Dieters, we can all agree that there is nothing better than a home cooked meal complete with all the fixings! Roasted meat, potatoes, veggies (to name a few), it really doesn’t get much better than that! Now, that being said, since moving to Hong Kong, not only have I lacked a key factor in the “home cooked meal equation” (cough* an oven…) but I have also found myself tapping into the plethora of Asian eats available (seeing as there is no shortage). So with my home cooking taking an all time low and my consumption of Asian food taking an all time high, an ever so large gap formed in my hungry heart for a proper home style meal. Now fortunately for me, Belon managed to fill this gap with some of the BEST home style (french) cooking I have ever had…sorry mom!
You guys, where do I even start with this one?! I mean, can I just state the obvious? The name is incredible. ‘Ho Lee Fook’… Pure genius. Naturally, being the easily amused person that I am, the name in itself was reason enough for me to stop by for a visit, but the food on the other hand was reason to come again and again and AGAIN. I mean seriously you guys, it was fookin’ delicious ( the first of many brilliant puns to come just FYI). Continue reading
Every since meeting the lovely folk of Yardbird at the Business of Blogging seminar a few months ago, I was quick to add this joint to my list of MUST tries. That being said, it has taken me quite a while to finally get around to trying this hip Japanese joint but like they say, all good things are worth waiting for, and this was no exception!
Located on Bridges Street in Sheung Wan, Yardbird is a laid back, hip izakaya-style restaurant (Japanese style pub) specializing in yakitori (skewered grilled chicken). With 15 different Yakotori options to choose from, you better believe you can nibble on practically any part of the bird you fancy, (except chicken feet…. sorry peeps but that one is reserved for dim sum)! Think wings, neck, gizzard, thighs or liver (to name a few) seasoned, skewered and grilled to perfection! Continue reading
Ahoy dieters! Before we dive in today, can we just take a moment to appreciate tapas? Like lets get serious, whats not to love about delicate Spanish dishes perfect for sharing (not to mention making it socially acceptable to order an obscene amount of food)…. Win. That being said, I guess it goes without saying that I am a big fan of tapas, like BIG fan. Having found myself constantly on the prowl for new tapas joints to scope out, I would be lying if I said that the sound of pork & foie gras sliders didn’t instantly spark my interest (not to mention the master mind behind it being Michelin Starred chef Jason Atherton… Bonus). With 22 Ships at the top of my list of must visit tapas restaurants, lets just say by the time I finally got around to visiting it, I was more than ready to TAP into these tapas 😉 . Continue reading
Cali-Mex fans get pumped, there is yet another location for you to get your Mexican fix! Launching their official flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui, you can stop by for a quick bite or tap into their new dine-in section! Although still servin up you fav Mexican eats, you can either grab & go or get the party started with a full cocktail bar! Locked and loaded with delish margaritas, proper tequila and SELF SERVE beer taps at every table, you just might want to stay for a while 😉 Continue reading
In case you couldn’t tell by the name, I LOVE Dim Sum! I mean come on, steamer baskets filled with small bites, dumplings and fluffy buns all perfect for sharing (not to mention making it socially acceptable for you to order a HELL of a lot of food)? What’s not to love?! Continue reading
Okay I think it is safe to say, I am obsessed with Oddies. We’re talking artisan gelato, soft serve and egg waffles, what more does a girl need in this world? … but seriously. I know this isn’t the first I’ve talked about Oddies and I can guarantee it won’t be the last, but I figured it was about time I gave you the proper SCOOP on this kick ass ice cream joint.
Located on Gough street in Sheung Wan (alternate location in Wan Chai) this shop takes ice cream to the next level. No matter how simple or out of the box you want your ice cream, Oddies has got you covered. Think egg waffle parfaits (layered with both feature and soft serve gelato) to aesthetically appealing drama cones (like VERY long cones pre filled with a variety of gelato and toppings then dipped in a GORGEOUS coating). But never fret, should you desire a simple ice cream cone, Oddies serves up new flavours on the regular so there is ALWAYS something new to tickle your tastebuds. Continue reading
Takin off to Thailand? Well, I’ll go right ahead and state the obvious, you made a GOOD choice! With stunning beaches, cheap markets and endless adventures what more could one ask for? Oh right, FOOD! Well fortunately for you, Thailand serves up kick ass eats for cheap! From colourful curries to fresh and fragrant soups, salads and NOODLES, I can guarantee one thing, you won’t go hungry this trip 😉 .
Now, I’ll admit, with Thailand being THE so called place to go in South East Asia, I feared it would be a little TOO “touristy” for my liking (…yes, I was wrong). Offering both hustle & bustle to perfect serenity (insert our villa at The Pavillions … Have I told you that they make THE BEST banana pancakes EVER?) I quickly realized that Thailand has something for everyone! Oh yeah and did I mention the food? But seriously. So Good. Here are my top 12 eats Thai eats that you WON’T want to miss! Continue reading
Okay so for any of you avid dimsumdieters out there, I know I’ve said it, insta-ed it and blabbed about it before, but sometimes you just gotta say it ONE MORE TIME. If you are looking for THE BEST egg waffles in town, get to Mammy’s Pancake. Full stop. We’re talkin the freshest, fluffiest and crispiest bite sized balls (and if you’re asking me, that combo sounds pretty damn good). Served with your flavor (or combo of flavors) of choice and made to order, it’s no wonder there’s ALWAYS a cue. Now although I can be satisfied with just about any egg waffle, it just comes down to the fact that Mammy’s are simply the best. Continue reading