January 31, 2013

何洪記 Ho Hung Kee (Hong Kong)

I had made plans for high tea later in the afternoon so we randomly found a spot to eat a snack. Little did I know that Ho Hung Kee is an extremely popular restaurant that has held 1 Michelin star for five consecutive years!

January 29, 2013

大舞臺飯店 The Grand Stage (Hong Kong)

We stumbled upon this place for dim sum because our hotel was in the same area. The decor was pretty impressive because the place resembles a church, complete with stained glass windows and all. That said, the stained glass and strange lighting caused all my pictures to be tinted blue, so I apologize for that in advance.
Unfortunately, my mom had the stomach flu so the only thing she could have was soup ($28 HKD). It was some sort of fish soup. Not the most exciting thing to order for dim sum but this one was pretty good.

January 26, 2013

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (Hong Kong)

I was super stoked for my lunch date with my sister at the 3 Michelin-starred L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Hong Kong. After all, Joel Robuchon is regarded as "Chef of the Century" and is indisputably the most influential figure of the post-nouvelle cuisine era (yes... I watch too much Top Chef)! We both opted for the $448 HKD three-course prix fixe lunch.
I swear, I was more excited for this bread basket than anything else! I absolutely loved the selection and believe or not, my sister and I almost polished off the entire basket! Let's just say that we're both a little crazy over bread!

January 21, 2013

Greyhound Café (Hong Kong)

About a year ago, Thailand's Greyhound Café opened its first overseas outlet with much hype and fanfare in Hong Kong. I had dinner at the Harbour City location, after a long, long day of walking and shopping. I was quite surprised that the style of food here is more fusion, rather than the authentic Thai fare that I was accustomed to in Toronto. 
The Greyhound Iced Tea (left) is the signature drink here, so of course we had to try it. The specialty is that the ice cubes are chilled from iced tea as well, so the drink does not dilute as the ice melts away! It was definitely a very refreshing drink to have after a long long day of walking. We also tried their Iced Milk Tea (right), which was not as good.

January 18, 2013

夜上海 Yè Shanghai (Hong Kong)

At the recommendation of my sister's friend, I had my first lunch in Hong Kong at Yè Shanghai, an upscale restaurant serving (you guessed it!) Shanghai cuisine. The restaurant also currently holds two Michelin stars.
Yè Shanghai is famous for their XO Sauce, and they give you a whole jar at the table to enjoy. I had to restrain myself from slathering it on every piece of food because it was just so darn tasty! The restaurant also offers these adorable tiny chairs to hold your purse, which I think is a brilliant idea that should be widely adopted.

January 17, 2013

My Top 10 Desserts of 2012

Of course desserts always deserve a separate list! Here are my top 10 desserts of 2012, in no particular order.

January 14, 2013

My Top 10 Dishes of 2012

Happy New Year! I intended to write this post earlier but unfortunately my laptop broke (after I accidentally spilled water over the keyboard) and I was too occupied during my recent trip to Asia, so this post is long due. 2012 was a very memorable year for me, especially in terms of travels. I was able to visit Australia, New York City, Vancouver and Pittsburgh and I had a lot of amazing food. This list is in no particular order. 

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