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"Chowbabe" in HK

But they are! There are thousands of them - in the last week I've seen "TAXI" (on a taxi fortunately!), "HI", "GOD" and "MISS CHAN" - I think here in HK they don't have the same rules as in Europe - it seems like you can have whatever you like.

Now I just need a car to put one on...!

Jun 10, 2012
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Buying spices in Hong Kong plus a few other ingredient questions

If you live on HK side, the little shops behind the wet markets can sometimes surprise you - I was able to get almost all the dry spices that I needed (for Thai and middle eastern cooking) just off Graham Street/ Wellington Street. For fresh herbs, there are the Thai markets around Wanchai, and sometimes the supermarkets, but the herbs some of them carry seem to vary from week to week...

Jan 17, 2011
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Late night HK eats in Central

Thai Hut in Wanchai, just where luard road hits lockhart - opposite mes amis. Actually a lot of people like Hay Hays too, which is also opposite mes amis, just on lockhart road

Sep 22, 2010
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kathmandu

If you come out of the Kathmandu Guest House (in Thamel) and head to your left, you will come to a bookshop (maybe 5 doors down, about 20metres). There is a restaurant at the back - great dosa, breakfast of champions!

Sep 22, 2010
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Afternoon Tea in HK

Try Cucina at the Marco Polo hotel, or the new-ish Hullett House (kind of next to the Peninsula).

Jun 24, 2010
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Must eats in Koh Samui, Thailand

Places like Eat Sense and The Cliff are great, but they're pretty Western. Go to Ninja (opposite Eat Sense's entrance on the main chaweng Beach Road), where they will serve you authentic local thai food on chipped plastic plates - it doesn't have any of the accolades that Poppies does, but this is Koh Samui, a beachy casual place! Go to the market where you can eat excellent food really cheaply - or there's a restaurant at the SeaScape resort in which you should avoid the western food but anything Thai is great.
It really depends whether you want a local Thai experience (which could be had standing at a stall in the market) or a disappointing western meal (in which case walk up the chaweng beach road and pick from any of the neon signs)

Jun 24, 2010
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Favorite delivery companies

Pizza Salvatre Cuomo, Rasoi curry (meguro), I really like my lebanon in ebisu/ daikayama for lebanese but usually call & do takeaway so not sure if they deliver... Hope the leg gets better soon :)

May 24, 2010
MissLambkins in Japan

Krug Room, Mandarin Hotel Hong Kong

When it first opened, there was only the tasting menu, although they would personalise it for you. Now you no longer have to book out the whole room, you can just book places in it for round HK$2500 per head. There are various food options but you need to ask the mandarin for details.
The room itself is good though, big window on to the kitchen and all the wood is from kug casks.

May 23, 2010
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Authentic "cosy" Italian in Hong Kong

Went to Panevino last nght - it was exactly what I was looking for - thank you!

May 23, 2010
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Authentic "cosy" Italian in Hong Kong

Thanks Charles, will give it a go :)

Jan 21, 2010
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

One night in Tokyo - need fantastic restaurant serving local food

Why don't you try Kaikaya, not fancy at all, but fresh food and delicious www.kaikaya.com. Can't miss the crab spring rolls or the ebi no ebi.....

Jan 21, 2010
MissLambkins in Japan

Authentic "cosy" Italian in Hong Kong

Are there any really homely little Italian restaurants in Hong Kong? The kind of place where there may or may not be a menu, probably hearty portions of delicious food, traditional pasta dishes etc? I don't want anywhere really fancy, rustic would be better - was thinking of trying Cecconi's on Elgin street but no idea if it's this kind of relaxed, slightly romantic atmosphere...?

Jan 21, 2010
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Wagyu Restaurant Hong Kong

Wagyu is a good (and casual) place open from 8am - I always think of it as more of a bar but the food isn't bad at all. My only slight gripe is that the menu is waaaaay too long. The beef itself is good though - although I don't think it is true Japanese Wagyu (I may be wrong). It's probably exactly what you had in Australia actually!

Tuscany by H in LKF I think does a wagyu steak - if not then try Inagiku at the 4 Seasons/ IFC

Nov 18, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Best Pizza in Hong Kong

I've been searching for exactly that kind of pizza for about a month now and am still looking! I had a decent pizza from Goccia (Wyndham Street) the other day; Isola in IFC has good flavour but the crust isn't what I think you have in mind..... It seems that a lot of the cosy Italian restaurants don't even serve pizza! Please post if you find a good one...?

Nov 18, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Zuma Japanese HK

If you are visiting HK for the food then I think you can find a lot of delicious and interesting things to eat without the need for not-quite-authentic Japanese food. I say this only because I moved to HK from Japan and have been mostly disappointed with what's available (with a few exceptions of course!)
Nevertheless, klyeoh is right in saying that Zuma is a great venue, excellent for weekend brunches and very fresh fish.
Are you looking for somewhere upscale? There are some pretty authentic izakaya-type restaurants here, but if it's 3 star Japanese food you're after, I'd suggest a trip to Japan.....

Nov 18, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Tantanmen/ dandanmian in Hong Kong

Thanks everyone - I'm off to start sampling immediately!

Aug 28, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Tantanmen/ dandanmian in Hong Kong

I got very used to the Japanese take on Szechuan dandan mian ("tantanmen" in Japan) and was wondering if there is a place in HK that might do something similar? I know there are thousands of soupy noodle places, but I'm chasing a specific taste - ideally where they make their own noodles...any ideas?

Aug 26, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Best Yakitori place in Hong Kong?

Wai wai, 401-403 Lockhart Road. Largest shochu collection in HK too, and it's linked to a karaoke place called Music Box, which is just like being in Tokyo!
http://www.musicbox-hk.com/waiwai

Aug 02, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Best Thai in Tokyo?

Kaffir Lime in Harajuku and Baan Kirao in Shinjuku for sure - Baan Kirao goes crazy on the spicy though - even more so than in Thailand!

Jul 23, 2009
MissLambkins in Japan

help with first meal in Tokyo

I'd take a taxi - ask the concierge at the hotel to write "Waseda dori" in Kanji for you and then you can get out and walk until you like the look of somewhere - you might have trouble ordering if you don't speak or read Japanese as they are really local places, but that's part of the fun!

Jul 23, 2009
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Special Occasion lunch

Thanks for the input - I think it will either be the Fat Duck or Marcus Wareing......hopefully I can't go too wrong with either!

Jul 23, 2009
MissLambkins in U.K./Ireland

help with first meal in Tokyo

You'll be near an area called Waseda, home to one of the best Japanese universities and also literally hundreds of hole in the wall-type places, ramen shops etc. Are you looking for something more upscale? You're not far from Shinjuku either - I would suggest maybe shabu-shabu in the NOWA building (6F) by the East exit of Shinjuku station: Shinjuku 3-37-12.

This website should help you during your stay: http://www.bento.com/gmaps/nearest.html

Jul 21, 2009
MissLambkins in Japan

Special Occasion lunch

Budget-wise, up to about £150 each - on the food front ideally a tasting menu, which I know might be hard to find at lunch....I was thinking along the lines of modern British food but as I haven't been to the UK for a couple of years I'm totally out of the loop as to where would be best.
I've looked at a lot of other threads but still need help please!

Jul 21, 2009
MissLambkins in U.K./Ireland

Special Occasion lunch

Can anyone recommend somewhere really special for a 30th birthday lunch in London - just me and a foodie friend, but somewhere we won't need to rush (am thinking very long and lazy lunch with a couple of bottles of wine). Any area is ok but I'm travelling from Hong Kong so somewhere worth the journey!

Jul 20, 2009
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Restaurants / Bars with a view of HK Skyline

The pizza isn't bad at all, but the tomato soup is excellent!

Jul 20, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong Sunday Brunch

Top Deck (Jumbo Floating Restaurant) is inexpensive with a great variety of food, but more for a group taking advantage of the freeflow drinks rather than looking for haute cuisine!

Zuma (Landmark) is a decent Japanese effort, great sashimi spread too.

The Mandarin Grill does brunch occasionally and it is excellent - usually on only on special occasions though (Mothers' Day etc)

Jul 16, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

Restaurants / Bars with a view of HK Skyline

Pierre at the Mandarin Oriental is worth a look too, although if it's the night view you are after then it's probably better to be on Kowloon side

Jul 16, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

The Great Dairy Dilemma

I lived in Hokkaido for 6 months and, as much as it is a beautiful place, I hate to say it (I can't believe I am about to type this!!) but the greatest variety of Hokkaido daity products that I found was..........(wish I could type this then delete it immediately!) at Chitose airport, where they will pack it in ice for you, along with a couple of crabs, some ikura and maybe uni too! Hire a car when you get there and visit little towns for great ice cream, cheesecake etc and amazing seafood, but you really can't beat the airport for variety and ease of transporting the food....

Jul 16, 2009
MissLambkins in Japan

Where do Hong Kong foodies gather?

I'm relatively new to HK but would be happy to help out with setting up a group if you need a hand!

Jul 16, 2009
MissLambkins in China & Southeast Asia

English Speaking Chef

Even if the chef speaks English you may have trouble with whoever answers the restaurant phone...if you do decide to talk to Westerners too, try Trevor at the White Fox http://www.thewhitefox.jp/

Jul 16, 2009
MissLambkins in Japan