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vorspeise

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I love to eat, cook and take photos. I eat out regularly with family and friends.
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2013-01-02
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Approx. HK$150 (Dinner)
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JAN 13

Last night the SO and I decided to have Mexican..we were on the way to Brickhouse when we impulsively decided to try Socialito instead, as friends had given us rave reviews of the place. Socialito is actually 2 restaurants in 1 -- an casual counter-top taqueria on the street-front, and a more fancy formal dining area indoors -- with different menus. We went for the casual tacos on the store front. I ordered the duck carnitas taco ($75) while the SO ordered the veget...
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2010-08-14
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Birthday
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Approx. HK$1400 (Dinner)
17
AUG 10

Went there to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. I booked a window seat 9 days in advance (a Thursday for the second Saturday evening). Here's a run-down of the meal as best as I can remember (didn't take photos and our server's English / French was a bit unintelligible so it was hard to understand sometimes) Free amuse-bouche Baked cheese puffs (a bit like a round bite-sized cheesy eclair). It was so light it was like eating cheesy air. Really yummy....
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Approx. HK$50 (Dinner)
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FEB 10

This newly opened taco shop/stand is hidden away on a quiet street in Quarry Bay, yet it's worth the trouble to find as it has the best, most authentic Mexican food I've had in Hong Kong. It may currently be the only place in HK where you can get horchata, a Mexican rice milk drink that's flavoured with cinnamon and spices. It's a must! The salsas are freshly made and vary from day to day. I went last Friday night, when they had a special "salsa verde" with green ...
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yaki-onigiri
yaki-gyoza
yakitori dishes
Date
2009-12-23
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Approx. HK$350 (Dinner)
29
DEC 09

Went there last week with a group of friends. Spent $350 per person for a group of 7 people. Not cheap, but this included 3 bottles of $2xx price sake. The atmosphere is appropriate for a yakitori joint -- dark wood, bare walls, quite dimly-lit. It is not smoky at all despite the food being grilled in front of you due to a good ventilation system. The staff is all female, as remarked by previous diners. They seem to have a fair number of regulars, judging by the neighbour...
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高野豆腐
牛ダん塩焼き
焼うどん
すき焼き
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Approx. HK$130 (Dinner)
15
NOV 09

Tucked away up a flight of steps in a nondescript commercial building on Lockhart Road, the only sign is a tiny street-level black and white sign with "石山". I was first brought here by a friend - would never have found it otherwise! If you want authentic Japanese food, this is a good place to come. The restaurant is small and plainly decorated: stepping through the door, it's like you are transported to Japan! Its clientele is mostly Japanese, and the default menu is also ...
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oysters
duck
BBQ grill items
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Approx. HK$800 (Dinner)
6
OCT 09

A belated birthday celebration for my boyfriend and I. We went there in early September. The lady who answered the phone was friendly and took our reservation for 2 in the outdoor garden terrace. The food was amazing. We had a selection of fresh oysters and clams (all very good), then I had roast duck with orange sauce and potato croquettes (?) and my boyfriend ordered the grilled steak. Both were quite good and well cooked, but I can't help thinking that part of the high pric...
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pizza
Date
2009-09-13
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Approx. HK$100 (Dinner)
14
SEP 09

While the concept may be a bit off-putting to some (Italian, American/Western, Indian food - all on one menu!) this restaurant juggles the different cuisine styles well. While Dimpal is no 5* dining joint (and it is not pretending to be!), it does happen to be a solidly respectable, comfortable and welcoming neighbourhood restaurant that offers delicious food at very reasonable prices. The lack of the 10% service charge is a good sign - but the good service and food wou...
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Sift chocolate cake Sift chocolate cake
Close up of chocolate cake Close up of chocolate cake
Date
2009-06-10
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Approx. HK$100 (Night Snack)
13
JUN 09

This was my second visit to Sift. I first visited about a year ago and was very impressed by the desserts. In particular, the Sift chocolate cake, with its delicious crushed crispy crepes dentelles lol I went back this week with some friends. We sat at the bar this time, where we could see the food being prepared (recommended as it's a fascinating process), but last time we sat outside, which is nice when the weather is cooler. It reminds me of New York. The only question I...
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foie gras sushi
oyster sushi
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Approx. HK$180 (Dinner)
5
JAN 09

Went here with the family last week. It is a rotating sushi bar, but also has a sit-down area too. The sushi quality is fresh and the rice is not too cold -- the rice falls apart slightly when dipped for too long in soy sauce but it is definitely not one big cold lump of prechilled rice which the cheap places do.. While there are the normal kinds of sushi, robatayaki (grilled skewers) and various teriyaki and other items on offer, I was impressed by the new (fusion?) style o...
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泰式海南雞飯
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Approx. HK$40 (Lunch)
23
DEC 08

I work near here and have tried a few of their lunch sets. On the whole, service is OK but the food ranges from average to mediocre. (a) Thai-style Hainan chicken rice (泰式海南雞飯) set @ HK$39.: comes with winter melon soup (冬瓜湯) The chicken is OK but the "oil rice 油飯" is too soft and not fragrant enough. There is not much taste. The chili sweet sour dipping sauce is very good, though. (b) Thai Rice Noodle in Soup with Beef Flank ( 泰...
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