February 26, 2013

The Mon + Häagen-Dazs (Hong Kong)

I've wanted to try the Mon in Causeway Bay ever since my trip to Asia two years ago. I ran out of time then, but fortunately I was able to fit it into my schedule this time around.
The Mon is popular izakaya style restaurant and the decor really reminded me of another izakaya that I went to in New York City (and what a great meal that was!) They're often fully booked, but curiously the day I went (on Christmas Day!) it was almost empty!

February 23, 2013

Winterlicious @ Starfish

This year, I only managed to make it to one Winterlicious meal- a $35 dinner at Starfish. And sadly the experience was a disappointing one.
Two of my friends had the winter vegetable and fish chowder to start. It tasted like canned tomato soup to me, but my friend enjoyed it.

February 17, 2013

KAFKA Sweets & Gourmandises (Macau)

I heard it through the grapevine that a new Parisian cake shop has opened up in Macau to great fanfare! Suffice to say that KAFKA is one of the most buzzed about places in 2012, and I loved it so much that I went twice during my short visit to Macau over the holidays. Pictured above is their green tea latte ($36 MOP) which I had on both of my visits!
Their orange juice ($30 MOP) is freshly squeezed. My mom complained that her caramel macchiato ($36 MOP) was lukewarm. But then again, she prefers her drinks scorching hot.

February 14, 2013

My Kingston Diaries (Part II)

For our second day in Kingston, we slept in and headed straight for lunch around noon. Our first destination was Grecos, a local favourite for Greek delicacies.
I wanted to save some bread to go with the soup we ordered, but I couldn't help but finish it all before the soup arrived.
The three of us opted to share everything. First up, the French onion soup ($4.95) looked wonderful but was way too salty. I know that French onion soups are often salty, but this one more so than the average.

February 12, 2013

My Kingston Diaries (Part I)

Kingston is a cute little town, but honestly there's not much to do, especially on a snowy weekend. Mona and I recently went to visit Alexa for a weekend and, in the absence of activities, we ended up eating all the time! I swear, there was not a moment during those two days that I felt hungry!
We started the day at Tommy's, a 24-hour retro-style diner for a delicious greasy breakfast! Every university is in need of a place like this!

February 10, 2013

Brunch @ Le Select Bistro

I love brunch, but I absolutely hate waking up early, and I hate waiting (especially in the winter). Luckily for me, Le Select Bistro takes reservations, and on this occasion our party of 6 was seated at the back room (which I did not even know existed). The vibe is exactly how I imagined a European bistro should be, and it's the perfect atmosphere for a lazy Saturday brunch.
I was starving while waiting for some friends to arrive so I had two cups of coffee to tie me over. While my coffee was good, I was a little jealous of my boyfriend's cappuccino, which was accompanied by a piece of chocolate.  It's those cute touches that really get to me.

February 4, 2013

St. Betty (Hong Kong)

I was very determined to go high tea at least once in Hong Kong. After some extensive research, I decided on St. Betty, which is located in IFC Mall. What a great place to catch a break from shopping! High tea is priced at $398 HKD for two.
I had South African Honeybush, while Jeremy had Earl Grey tea.


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