Winter Special: Ramen Top Picks

Back in the UK you’d associate noodles in soup as a dish you might have when feeling under the weather, and when you do come across a ramen shop the noodles are usually overcooked, sitting in bland and watered down soup. So you’d understand why at first I didn’t get the obsession with ramen, but coming…

CNY 2017: Year of the Rooster

Happy year of the rooster! Chinese New Year for me is all about the food (and lucky red pockets)! On the first day of the new year I always have a traditional glutinous rice cake that is dipped in egg and pan fried. It’s a must for any Chinese family along with turnip cake and water chestnut…

Piotr’s Polish kitchen

I have been a huge fan of Plate culture ever since my friend invited me to Alexandra’s floating kitchen, a private kitchen on a boat docked in Aberdeen marina that serves authentic French food in the comfort of the chef’s home. What could be better? Oh yes, no corkage! I was hooked! Ever since this experience,…

Disappointment at Dragon noodles Academy

Newly opened and highly anticipated, Dining Workshop has opened their modern dim sum and noodle restaurant, Dragon noodles Academy conveniently close to my office, so I had to check it out! The venue is surprisingly sizable and was absolutely packed for lunch. We were all quite dazzled with the décor. The entrance aptly has a…

An affordable affair at the Optimist

The Optimist has been on my radar for a while, such a shame I no longer work in Wan chai otherwise I would have made a visit earlier. Better late than never as last week, I managed to go twice! Once for their bargain happy hour (48 HKD beer, wine and cocktails Monday to Sunday…

Cheap as chips Korean hotpot

Going outside in these ‘arctic’ conditions definitely takes some effort. Most of us want to stay bundled up indoors, catch up on a Netflix series and raid the fridge rather than venturing out. Friday night, my friends and I decided to brave Hong Kong’s cold weather for a hot pot fix. Our last hot pot…

Plat du Jour – Afternoon Tea

When I think of afternoon tea with those dainty miniature sized sandwiches and cakes, I think this isn’t going to fill me up. But then after the second layer of food I remember just how filling it can be. I decided to try out the afternoon tea for two at Plat du Jour  in Pacific…

Jinjuu’s weekend brunch

Forever on the lookout for some new and exciting brunch options, we headed to Jinjuu for a relaxed brunch which had something other than eggs Benedict. Their package is 380 HKD per person for their buffet from 12-4pm, add on 250 HKD for their free flow Roederer estate sparkling wine, house wines, selection of cocktails,…

Latino flair at Mamasita’s cantina

Time and again I have really struggled to find good latino food in Hong Kong (not even limiting this to Mexican). With great anticipation, a colleague and I decided to try Mamasita’s cantina for lunch as they have just introduced their set menu. Upon entering, you will see the red lit bar with a wide…

The best food I ate in 2016 (in HK)

What a year it has been for new restaurant openings and great food experiences in Hong Kong. We started Foodbabyhk this year and are so grateful to our readers. To celebrate and reminisce about our wonderful experiences, we asked a few people what their favourite food of 2016 has been. Braised Chicken in Abalone Sauce, Lei…

Sote- the IDEAL cinema snack

Sote (salt of the Earth) is definitely a familiar and well liked brand in Hong Kong for their locally made, all natural popcorn with a vast array of flavours. There is something for everyone, if you have a sweet tooth, prefer something salty or if you are in between. I headed on over to Causeway…

Contemporary hot pot at Megan’s Kitchen

It is the first day of December. Winter is officially here! My friend has been begging me for months for hot pot and finally the weather is perfect for such a culinary outing. As any foodie does, I did my research and came across Katte Shabushabu. Unfortunately, when I called them for a reservation, they…