Despite living in one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities, it's not often that I splurge on a fancy Chinese meal. I think it's because I relate them to family meals or special occasions. And there are so many cheaper yet still delicious options around. That said, I thought it was a shame that I wasn't making more of an effort to try innovative Chinese cooking, so I made a trip to Bo Innovation for my birthday this year. Bo is one of six restaurants in Hong Kong that have been
For Korean food with a twist, my opinion is that no one does it better in Hong Kong than Momojein. The restaurant is going into its third year, and now its third menu; they switch it up every year/season. While I love chefs that stay creative and look for new ways to please their diners, it can also be a bit heartbreaking when you can no longer eat the dishes you loved so much. During the last round, I’d fallen in love with their potato pancake and dukbokki with hardboiled eg
Brunch at the best value Italian restaurant in town Pirata’s one of those restaurants that’s been around for a while but people still talk about and frequent it often. I went for the first time last year and it went down as one of my favourite dining experiences in Hong Kong. The atmosphere was good, the food was great, and the service was excellent. My friend and I sat by the kitchen and had a direct view of the dishes being made. Though we had plenty of food having decided
A carb-heavy but worth it brunch on Star Street It seemed like every foodie friend I knew had already been to Pici, so I felt late to the party when I finally arrived at their hidden St. Francis Yard location (look for the Monocle shop on the corner). Launched a few months ago by the Pirata Group, the restaurant has become widely known for fresh pasta with an affordable price tag at a chic location – something that’s increasingly hard to find in Hong Kong. I arrived 15 minute
New salads and a limited edition summer burger now available Summer doesn't officially kick off until 21 June, but it sure feels like it’s already here in Hong Kong. Bright sunshine and thick humidity are here to stay for the next few months, which means a craving for all things fresh and healthy. With gorgeous beaches just a short drive away, being, well, beach ready is easier with tasty salad options like the new ones from Beef & Liberty. The beetroot and pomegranate salad
A new affordable all-day menu now available Having been open for over a year now, The Optimist has gained a reputation for offering some of the best northern Spanish food in the city. The three-storey Wanchai spot is well known for its asador-style grills and weekend brunch buffet but has just recently launched an all-day menu in the bar area, available daily from 11:30am. First Impressions The bar, on the ground floor, is a stunning space that lets in lots of natural light.