032015Dec

Sushi Hiro

A friend once told me her favorite solo outing was going out and having sushi. I happen to agree. On my last day full day of Hong Kong I was alone. And while most think that’s unfortunate, I think it’s advantageous for securing a walk in seating at high demand sushi restaurants. Most of the time you’ll need a reservation. But as a party of one, all you need to do was to look for bar space. And that was the case at Sushi Hiro, a place upstairs from where we had lunch earlier…

302015Nov

Sobaten Japanese Cutlet

It was lunchtime and we continued our Japanese food run by hitting up Sobaten Japanese Cutlet. As the name hints, this place specializes in katsu and boy do they do a good job. Not to mention, the variations they have on this Japanese staple. It ranges from chicken, to shrimp, to cheese filled, to mille-feuille, and even cheese filled mille-feuille katsu. There’s plenty to try. Located in the lower level of the Henry House, you’ll need to go down some small stairs to get there. It’s a bit narrow and kinda dark. But…

292015Nov

Shika Teppan-Yaki

It was my friend’s birthday and we decided to head out for Japanese. Unsure of what exactly we wanted, sushi or teppanyaki we opted for Shika Teppan-Yaki. It’s situated in Causeway Bay a little bit away from the busy streets. That set up the hopes for a nice dinner with my friends as we walked there. Inside, the place was set up for both sushi and teppanyaki. That is, one side was the sushi bar and perpendicular to it were teppanyaki stations. Even though we weren’t going to do teppanyaki…

082015Mar

Itacho Sushi

There are tons of sushi restaurants in Hong Kong with a good variety of them in Causeway Bay. You can find high end establishments to your conveyor belt chains. What we chose was some where in between, Itacho Sushi. The prices weren’t too exorbitant and they had a huge selection of fish as well as some unfamiliar ones, like foie gras sushi. Interesting indeed. One of the things you do need to know about this place is their tablet ordering system. Pretty high tech but you lose that interaction with the sushi…

072015Mar

Katte Shabu Shabu

It was drizzling and, dare I say it, a bit chilly, here in Hong Kong. I was expecting hot, humid, and threatening thunderstorms in March. This was pleasant. Almost felt like I never left San Francisco. Almost. Anyways, it was hot pot weather. Being mid afternoon, I was alone and hungry. I looked up a place that did individual pots. Sure enough a few came up with Katte pulling in high marks. And best of all, it was close by. Though, I should have noticed the reviews were all from lunch. More…

112014Dec

Ippudo

When I first heard about Ippudo, it wasn’t from my friends in New York raving about some new hot ramen shop. Nor was it during my time in Singapore when my friend suggested it was worth the wait. No, actually, the first time I learned about this place was on the plane. Foreign TV shows were all that was left after I exhausted all of the Hollywood movies. There was this Japanese show dubbed in English where they talked about this shop, now global company. The focus was on the…

172012Dec

LinkedIn Hong Kong

Today was the day I look for LinkedIn’s Hong Kong office. Not too difficult right? I got the floor, street name, the district, Causeway Bay, and the street number… crap! Why didn’t they send me the street number or even the building name. Oh well, I’ll just look for a sign, a huge one, like the one back in Mountain view. Guest what? This area is filled with signs and my best bet was to persevere in my search going building to building. Awful idea. There was this one building…

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