02/17    Hong Kong

After eleven years living in Hong Kong, coupled with the city´s penchant for hotel dining, it dawned on me that I´d never previously eaten at the J W Marriott in Pacific Place. That´s now changed and, with the Flint Grill and Bar doing its thing, it´s fair to say I´ll be heading back again. As with …

Welcome. I’m lucky to live in one of the world’s great food cities, Hong Kong, where I write about our incredibly rich and diverse culinary culture. I also write about global restaurants, hotels, luxury travel and more for platforms including CNN.com, BBC Travel, Cathay Pacific's Discovery magazine and many more.

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Spiga, Hong Kong: A dinner of two halves

  02/17    Hong Kong

Spiga replaces Lupa and Enrico Bartolini replaces Mario Batali. Some undoubted strong points but a couple of slightly strange dishes make for a dinner of two halves.


Around the world in 80 plates

  01/17    Global

2016 bought many great dishes, from the humble but brilliant: I’m talking about you, Honorio tacos in Tulum, Mexico at #7 – to gastronomic masterpieces. Everyone loves a listicle, so here’s a gallery of some of the best 80 plates, in no particular order, with 20 new ones added each week for the next month. …


Okra Bar, Hong Kong: An education

  01/17    Hong Kong

Okra Bar bought a beguiling and occasionally bewildering array of new ingredients from chef Max Levy in an omakase menu that puts a contemporary spin on sushi.

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Commissary, Hong Kong: 24k Magic

  12/16    Hong Kong

Commissary mashes up the Deep South with Southern California and a bit of Mexico to good effect in Pacific Place