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…)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)