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Mercado de San Miguel

Mercado de San Miguel

To any foodies out there, Mercado de San Miguel is one of thing you must try out in Madrid.  Originally built as a covered market off Plaza Mayor feeding the madrilenos, the place was converted after several years of renovation into a Madrid’s culinary spot. You will find pretty much anything to make your mouth […]



It’s not everyday that you will step in the world oldest restaurant. Coming to Madrid, I had to check this place out. Set up in the early 17th century by a French cook, Jean Botin, the restaurant has never closed despite changing hands a few times. The current family, the Gonzalez, purchase Botin in the […]

Ho Lee Fook's Short Ribs

Ho Lee Fook’s short ribs

I have been a big fan of Ho Lee Fook for many years and always loved its short ribs. A couple of weeks ago, I bought the Anova Precision Cooker and knew that the recipe was available in one of the Monocle issue. I must say the result was pretty good. Okay, I must say that it’s not […]


Omotesando Koffee

Omotesando Koffee Although I have passed by many times, I never had the opportunity to check out Omotesando Koffee in Wan Chai. I read plenty of amazing things about it and was stunned to see how sad people in Japan were when it closed down its shop. Originally a pop-up coffee shop situated in a […]

Kitchen supplies at Shanghai Street


KITCHEN SUPPLIES HEAVEN Shanghai Street is the place to go in Hong Kong for kitchen supplies. It beats hands down all the shop on the island. Name it, you found it at a bargain. Imagine paying less than 3,000 HKD for a Kitchen Aid. Are you looking for pans, knifes, chopping board? They have it […]

Viet Kitchen

Viet Kitchen

Viet Kitchen What do you do when you get back from holiday? Simple, just go and taste some of new places in town. I have been hearing for the last couple of months some very good things about Viet Kitchen. I had to try it out. Set up by Peter Cuong Franklin, formerly at Chom […]

Korean Garden Restaurant


KOREAN GARDEN RESTAURANT Prior to moving to Hong Kong 4 years ago, I never had the opportunity to try out Korean food. Since I really started to enjoy the world of Kimchi. Hong Kong is surfing on a modern Korean food trend like with places like Takorea, I really wanted to try out the real […]

One Thirty One


ONE THIRTY ONE I have heard so many nice things about One Thirty One located in Hong Kong’s New Territories and immediately knew that I had to try it out. Finally last weekend, the occasion presented itself. What can I say? Really, it was a well-deserved rest from Hong Kong noise and crowed space. It […]

Double D


DOUBLE D Being a big fan of burger but having difficulties finding the one, I have been hunting Hong Kong’s street for the one. So after Big Fernand that I really enjoyed, I went to Double D Burger in the heart of Lai Kwai Fong. Maximal Concepts, whose restaurants including Blue Butcher, Mott 32 or […]



GYOTAKU Everyone has his own regular Japanese place where you go without thinking twice. Mine is Gyotaku, owned by the same guys behind Three Monkey and located in Stanley Street’s foodie tower. During lunchtime, you will have to fight for a spot, as their lunch sets are extremely popular; while in the evening, the atmosphere […]