Monthly Archives: May 2012

Magical Macaron

Macarons are magical. Feather light, sweet and pretty (who can say no to those lovely pastel colours?), they are full of endless possibilities. Commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam sandwiched between the little meringue-based chewy discs of pastries made of … Continue reading

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Brunch Around the World II: The Boathouse

On a hot summer weekend, seaside brunch is exactly what we need. And fortunate for us there are so many beautiful beaches around Hong Kong, and great restaurants along them. Stanley is probably top of the list for me. Although … Continue reading

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Private Kitchen I: Chôm Chôm

Private kitchens have become an important part of the dining scene in Hong Kong. These speakeasy-like restaurants, usually hidden in commerical/residential buildings, first popped up years ago as a way for chefs to open a restaurant without dealing with high commercial rents. They have long … Continue reading

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Coffee 2: mini dans la ville

Glad to see there is a surge of artisanal coffee shops in Hong Kong, most of which are reasonably priced and accessible. After my last review of one that specialises in single-origin beans, one cannot forget Italy, where coffee is … Continue reading

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Eat like the Romans

  I first got to know Mario Batali through his TV shows, including Iron Chef and my favourite, Spain… on the Road Again. As a big fan of the critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur, award-winning author and television personality, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Toffee Apples for Grown-ups – Tarte Tatin

With all the celebrated TV chefs demonstrating their culinary skills and fancy food styling these days, my heart still lies with good old Ms Child. Especially with the film Julie and Julia, the world has rediscovered the delight of her … Continue reading

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Fast Slow Food

I care about what I eat, and where my food comes from. Therefore I was very excited to try out a new addition to the rather limited local organic, vegan dining scene. As an eco-friendly restaurant that serves fast, organic … Continue reading

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