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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Imperial Treasure, Hong Kong: New Go-to Michelin-Quality Chinese Restaurant

Even though Imperial Treasure was awarded Two Michelin Stars in Shanghai last year, and has been a household brand name in Singapore for many more years, I admittedly had not heard of this restaurant until it opened in One Peking Road in Tsim Sha Tsui recently. When I mentioned I was coming here to a Singaporean friend… Read More Imperial Treasure, Hong Kong: New Go-to Michelin-Quality Chinese Restaurant

Uma Nota: As Good As Brazilian-Japanese Sounds

We were talking about how beautiful Brazilian-Japanese babies are, comparing it to how good this combination would be with food, as we stood around on Peel Street sipping on cocktails and waiting to be seated. Uma Nota opened only about two months ago and has already amassed a crowd waiting outside its doors. I’m definitely guilty of adding… Read More Uma Nota: As Good As Brazilian-Japanese Sounds

Lee Lo Mei: Creative Hong Kong Food with Quality Ingredients

Learning that a plate of rice rolls (cheung fan/腸粉) at Lee Lo Mei would cost HK$138 initially made me roll my eyes at a potentially overpriced gimmicky spot. I was skeptical as to whether foie gras and truffle would actually be a meaningful upgrade to the traditional cheung fan, which is already delicious with simple char siu or minced… Read More Lee Lo Mei: Creative Hong Kong Food with Quality Ingredients

Little Creatures: Spacious Hideaway for Craft Beers in Kennedy Town 

In Hong Kong, we’re blessed with a lot of things: crazy skyscrapers, beautiful natural landscape, diversity of cuisines and abundance of activities. But I think we could all easily agree on one thing we lack: space. So while there’s no shortage of cute bars for craft beer, Little Creatures really stood out for its large comfortable space.… Read More Little Creatures: Spacious Hideaway for Craft Beers in Kennedy Town 

Dragon Noodles Academy: Peking Duck, Lobster Noodles and More

It’s always been a mission to find good quality Chinese food around Central which offers comfortable seating (to entertain visitors, for example), yet is not extortionately priced, excessively formal or terribly outdated. Dragon Noodles Academy seems to fulfil this particular demand quite perfectly. That said, I actually just came here on a random week night after… Read More Dragon Noodles Academy: Peking Duck, Lobster Noodles and More