This past Thursday, dinner service started again in Hong Kong. Hooray! I'd had a crazy week at work though so was planning on taking it easy. But then Friday afternoon rolled around and that itch to be out and about (now that we could be!) started. So I grabbed a girlfriend, and after spending some time trying to find a good restaurant that wasn't already booked up, we settled on Spiga. I hadn't been to the Italian restaurant since it opened in 2017. Back then I'd tried the t
Finding a street scene straight out of Hanoi in Hong Kong A few months ago, there was lots of talk about Co Thanh opening in Sheung Wan. Its claim to fame is its relation to Nguyen Thi Thành, who makes some of Saigon’s most famous noodles and soups, made even more famous after being featured in Anthony Bordain’s No Reservations. I’d put it on my ‘to eat’ list, but never managed to make it. I may have subconsciously put it off because of a few disappointments with the Vietname
Some of the best Malaysian food in Hong Kong Having lived in Singapore for five years, I now have an unquenchable appetite for hawker food. There are a number of restaurants supposedly serving my favourite char kway teow, but I find they always come up a bit short. After all, a char kway teow without Chinese sausage, cockles, or lard is basically just fried noodles. In my hunt for the best hawker food in Hong Kong, I think I’ve asked every Singaporean, Malaysian, or person th
Summer is a time for rest and relaxation, which for us means revisiting some of our favourite restaurants to scope out what’s new on the menu. The hot weather usually translates to lighter, fresher fare, and while many of these new offerings will leave you feeling satisfied yet guilt-free, we’ve also included a few indulgent options for those days when you need a proper comfort meal. Whether you want to enjoy a five-star spot with a view or prefer a neighbourhood hideaway, he
There’s a new Moroccan lounge and bar in Central and it’s a treat for all the senses. Once the elevator doors opened to Lilya's second floor location, our eyes met a beautiful wall of colourful Babouche slippers. There was so much to take in, we almost forgot to look up and notice the ceiling lined with fanoos, traditional glass lamps. Then the sweet smell of perfumed spices emanating from the bar hit us, and we made our way to one of the long velvet banquettes for the night.
Fun atmospheric dining bringing you back to the 1900s I’d been hearing about Buenos Aires Polo Club since it opened last year but had yet to check it out myself. From getting to choose your own knife to the s’mores dessert, most people had only positive things to say. Last Friday, a friend and I made last minute plans for dinner and thought we’d finally give it a try. Because why not celebrate Friday with red meat and carbs? What I ended up loving most of all was the atmosphe