Deng G, Hong Kong: Spice Boys

  11/16    Hong Kong

Deng G is the latest Sichuan spot in town, where solid execution of classic dishes could benefit from a raised notch in the spice volume.

Tin Lung Heen, Hong Kong: XO for XO at the RC

  08/16    Hong Kong     Michelin Stars

With two Michelin stars, Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton is one of the world’s most acclaimed Cantonese restaurants. It’s also the highest, at 102 floors up above the West Kowloon Cultural District, somewhere which seems to have been under construction since I moved to Hong Kong eleven years ago. It’s a very elegant …


Tai Hing Roast Meats, Hong Kong:

  06/16    Hong Kong

Tai Hing Roast Meats offer charred honey pork the colour of mahogany in no fewer than 55 spots across town.

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Dim Dim Sum, Hong Kong: Where chefs eat

  05/16    Hong Kong

Dim Dim Sum in the nether regions of Causeway Bay serve consistently good dim sum classics, in a joint beloved by local and global chefs. Just bring your earplugs to accompany the excellent cheap eats.

Kasa, Hong Kong: Pump up the volume

  03/16    HONG KONG

Kasa in Wan Chai takes classic Cantonese favourites and throws in European touches during an intriguing and largely successful dinner.

Lung King Heen, Hong Kong: My article for Destinasian on an extraordinary dim sum experience

  12/15    Hong Kong     Michelin Stars

Destinasian is one of those rare publications, a travel magazine that still celebrates long format writing. A case in point, a piece for a recent issue on an ‘Extraordinary Experience’ set up by the Four Season Hong Kong involving a full day immersion into the wonderful world of dim sum. Cue a very rare invite …

Dumpling Pro, Hong Kong: Jaffé’s finest


Daniel Joseph Jaffé was an English engineer responsible for the Tai Tam dam and waterworks, son of a prominent Jewish businessman in Belfast who sought to further himself in what was still called the ‘Far East’. He died of anaemia in the slightly less exotic locale of Croydon at just 45, but his name is …

Ho Hak Shandong, Hong Kong: The perfect dumpling pitstop


Even if Sheung Wan occasionally feels it is disappearing under a wave of new coffee bars and rotisserie chicken joints, there are still plenty of old school places to eat. Up there amongst them is Ho Hak Shandong, a dumpling specialist hidden away on Burd Street. The small room is heaving on a Saturday lunchtime.  After …