Shiba

shiba hong kong Since we moved further west to a solely residential area, Kennedy Town has become our new ‘hood and we’ve been doing our best to explore all its hidden treasures. Shiba, a cosy little kushiyaki restaurant on Smithfield, is just oneRead more

Toritama

toritama hong kong As much as I appreciate fine dining, there’s something about the simplicity of meat on sticks and watching it all sizzling right in front of you that gets my taste buds tingling. Toritama, Tokyo’s famous and ‘most authentic neighbourhood yakitoriRead more

Hige Izakaya

hige izakaya hong kong When I come across an excellent restaurant that few people know about, I sometimes find myself in a bit of a cunundrum: do I tell people about it, or keep it a secret? Then I realise that people deserve toRead more

Gin Sai

gin sai hong kong     If it’s Japanese food you fancy, in Hong Kong you needn’t venture far from wherever you are standing; whether its sushi, yakitori, robatayaki or ramen you’re after, you will almost always be just a stone’s throw away fromRead more

Fuku Robatayaki & Kaki

photo-136 Despite there being so many restaurants in Hong Kong, it’s remarkable how, when it comes to choosing somewhere to go for dinner, one forgets about all the choices. Determined not to let this happen and eager to add something newRead more

Masu Robatayaki & Sushi

masu-hk **THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED** The excitement of a new sushi restaurant will never ever get old, despite how many our beautiful city is loaded with, so when I heard about Masu Robatayaki & Sushi’s arrival, I was as keenRead more

Brunch at ROKA

01-roka-exterior Since Zuma opened in Hong Kong a few years ago, everyone has been waxing lyrical about its weekend brunch. I wholeheartedly concur that it is one of the better brunches in the city, yet every time the bill comes, itRead more

AKA Japanese Cuisine and Lounge

img_0006 **THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED** When HK nights got too steamy and we needed a place to cool ourselves down, there was no better place to be than in Balalaika’s ice bar. However, the bar seemed to only be popularRead more

Yakitoritei

img_3537     Yakitori has been all the rage since Yardbird opened its doors last summer. I do love Yardbird (and even included it in my top 10 of 2011), yet having now finally tried Yakitoritei, I realise what all theRead more

Yardbird

screen-shot-2011-09-22-at-18-48-30   Since even before it opened, I had heard nothing but good publicity about Yardbird’s chicken yakitori. Knowing that the chef, Matt Abergel, had been poached from Zuma, I wasn’t at all surprised at what I was hearing and wasRead more