Mercato

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When news of a three Michelin-starred chef opening a restaurant in Hong Kong comes out, you are torn between wanting to eat everything on the menu and wanting to keep a tight hold on your credit card. When the three Michelin-starred chef is Jean-Georges Vongerichten, you fear even more for your credit card. Thankfully, however, Jean-Georges’ Mercato, which has been impressing diners in Shanghai for a number of years, offers authentic Italian food without the crazy high price tags. The ...
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Rhoda

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Anyone with any interest in Hong Kong’s dining scene will have heard the hype about Rhoda over the past few months. Former 22 Ships chef Nate Green has combined forces with wonder woman Yenn Wong of JIA Group (behind Chachawan, Aberdeen Street Social, Mak Mak, etc.) to create a fun, down to earth restaurant centred around grilled meats and seafood. Rhoda is named after Chef Nate’s grandmother who inspired him to cook and become a chef. Family is very important ...
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Homer Simpson once said, “you don’t win friends with salad.” Until not that long ago, I would have agreed with him. I used to think of salad as just boring rabbit food that could never be satisfying. Over recent years, however, Hong Kong chefs have taken salad to a new level and I now eat some kind of salad for lunch almost every day. Remember the time I wrote about the Mac Attack? And the Battle of the Balls? Well, ...
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Amalfitana

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Now that summer is well and truly here, it is officially beach weather. Sadly, the beaches on Hong Kong island aren’t quite what you’d find in the Mediterranean, but Amalfitana, an artisan pizza bar, has just opened to bring a slice of the Amalfi Coast to The Pulse. When brothers get together, great things can be achieved. Take, for example the Warner brothers, or the Wright brothers, or even the Bee Gees. Now imagine what happens when two sets of ...
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Mak Mak

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I am a big fan of Thai cuisine and count Chachawan amongst my favourite Hong Kong restaurants. When I heard that JIA Group’s Yenn Wong (the mastermind behind Chachawan, Aberdeen Street Social, 22 Ships and a number of others) was opening a new Thai restaurant called Mak Mak, I knew it was going to be a good one. I have grown used to eating in shopping malls here in Hong Kong, but I always appreciate when a restaurateur makes an ...
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Despite the overindulgent lifestyle that many of us are guilty of enjoying here in Hong Kong, there continues to be a growing demand for healthy restaurants to counterbalance this. To cater to this demand, HOME – Eat to Live, a brand new healthy vegetarian restaurant has just opened up on Des Voeux Road Central. HOME – Eat to Live is brought to us by Christian Mongendre, who was one of the founders of MANA. He has now branched away from ...
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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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