Thursday, May 7, 2009

Black Pig 黒豚家

May 2009

Korean BBQ place next to COEX. It's apparently new and huge (two story), with complex ventilation systems at each table. Delicious and seemed business/tourist friendly. Yum.


Si Gul Jip

May 2009

Work dinner at Korean restaurant in Gangnam near COEX. Typical banchan (side dishes), pajun and meats, but what I loved was the dondon-ju (unfiltered soju), my favorite Korean drink!

568-7513, 7514

Hakka Ye Ye 客家爺爺

Hong Kong
May 2009

Great Chinese food restaurant from the Hakka region in the heart of Central. Nice place on the second floor of Parekh House building with trendy but cozy interior.

Food was great --
Limited alcohol, we had beer. Very reasonable too (250 HKD I think)

2/F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2537 7060

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Orange Tree

Hong Kong
May 2009

Dinner with GSBers at a lovely Dutch place in Central, right off of the escalator a little above Caine Road. It is a fairly small place, feels very European (no tap water for example) and very cozy. Probably 10-15 tables, and it opens out to the street.

We started with mussels with garlic and light cream sauce for an appetizer. The seasonal white asparagus looked good too. Pandu had the "bitter ballen", fried beef balls that you dip in Dijon mustard, yum.

I had the steak tartare with salad and side of garlic sauteed mushrooms (switched out fries). Steak had anchovy and some onions on top, and some diced onions and I think pepper mixed in as well. The steak was great, I mean what a great way to have raw beef, great flavor and really soft. The chef said their signature is a lamb puff pastry, and Rai says he goes just to get that dish.

Wonderful Dutch chef/owner, Pieter Onderwater (love the name, it was on his chef jacket). He also gave the ladies a gift of battry operated pepper grinder.

17 Shelley St, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2838 9352


Hong Kong
May 2009

Saturday late brunch at great little restaurant. Norweigian Ben = two poaches eggs on smoked salmon atop potato hash with dill and Hollandaise.

No.41 Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Tel: 2838-2689


Hong Kong
May 2009

Metropol's dining hall is above the Admiralty MTR Station (4F). It is an enormous dim sum restaurant, but with both carts and a buffet center to order from. Delicious and reasonable and every kind of dim sum you could want.

Samy's Curry House

Samy's is my favoriate Indian food in the world. I have only been to Bangalore for one week so perhaps I need another India visit to try more food, but Samy's is damn good.

Samy's is located on Dempsey Road way on the end of one of the forks at Block 25. I have sat at their covered outdoor tables each time I go (more of a sidewalk) though alot of room inside as well.

Since I typically don't know the names of anything, I go inside first and point at all of the dishes that I want. Typically I get the dried mutton, masala chicken, and sometimes fish (they have fish head curry, yummmm) and then ask for some naan. They lay a banana leaf on the table in front of you, spoon a huge mountain of biryani rice, the yummy chips that I don't know the name of, and then the food comes. I also like the lime juice, it's a bit sweet but so good in the Singapore heat eating Indian food.