An eating diary of New York City

new-york-restaurants-dim-sum-diaries There are two main reasons to visit New York: to eat, and to eat some more. Shopping fits onto the list somewhere, as does flying over the city seated on the floor of a helicopter with no doors with yourRead more

MANA Café

mana cafe hong kong Ask any meat lover to give up meat and they’d laugh in your face. Then give them the option of going to MANA and they would be racing you there. These guys, from the minute they opened almost four yearsRead more

Artisan Café

artisan cafe hong kong Albeit a lot slower than the rest of the world, Hong Kong is beginning to gain a bit of a coffee culture. More and more coffee shops are opening up that place a real importance on coffee – where itRead more

Mano Café

mano cafe hong kong In its short lifetime, the ground floor space of The L. Place has seen more restaurants come and go than I can count. The last three have kept the same name, whilst offering rather different concepts. However, this time, itRead more

The Continental & La Prairie’s Health Booster Breakfast

the continental la prairie hong kong health booster breakfast Having greatly enjoyed dinner at Swire’s flagship stand-alone restaurant The Continental (see previous review here), I was of course very happy to accept an invitation to try a preview of its Health Booster Breakfast menu, in collaboration with luxury skincareRead more

Brew Bros

brew bros hong kong Given that breakfast during the week consists of Greek yoghurt and muesli, on weekends, we tend to go in search of something a little heartier, particularly if we’ve just done a decent workout. Brew Bros, on Sheung Wan’s Hillier Street,Read more

Brunch at Stack

stack hong kong pancakes If you’re familiar with my love of pancakes (see my Top 10 Pancakes feature), then you’ll understand my excitement when I heard about a restaurant – fittingly named Stack – dedicated entirely to these fluffy treats! Stack was opened byRead more

Prune Organic Deli & Workshop

prune organic deli hong kong Although I could never go completely vegetarian myself, I have always been a huge fan of Peggy Chan’s Grassroots Pantry and the way she manages to make vegetarian food both look and taste phenomenal. When she told me she wasRead more

Top 10 Pancakes

Pancakes Antipodean There is an art to making pancakes. Not crêpes, pancakes; fluffy, delicious pancakes that spring back when touched and bring about the happiest of joys that few other things could ever replicate. I have always appreciated pancakes, but often feltRead more