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A Recipe for Recovery

“It’s easy to become sarcastic hearing ‘sustainability’ all the time but the  truth is, sustainability, is the bare minimum needed. The future needs to be based in recovery and reclamation,” chef Darren MacLean. For a restaurant’s longevity, and the planet’s, a culinary shift is needed. Additionally, what is being served to diners now and what will be served in the future will by necessity need to evolve. For … Continue reading A Recipe for Recovery

Hot Spots – Sham Shui Po

So many great choices for a memorable dining experience in this super old neighbourhood including the 7 I picked, based on personal visits, for this article in SCMP’s Good Eating guide. From on-trend independent cafes to Japanese eateries and dai pai dongs to handmade noodle and wonton shops. Click here to read more. Continue reading Hot Spots – Sham Shui Po

Hot Spots – High Street

Sai Ying Pun, particular the area from High Street down to First Street, is a great option for foodies, with an extensive and growing number of restaurants. High Street, for example, is home to restaurants offering such broad cuisine variety that many of the world’s most popular dishes can be found in one street. Click here for 7 of my top picks.   Continue reading Hot Spots – High Street

Interview: Bonnae Gokson

Interviewing style icon, Bonnae Gokson, was a true pleasure. Passionate and creative, and with high attention to detail, she spoke about creating an ambience that resulted in the South China Morning Post’s 100 Top Tables 2020 Best Ambience award for Sevva. Running the venue like a five-star hotel – she has curated every single element, from the smallest to the largest. Click here to learn … Continue reading Interview: Bonnae Gokson

Dish Origin – Gnocchi

I remember vividly the first time I ever had gnocchi that was befitting of the description, light and fluffy pillows. It was in Verona, at Locanda 4 Cuochi. So it was interesting to discover when researching this Gnocchi origin article (for SCMP) that Verona is not only the city of love, it is also the city of gnocchi. Continue reading Dish Origin – Gnocchi

Dining Hotspot – Tai Kwun

I write the Hot Spots article for SCMP’s Good Eating Guide every issue and mostly I link it directly to the online version. This time however, I am including the original text below. Tai Kwun, an arts and heritage centre, occupying the former Central Police Station, is home to an interesting selection of restaurants, as is neighbouring Old Bailey Street. Aaharn Aaharn provides an exemplary … Continue reading Dining Hotspot – Tai Kwun