Posts Tagged ‘Chinese’

Reading various articles on Yu’s Family Kitchen and how its owner/chef Yu Bo is one of the best chefs in China, has sparked my interest in visiting this restaurant. I made a reservation for two a few days in advance, the lady on the phone informed me that since they only have 6 private rooms… READ MORE

12.06.2012

Spice It Up! At San Xi Lou, Hong Kong

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SanxilouF The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

My late Sichuanese grandmother grew up in possibly one of the largest ancient families in Sichuan. The house she was born in is now a historical site for tourists. I remember listening to her stories of eating swallow’s nests and bear’s paw like it was a fairy tale. She never ate anything too spicy, and… READ MORE

10.08.2012

Sang Kee Seafood Restaurant, Hong Kong

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SangkeeF The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Sang Kee Seafood Restaurant in Wan Chai has been around for 30 years. With just one location and a skyrocketing rental market, to not only survive but also thrive in the uber competitive Hong Kong restaurant scene, they must be doing something right. Unlike my usual self, I did the opposite by showing up at… READ MORE

10.02.2012

Quick Trips: Yan Lan Lou 燕兰樓 – Beijing, China

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yanlanlouF The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Two Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

We all know about Peking (Beijing) ducks in Beijing, but what about Chinese Islamic food? My trip to Yan Lan Lou (燕兰樓) was a short one, but it is definitely worth mentioning. Yan Lan Lou is a Gansu restaurant in Jingshan West Street, I went there after I visited the Forbidden City since it’s only… READ MORE

The journey to find brilliant local food in Hong Kong is never ending.  My HK foodie friend recommends Tai Chung Wah in Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon. If Central is dazzling and cosmopolitan, Cheung Sha Wan is the exact opposite. Besides, it shares none of the allure that local districts like Chai Wan has through the… READ MORE

05.15.2012

Fast Food: Lin’s Chinese Restaurant – New York City

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lins1_crop The Giant Eyes
Price
One Dollar
Rating
Two Forks

Recently moving abroad I have missed many things food related in NYC. I miss good Mexican food, I miss the ease of getting a good burger and most of all I miss Americanized Chinese Fast food! I am born and bred NY, so I can proudly say my taste for Americanized Chinese fast food is… READ MORE

04.18.2012

Yauatcha – Dim Sum in Soho, London

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yauatcha_crop The Fat Bulldog
Price
Four Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Yauatcha is a really cool, modern and delicious dim sum restaurant in Soho, London. I love coming here for the scrumptious and authentic Chinese food. The decor is very minimal (make sure you book upstairs) with a huge aquarium; and the toilets use my favorite Aesop toiletries! The negatives are that the waitresses are constantly… READ MORE

Google “Lin Heung Tea House Hong Kong” and you will find that this restaurant is always associated with adjectives and phrases such as “traditional”, “a bit of old Hong Kong”, “classic dim sum” etc. On time.com it even stated that “if you’re going to have dim sum only once during your stay in Hong Kong,… READ MORE

I like reading Time Out HK and naturally when it gave Yau Yuan Xiao Jui(有緣小敘) the Best Regional Chinese 2011 award, I knew I have to go as soon as possible! My friend loved the food there, so I invited a few people with big appetites and eagerly headed to Ferry Street, Jordan. Ferry Street… READ MORE

Hong Kong is undeniably, one of the best cities to enjoy Chinese cuisine. This is where you will find refined Chinese food, fastidiously executed with a wide range of ingredients. It can be very costly and some of these restaurants are not worth the value. But there are those despite the heavy price tag, still… READ MORE