Hong Kong
Meet the Chef - Paul Lau of Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

Meet the Chef – Paul Lau of Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

  Chef Paul Lau has been cooking all his life…well, since age 14 when he started learning Cantonese cooking. His decades of study have served him well.  Today he is a chef at the Michelin starred Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong. And if...
Warning! Highly Addictive - Sift Cupcakes, Hong Kong

Warning! Highly Addictive – Sift Cupcakes, Hong Kong

When I was living in New York about 10 years ago, there was a hot cupcake trend – ostensibly kicked off with fervor by a Sex in the City episode where the SITC girls stand in line to get cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. Actually the cupcake trend is...
Read Chubby Hubby - And Learn Why I Love Xiao Long Bao Chinese Soup Dumplings

Read Chubby Hubby – And Learn Why I Love Xiao Long Bao Chinese Soup Dumplings

I have a small obsession – xiao long bao, also known as Chinese soup dumplings. I simply cannot get enough. Read about it on Chubby Hubby and pick up my recommendations on where to eat these juicy morsels of goodness in Singapore, Hong Kong and of course Shanghai....
Michelin Starred Dim Sum at Tin Lung Heen, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

Michelin Starred Dim Sum at Tin Lung Heen, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

When I go to Hong Kong I cannot get enough of dim sum. With the tradition of dim sum originating in Southern China, there may be no better place in the world than Hong Kong to experience this classic Cantonese weekend “brunch” ritual. And while I do have...
The Chairman - A Must Try Cantonese Meal in Hong Kong

The Chairman – A Must Try Cantonese Meal in Hong Kong

Chinese food. Of all the foods of the world I’ve tasted, I have to admit that Chinese was the one I’ve enjoyed least. I ate plenty of it growing up… but what we shovel onto plates at 5$ buffets in Abilene, TX is worlds away from anything authentic...
Guide to Fantastic Boutique Shopping in the Soho / Central area of Hong Kong

Guide to Fantastic Boutique Shopping in the Soho / Central area of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is my favourite city for boutique fashion shopping in Asia Shopping in Asia is legendary and nowhere more so than in Hong Kong, where Asians and expats alike make pilgrimages to the wonderous twice annual sale periods to stock up on designer fashion. Hong Kong is...
SPACE, Prada Outlet!!!!!!!!!, Hong Kong

SPACE, Prada Outlet!!!!!!!!!, Hong Kong

Don’t miss the Prada Outlet in the Aberdeen area of Hong Kong I’ll keep this short and sweet. There is a SPACE outlet by the Prada company…gasp…in Hong Kong.
Truly Local Dim Sum in Hong Kong – Super Star Seafood Dim Sum

Truly Local Dim Sum in Hong Kong – Super Star Seafood Dim Sum

If you want to go where the locals go for weekend dim sum, read on… (photos by Joanna) I have a special affinity for Hong Kong. Between the city’s relentless energy, vibrant nightlife, limitless shopping and local cultural scene, what’s not to love? But perhaps more than anything...
Learn from the Chef - Hong Kong Chef Liu Ching Hai

Learn from the Chef – Hong Kong Chef Liu Ching Hai

Any chef that can have me actually dreaming of eating crocodile again is a chef of note in my book. Hong Kong Chef Liu Ching Hai of Summer Palace in the Regent Hotel is that chef. You might remember our recent review of Summer Palace. We were treated...
Bootcamp Workouts in Asia – Our weekend at Asia’s Biggest Bootcamp

Bootcamp Workouts in Asia – Our weekend at Asia’s Biggest Bootcamp

We got on a plane and flew to get our ass kicked military style. Was it worth it? You bet! I used to do a bootcamp workout when I lived in Bangkok through Fit Corp Asia. A friend at work told me about it…in retrospect I am not...
Dim Sum - City Hall Maxim's Place, Hong Kong

Dim Sum – City Hall Maxim’s Place, Hong Kong

Hey all, A trip to Hong Kong without Dim Sum is like going to Texas and not getting a steak, Japan and sushi, New York and a bagel/hot dog, and… well you get my point. We knew we needed to find and cover dim sum on our last...
Mrs Jones, Hong Kong

Mrs Jones, Hong Kong

A simple Italian restaurant in a quiet alleyway saves the night!