Friday, October 24, 2014
How gorgeous is this M2Malletier Amor Fati calf hair and leather shoulder bag? Loving M2Malletier's signature needle handle inspired by medieval armor and medical instruments. <3 The brand is available at I.T. and Joyce in Hong Kong.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
When it comes to Nespresso flavours, I'm of the mindset where the higher the intensity, the better. I must admit I'm not as knowledgeable about coffee as other foodies so when I go to Nespresso to buy coffee, it's always with the aim to get something that is a level 9 or above intensity and I just choose whatever colours that I remember I like. This was why I was super excited when the brand sent me their newly launched Limited Edition Cubania flavour which was "inspired by the warmth of the Cuban way of life and its iconic coffee rituals." It's at an intensity level of 13 and is Nespresso’s most intense Grand Cru to date. As always, the aroma and rich gorgeous flavour was perfect. Add a dab of my favourite Japanese cream and it was an awesome way to unwind after a busy day.
Monday, October 13, 2014
As you can probably see, since going on sabbatical, I've been able to schedule lots of long overdue catch ups with friends and families hence the prolific amount of food reviews. My godsisters and I have been talking about doing a girly night out at G7 for ages since she loves the food there and I finally got a chance to check it out now that I'm on holiday and have time again!
Being directionally challenged, I ended up in Arbuthnot Road where the back entrance had a gate and a sign saying G7 thinking that was where I was supposed to go. Thankfully, a super nice waiter came up and brought me through the back entrance and it was only after dinner that I realised the road I always thought was Lower Albert Road was actually Glenealy. (Yeah, I was not kidding about my total lack of direction.)
While the menu offered a wine pairing option, we decided to pair everything with bubbles which is never a bad way to go. We started with the Antipasti Fourplay- fresh burrata, semi dried cherry tomato, pesto; pan seared scallop; celery, red delicious apple, chive oil; Copa ham, marinated Olives. Yummy bites.
We then had the sweet potato soup, preserved lemon and confit lamb. I loved the flavour contrast between the lamb and sweet potato.
This was the Basil lasagna, San Marzano Tomato, black olives and Parmesan. Felt more like a ravioli skin with a filling on top than a lasagna but was yummy nonetheless.
Suckling pig, pear, rucula, masala sauce. Nicely done with tender meat and crispy skin.
Australian grass fed bone-in prime rib, crispy bone marrow, jus. Highlight of the meal. The meat was ok but the bone marrow was to die for. Yums!
Grape pecorino cheese, caramelized onions and truffle. This is MY kind of dessert. Well I love sweets too but give me cheese, truffle and sweet onions and my reaction will always be "omg I’m in heaven!"
Rosemary panda cotta, orange and passion fruit. Decent dessert but can’t compare to my love of the previous cheese dish.
The 7 course set menu is HK$880 + 10% with an extra HK$120 for the beef option per person.
G7 Private Dining
7 Glenealy, Central, Hong Kong
T: +852 2810 6626
Friday, October 10, 2014
Net a Porter for HK$5,800.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Remember how I was proclaiming my love for NPH when I heard news of his autobiography being a choose your own adventure style book? The actor has awesomely created a trailer for the book which will be out this month. Check it out above!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
A while ago, a group of us got together to do the Feeding Hong Kong Bread Run which we took as an opportunity to have fried chicken and then visit a couple bread shops (Maxims and Arome Bakery) around the TST and Jordan area. We went to pick up bread that would have been thrown away and instead transport them to Feeding Hong Kong. The bread is then redistributed amongst the Feeding Hong Kong charity network the same night or first thing the following morning. It was super simple and only took us about an hour to collect from four bread shops.
It's astounding the amount of bread that gets thrown out on a daily basis. The night we went, 1461 pieces of bread from 55 stores were picked up and redistributed to 6 charities and this was only one night! There are three ways you can participate, by being a weekly volunteer, signing up for the monthly Bread Runs (which was what we did) or host a dedicated bread run. It's easy peasy and you get to enjoy the happy gooey feeling of having done something for charity with only an hour of your time. Highly recommended. Visit http://feedinghk.org/bread-run/ for more details.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
I am in love with Anya Hindmarch's leather sticker collection that is exclusively available at NET-A-PORTER. How cute are these stickers that you can adhere to your bags or leather journels to update their looks? The only downside to these stickers are that they are designed to stick to the surface permanently so make sure you are happy with Mickey hand gestures before slapping them on! Can't wait to see what other stickers she comes out with next.
Monday, October 6, 2014
When a girlfriend suggested a vegetarian restaurant for dinner, we were slightly apprehensive being the carnivores that we are. So my friends and I were pleasantly surprised to find out it was a Japanese veggie restaurant offering bites ranging from sushi, tempura to soba. Located in Wanchai, the Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant offers set menus priced at HK$300 for 7 courses. For dinner, I believe they only serve the set menu which is written out on a blackboard in Chinese. The restaurant is brightly lit and wasn't too crowded the night we arrive.
First up was silken tofu with sea weed. Served with a sesame and vinaigrette dressing, it was a refreshing way to start the meal.
Next was the simple daikon dish that didn’t need the little dab of mustard on the edge.
We then had vegetarian sushi comprising avocado, radish, capsicum, mushrooms etc. The capsicum sushi was scored in a crosshatch pattern and slightly roasted. My fav out of the bunch.
Fried cheese mochi and ginkgo. The cheese mochi was one of the better ones I’ve had in town.
Vegetable tempura medley with daikon, okra, eggplant and super yummy corn.
Yuzu chawanmushi. Quite smooth and the yuzu was a nice touch.
I'm still not too sure what this is. I think the skin is tofu and the inside is a sweet potato filling. Not too memorable regardless.
I found this quite interesting. A bright pink Ume soba. Lovely tang and perfect for a hot humid summer’s day.
Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant
9/F, 83 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, tel: 5500 8812