VEA: Franco Chinese Parade (8.8)

VEA is definitely a fitting place to take someone to on special occasions because its sense of ritual and the theater of its service are all top tier even for a city like Hong Kong where dinner bills upwards of $2000 per head are not so uncommon. Before coming to this place I had a… Continue reading VEA: Franco Chinese Parade (8.8)

Lin Heung Kui: A Taste of Old Hong Kong (8.0)

The morning catching up, small plates sharing and tea drinking ritual of yum cha is part of Hong Kong’s culture and identity. Back in the 80s and early 90s, old ladies would circle around buzzing dining rooms with pushcarts and shout out for attention. While dim sum carts are increasingly hard to spot in Hong… Continue reading Lin Heung Kui: A Taste of Old Hong Kong (8.0)

Charming Red House for Dim Sum (7.6)

Jamie's Italian has finally closed, as did around two dozens of its chain in its native England. Replacing it is Gaia's Redhouse which is a chic new dim sum place that actually offers much more solid food and service than its superficially elegant and ornate décor might initially suggest. It's also a rare opportunity to… Continue reading Charming Red House for Dim Sum (7.6)

Boutique Sichuanese with Canton twist (7.5)

Whether 1935 appeals to you depends very much on whether you fancy Chinese food with regional influences plus a creative twist. Some people prefer authenticity over fusion and others prefer to go to restaurants that specialize in one particular regional cuisine. Here at 1935 the kitchen meddles with Sichuan flavours, uses wagyu and honey to… Continue reading Boutique Sichuanese with Canton twist (7.5)

Outstanding Cantonese Fare (9.2)

Man Wah, named after the Mandarin Oriental hotel itself in Cantonese Chinese, has remained competitive over the years with marvelous food and services. The menu is extensive and combines the best of modern culinary approaches and traditional flavors. Décor exudes subtle classiness and grandeur, while the small floor space and dim lighting make for a… Continue reading Outstanding Cantonese Fare (9.2)