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…

Osteria Morini NYC – Michael White’s Little Gem

An “Osteria” is traditionally known to be a drinking hole for folk in rural Italy, often pouring cheap local wine straight from the barrel, whilst serving food on the side, made fresh on the day with what was available, meaning menus were rendered pointless. Michael…

Wildair NYC – That Wine Bar on the Lower East Side

Co-founding chefs, Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske launched Wildair on Orchard Street in the summer of 2015, next door to their other venture Contra. The 40 seater was heaving every time we tried to get a table, which was three times in total. The first two…

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…

Grand Central Oyster Bar – it’s a living Icon

The Oyster Bar is situated in the lower level of Grand Central Station and for those who care, it has been around since 1913! The station itself is an engineering marvel and people flock here to check it out, it’s a great thing to look at whilst…

Ippudo NYC – Where the Bao Love Affair Began

I first came to Ippudo back in May 2013 (Click here for the original post) and I was seriously impressed with how delicious everything was. Yes I did wax lyrical to all my friends wanting a recommendation whilst visiting the City, so it made sense…

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…