Hong Kong

10 Surprising McDonald's Menu Items from Around the World

For better or worse, McDonald's has conquered the world. With locations in 119 countries, there's something equal parts comforting and creepy about just how inescapable the golden arches are. Given...

Some of Toronto's best frozen Hong Kong Style Dim Sum offering!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 months ago

" BEST DIM SUM FOOD CO " - FYI, this worthy ' Hong Kong style Dim Sum ' competitor of " Fu Kee Frozen Dim Sum " has moved to this new location on 23 Milliken Blvd, B7, Scarborough........just a few...

A taste of retro-Hong Kong street-food nostalgia... Braised Beef Offal Ho-Fun Noodle from "Beefing with 7", Richmond Hill (Leslie/East Pearce)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 6 months ago

This outfit with one weird business name and a number of branches scattering all over town, was first brought to my attention by fellow foodie friend, ex-hound Skyline R33. Specializing in beef-...

Otto e Mezzo @ Alexandra House

by kosmose7 12 years ago

'Otto e Mezzo', a new Italian restaurant by former Toscana's chef Umberto Bombana has opened finally. It is not a fine dining restaurant and it's more casual than Toscana, but I was so happy to see...

Sweet Honey Dessert 杏记甜品 in Cupertino Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Thursday afternoon I dropped in to Sweet Honey Dessert in Cupertino Village shopping center. It's an international chain from Hong Kong and is open regular hours during the Covid-19 crisis. Onl...

End Of An Era (Cont’d) - Jimmy’s Kitchen, Hong Kong

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

This restaurant traces its history back to the 1920’s serving celebrities ( Jackie Kennedy! ), movie stars, entrepreneurs and home-sick ex-pats! After 90 years, Jimmy’s still remains one of the cit...

End of an Era (Cont'd) - Closing of 'Fung Shing' due to Covid19

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

Another casualty of the current Covisd19 pandemic was the closing of another iconic Hong Kong culinary institution – "Fung Shing". Chef owner of this historic landmark looked to the region of ‘S...

End of an era - Closing of Hong Kong Luk Yu Tea House due to Covid19

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

One of the major casualty caused by the Covid19 virus was the closing of Hong Kong's iconic, century old culinary temple - LUK YU TEA HOUSE. Famous for its vintage Pu-eh tea and authentic Canton...

Roasted Pork Belly Help for Crispy Skin

by day963 2 years ago

In the process of making an HK style roasted pork belly but whenever I have done it in the past I've had some problems. My process usually goes with poking holes on the pork skin, adding a bed of s...

3 Michelin Starred restaurant in Hong Kong

by ilohilo 2 years ago

One meal at a three Michelin starred restaurant in Hong Kong this January. Where would it be? I've been to LJR and LKH. So its between T'Ang Court, Bo, Caprice, 8 1/2 Otto and Sushi Shikon.

Heading for Hong Kong in February: Attn. Charles Yu

PH Rodgers
by PH Rodgers 2 years ago

My wife and I will be in Hong Kong for four nights, returning for the first time in many years. We will have the opportunity to enjoy perhaps three dinners and five lunches. I have been reading t...

Ming's Noodle Cafe, 3447 Kennedy Road, Scarborough " - House made Chili-oil better than eat-in food!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 years ago

This long running, hence run down, pseudo hole-in-the-wall, Hong Kong style cafe caters for patrons who don't mind lousy service and seeking passable one-plate comfort food meal or discounted price...

Cantonese in Manhattan Chinatown

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 2 years ago

Any fans out there of the late lamented Shing Kee/Kam Chueh who'd like to offer their current Chinatown favorites for Cantonese soul food?

Why have so many Cantonese restaurants lost their Michelin Stars from 2018?

by scherz0 2 years ago

2018 and 2019 both appear net losses of Stars. These restaurants lost all their stars, according to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Michelin_starred_restaurants_in_Hong_Kong_and_Macau - 2...

Hong Kong's Best?

by steverap 2 years ago

I will be in Hong Kong for a week (last week of March). What should I not miss? Thanks!

So, what was your best restaurant meal of 2018?

by damiano 3 years ago

As the year draws to a close, my mind wanders off to some of my best restaurant experiences in 2018. What was your best restaurant meal of 2018? It doesn't matter whether is was in your home to...

Alain Ducasse Macau

by Bu Pun Su 2 years ago

The name of Alain Ducasse has been synonymous with luxurious French fine dining producing excellent service, having opulent dining room and using high-quality ingredients. The presence of his “flag...

What's new in Hong Kong? (non-high end Cantonese, HK cafes, Japanese, Sake Bars)

by K K 3 years ago

Mulling on a trip next year, been going to Tokyo last 3 years so HK was always on the backburner. Open to trying new things, rather than keep going back to the same old good reliable places. ...

HK Trip Report December 2018

by Kurtis 3 years ago

A few things to report back from recent trip. Thanks Charles and many of you who regularly contribute to this area. In general, we had a great eating all around, from street snacks to high-end...

Amber [Hong Kong]

by PhilD 10 years ago

Amber in the Mandarin Hotels Landmark site deservedly holds 2 Michelin stars. A few months ago I debated with Charles Yu whether HK starred restaurants are as good as their European counterparts: I...

WARNING! " Ho Garden, Markham ( 16th Avenue/Woodbine ) - Decent food but SCAM ARTISTS at work! Check bill carefully or avoid!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 years ago

Located in the same plaza as T&T, this Hong Kong cafe style eatery is constantly packed, especially during their afternoon-tea hours. Looking for a place to eat prior to doing our grocery shopping...