I stopped writing because I moved across the Pacific and back to California. A few months after settling into my new home, also I popped out a kid. I’ve been busy with the baby – which means I haven’t been able to write play-by-plays, try new indie games, or run around trying local eats.
The opening of the freshly renovated Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai came with a lot of new restaurants, one of which was Yuan Yang. If you’re familiar with the popular chain Tsui Wah, you’ll know that it’s a glorified cha chaan teng, aka tea cafe. Yuan Yang is just a glorified Tsui Wah with even fancier decorations and an even pricier menu. Though they have lunch sets, they currently lack dinner sets, so everything must be ordered a la carte if you’re not here for lunch. That means you have to pay in full for their premiumly-priced dishes. Was it worth it? (more…)
Landale Street is a Wan Chai tiny road packed with restaurants. We’ve already visited Dalat Vietnamese Restaurant on that road – this time we’re at Odelice!, a casual French and western eatery that also sells wine. The resto has two other branches in Shanghai, and this one’s their newest establishment. I haven’t tried any of their wines, but I have tried a variety of items off their menu.
Gourmet hot dog resto Pop-It established their first shop in Tai Hang, and they’ve recently opened a second location in Wan Chai. It’s here that I satisfied a craving for a mustard and relish dog I didn’t know I had.
This spotlight is all about Dinosaur Polo Club, an indie game dev duo who made the hit game Mini Metro. Released on Steam almost three months ago, the game has received a favorable score of 80/100 on Metacritic.com, garnered positive reviews from the likes of Rock Paper Shotgun and Kotaku, and is a finalist for four Independent Games Festival awards this year. They’re currently working on a mobile version of the game.
Taipei Assassins held a slight advantage over Flash Wolves for the first half of the game, but lost it all in a misplaced fight triggered by REFRA1N‘s poor positioning. Rins got two triple kills in three minutes, TPA made two desperate and poor Baron calls, and the Wolves snowballed the game from there.
I like pho. There are a few spots that serve it in Wan Chai, one of which is Dalat Vietnamese Restaurant. There’s two Viet joints and a noodle spot on one block, so I expected the competition to raise everyone’s standards.