Shunsen Kaihou: A Little Gem (8.3)

If you can't wait to travel to Japan again mainly to eat and to feel like you're in Japan, you might consider paying a visit to Shunsen Kaihou, a small and little known Japanese izakaya in the heart of Causeway Bay. Many diners who frequent the place are Japanese, and the people who run the… Continue reading Shunsen Kaihou: A Little Gem (8.3)

Skye: Charming vibes and solid food (8.0)

Due to something of a misunderstanding from both sides of the family who I assume were both thinking of compromising for the other family, we ended up being uninvited to dinner anywhere on the night of Mid-Autumn festival this year and spent the evening at Skye. Because it's a popular day to dine at home… Continue reading Skye: Charming vibes and solid food (8.0)

Old Bazaar Returns (8.5)

I am far from being a connoisseur of South East Asian food, especially of the Singaporean and Malaysian variety, but I do know whether I enjoy a meal. Old Bazaar Kitchen was a genuine surprise, not in a spectacular and aesthetically dazzling way, but in its execution of mostly ordinary dishes with a touch of… Continue reading Old Bazaar Returns (8.5)

La Table Brasserie: Solid (7.5)

La Table Brasserie is a hotel restaurant with a fairly good reputation for its location and pricing: warm hospitality, consistent food, fabulous view, fond memories of special-day meals, etc. In fact, many customers remember the place and return. The restaurant is also warmly received by visiting foreigners. Despite the endless disappointments trying out restaurants specialized… Continue reading La Table Brasserie: Solid (7.5)

Sichuan: Not too hot or greasy (7.0)

Taste of Chuan and Yue opened late in 2019 and specializes primarily in Sichuan and Cantonese (Guangdong) cuisines, a fairly common combination in the city as of late. As far as the Sichuan dishes are concerned, they're pretty up to standard and would qualify as a fine dining version of an otherwise very down-to-earth cuisine.… Continue reading Sichuan: Not too hot or greasy (7.0)

LKF’s most warmly catered Steakhouse (8.9)

Buenos Aires Polo Club just has Central's best catering team. I dare say that. I came here without any prior information and was pleasantly intrigued by the interior and its ambiance which was cozy and privy enough to justify its name as a Club (despite it not being one, strictly speaking, just to be clear). Walls were… Continue reading LKF’s most warmly catered Steakhouse (8.9)

TRI’s successor, still so aesthetically pleasing (7.0)

The moment I stepped in fond memories of dining at TRI about five, six years ago were back (I was certain Poem and TRI were related once I saw Poem's cutlery set—which remained the same!). During those days The Pulse in Repulse Bay was still relatively empty with few restaurants to pick from, and when we… Continue reading TRI’s successor, still so aesthetically pleasing (7.0)

Ottolenghi’s NOPI: White and Flashy (7.5)

NOPI is a relatively recent addition to Yotam Ottolenghi's collection of restaurants in London. I first knew the name Ottolenghi through adapting one of his recipes that I thought was full of vibrancy and creativity, a refreshing break from boring old techniques and flavors. The restaurant interior is a clean and neat white with glossy… Continue reading Ottolenghi’s NOPI: White and Flashy (7.5)