Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Lovely little Nepalese restaurant in SoHo run by Bim, a Nepaliese guy who also owns the bar across the street.

Nepalese food is closest to Indian food with spices and curries, but also the fire of folks across the mountains in Sichuan. We had some pretty firy dishes, starting with the bread that comes out which I didn't realize had fresh diced jalapenos. Naan is super. The chicken (#25) was amazing, softest juiciest chicken I can think of ever eating. I liked the okra. We did order one prawns dish from their list of "spicy dishes" which came out a fluorescent orange hue.

G/F. 14 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong

City Hall Maxim's Palace 美心皇宮

Delicious dim sum on the 3rd floor of City Hall. There was a 30-45 min wait when we arrived at noon on a Sunday, with people flowing out the stairs. There is a coffee shop on the first floor where you can chill for a while.

The enormous dining room is strangely British with igantic crystal chandeliers, tea cups with plates, and tea poured out of silver pots. The carts are strangely high tech -- while they are still carrying your typical few kinds of dim sum, some of them have video playing on the front of the cart!

2/F Low Block, City Hall, Central, Hong Kong
2521 1303

Mon-Sat 11:00-15:00, 17:30-23:30
Sun and holidays 9:00-15:00, 17:30-23:30

Hutong 胡同

Chinese/Sichuanese restaurant in a very sleek beautiful space on the 28th floor of TST. Wonderful views of the harbor and unique seating spaces.

Great bar upstairs with floor to ceiling windows with a view of the HK skyline and the nightly light show.

28/F 1 Peking Road TST HK
342 88 342