[Hong Kong] Limewood

A little background:  Limewood is a mix of  South East Asian, Hawaiian, South American and Caribbean flavors centered around barbequed seafood, meats and great refreshing cocktails. In many ways it’s a Californian experience. My visit:  I have been dying to come here as I’ve read many good reviews online but I was always dreading the commute to…

[Hong Kong] Pho Bar

My visit:  I’ve been hearing a lot of raves about Pho Bar so I decided to pay a visit as I’ve been longing for an authentic bowl of Viet noodles. I ordered the medium rare beef pho.  The beef was tender and the flat noodles were of good quality and chewy.  The beansprouts were fresh and crunchy and…

[Hong Kong] Carbone

A little background:  Carbone Hong Kong is a New York-Italian restaurant that pays homage to the essence of the great Italian restaurants of mid-20th century in New York, where delicious, exceptionally well-prepared food was served in settings that were simultaneously elegant, comfortable and unpretentious. The food nods to that same history, but takes culinary cues…

[Hong Kong] Yardbird

A little background:  Yardbird is a modern izakaya-style restaurant that specializes in yakitori (skewered, grilled chicken).  The many different parts of a chicken, including the heart, liver, oyster, neck, etc. are grilled over traditional binchotan charcoal.  Their menu also features dishes that incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients and an array of carefully selected sake, shochu, beer, wine and Japanese Whisky My visits:  Yardbird is another one of the…

[Hong Kong] On Dining Kitchen & Lounge*

A little background:  ON is a creation of Philippe Orrico following the launch of his first solo venture, Upper Modern Bistro, in 2013.  The menu is inspired by the fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors of southern Europe and the Mediterranean.  It features comforting dishes that are simple and well executed plated in front of guests…

[Hong Kong] Pan De Pain Pancakes & Sweets

A little background:  Genuine Japanese style pancakes handcrafted to the perfection with premium ingredients sourced from Japan and over the world. Pan de Pain pancakes are freshly made with premium flour and 3.6milk from Japan that boasted a distinct smoothness and fluffiness with a sweet smell of vanilla. On top of our signature pancakes that…

[Hong Kong] VEA Restaurant and Lounge

A little background:  VEA stands for “Vicky et Antonio”, and can also mean “being different”.  Perched on the top floor of The Wellington, VEA is a restaurant helmed by Chef Vicky Cheng, to offer you a stunning 8-course seasonal tasting menu that is essentially “Young Modern French” with an Asian influence. The bar seating opens…

[Hong Kong] Lung King Heen 龍景軒 ***

A little background:  Lung King Heen which translate to “View of the Dragon” is located in the Four Seasons Hotel.  It is a Forbes five-star and Michelin three-star Chinese restaurant led by Executive Chef Chan Yan Tak. As the first Chinese chef to receive three Michelin stars, Chef Chan is the master behind the intricately designed…