Review: Samsen

It is common knowledge that Stone Nullah Tavern in Wanchai offers one of the city’s best Happy Hour deals during weekdays (HK$109 for all you can drink beverages and unlimited canapés brings a tear to my eye). But until recently, there was a problem with this Happy Hour offer…

Review: Carbone

To quote the words of the great Thomas Keller, perfection can never be achieved, and I firmly believe that there is no such thing as a perfect meal. It exists solely in the realms of one’s imagination and dreams. But I do believe that there are dining experiences, near-perfect meals I call them, that inches…

Review: Little Kitchen

Once in a while you have a bad meal (see Kaum by Potatohead) and it just saps the life out of you. You lose all sense of enthusiasm for food – not just the ones in front of you, but also the plates you will have for the next few days. Then you have a great meal and suddenly…

Review: Qi – House of Sichuan

Sometimes I get the vague feeling that being a person heavily vested in restaurants is similar to being a parent (No, I can’t afford to be a parent in Hong Kong). Yes, that may be a bit of a stretch, but bear with me for a second, because there are a few similarities.

Review: Kaum by Potatohead

There is nothing more despairing on Earth than having a horrendous dinner and emptying your wallet for it. Sure, you can suggest various forms of torture, or something like a lobotomy. But then again, you don’t pay anything for torture and you certainly do not leave with a bad taste in your mouth after a…