Hong Kong is one of the most fun cities in the world, being a financial capital of the world as well as a melting pot of cultures. Predominantly Cantonese, Hong Kong is also home to many other Chinese from across China, including a sizeable Hakka, Fujian and Shanghainese population. In addition to Hong Kong cuisine such as Dim Sum and Dai Pai Dong, Hong Kong bars are also known as some of the best in the world. Read our Hong Kong Travel Guides for more reviews and things to do.
“Hong Kong is a wonderful, mixed-up town where you’ve got great food and adventure. First and foremost, it’s a great place to experience China in a relatively accessible way.”
— Anthony Bourdain
With the world starting to move into a new normal, the Hong Kong Tourism Board had recently hosted the Taste Of Hong Kong, a virtual tour of the old town in Central, Hong Kong, presenting a media live our to bring the experience virtually to media across Asia. The journey involved a live session via Zoom, visiting some iconic locations and vendors. Continue reading →
As the inaugural celebration of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival celebrates “Online + Offline”, we see some of the best of the island city has to offer bring a gastronomic experience to us at home, with as many as 34 masterclasses going on for 5 weekends from 21st November to 15th December. Here are some of our favourite picks, from wining to dining, and everything in between. Continue reading →
Located within the rejuvenated JC Contemporary of the Tai Kwun building sits Old Bailey 奧卑利, a Chinese fine dining restaurant serving Jiangnan cuisine. The restaurant is unique in the sense that it serves a number of specialty dishes from the Jiangnan region, but with an elevated experience. Their signatures include specialties such as the Shanghainese Mala Iberico Xiao Long Bao and Hangzhou Longjing Tea Smoked Duck, and because of this, you can see why this fine eatery is making its mark on the Hong Kong fine dining scene. Continue reading →
When it comes to cocktail culture, Hong Kong is offers one of the most diverse and innovative experiences you will find in Asia. With so many new bars popping up you can see why there is always something for everyone. From gorgeous rooftops bars in Admiralty to the speakeasies along Hollywood Road, there are many hidden gems serving some of the most creative cocktails in the world. Whether you’re looking for a classic or something a little more adventurous, you're sure to find it on this little island that is constantly raising the bar. Continue reading →
Situated on Hollywood Road in Central, Hong Kong sits one of the best cocktail bars in Asia, Quinary. This establishment, inspired by molecular gastronomy restaurant El Bulli, specialises in a very interesting type of cocktail, multisensory mixology. The cocktails here have garnered many accolades including continually placing in the World's 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars, you can understand why it’s a must visit whenever you visit Hong Kong. From their bubble tea inspired Earl Grey Caviar Martini to their Lavender Meringue Pie, each drink comes across more like a gastronomical journey than anything else. Continue reading →
Located on the bustling streets of Wyndham Street in Central sits one of the oldest restaurants in Hong Kong. What is great about this establishment is that it has a history of close to 100 years, since its founding in 1928. The uniqueness of Jimmy’s Kitchen not only rest in its age-old recipes, but that it serves one of the rarer types of Hong Kong cuisine Hong Kong Colonial Cuisine. The restaurant serves dishes that comes from a mix of traditional Cantonese culture blended with the best of British old time cooking. Continue reading →
Hong Kong is a world renown travel destination that needs no formal introduction. Located to the south of Mainland China, Hong Kong (hoeng gong, 香港) is a Special Administrative Region of China, and home to a unique blend of Cantonese and British cultures as a result of being under British colonial rule. Hong Kong is known as one of the Four Asian Tigers, in terms of economy, financial and tourism with its metropolitan food, culture and way of life. With the increasing interest of ‘going local’, tourists today want to do what locals do, which we will explore in terms of attractions that are unique and rare ranging from contemporary art to historical attractions. Continue reading →
Jackson Wang (Wong Gaa Yi, 王嘉爾) may be known throughout the world as a member of K-Pop band GOT7, but did you know he’s a Hong Kong native through and through? The former Asian Games gold medallist fencer for the Hong Kong national team is named Hong Kong Tourism Envoy by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and seeks to bring an international audience to his lovable home country. We sit down with Jackson at the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival 2018 to find out more about his favourite eats and places to hang out while in Hong Kong. Continue reading →
Every year the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival brings visitors from all across the globe to the little Asian powerhouse, and this year they have made it bigger than it ever was. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the event which is organised with the Hong Kong Tourism Board with China Construction Bank has been dubbed the largest wine and dine event in Asia brings more than 450 fine dining and wine specialists from all over to celebrate in one spot, accompanied by guest celebrities to match.
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Along the bustling lane that is Bridges Street in the district of Sheung Wan in Hong Kong, you will come across this quaint slate and glass paned standalone restaurant. At a glance, this place almost looks too beautiful to be a restaurant, and feels more like an art gallery, but don’t be tricked. This place is one of the tastiest places you will come across. Continue reading →
We always look forward to travelling yet, when we are clearly asked why we do so, we tend to give superficial answers. Superficial in the sense that we want to get away from our work stress or see the world. These are the most common answers when asked why we travel. But as Alain de Botton puts it in his book The Art of Travel, we don't seem to ask ourselves the deeper reasons we travel. We say we do it for pleasure, yet know that it takes out of of quite a lot, from money to energy, but yet we do it. It really is a way for us to get away and think while we are away, when we are not in our comfort zones. It is this that gives us a better objective view of our life plans and situation. It is through this we can be better people. Continue reading →