Jetlag sucks. And not just for the person suffering from it. J had just got back from a work trip to California and due to jetlag was awake at the delightful time of 4am. He sensibly chose not to wake me up until a little after 7am, when he came into the bedroom and announced he was going to the Prahran market and did I want to come?
J and I wanted to continue enjoying Chinese cuisine in Hong Kong but wanted something different, something that wasn’t Cantonese. We liked the sound of HuTong, which does Northern Chinese food, and got the concierge at our hotel to make a booking.
Fonda Mexican is on Swan street in Richmond and offers a casual style of Mexican eating. The space is only small and I believe was even smaller before they took over the room next door.
After a lovely morning in the seaside town of Stanley on Hong Kong Island, J and I caught a taxi back into the city with Tim’s Kitchen and a dim sum lunch as our destination.
We got a bit lost trying to find Zuma. We knew it was on levels 5 and 6 of the Landmark building but do you think we could find it? In fact, to start with, we couldn’t even find levels and 5 and 6, the section of the building we were in didn’t have that many levels!
Din Tai Fung is a global dumpling chain, currently operating in 10 countries, including Australia. The restaurants are renowned for their quality dumplings, the long queues and being able to watch the chefs slaving away through the large glass windows in each location.
Murmur bar is in Warburton lane, off Little Bourke. It is a small space and I like the decor. I was there having a pre-dinner drink with The Kiwi and KD before we headed downstairs to Portello Rosso.
Tosca, named after the opera, is located in the Ritz Carlton hotel which has recently relocated to the International Commerce Centre (ICC), making it (at the time) the world’s highest hotel.
How do you do six Michelin stars in one night? J and I managed this feat one night in Hong Kong, when J had the brilliant idea of having dessert at Caprice after our dinner at Lung King Heen. Both restaurants currently hold three Michelin stars and are located in the Four Seasons hotel.
If you haven’t heard of Mexican restaurant Mamasita you have probably been hiding under a food rock. After being open for over two years, long queues still form every night with people wanting their taco and margarita hit.
How good can Chinese food be? This is the question J and I asked when deciding to book a table at Lung King Heen in the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.