Hong Kong Sept 2014
Collected by Frances Soriano
63號 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
A former slaughterhouse has been transformed into a cultural hub of artists’ studios and galleries, including 1a Space, Artist Commune, and Videotage. 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd., To Kwa Wan, Kowloon This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony...
Hong Kong, 銅鑼灣軒尼詩道500號希慎廣場
If there is one thing you must eat while in Hong Kong, make it a bowl of wonton noodles. Causeway Bay’s Ho Hung Kee has earned a Michelin star from mastering these al dente egg noodles paired with shrimp wontons in consommé soup. Wellington Road’s...
2 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
Just across from the Hong Kong Museum of History in Tsim Sha Tsui is the Hong Kong Science Museum. Here, the name of the game is learning through fun interactive experiences. Through over 500 exhibits, children (and adults!) will be introduced to...
56, 58 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
The high-minded bartenders at Quinary capitalize on their proximity on Hollywood Road to Hong Kong’s best markets by browsing for unusual (and proprietary) regional spices that wake up all of your senses. Order the Quinary Sour, the house spin on...
Unit S511 5/F. Block A PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong
The art scene in Hong Kong is booming, with more and more galleries opening around town showcasing everything from contemporary pieces to abstract installations. While there are plenty of galleries to visit, the best way to introduce art to your...
Central, 32-40 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong
Restaurants line both sides of Wellington Street but one of the places you must try is the local mainstay Yung Kee. You can't miss its gigantic gold sign, with their famous roast goose hung on the other side of the shopfront window pane. This...
8-10/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Bookworms will be happy to know that the Eslite Bookstore is open until 11pm on most nights and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. Arriving from Taiwan, this megashop of reading materials and designer stationery fills up the 8th to 10th floor at Hysan...
Hong Kong, Wan Chai, Star St, 灣仔永豐街31號地下
The Classified outlets dotted around town have always been a favorite respite from the rushing about during a typical Hong Kong day. This particular outlet in Wanchai is the perfect nook after browsing the specialty shops around Star Street. But...
26/F, Building,, Stanley 11, 11 Stanley St, Central, Hong Kong
131 Tseung Tau Village, Shap Sze Heung, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Venture out to beautiful Sai Kung in the New Territories for memorable meal at this three-storey Mediterranean-style house. On a sunny day, you can be seated out on the lawn to enjoy your meal while enjoying the views of Sai Kung's clear waters....
Prince Edward, Hong Kong
Hong Kong cuisine matriarch Martha Sherpa instructs both culinary professionals and aspiring visitors how to prepare dim sum staples like traditional pork steamed buns and dumplings filled with homemade egg custard. Intimate classes of no more...
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Art lovers must stop by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, situated near the Tsim Sha Tsui harbour promenade. The main collections here include paintings, calligraphy work, and sculptures from Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese artists. Rare Chinese...
500 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Located between other shopping destinations Times Square and Sogo in Causeway Bay is Hysan Place, a relatively new addition to the city's mallscape. Here, you can peruse the latest tech offerings at Hong Kong's second Apple Store, choose a new...
3-4F, Lee Theatre Plaza,, 99 Percival St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Many of us now know and love the no-frills (and even less branding–or is it?) of Japanese brand Muji. Homeware, clothing, beauty products, travel accessories, stationery and even snacks can be found in each of their shops in Hong Kong. However,...
Bigfoot Centre, 38 Yiu Wa St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
You’ll be on the go during your visit to Hong Kong, but there’s always time for a cuppa. International design magazines are strewn across the main table, and a chandelier hangs from exposed pipes at the hip The Coffee Academics. Try the Classico...
3 sun street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s luxury-brand boutiques can overshadow up-and-coming design talent. Kapok, in Wanchai, fights back with a curated collection of goods from around the world. Soft leather bags by California company Marie Turnor are sold alongside...
1 Leung I Fong, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
“We make everything by hand ourselves,” says Baldwin Pui, coproprietor of this oddly named leather goods shop in Sheung Wan. He and his three business partners came to leatherworking with a reverence for the craftsmanship of unique handmade goods,...
2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
A whimsical little store run by four young local designers showcases clothing, jewelry, and shoes. The space in the Hong Kong Arts Centre is just as playful as the design aesthetic. Check out the silk and cotton blouses printed with bright,...
Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is made up of a plethora of local markets full of trinkets and treasures alike, between street stalls and hawker stands; you can negotiate to your heart's content. In fact, you must. Save your HKD for high-end shopping, because they won’...
The tailor's shop was easy to miss, nestled as it was inside a warren of stalls hawking cheap electronics and cheaper souvenirs. We had walked past it twice while wandering Nathan Road, dodging South Asian touts whispering offers of knock off...
8 Finance Street Central, Central, Hong Kong
If cheese is your thing, the 3 Michelin starred Caprice at Four Seasons Hong Kong, has some of the best selection of cheeses in town. Don't miss the 4 years old aged Comte, never had we had something so close to Parmeggiano, but way creamier and...
Hong Kong, Central, 中環港景街1號國際金融中心商場1期3樓1061號舖
Amo Eno is is amazingly advanced for a wine bar, as it should be for being in the largest wine market in the world. It’s located in Central District and feels really futuristic. To choose a wine, you navigate through the multi-touch LCD tabletops....
48 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
No, they are not trying to claim divinity; "G.O.D." just sounds like "live better" in Cantonese. This is the kind of humor you should expect when walking into the shop, which has products designed with nostalgic Hong Kong patterns and local logos....
33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
If you are looking for great cocktails, head to Lily and Bloom. The drinks are inspired by America’s Prohibition era. They have a lot of great rum drinks like the Old Cuban or the Periodista. Upstairs is a small private dining room and a cigar...
South China Building, 1 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
When you dine at Jimmy's Kitchen, bear in mind that you're enjoying something that has been a part of Hong Kong's history for over 80 years. The restaurant claims that more business deals have been signed here than in any boardroom in the city....
108 Hollywood Rd, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
Located on Hollywood Road, amid Hong Kong’s many galleries, antique shops, and boutiques, this café is the perfect place to rest and refuel. The menu includes excellent coffee, a large selection of French wines by the glass, and bistro fare such...
47 Parkes St, Jordan, Hong Kong
Local residents lead cosmopolitan lives, but their appetites never weaken for recipes reminiscent of Old Hong Kong. Hong Kong-style cafes, or “cha chaan tengs,” are loved for their eclectic menus, which, aside from casual Hong Kong dishes, also...
41 Spring Garden Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
There are those ubiquitous egg tarts on every dim sum menu in every city in the world, and then there are the egg tarts at Kam Fung Cafe, off a "blink and you'll miss it" side street in Wanchai. This Hong Kong coffeehouse, straight out of a Wong...
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