When I go out for a steak, I see it as a special occasion. This is not because it’s a rare occurrence, nor because there aren’t enough steakhouses in Hong Kong. There’s just something about a good steak that is hard to beat, and this is something I think should be respected. Black Sheep group is known for going all out with its restaurant concepts and hitting the nail on the head every time. This could not be more true ...
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The Parish

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If any cuisine could claim to be the definition of comfort food, it would be Southern American food. Enoteca Group quickly realised their Drunken Duck wasn’t to everyone’s liking, and has now replaced it with The Parish, an authentic Southern American restaurant serving comfort food at its best. If you ever visited The Drunken Duck, you’ll see that some of the décor has remained, such as the blue and white tiles on the walls and pillars. Add to this worn ...
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Anyone who’s been to Bali will be familiar with the ever-popular beach club, Potato Head. When I heard it was opening in Hong Kong, I fully expected it to be somewhere on the south side, in order to replicate that Balinese beach vibe. It has, however, opened on Sai Ying Pun’s Third Street, high up above any beach. Stepping inside this 8,000 square foot space definitely doesn’t feel like you’re in Sai Ying Pun. The venue is home to a ...
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This April, The Dim Sum Diaries turned five years old! Happy birthday to us! When I started this blog, I did it out of a sheer passion for both eating and writing, combined with a little boredom and the need to have some kind of side project for myself. I never could have imagined that people would actually read it and turn to it as a resource for knowing where to eat in our fine city. Yet here we are, ...
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Supafood

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As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, Hong Kong seems to be on a bit of a health kick these days, with more and more healthy restaurants opening all around us. Supafood is the latest concept behind the owners of Locofama and Sohofama that has taken over the space once held by very unhealthy fast-food joint, Yonge Piggies – you couldn’t ask for more of a contrast! Supafood is a tiny, quirky takeaway joint that claims that its mission is to ...
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Although there are more and more healthy eateries to be found in HK, most offer either takeaway or a very casual café-style vibe. Sheung Wan’s The Kinnet Café has recently rebranded to The Restaurant by The Kinnet, offering a brand new breakfast, lunch and dinner menu in a comfortable and inviting setting. I had previously reviewed the restaurant before the rebrand and thoroughly enjoyed it. I did, however, find the concept of eating in an “active ageing centre” – i.e. ...
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If I had to pick a favourite mealtime, it would probably be brunch. It combines all the best bits of breakfast and lunch and it’s not frowned upon to eat everything in sight. Modern Korean restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong, Jinjuu, has recently started serving a weekend brunch that is well worth trying. Jinjuu opened at the end of last year, helmed by celebrity Iron Chef Judy Joo. It is her second branch of the restaurant, the other being in ...
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Any restaurant in the relatively new and ever so swanky California Tower is guaranteed to be pretty special, even if only for the views from up high. Porterhouse by Laris, on the seventh floor of the building, is no exception. Although somewhat understated, the restaurant exudes elegance from the moment you walk in. Designed by KokaiStudios, the interior boasts angular mirrored ceiling panels, contrasted against soft wood, patterned flooring and chic leather-backed chairs. Having previously only come across Chef David ...
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Eatology

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We’re all guilty of becoming just a little bit lazy in Hong Kong. Often this laziness can creep into our diets, meaning we end up eating whatever is most convenient, without taking into consideration how healthy (or unhealthy) that might be. With Hong Kong’s growing interest in health and wellness, you may have noticed the number of healthy meal programmes that have recently started appearing. The newest one of these is Eatology, which I sampled for a week earlier this ...
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Despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee myself, I still love the growing coffee culture in Hong Kong and the amount of effort that goes in to all the cute little coffee joints around town. One which we came across a couple of weeks ago is a tiny spot just next to Sai Ying Pun MTR station called Winstons Coffee. If you’ve been along Queen’s Road West recently, you will definitely have noticed Winstons for its cinema-style façade. Next ...
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