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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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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