoilt we are with the low cost of taxis here. It’s advisable to call the restaurant when in the taxi so that the driver can speak to them and get directions as it’s a little off the beaten track and ...
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I have been bedridden for the past three days suffering from bronchitis, only allowed to leave the house for a brief visit to the doctors. Thus I have been unable to continue with my task of checking out new restaurants and so thought I would give you something a little different today: a recipe. This will please all my readers who don’t have the pleasure of living in Hong Kong (come on, I know there are millions of you following ...
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I knew this place wasn't going to be amazing, but there was something about it that had been trying to draw me towards it for some time, not merely because this branch of the chain with other restaurants across North America, Mexico, Japan, Philippines, China and of course Hong Kong, also resides in Stanley 11 and I have made it my mission to try every restaurant in that building. I have gone past it in the lift a few times and for some reason am always ...
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I'm afraid this post goes slightly against my plan to only try out restaurants I have never previously visited. There is a reason for this, however: every Lent, I like to challenge myself by giving up something (food related of course) which I love. I've done the clichéd chocolate before and (I can't believe I'm saying this) it isn't actually that hard once you've managed to get past the first four days or so (in these first four days, believe me, ...
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Another fairly newcomer to Elgin Street, Bouchon Bistro Français opened in January this year. From the outside, it looks like your typical French bistro, but once you get inside, this is even more apparent; with an array of vintage French posters lining the walls, hung amidst various blackboards and a shelf full of oddly shaped glass bottles, reminiscent of a French apothecary. A little Parisian window in the heart of Soho. We originally had the intention of having a light ...
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