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NEW SPOT: THE COMMUNE SOCIAL SHANGHAI

October 29th, 2013

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you already like the other projects done by chef Jason Atherton, design firm Neri & Hu and hotelier Loh Lik Peng. Like: 22 Ships in Hong Kong, Esquina in Singapore and Table no1 in Shanghai. The Commune Social is their latest project.
  2. If you like modern tapas. They serve the most delicious Read more…

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NEW SPOT: AESOP HONG KONG

August 22nd, 2013

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. I just returned from a visit to the Aesop store in Sheung Wan (made of concrete and  bamboo, see my report here) and now they are opening another one already. In the IFC mall.
  2. The interior is done by NADAAA, who Read more…

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FAVORITES: HONG KONG

July 17th, 2013

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The question I’m asked most often is: ‘what are your absolute favorites?’ That’s a tough question because everything on my site is a favorite, because otherwise I won’t write about it. But if I have to narrow them down to a shortlist of the best addresses, so you can print it out and take it with you, you have found the right page. Here you go: my favorites, all Tried & Tested, in Hong Kong! Enjoy! Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: FLAWLESS HONG KONG

July 7th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The contemporary interior and especially the comfy bank and the quote above it. It really feels as if you’re at home. Flawless is an urban spa on the fourth floor of a building in Central Hong Kong. When I visited there were friends using the spa to do their hands and feet. Flawless focusses on the very best in Read more…


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HONG KONG SUPERCITY PACKAGE FROM CATHAY PACIFIC

July 7th, 2013

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Inspired by the Hong Kong Week on Petite Passport? And can’t wait to visit the city yourself? Cathay Pacific, the airline I flew with, does have a great package. You can fly with them to Hong Kong for 6 days for € 995. That’s inclusive your flight, hotel, tax, transfer and it also includes some funny extra’s. For example Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: AESOP STORE HONG KONG

July 6th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

What I love about Aesop (apart from their products) is that when they are building a new store they always include the local environment in it on a spectacular way. The interior of Aesop store in Nolita for example is made out of old copies of the NY Times. And when it was Autumn in Paris they filled the store with autumn leaves on the ground. People from Hong Kong love Aesop according to the six stores they have there (and they also have four shops in department stores). This one is located in Sheung Wan and they used Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: 22 SHIPS HONG KONG

July 6th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

Their tuna tataki or the beautiful designed menu? 22 Ships is a tapas bar in Hong Kong and there’s a Michelin starred chef running the kitchen. Jason Atherton, worked for Gordon Ramsay, opened Table 1 in Shanghai, Pollen Street Social in London and and was born in the UK, came to Hong Kong to be part of ‘just a bunch of kids running restaurants, having fun’ (as quoted on the chalkboard wall in the restaurant). You know I’m not a foodie, but you see the fun back on your plate. I’ve ordered their Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: YARDBIRD HONG KONG

July 5th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The skewers. I’ve tried three of them but I wish I had ordered them all. They are so good! Yardbird opened it’s doors two years ago and it’s still the place to go to. They don’t take reservations so you have to come early. I went there at 6pm and at 6.30pm almost the whole restaurant was full already. People first take a seat at the lively bar area (oh, do I love those chairs) and order themselves a cocktail – or two. Then they can Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BLUE BUTCHER HONG KONG

July 5th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The walk-in pink salt dry-aging room. A mouth full but it means that they have a walk-in closet for their meat on the first floor. Yes, this restaurant isn’t called the Blue Butcher because they do vegetarian dishes. No, in here you will eat the best meat in town. They prepare, bake, age and hang everything in-house. So you will understand that with those preparations it can’t go wrong anymore. On the ground floor there’s Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: 208 HONG KONG

July 4th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The tiles on the walls. Turkish architects from Autoban designed this restaurant in Sheung Wan. What they did was turn it into a contemporary place without losing the Chinese influences. For example: the tiles on the walls are from Portugal, but they show Chinese images. 208 has two floors. On the ground floor there’s a bar and a small terrace which is beautiful. Autoban furniture, those blue/white tiles and Read more…


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