Review: Sing Kee Dai Pai Dong

There are many reasons why I write about the meals I eat. Sometimes I write because I had a meal so exciting and fantastic that I simply must share with you. Other times, I write to share with you about hidden gems in lesser explored regions of our city (see Little Kitchen); places where only experts and well connected individuals…

Review: Ah Yat Pork Chop Noodles

Four years ago, the areas near The University of Hong Kong can be considered a culinary desert of sorts. You can walk for miles and not find a single plate of food worth your time. But with the construction of the metro, as well as the continued expansion of the university, today, the entire Sai…

Review: Burger Home

Ah burgers, a beautiful combination of meat, carbs, vegetables and sauce. The concept itself is undeniably simple, yet when executed properly, a humble hamburger is a gorgeous thing. It should have a medium/medium-rare patty; a tart sauce; pickles to cut through the richness of the beef; gooey grilled cheese; and fresh vegetables for a touch of crispness. As…

Where To Eat and Drink in Hong Kong While Hunting For Pokemon

Hong Kong people, myself included, have fully embraced the Pokemon-Go craze. Even at the break of dawn, you will see hordes of people hunting down Dragonites and other uber-rare pokemons (Nothing bonds the city together like hiking up the mountain at 2am for a Snorlax, believe me). While there are all sorts of applications and live chat updates…

Recipe: Spiced Lamb Belly

For those who want lamb but cannot constantly afford to buy the prime cuts such as racks, loins and chops (aka. students/unemployed young adults with a penchant for good food), the belly is the next best thing. Packed with lots of flavour due to its high fat content, when done properly, this cut of meat can be…

Review: Grill ขุนทอง

For a long time, drunk food in Hong Kong just consisted of sloppily done kebabs, McDonald’s, The Flying Pan, and if you are clubbing in Central, Tsui Wah Restaurant. But thankfully, that was the past, and now drinking areas in Hong Kong  host a wide array of late night restaurants catering to those in need of a quick food…

Review: Yuan Is Here

Ah pork, how I love thee. And honestly, anyone with a decent palette ought to appreciate the fine specimen that is a pig. The skin can be crisped up into crackling, the fat rendered down for confits, and the varying cuts of meat – each with different characteristics, textures and flavours – can be cooked in any…

Review: Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan Fried Buns

i have lived in Shanghai for 12 years, and the city holds a special spot in my heart. In my opinion, Shanghai is one of the greatest food city in China and one of the greatest in the world. Much like Hong Kong, there is a wide range of food ranging from the very cheap (50 cent jian…

Review: Sang Kee Congee Restaurant

For me, adolescence tastes like medium-rare steak, the flavours of grilled fats, protein, salt and blood mingled into one perfect mouthful. It also tastes like salmon sashimi, fatty and succulent. These were foods that my family never permitted me to have before the age of 12, and the wait made the occasion even more memorable…