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)

Kona at the Corner: Fancy Kappo (8.2)

Kona is relatively new to the game, tucked in a quiet corner behind Second Draft in Tai Hang and offering a rather compact menu that features a variety of small plates from sashimi to grilled dishes and skewers to donburi. A glance at the offerings would be enough to give you a sense of how… Continue reading Kona at the Corner: Fancy Kappo (8.2)

Sushi Made in Heaven (9.5)

Chef Chiba Hirobumi-san (千葉博文さん) focuses intently on the fish and all kinds of ingredients and condiments before him and talks with passion and warmth about where all the fish we are eating have come from and the point of the seasonal cycle we are at for each of them. It took us an hour and a… Continue reading Sushi Made in Heaven (9.5)

Mandarin Grill, an all-time classic (9.0)

With both local and international F&B conglomerates blossoming and renowned chefs flocking to the city, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discern the excellent from the commercialized when selecting one's next dining destination. The ease with which companies are able to pay internet celebrities and "foodies" to write stuff online adds to the woes. While… Continue reading Mandarin Grill, an all-time classic (9.0)

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)