HK Island, Neighbourhoods, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay is such a great escape from the hustle and bustle of hectic Hong Kong. It is just on the South Side, so not actually far away - and if you go early on a weekend morning, it is not too crowded to enjoy. We usually arrive by 9am and leave by 11am when… Continue reading Urban getaway: Repulse Bay

HK Island, Restaurant Review

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

HK Island, Restaurant Review

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

HK Island, Restaurant Review

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

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island

Art exhibition 2016: Botero

Finally, after visiting Tokyo and spending some time in Europe we're back in Hong Kong. Just in time to visit the nine monumental bronze sculptures by the Colombian master Fernando Botero that have been at the Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront, since early June as part of SummerFest. I love Botero's works, his vuluptuous sculptures are… Continue reading Art exhibition 2016: Botero

HK Island, Restaurant Review

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

HK Island, Restaurant Review

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)

HK Island, Restaurant Review

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

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Around Violet Hill

Yes, I've been hitting the trail and exploring our surroundings. This time, a combination of the Wong Nai Chung Gap history trail, the Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path that runs around Violet Hill and the Tai Tam reservoir. This is a nice hike of roughly 13km, but apart from the steps up to the Wan… Continue reading Hiking: Around Violet Hill