The Kinnet Café

the kinnet cafe hong kong Hong Kong’s growing interest in health and wellness inspired the opening of The Kinnet, a wellness centre in Sheung Wan that describes itself as an 'active ageing centre'. On the third floor of this wellness centre, you’ll find The KinnetRead more

La Cantoche’s New Menu

la-cantoche-hong-kong-cordon-bleu These days, with rents as high as the sky and growing competition at every turn, not many restaurants can say that they’ve been going strong for almost four years. La Cantoche, one of my favourite French restaurants in Sheung Wan,Read more

The Popsy Room

the-popsy-room-hong-kong-zai-zai Foodies of 2015 are much more difficult to impress than they used to be. No longer can a chef just slap some food on a plate and expect to wow foodies; presentation, these days, is almost as important as taste,Read 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

Crafty Cow

crafty cow hong kong Although it continues to be used very frequently, people in the restaurant industry hate the word ‘fusion.’ That’s why the newly opened Crafty Cow on Sheung Wan’s Upper Station Street is attempting to get rid of it by introducing theRead more


americanos hong kong Remember the time when authentic Mexican food was hard to come by in Hong Kong? Well, sadly, it still is. These days, however, there are a number of American-style Mexican restaurants that still just about fill those cravings. The latestRead more

Mrs. Pound

mrs-pound-hong-kong-rendang-bao We all know by now that in this city it’s necessary to look beyond what the eye can see to find some real treasures. There are beautiful private kitchens tucked inside hideous factory buildings; there are quirky bars hidden behindRead more


cali-mex-hong-kong-burritos If you’ve been looking for a place to satisfy your Mexican food cravings recently, you may have noticed a new brand that seems to have opened up all over the city almost simultaneously: Cali-Mex. This new chain of taquerías, withRead more

Upper Modern Bistro

upper modern bistro hong kong In the four years I’ve been back in Hong Kong, Sheung Wan has steadily grown to become a super trendy area, with cool new restaurants appearing on streets I barely knew existed before. One of these is Upper Modern Bistro,Read 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