Trullo (London): Simple Ingredients, Sophisticated Dishes

Growing up in Hong Kong, the most impressive aspect of Asian food is the stark combination of flavours, and “wok hey” (fire under the wok) when fire is involved. This is partly what makes a simple saucy bowl of noodles so memorable in New York, a Laksa soup base so tasty at a Hawker Centre… Read More Trullo (London): Simple Ingredients, Sophisticated Dishes

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SPIGA: New Free Flow Champagne Italian Brunch

‘Brunch‘ has two very different meanings. The first comes with wooden tables, latte art and eggs. The other comes with champagne and… an abundance of all things edible. Unsurprisingly, the second is the version of brunch this new Italian restaurant in Central – SPIGA – is going for. Weekend Brunch Deal at SPIGA – HK$388 per person Weekend brunch at SPIGA… Read More SPIGA: New Free Flow Champagne Italian Brunch

Mercato: New Italian Restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong

I have a bit of a connection with California Tower. I religiously go there to workout, while frequently visiting their wide array of restaurants, just because the location is so convenient.  But most of their restaurants are admittedly not really off-the-charts amazing. There are a handful of good ones. For example, I featured ciao chow as one of the… Read More Mercato: New Italian Restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong

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