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27
JUL 11

after agnes b, LGB, zoe, la maison du chocolat, jean-paul hevin, and a beefing-up starbucks pastry section, IFC mall received a new addition to its pastry parade last week: petite amanda, owned by a hong kong fashion model called amanda strang. the shop is currently still in soft-opening stage as the formal launch is slated for august 4. it is located next to starbucks on 2/f IFC mall in front of the elevators; the place does not have much foot traffic at the moment but shoul...
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JAN 11

hoi king heen is run by chef leung (梁輝雄) who has been with the restaurant for more than 15 years. the restaurant situates at the basement of the inconspicuous intercontinental grand sanford hotel (next to hotel nikko) in TST east, a district once frequented by the rich japanese but since then had been spiraling down. on a side note, i recently spoke with savills the real estate agent and was told that the TST east retail rental rate had plunged 20-25% in the last ten years, wh...
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JAN 11

our dinner took place at the memorable yan toh heen (欣圖軒), the 30-year old flagship cantonese restaurant at intercontinental hotel (previously known as regent hotel). the kitchen is run by chef lau yiu fai (劉耀輝), who has been with yan toh heen for over 23 years. chef lau worked at a number of top chinese restaurants such as fook lam moon and tai sam yuen before moving to then regent hotel’s banquet kitchen, and later transferred to lai ching heen to work under executive chef cheu...
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OCT 10

chopstick as super typhoon megi decided to skip hong kong at the change of heart, me and N stuck to our original plan of doing brunch together at la creperie in wanchai. we both have been wanting to try this place for the longest time, but owing to its relatively long distance from central, we never manage to visit during the weekdays. la creperie is the only place i know of in hong kong that serves authentic breton galette – the crepe that you get from street stalls in CWB or mongkok are more j...
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OCT 10

the LCB alumni food network continued, this time at spring deer restaurant (鹿鳴春飯店). it is one of my favorite chinese restaurants, and my family comes here at least once a year for their famous peking duck. J tried to eat at spring deer when she last visited hk 3 years ago, but the waitress bluntly told her the restaurant was fully booked for the next 2 weeks then hung up… indeed, spring deer is one of the very few eateries in hk that you have to jump hoops in order to get a table, re...
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OCT 10

we chose our venue this time at jardin de jade (蘇浙匯) in wanchai, hong kong branch of contemporary shanghaiese restaurant chain. the shanghai-based jardin de jade was founded in 1999 and now operates 15 stores in beijing, shanghai, suzhou, macau, and hong kong was the latest addition. its macau branch was awarded a michelin star in the 2010 red guide, which raised expectations for the hong kong branch as well. similar to maxim’s group, jardin de jade has different brands for its upscale a...
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OCT 10

happy seafood is run by the renowned “king of chef” ah-b (劉嘉麟). at the age of 22, b won an “international culinary art master” medal at les amis d’escoffier society and was the youngest chef to win this award. he was also top of his class at le cordon bleu culinary arts (note: LCB culinary arts is the american franchise that bought LCB brand rights from cointreau, and is a separate entity from the original paris/tokyo LCB). the rebellious b was raised by his mother ...
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SEP 10

we duly arrived at 7.30pm. the restaurant was about half full and we were seated inside the annex, which was good because the four of us would probably make more noise than all the other customers added up together – we are very, very good laughers, especially after a glass or two. we took a quick glance at the menu and decided to go for the tasting menu – it’d be nice to see how chef elzer has developed in the last 11 months of working in hong kong. would he stick diligently to pierre gag...
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AUG 10

it was a lazy friday afternoon blessed with plenty of sunshine. thanks to LY, we were treated a complimentary lunch here at st george in TST. the restaurant was, expectedly, slow during lunch time as most of its target clientele eat on the other side of the ocean. we were seated promptly at arrival and it did not take us long to pick from the 2/3-course lunch menu for HK$280/320 (again, i did not pay for this lunch). chopstickamuse bouche – sorbet tomato foam. the foam was warm and...
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JUL 10

my favorite pastry place in town is l'atelier de joel robuchon - not the salon de thé but the dining room. while le salon is great, the most creative pastries are made inside the restaurant where you have the benefit of desserts made fresh to order. chef nakamura tadashi (中村忠史さん) has worked at sadaharu aoki in paris and joel robuchon in tokyo before transfering to hong kong; he is not the easiest chef to work with :-P but his fastidious, tireless obsession for perfection reall...
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