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Yuan Yang: Mediocre and Overpriced

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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…)

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Down to Chow

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Dumplings Tea & Coffee, aka DTC, opened up in August 2015, but I never noticed it until October because I often passed it when they already closed shop. After trying their classic dumplings once, I have been back many more times to try everything else on the menu – and I might even be considered a regular at this point. Here‘s why I keep going back.

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Big Bite, Sorry Service

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On Friday, April 3rd, I thought to grab a burger and poutine for dinner at The Big Bite in North Point. The Big Bite is a Canada-themed burger joint with buffalo wings, hot dogs, and a fairly extensive craft beer selection.

I ordered a CBC (Crispy Bacon Cheese) Burger with extra mushrooms, and a mushroom poutine with a soft drink.

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Angelini: Guest Chef Mascia visits Shangri-La Kowloon

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Two-Michelin-starred chef Massamiliano Mascia made a guest appearance at Shangri-La Kowloon’s Italian restaurant, Angelini, for a short three days, March 9th to 11th. Known for his preference of simple ingredients to create complex flavours, Chef Mascia made his Hong Kong debut an impressive one. (The review’s a bit long; here’s a quick summary of the meal.)

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