HK Island, Restaurant Review

Review: Samsen

Samsen is our long-time favourite Thai restaurant. It is run by Chef Adam Cliff, who left Chachawan, in late 2015 to open this place. Samsen is everything but your average Thai. It is intimate and small (with only 35 seats, some at the counter) and the menu focuses mainly on boat noodles, stir fries and snacks… Continue reading Review: Samsen

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Mammy Pancake in Causeway Bay

My children love anything and everything that is sweet - and they are big fans of waffles and pancakes. Usually we don't have the time or patience to wait for our turn at the long queue at Mammy Pancake, but during the last few days we've been lucky: the queue was not too long and… Continue reading Mammy Pancake in Causeway Bay

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Review: Lady M cakes

Lady M has an outlet in the IFC (and several others, including Harbour City in Ocean Terminal, Fashion Wallk in Causeway Bay, New Town Plaza in Sha Tin), which is always very busy. There is only a small sit-in section and often a long queue. Lady M is known for its signature Mille-Crepes Cake, which combines… Continue reading Review: Lady M cakes

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Review: Metropol Restaurant

I had been to the Metropol Restaurant in Admiralty many years ago, but I felt it was just average, so I haven't been back for a long time. A few weeks ago, we were out in Hong Kong Park on a sunny Saturday morning and suddenly were in the mood of Dim Sum. So we… Continue reading Review: Metropol Restaurant

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Review: Chautari

This visit has been so long overdue... every time I visit the Queen Street Cooked Food Market in Sheung Wan I end up going to ABC Kitchen (which is great and unique), but while eating, I am intrigued by the smells coming from the Indian and Nepalese restaurant next door. The little restaurant, Chautari, is always very… Continue reading Review: Chautari

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Review: Kaya Korean

Our favourite Korean restaurant on the island side is Han Ah Rum, but sometimes we are not in the mood of queuing up or booking in advance - and we also don't always want to grill our own BBQ. So in that case, we sometimes go to other Korean restaurants, like Kaya on the 9th… Continue reading Review: Kaya Korean

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Review: Godenya (revisited)

I was kind of contemplating whether to write about Godenya again - normally I only write once about a restaurant and then that's it - usually because I either don't go back there or I eat there a lot. But this time I am torn. I have been to Godenya in February, and I totally… Continue reading Review: Godenya (revisited)

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Review: 298 Nikuya Room

Meat-lovers feast... that's probably the best way to describe our dinner at 298 Nikuya Room. The barbecue restaurant had been recommended to us, and we tried it on our weekly date night. It is a mix of Japanese and Korean cooking, that's why you will find kimchi next to wagyu meats on the menu. We… Continue reading Review: 298 Nikuya Room

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Review: Godenya

Normally I'm one of the last people to try out a new restaurant in Hong Kong, but as soon as I heard about a tucked-away Japanese restaurant with a sensational sake and food pairing menu, I was intrigued. Not only is Godenya hard to find, it is also very hard to book. The restaurant is… Continue reading Review: Godenya