All posts tagged: restaurants

TokyoLima: Hong Kong’s Answer to Peruvian Cuisine

I have been on the prowl for Peruvian food in Hong Kong ever since I came back from my trip to London and discovered the Peruvian restaurant, Ceviche, where I had my favourite meal over my 9-day trip (see also: 8 of London’s Must-Visit Restaurants for First Timers). So as soon as I read news about TokyoLima – a Peruvian-Japanese or ‘Nikkei’ restaurant – opening up in Hong Kong, high hopes were cultivating. Restaurant Week was the perfect excuse. So I dragged my family along and we were all surprised with how good a deal we ended up with: HK$398 for 5 courses. Most importantly, most of the portions were very sizeable. (This means that the portions in these photos are probably not the same as the a la carte options) Good Vibes For a good dinner night out, good vibes are almost equally as important as good food and drinks. Impressively, Tokyolima delivers on all three fronts. The entrance to Tokyolima is a bit obscure – you have to climb half a flight of stairs next to a carpark entrance and …

Aberdeen Street Social: A Simple Satisfying Set Menu (8-31 Aug 2016)

I’ve heard many good things about Aberdeen Street Social. I knew it was a perfect spot for after work cocktails, especially given its casual relaxing vibes within PMQ, which kind of takes you away from office-building-vibes. But since “casual British dining” is rarely my craving, I had only managed to visit for drinks until recently.   Feedme Guru’s Exclusive 6-Course Menu for HK$450 When Feedme Guru started promoting their exclusive menu here, it almost looked like a set menu tailored for me! The items and ingredients seemed straight forward, yet are the types of food you actually want to eat: scallops, steak and chocolate-intense dessert, to name some of the components. It was a casual meal, and although comprised of ‘6-courses’, it wasn’t at all intimidatingly long. In fact, the first and last course are nibbles and petits fours, so it’s more of a 4-course meal. They’re only serving this menu til 31 August 2016 – so see the full details here and book now! English Heirloom Tomato Salad It might be the weather or stress, but I’ve been …

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 …

Grand Hyatt Steakhouse: The Ultimate Steak Experience

I always knew Grand Hyatt Steakhouse was one of the most “must-try” steakhouses in Hong Kong. After such roaring reviews, inevitably came the skeptics who felt it didn’t live up to expectations or that it was too expensive. Apart from other people’s disappointment, one reason I procrastinated my visit was because they do two sittings on weekends; I didn’t want to rush a HK$1500 dinner (return the table by 8:30pm) nor dine at an awkwardly late 8:45pm. But I finally gave in. When I compiled the Top Classic Steakhouses in Hong Kong, the “What about Grand Hyatt?” comments were bound to come. Given that I do sometimes disagree with restaurant reviews out there, I needed to give this place a try for myself. Expectedly Excellent Service We came as a big group of 8 on a Saturday. Traffic was unexpectedly smooth and we arrived at 8:15pm… 30 minutes before the start of the second seating at 8:45pm. But the service was great (as maintained throughout the night) and the table was ready. We were sat …

Lolleroll’s Most Popular Articles in 2015

1. 8 Best Lemon Tarts in Hong Kong A good half of my 2015 was spent obsessing over lemon tarts (eating and making them!). My sugar intake was probably soaring for a few months but the addiction at least helped me compile this list! Article here. 2. 7 Reasons Why Every Foodie Should Visit Tasmania There were many reasons why I loved Tasmania and fresh delicious food was a big one, so if you’re into food as much as I am, you should definitely consider a trip here. Article here. 3. Bun Cha Vietnamese: Best Beef Pho in Hong Kong I love Vietnamese beef pho and this bowl in particular… Read more about it here. 4. Scoop on Hong Kong’s Best Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Hong Kong people just can’t stop loving matcha (neither can I)! Here are the three places where you can be guaranteed to get a satisfying swirl of green tea soft serve. 5. Try This: Order LeTao Cheesecake Online from Japan to Hong Kong This cheesecake from Japan is seriously a crowd …

What to Eat in Kennedy Town?

Kennedy Town is not an area I logically visit often since I live on the other side of Hong Kong, beyond even the “dark side”. But this place is now blessed with a conveniently close by MTR station and a proliferation of new restaurants. Way ahead of me, were the guys at iPick who organised a genius Kennedy Town Food Tour with Foodie magazine. We sampled dishes across various restaurants in the area, and overnight spawned just as many reasons to visit Kennedy Town! So where should you eat? Laid back Comfort: Fish & Chick Fish & Chick is perfect if you’re in a group of 3-4 people and are looking for something casual. Their food is honest and delicious, while portions are quite generous too. We tried their crab croquettes salad, which had a thin crusty edge and very crabby interior. The roasted chicken and fish and chips were both super juicy – impossible to choose a favourite as they were all cooked extremely well! Where: 25 New Praya, Kennedy Town Phone: 2974 0088 …

Stone Nullah Tavern: Hearty American Food and Crazy Happy Hours

After writing about the 5 Restaurants Worth Revisiting Again and Again, a few food-loving peeps seemed to unanimously agree that Stone Nullah Tavern should be included too. Well after hearing much about their great new menu, I finally gave it a try last week. So many dishes to recommend The fact that I’m having so much difficulty in avoiding labelling all dishes *must order*, is evidence of how consistently outstanding the dishes served here are. You can expect an extremely satisfying meal here, that’ll most certainly force you to skip breakfast the next day. Plus, the cocktails are also great! Buffalo oysters *must order* These have got to be the best cooked oysters I’ve ever had. They were deep fried but the inside was cooked perfectly – still soft and juicy. They were placed atop spicy buffalo wings sauce then covered in a blue cheese sauce. The description itself left us salivating enough, but even that was an undersell! Nachos with crispy pig ears *must order* This was one dish I could not stop continuously digging at. The …