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: Semua Semua Malaysia Food Gourmet

One of my deep dark fantasies involves someone dumping me in one of Singapore’s many hawker centres, preferably Chomp Chomp or Lao Pa Sat, and then just leaving me there so that I can happily gorge myself to death on the delicious food that the city has to offer. Berate me all you want, berate that my fantasies are…

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: 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…

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…