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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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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