Specializing in Cajun classics, Moonshine & The Po’Boys brings a spicy Southern flare to Hong Kong’s bustling dining scene. Sprouting from a passion for soul food while living in the south, Tim Lau gives these dishes an upmarket twist by sourcing high quality ingredients. Besides serving up homey comfort food and a range of quality Prohibition-era beverages, you’ll also get to fill your ears (if you show up on the right night) with live jazz and blues. What more could you ask for in a restaurant?!
Considering Import Beer Club HK has been around for less than a year, they are already making a mark in the city with regular beer tastings that showcase a variety of beers from around the world. Not only does Import Beer Club’s events give you a chance to try a handful of new beers, but they also give a bit of interesting history and background of each brewery. Coupled with a social and fun environment with fellow beer-lovers, these are some great events that you should check out.
Even if you haven’t heard of Alfresco Lane in TST East before, it’s very likely you’ve seen the area from across the harbour during the holiday season with its buildings (Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and Empire Centre) completely lit up with Christmas-themed lights. At the bottom of these buildings, lined up along the harbour, is where you’ll find Alfresco Lane; a row of great restaurants with outdoor seating. Besides offering diners a chance to eat outdoors, the restaurants are spacious and inviting (both of which we all know HK needs more of). Whether you’re looking for a new happy hour spot, the perfect place to see the light show and take in some views of the harbour, or are wanting to explore a side of the city you haven’t yet, Alfresco Lane has you covered.
The saying, “you can’t judge a book by its cover” rings true to the unassuming exterior of SAAM, despite Chef Patrick creating fabulous fine dining dishes in the kitchen. Tucked away on Graham Street in Central, it’s likely you’ve passed by SAAM multiple times and didn’t think much about it. Having recently revamped the menu and concept of the restaurant, SAAM is ready to make a big splash in Hong Kong’s dining scene with well thought-out tasting menus. The newest venture, after SAAM’s successful “Back to School” menu, is a kaiseiki inspired winter tasting menu highlighting seasonal ingredients and using various methods of preparation for each course.
Having recently found myself basking in the beauty of Nice, I wanted to share all of the great things things there are to do. Whether you’re there for a day or ten, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with each corner you turn when you stumble upon a hidden alleyway, a cute cafe, delicious patisseries and bakeries, culture and history in the forms of buildings and churches, and, the seemingly never-ending boardwalk and bright blue ocean. Compiled here is the top 12 things to do in Nice that are not only fun, interesting, and delicious, but they’re also budget-friendly!
I first heard about Nice, France way back in university when two of my closest friends embarked on an exchange there. After hearing about their travels and how much they gushed over the beauty of the French Riviera, I vowed to visit Nice at some point. Thankfully, that time came sooner than I had thought when I recently found myself immersed in the beauty of the south of France. One thing that surprised me most about Nice, having known next to nothing about the city before arriving, was how many interesting little streets and alleyways there were; every turn held a surprise waiting to be discovered.
Hong Kong is home to a fairly large selection of Indian restaurants that offer the classics, such as chicken tikka, palak paneer, vindaloo, and so forth. With little to distinctly separate one restaurant from the other, it’s no wonder that most seem to glide under the foodie radar. Thankfully, that’s all about to change with a fresh face for Indian food: Bindaas. Serving traditional street foods and Indian tapas with a modern flare, Bindaas is a unique restaurant option for those looking for something different.
With locations scattered throughout Hong Kong Island and, just recently, on Kowloon side, Cali-Mex has established themselves as a quick, cheap, and reliable option for those looking to chow down on some hearty Mexican food. With practically all dishes under $100 HKD, you really can’t go wrong if you’re looking for a fast fix.
Brunch is one of the singularly most popular weekend past times in Hong Kong for a good reason: the workweek is over and you can finally sit back and relax around a table with good friends, food, and drinks. Most restaurants in the city offer a range of brunch options for diners on the weekend, but we have fallen head-over-heels with one in particular: Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. Ladies and gentleman, trust us when we say that heading to Bread Street Kitchen’s is going to be the best decision you’ll make all weekend.
Prague has to be one of my favourite European cities I’ve traveled to: I completely fell in love with its baroque buildings, vivid culture, traditional food, and – of course – cheap beer. Another great thing about Prague is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to see and do everything that the city has to offer. In fact, this list is composed primarily of things that are, if not free, relatively cheap. Whether you’re there for one day or thirty, you won’t find yourself running low on things to do in Prague.