Friday, February 25, 2022

One off the List (in a good way)

Less than a week after the announcement of the new Michelin Guide, in which a few new restaurants were awarded their stars for the first time, I was happy to scratch one off the list of “starred restaurant in Hong Kong that I haven’t been to”. With that I was referring to Yong Fu 甬府, which many have said serves some of the best “Jiang-zhe” dishes in town. 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Holiday Sushi

We had more proper sushi meal in town than ever before since the pandemic, for obvious reasons. The latest one came a month ago at Sushi Tokami at Harbour City. When we saw an empty spot available during the Lunar New Year long holiday, we took it and so here we are, going for an omakase meal at 2pm on Nin Chor Yee (or the second day of the new year). 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Legacy House

With the elegantly designed private room and the gorgeous harbor view from the window at the far end of the room, The Legacy House certainly made a great first impression to me as I went out to eat there just before the Lunar New Year festivities.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Cantonese Delights

I ate at Yue at Times Square a couple of months ago – the group under which the restaurant is operating is progressively expanding in 2021 in all fronts and Yue is one of their latest venture and first focusing on Cantonese cuisine (the name Yue, which literally means Delight, has the same pronunciation as Canton). 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

One Of A Kind

You know the meal was a special one before it started when the commute involved a private boat that carried our group to where the lunch eventually took place. The 15-minute boat ride did feel longer than it was, almost like being transposed to a totally different country with the Santorini-like vibe surrounding this private beachside villa completed with a private pier. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Gin-Cantonese Pairing

I got to give them credits for being creative – a Chinese degustation dinner where gin is the theme. With dining restrictions still looming because of COVID, one has to think of new ways to lure customers back to the dining table and in this case, I sure was curious enough to give it a shot at Conrad Hong Kong when Chef Wan of Golden Leaf collaborated with the local gin distillery Two Moons for some dishes prepared using their products.