Month: May 2016

Under Vacuum: Sous Vide Steak Sandwich under HK$50

Since 5 Great Asian Lunch Spots in Tsim Sha Tsui for under HK$100, I haven’t really found many places which had really good ‘deals’. But I think this newly discovered kiosk in TST east comes pretty close. You can get a decent meal here for under HK$50 and considering it includes steak, that’s gotta be a pretty good deal. The downside is that it’s a kiosk after all and they only do takeaway orders. I sat in the park benches nearby, which was quite pleasant but I can imagine it getting too hot and humid for that very soon. I’m quite opposed to al desko dining but that may be the only choice with this place soon… 8-hour sous vide Steak Sandwich *must order* The steak and cheese sandwich definitely looks like the most appealing item on the menu. The meat is cooked sous vide and turned out to be as tender as its cooking method would suggest. This costs HK$48 and you have to add HK$5 for the scrambled egg. Since every dish is …

Duck & Waffle, London: A Lot more than Ducks and Waffles

Duck & Waffle is so hip and popular globally that it only seems like “real life” that it would be a restaurant which disappoints. But my understanding of this place happened to be more sophisticated than that since I had been religiously following executive chef Daniel Doherty‘s food porn on Instagram. His daily capture of beautiful top down mouthwatering shots is easily enough to convince anyone to put Duck & Waffle on their No. 1 must try list in London. They’re actually open 24/7 but since I’m no longer a partying student, I just went at a civilised hour – lunch. Actually I came to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and the ambience was really apt, especially because we got the window seat. Fancy 40th Floor I’ve heard of Duck & Waffle many times. But I never knew it was actually a bit of a fancy restaurant which is situated as high as 40 floors above ground. That meant that the view was extremely beautiful. Even if you don’t get a window seat, their bar is an equally …

3 New Restaurants in Hong Kong You Need to Try

Most new restaurants can’t claim the heart of the average demanding Hong Kong customer. We love new things, but it’s also gotta be a little unique, something we can’t get elsewhere and of course so deliciously interesting that it makes us go “wow” or “ooo” or “mmm mMM”. Nothing less is adequate. So I was pleasantly surprised to recently come across as many as three new restaurants – Belon, Okra and Vanimal – which I loved and can recommend to you all with conviction. They’re not exactly 10/10s but follow the must order dishes below, and you won’t go wrong. 1. Belon It’s no surprise that Black Sheep Restaurants is behind one of the hottest new restaurants to open up lately. They’ve done a number of successful ventures before that I personally love, with Le Garcon Saigon and Carbone being among my favourites. Belon is a nice little French bistro with a modern fused cuisine, but you’d need to take a closer look at the food on offer for a better idea of what I mean. The …