Ronin Hong Kong

It took me a while to get around to Ronin. It’s the new hot spot. The same team behind the hipster-mecca Yardbird, opened this culinary hidden gem in the streets of Sheung Wan. Perhaps I was blinded by the wonderfulness that of its’ bigger sister, Yardbird, which I have been to many times, but failed to blog … Continue reading

Bo Innovation Hong Kong

According to the new edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau, it seems that the culinary scene has shifted. Out with the French, and in with the modern Chinese. Two major examples of restaurants affected were Bo Innovation by “Devil chef” Alvin Leung, said to be ‘experimental Chinese’, and winning its third star; while … Continue reading

The Salted Pig

The pig has always been one of my favorite animals to eat; there’s just so much variety that comes out of a pig. Obviously then, when I heard about The Salted Pig‘s recent opening in Hong Kong, I knew I had to try it. A casual eatery near Sheung Wan station, clients eat in wooden and … Continue reading

8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana

I have always had my doubts on Michelin star restaurants in Asia. I feel that most of the time, they are not graded fairly or are given too much regard for what they actually do. My last post on Michelin star restaurants in Asia was in Hong Kong in a restaurant called Sun Tung Lok. … Continue reading

Tim’s Kitchen

Located on Sheung Wan’s Jervois road, this private-kitchen has made an international name for itself (along with 2-Michelin stars). Chef Tim Lai, former head chef of Hang Seng Bank, opened this very busy classical Cantonese restaurant; a style which is very hard to find in its most traditional form and very tasty as well.  I … Continue reading

How can you leave Hong Kong without having Dim Sum 點心?

Dim sum 點心 is a Cantonese term that involves small individual portions of food, usually served in a small steamer basket or on a small plate. Going for dim sum is usually known in Cantonese as going to “drink tea” (yum cha, 飲茶). The word yum cha, is also the name of Adeline Grattard’s restaurant in Paris, which is fitting … Continue reading

Sushi One 一壽司

For my last night in Hong Kong, before I jet off to cold Paris, I didn’t want anything fancy, just good food; and I knew that knowing my lazy self, I wouldn’t eat fish for a while, mostly just meat in Paris especially after coming back late nights from school and the upcoming internship- so … Continue reading

Tsui Wah 翠華餐廳

Happy New Year!!!! I hope you all had a wonderful countdown with family and friends and wishing you all a prosperous 2011! As always, the only thing I want to talk about is…food.A trip to Hong Kong would not be complete without joining the locals (and I mean all locals – from celebrities, business tycoons … Continue reading

Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant 竹園

Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant 竹園 has been around for a very long time, with a second branch in Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon side. My parents have been going to this restaurant for more than 20 years and I probably have been going since I was 5. This is a local seafood restaurant that serves … Continue reading

You can take the girl out of China but you can never take China out of the girl: Dinner at Wu Yueng Chun Shanghai Restaurant (滬揚川上海料理 )

As much as I love Cantonese food, Shanghainese food is one of my top weaknesses. I grew up eating my grandmother’s cooking that she cooked when she was a young girl in Shanghai and everytime I go to Shanghai, I really cannot get enough. Shanghainese cuisine is very different from Cantonese.  Shanghainese food refines food from … Continue reading