05/16    Hong Kong

Imagine you work at Virgin and Richard Branson walks in. Or at the Apple store and the ghost of Steve Jobs makes an appearance. Luckily a very special guest doesn’t put the chef off his game at Upper Modern Bistro.

Welcome. I’m lucky to live in one of the world’s great food cities, Hong Kong, where I write about our incredibly rich and diverse culinary culture. I also write about global restaurants, hotels, luxury travel and more for platforms including, Cathay Pacific's Discovery magazine, FHM, Destinasian, Tasting Kitchen and Billionaire.

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Dim Dim Sum, Hong Kong: Where chefs eat

  05/16    Hong Kong

Dim Dim Sum in the nether regions of Causeway Bay serve consistently good dim sum classics, in a joint beloved by local and global chefs. Just bring your earplugs to accompany the excellent cheap eats.


Tivo, Kennedy Town: Sir Edward’s finest

  05/16    Hong Kong

In the footsteps of Sir Edward, the inventive dishes at Tivo in K-Ville make me wonder why I’d not headed out this way for lunch before.

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Continental, Hong Kong: Snap Happy

  05/16    Hong Kong

The Continental in Hong Kong is now under the command of chef Joey Sergentakis who delivers some sensational dishes at a memorable dinner. Even my photos looked happy to be there.


Gin Sai, Hong Kong: Fry me a river

  04/16    Hong Kong

Gin Sai in Wan Chai combines a number of Japanese specialities in one spot. Even if a tempura made me laugh, the frying is the standout technique on offer.


Toyo, Manila: Crazy good times

  04/16    Philippines

Toyo is chef Jordy Navarre’s latest Manila venture, a brilliant display of Filipino relaxed gastronomy that champions local produce and raises the bar further for the capital’s restaurants.