Best Street Food Stands in Mongkok

A few weeks ago I found myself back in a place that I had said goodbye to for what I had thought was forever… or at least a while. But life works in strange ways, and by a turn of fate I was given another chance to do something I had always regretted not having…

Reviving Scribbled Notes on NOBU Hong Kong

Back when I was living the good life in Hong Kong, I had a great little dinner at Nobu at the InterContinental, which I now realize that I wrote briefly about but never published an article on. Back then I was busy working on writing articles for the wine blog, and every once in a while the…

Herbal Medicine in Hong Kong: Forever A Mystery

To this day I am haunted with one colossal regret about my life in Hong Kong. My Argentine roommate and I made a promise to ourselves on our 2nd week in this crazy city that we would figure out the traditional Chinese medicine and dry good stores that line the street of Sheung Wan and…

My Last Bites of Hong Kong at Yung Kee

Hong Kong is truly a city for food. It is a meeting point between East and West, and this results in equal availability of authentic, old school Cantonese favorites, Southeast Asian dishes and some pretty damn solid Western cuisine as well. Innovation is everywhere and the people, both expats and locals alike, are always on the look-out…

Dried Squid on Avenue of the Stars

A few days ago I was walking down the Avenue of the Stars in TST, enjoying a sunny afternoon with my dad and gazing at the Hong Kong skyline from the boardwalk, when I came across one of these squid stalls. Now, I’ve seen these around before. They pop up in places like Disney World,…

DimDimSum Dim Sum Specialty Store in Jordan

        The other night I was wandering around Jordan with my dad, Ladies’ Marketing and showing off the bartering skills I recently perfected (no really…perfected) in Shenzhen when we both got kind of hungry. As always with my dad, we were looking for local and weird. We found one of those two…

Balut: An Adventure in the Philippines…

….on a Rooftop in Hong Kong The past few days I’ve had a pretty difficult decision to make: go to the Philippines or not. On the one hand, I don’t have much to do this week, it’s only around $250 roundtrip to get there and I’ve heard some wonderful things about the country in general…