Mak’s Noodles – It’s Another HK Institution.

Mak’s Noodles’s has it’s roots derived from Guangzhou, brought over by wonton master Mak Woon-chi, which is now run by his third-generation descendant Mak Chi-Ming. The Mak’s are now in multiple locations around Hong Kong, Mak Chung Kee, Mak An Kee, Mak Siu Kee, and Mak Man Kee, all…

Seaview Congee Mong Kok HK – Comfort Food 101

Congee was traditionally a way to stretch your rice reserves by boiling it down into a glorious gloopy porridge to get the most out of it. It holds a special place in Hong Kong’ers hearts, as many grew up eating the stuff which comes in…

Sing Kee – Go Get Some Dai Pai Dong Before They Disappear!

Dai Pai Dong represents a perfect example of quintessential Hong Kong dining, just like having your dim sum. These street-food style restaurants have been offering wok seared delights for decades, however, they are getting really scarce these days. This is mainly to do with the Food…

H&H Bagels NYC – Giant Hula Hoops

H&H Bagels started in 1972 when Puerto Rican Helmer Toro and his brother-in-law Hector Hernandez (thus the name “H&H”) bought Midtown Bagels at Broadway and 80th Street for a mere $5,000! ($29,000 in 2018 dollar terms) in cash. The latter was bought for $50,000 ($290,000 in…

Joe Junior’s – The American Dream

I’m not sure about you, but the immediate item I can think of, if someone asked me – “what food is America is famous for?” I’d say it’s the hamburger without a shadow of a doubt. I’m sure you’ve read and heard countless debates as…

Egg Shop NYC – it’s eggscellent!

The Egg Shop launched during 2014, in New York’s Soho district and it’s everything you could ever want in eggs. The restaurants decor is a simple affair in tight busy quarters, with a tiny kitchen in the corner, with an adjacent bar serving up coffee, tea, wine…

Baohaus NYC – Getting High On Asian Food!

Baohuas is an intimate little bao peddler in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, owned by restauranteur, author and TV personality Eddie Huang. Since it’s opening in 2009, it exclusively serves-up gua bao, which are (for those who don’t know) those fluffy white Taiwanese tacos filled…

Village Pub & Grill – My last meal in Vegas

After a three days debauchery in Vegas, I was begging to come home. Before boarding the plane though, my soul was craving something unhealthy but comforting. The Village Pub & Grill was at eye-level and surely a boozer would give me the fix I was…

MGM Grand Las Vegas – why do buffets’ have a stigma?

The MGM Grand was the largest hotel complex in the world when it opened in 1993, I came here during January 2016 to find out what the cheap as chips buffet was like. I’m going to insert a disclaimer right here though before you past…