Porterhouse by Laris

porterhouse by laris hong kong 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.Read more

Verde Mar

verde mar hong kong Ask any Mexican which is their favourite Mexican restaurant in Hong Kong and they will most likely answer that there are none that are worthy of this vote. Yet, every time a new one opens, it claims to serve “authenticRead more

El Loco Gringo

el loco gringo hong kong If you’ve been to Missy Ho’s in Kennedy Town, you’ll know what I mean when I say that it is possible for Castelo Concepts restaurants to break away from the cookie cutter mould. Co-owner Persi has yet again worked hisRead more


xoco-hong-kong-exterior Once the quiet, purely residential area, Mid-Levels has seen a number of restaurants opening over the past few years, giving it more of a villagey feel. Mosque Street, in particular, now has a row of little restaurants and takeaway spots,Read more


chino-hong-kong-tostadas Kennedy Town is on a roll at the moment, opening cool new restaurant after cool new restaurant. The latest of these is CHINO, a funky modern Mexican restaurant with an Asian twist that’s still in soft opening but is alreadyRead more


gaucho hong kong steakhouse If you read my ‘sneak preview’ of Gaucho on Friday, you’ll know that I was so excited about this London-born Argentinian steakhouse that, after sampling some steak and empanadas at the media preview, I simply had to return a mereRead more

Gaucho Sneak Preview

gaucho-hong-kong-preview-steak Unless you’re a bit weird or vegetarian (perhaps both), steak is one of life’s great joys. Who cares that there are already dozens of steakhouses in Hong Kong? When a new one opens, particularly when it’s Gaucho, one of London’sRead more

Ceviche, London

ceviche-london-ceviche [caption id="attachment_5174" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness[/caption] After loving the Peruvian-Japanese cuisine at Chotto Matte, it seems I hadn’t yet had enough Peruvian food, and within only a few days I was back on Frith Street at popular PeruvianRead more

Chotto Matte, London

chotto-matte-london-sushi Two of the tastiest and most popular cuisines around the world have got to be Japanese and, most recently, Peruvian. Merge these together and you have Nikkei cuisine, which is being served at funky London restaurant Chotto Matte on Soho’sRead more