SEVVA

Hong Kong, August 2017 – Butterflies, flowers, dreamy cakes, comfy sofas with an impeccable view of Hong Kong harbour…this is afternoon tea at SEVVA. Located at the top of Chater Building, Sevva is one of the most fashionable venues in this cosmopolitan city. The décor of the Lounge is colorful, yet relaxed and the dining…

An Nam

Hong Kong, July 2017 – An Nam brings refined Northern and Southern Vietnamese cuisine to Hong Kong. The décor is elegant, and full of Indochine nostalgia. Although most people associate Pho (Vietnamese soup noodles) to Vietnamese cuisine, Pho really is considered everyday street food. An Nam offers an wide selection of meats and seafood aside…

Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan

Singapore, April 2017 – On the culinary scene, Tim Ho Wan serving traditional dim sum at exceptional quality, is known as “the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant in the world.” Chef Mak Kwai Pui (formerly of the 3 Michelin starred Lung King Heen in Hong Kong) and Chef Leung Fai Keung created Tim Ho Wan in…

Dim Sum Library

Hong Kong, June 2017 – I have passed by Dim Sum Library a number of times, but always thought that it was a bar. At first glance, it didn’t resemble the typical Chinese restaurant. Tastefully decorated with dark wood furniture and gold Art Deco-like wall panels, it exuded Western influences. Mr. King and I were…

Creative Dim Sum at Social Place

Hong Kong, August 2017 – Social Place at the L Place is a breathe of fresh air in the Chinese culinary world. It serves high quality Cantonese dim sum with a modern twist. The restaurant is designed around a communal dining concept with open kitchens, and this creates a bustling ambience. Truffle Shitake Buns (HK$49)…

Isola Hong Kong

Hong Kong, July & August 2017 – Isola, a modern Italian restaurant has a vibrant and casual chic ambience that draws an international clientele. I was excited to visit it after a recent relocation. In their new space, Isola still had a spectacular view of the Hong Kong harbor, and retained the same décor elements…

Zuma Hong Kong 2017

Hong Kong, June 2017 – Even after nearly a decade, Zuma Hong Kong is still one of my favorite restaurants (last post on Zuma Hong Kong, click here) in this vibrant city. Although the menu has quite a few signature dishes like the Miso Marinated Black Cod Wrapped in Hoba Leaf, Zuma also offers newer…

Hermèsistible Bangles

Hong Kong, May 2017 – I chanced upon Hermès’ “Hermèsistible” exhibition and pop-up store at Pacific Place in Hong Kong. Definition of Hermèsistible: lexicon of wordelicious fashion jewellery. Colorful gigantic Hermès’ enamel bangles formed an arch for the exhibition space.  Another stack of bangles created a display case for the vibrant scarves.  The instant photo booth was…

SKETCH

London, November 2016 – SKETCH is a “destination place, for food, art and music” and conceived by French celebrity chef, Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur, Mourad Mazouz. It is one of the most fun dining scenes in London. Upon entering the 18th Century building on Conduit Street, one sees a hop-scotch on the floor. Cute idea!…

El Asador de Aranda

Barcelona, December 2016 – El Asador de Aranda is a paradise for all carnivores! “Suckling lamb, roasted in a clay oven is our speciality” is their slogan. The Asador de Aranda restaurants are spread across Spain, in major cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Oviedo, Sevilla and Valencia. We went to the most charming one on Avienda…

Can Culleretes

Barcelona, December 2016 – Named the oldest restaurant in Barcelona, Can Culleretes is still one of the best restaurants for traditional Catalan cuisine. It has survived the centuries through the dedication of generations of the Agut-Manubens family. This is a must-go for a old-fashioned Catalan dining experience! At 1:15pm, we arrived at a small alleyway…

Enoteca Paco Pérez

Barcelona, December 2016 – Barcelona is a major hub for Michelin restaurants in Spain. Despite the city’s dominance in the foodie’s “go-to” Guide, only four restaurants were awarded 2 Michelin stars – one of which was Chef Paco Pérez’s Enoteca located inside the spectacular Hotel Arts Barcelona (Ritz Carlton). Pérez‘s restaurant, decorated in natural wood…