Quayside Marinated Hokkaido Scallops

You might have noticed that I’ve taken a short hiatus from blogging this month.  I have been dealing with a few things and it’s all sorted now.   So, hopefully you’ll be seeing me posting more frequently now.

Last month I was fortunate enough to be invited to a few tastings, and haven’t gotten around to sharing them with you. So, first off I want to introduce you to Quayside.  Tucked away in the Fenwick Pier in Wan Chai, this off the radar restaurant serves an international menu influenced by French bistro dishes.  They’ve recently brought on a talented young Executive Chef, Andrew Lo, to revamp their menu, and have generously invited me to sample their contemporary French spring menu.

Bao Wow

Bao Wow Original Gua Bao

Being a foodie and all, I got to admit I’m a bit slow with following this town’s food trends.  I didn’t join the Butao craze until last month, I don’t drool when I see a macaron, and I’m not “bao” obsessed yet [I hope you’re not starting to think I’m a hack].  So don’t be surprised when I tell you that yesterday was the first time I stepped into “bao” land ~ lunching at Bao Wow in Wanchai. Read more >>



Located in Wanchai, the entrance to this little Washoku Japanese restaurant looks mysterious and intimidating to those who pass by. The windowless store front with all-black panels only has a small white sign with an interesting design of circles and the name, YOUKA. When you open the sliding doors, you’ll find yourself greeted with a modern and cozy interior, which is a complete contrast to the exterior.