Cafe Gray Deluxe’s afternoon tea set had already made an impression on me the first time I tried it back in April, for their Diane von Furstenberg collaboration. The unforgettable scone maintained its place in my heart over the months. Then, after my mother had a few disappointing experiences at different hotels, and started complaining that… Read More Cafe Gray Deluxe: Best Afternoon Tea in Hong Kong
Comfortable light green shades, wooden furniture and quotes dotted on the walls – I was already sensing that this would be a cafe worth writing about when I saw the entrance. Of course the “healthy” concept was the selling point which attracted me here in the first place, but it’s the, I would say “realistically healthy”… Read More Cafe Greenprint: New Green-Conscious “Realistically Healthy” Spot
FRITES has been around in Hong Kong for a few years. But the dramatic number of new restaurants opening up each month (or week) in Hong Kong means that some of the older ones don’t get much attention. That can sometimes be a huge mistake though… Especially if laksa mussels and deep fried camembert cheese are… Read More FRITES Belgium on Tap: Laksa Mussels? Yes Please!
Instagram is my favourite database to do my food research; it’s a lot of raw data to go through, but you get honest opinions and find out about all types of restaurants out there. It’s also how I first came to know Lady M’s signature mille crepe cakes, years before it was even sold in… Read More Lady M: What’s the Hype?
If you follow any food blogs, accounts or websites, you must have seen all the viral posts on “mug cakes”. It’s an easy sell for modern busy/lazy people, because it’s a quick cake recipe that’s supposed to take no longer than 5 minutes, including microwave time. So I’ve always been curious as to whether mug cakes… Read More Do Mug Cakes Actually Taste Good?
Elephant grounds may or may not be pioneers of the ice cream sandwich trend in Hong Kong, but they’ve definitely created a league of their own with their perfectly structured and beautifully decorated mini frozen creations. Each new flavour looks meticulously crafted, but its taste is always equally impressive. It’s no wonder they always sell… Read More Elephant Grounds: Ice Cream Sandwich and K11 Pop-up
Located up the hill from Hollywood Road in the trendy area of Sheung Wan – what some call PoHo – the surroundings of hipster tea cafe Teakha is quite relaxed. It’s too bad that Hong Kong rents are so high that these places can’t afford to be spacious and have a comfortable interior at the… Read More Try this: Green tea cheesecake and Thai tea from Teakha
A typical fruit stand from afar, this store in Kowloon City sells some of the top quality exotic fruits freshly flown in from around the globe. Some of these fruits can be spotted at higher-end supermarkets (like City super or Three sixty), but the freshness and quality of the ones sold at this particular store… Read More Exotic fruits from Yuen Hing Kowloon City
In 5 best lemon tarts in Hong Kong, I mentioned my recent hunt for the perfect lemon tart (which is actually more thoroughly summarised by #questforperfectlemontart on Instagram). It was unintentional at first and now very intentional as I brought the quest HOME! The first few attempts were not “failures” but definitely made me less… Read More Recipe for the perfect homemade lemon tart
You know how people say they have a second stomach for desserts? I’m not sure about waffles or cheesecakes, but a matcha soft serve ice cream definitely never feels too heavy, no matter how big your dinner was. It has the bitter but not-that-bitter tea taste which helps offset the sweetness of ice cream. Now with the growing popularity of… Read More Scoop on Hong Kong’s best matcha green tea ice cream