All posts filed under: Monthly Food News

#lollefood Monthly – November & December 2015

#lollefood is the tag I use on Instagram for all my recommended food items devoured in Hong Kong. Every month I consolidate some of the new food discoveries I’ve made in attempt to give you all a basis for brainstorming your next dinner or snack outing. Lots of new restaurants have opened up this November and December! I was also in Singapore for a short while and got to visit some lovely cafes like Curious Palette. I’m also currently enjoying a short but lovely resort life in Koh Samui – though I’m expecting to be too lazy to get out of my hotel room and explore food this time round! See the previous versions here. New Restaurants Le Garcon Saigon is one of the latest Vietnamese restaurants to join the diverse dining scene in Hong Kong, located near Star Street. They focus on the less mainstream dishes and not at all on beef pho. I loved their Banh Xeo and they also serve amazing desserts. Read the full review here. Tetsu is the newest Japanese tsukemen ramen shop …

#lollefood Monthly – October 2015

#lollefood is the tag I use on Instagram for all my recommended food items devoured in Hong Kong. Every month I consolidate some of the new food discoveries I’ve made in attempt to give you all a basis for brainstorming your next dinner or snack outing. Lots have happened this month since I came back from travelling in Sri Lanka. After my post last month which had a lot of Sai Kung recommendations, after which the review on Mike’s Chicken was finally published, this month I’ve been exploring in the city much more. See the previous versions here. New Restaurants & Cafes Mr & Mrs Fox opened in Quarry Bay this summer and the glowing reviews had got me impatient to visit this place. The place was full and bustling on a Tuesday night. We dined on their second floor. The steak was decent, very reasonably priced (under HK$300 for a 16oz bone-in striploin) and the dessert was a highlight. Stay tuned for an upcoming review! 23 Tong Chong St, Quarry Bay 2697 8500 The First Floor …

#lollefood Monthly – September 2015

#lollefood is the tag I use on Instagram for all my recommended food items devoured in Hong Kong. Every month I consolidate some of the new food discoveries I’ve made in attempt to give you all a basis for brainstorming your next dinner or snack outing. This month… I’ve been hibernating in Sai Kung a lot and was surprised to discover some new great eats! I’m also travelling in Sri Lanka right now so be sure to stay tuned for some travel posts soon. See the previous versions here. New noc is one of the newest coffee spots to hit Central, located on Graham st (opposite to Pololi). There are so many of specialty coffee shops opening up but this is one of the better ones, I’d say. See more coffee shops in Exploring Artisan Coffee Shops in Hong Kong. Shoreditch is relative new comer to the becoming-hit Kennedy Town. The location and ambience is excellent for group gatherings. I tried their salt crusted pork belly and it was fatteningly heavenly. The sticky toffee pudding however is …

#lollefood Monthly – August 2015

#lollefood is the tag I use on Instagram for all my recommended food items devoured in Hong Kong. Every month I consolidate some of the new food discoveries I’ve made in attempt to give you all a basis for brainstorming your next dinner or snack outing. This month… I’ve become even more of a caffeine addict. So don’t be surprised to see an overwhelming number of coffee-related posts to come. See the previous versions here. New Bun Cha Vietnamese is new to the Soho area, located up the hill from PMQ. The prices are very decent for the area (under HK$200 per person) and most importantly, they serve the best beef pho I’ve had in Hong Kong. Porterhouse by Laris does a great value lunch set on weekdays for HK$158 for two courses and HK$168 for three. They’re not really as steakhouse-y as their name suggests, dishing out extremely fresh salads for starters and great pastas for mains, in addition to good steak. Smoko is a hole-in-the-wall type coffee shop in Fortress Hill. I rarely venture to that …

#lollefood Monthly – July 2015

#lollefood is the tag I use on Instagram for all my recommended food items devoured in Hong Kong. Every month I consolidate some of the new food discoveries I’ve made in attempt to give you all a basis for brainstorming your next dinner or snack outing. I’m in London, Nottingham and Edinburgh this week – so expect some UK travel posts to come soon! See the previous versions here. New Braza Churrascaria (Lan Kwai Fong) does an amazing lunch deal, serving an antipasti buffet for HK$118 (which features good quality smoked salmon, tuna, salami and parma ham, among other delicious items) and unlimited meat (beef, chicken and chorizo) for an additional HK$50. The chorizo was my favourite! Porterhouse by Laris (Lan Kwai Fong) just opened on 1 July and the steak bites at their Grand Opening was one unforgettable highlight. I’ll definitely be back to have a proper sized steak here in no time. Nood food at Hutchison House (Admiralty) opened last month (as part of the new Pure Yoga centre) and the sandwiches served here are healthy and fresh …

#lollefood Monthly – Jun 2015

#lollefood is the tag I use on Instagram for all my recommended food items devoured in Hong Kong. Every month I consolidate some of the new food discoveries I’ve made in attempt to give you all a basis for brainstorming your next dinner or snack outing. See the previous versions here. New restaurants Viet Kitchen opened in Nexxus building and is a convenient Vietnamese alternative for any IFC-dwellers. While things were generally quite good, the beef pho was underwhelming and I think I just prefer Bep or Nha Trang for Vietnamese food. Location: G/F Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road, Central Ore-no Kappou opened earlier this year in the heart of LKF, Central and serves some of the best quality Japanese food I’ve had in a long time. The prices are not cheap but worth it for what you get. See the full review here. Location: 6/F California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Central Double D Burger is another new (ish) burger spot close to LKF. The beef patty was super juicy and the bun was soft …

#lollefood Monthly – May 2015

Feature: Coffee battle My article on the 4 best cappuccinos in Hong Kong was featured on Localiiz last month and spurred a mini debate on which other spots should be on the list too. That list was definitely not comprehensive, but still a great starting point especially for a work day. I checked out a few more recently and for weekend coffee spots, The Mixing Bowl and Coco Espresso are pretty good choices too, but my new favourite has to be Bakery Cafe’s % Arabica coffee bar. The cappuccino was perfectly strong (still less so than Fuel’s) and full of flavour, while the milk was super creamy. New and noteworthy Bakery Cafe Born to Bake is one of the newest cafes to join Hong Kong island. They do great coffees (with beautiful latte art) and excellent lemon tarts. Ambience is great though you have to sit on stools (relatively comfortable ones at least). Bakery Cafe Born to Bake is located on 73 Wellington Street, Central. I see i see Dessert House is the latest dessert shop opening up in Causeway Bay …