Creative European-inspired food at The Continental

The Continental has taken over one of the best restaurant locations in Hong Kong atop Pacific Place or where Domani used to be. Here, British Chef Rowley Leigh introduces a European cafe-inspired British menu and some of the dishes here were just unforgettable – creativity mixed with generally great execution. Raw tuna with ginger dressing *must order* The… Read More Creative European-inspired food at The Continental

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Great combination of coffee and brunch at The Cupping Room

Sheung Wan is always the best place to go for brunch or coffee in Hong Kong – it’s the only area with so much choice. Thankfully, the latest recommendation I’ve been hearing about is pretty good at both. I finally brought myself to this relatively convenient area (Cleverly street) where The Cupping Room is located. Though not the… Read More Great combination of coffee and brunch at The Cupping Room

Try this: Moist slice of red velvet cake from Cedele

When they sliced up the red velvet cake, it was definitely less red than I had expected. Then I thought, what is red velvet cake anyway? Red velvet is a chocolate-based cake (though much less chocolate-y than chocolate cake) which typically uses buttermilk and is topped with cream cheese frosting. So the red is most usually… Read More Try this: Moist slice of red velvet cake from Cedele

Hong Kong food news and highlights (Feb 2015)

Feature: Bread Street Kitchen v. Jamie’s Italian It’s definitely a controversial apples-to-oranges comparison, but people love comparing Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver! I enjoyed both restaurants a lot actually. Though for a similar price each, I personally preferred Bread Street Kitchen. The tastes in each dish had that extra oomph which really stood out. I… Read More Hong Kong food news and highlights (Feb 2015)

Try this: Light refreshing burrata pizza from Pizza Express

Commercial chain restaurants have led most of us to associate pizza with cheesy cheap cheat meals, that leave us feeling guilty almost immediately after the last bite. Pizza Express is a relatively gourmet chain flooding streets of Hong Kong, but proves that pizza does not have to be a nasty nutrition-less meal. Next time you’re there, try their Lava pizza.… Read More Try this: Light refreshing burrata pizza from Pizza Express

Is Jamie’s Italian Hong Kong going to disappoint? A full review

Disappointment is, by definition, proportionate (inversely) to expectations, to put it philosophically. So it’s no surprise and quite probable to hear “I had high expectations but was disappointed” in reviews. Carrying a celebrity name like Jamie Oliver definitely sets the bar as high as it could be, making that statement even more a likelihood. But… Read More Is Jamie’s Italian Hong Kong going to disappoint? A full review