Millennials’ love of casual dining revives food courts – but of the hip, artisanal, and pricey kind

Here’s another sign of Covid-19’s devastating effect on the Hong Kong restaurant scene: the hottest new opening this summer is a food court. That’s right. In the basement of Jardine House is BaseHall, a buzzy new destination featuring an arcade of some of the town’s hippest culinary talents. The venue plays cool music and has a snazzy lighting scheme. But ultimately, it’s still a food court. The thing...

Australia advises its citizens not to Trip to Hong Kong

The Australian government has advised its citizens not to Trip to Hong Kong, and to reconsider their need to remain in Hong Kong, due to uncertainties surrounding the new national security law there. CNBC's Will Koulouris reports.Want to know more on Australia advises its citizens not to Trip to Hong Kong click here go to tour news source. Travel and tour information summary from CNBC Travel News.Author:

Cooking classes, private dining, pop-ups: how three Hong Kong chefs adapted to survive the pandemic

In early April, Vincent Mui Wing-sun was about to lose his five-year-old business, Test Kitchen, a dining space where international guest chefs were invited for pop-ups and corporate events. It was impossible for Mui to continue with this business model after the coronavirus pandemic took hold, with flights cancelled and a mandatory two-week quarantine for international arrivals imposed the month before.“I was borrowing money to pay rent and...

The best staycations in Hong Kong for families, from outbound adventures to pampering packages for pets

School’s out for summer and the Covid-19 crisis has put paid to any hope of jetting abroad, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a memorable family holiday. If there’s one thing the pandemic has given us, it’s the chance to explore our city with fresh eyes for its scenic corners, fascinating geography and rich culture. From brilliant wellness breaks and the learning of new skills to camping...

French food in New York, Chiu Chow cuisine in Hong Kong and a sticky date toffee pudding in Bangkok: favourite eats of lawyer turned gallerist

Harvard-educated American lawyer David Halperin is the co-founder of Altfield Interiors and Altfield Gallery in Hong Kong.Besides living in Hong Kong, I have apartments in Manila, Bangkok and New York that I cannot wait to visit again.In Manila I invariably eat at one of chef Colin MacKay’s four restaurants, all in Makati, but my favourite is Sala (LV Locsin Building, Podium Level, 6752 Ayala Ave., Makati, 1223 Metro...

Designers of Hong Kong’s newest food hall, in Jardine House basement, draw inspiration from building’s retro look

Hong Kong’s newest food hall has opened at a very strange time – in the midst of a pandemic – and in a rather odd place: in the basement of Jardine House. Both of those were a challenge for the designers at Linehouse, founded in 2013 by Alex Mok and Briar Hickling. Yet they managed to deliver something distinctive. BaseHall opened last month with nine stalls run by...

New York, London and Hong Kong are favourites of the mega-rich – but which other 7 cities in the world have the most billionaires?

Billionaires are increasingly becoming concentrated in a cluster of cities, according to Wealth-X’s annual Billionaire Census.According to its findings, 29 per cent of the world’s billionaire population is concentrated in 15 major cities. We outline the top 10 below.Strong tech sectors are responsible for wealth accumulation in several cities, from San Francisco to Shenzhen in China. A large share of the world’s billionaire population lives in eastern Asia...

Chom Chom graduate opens his own Vietnamese restaurant, Xuan, in Hong Kong

In the past few years Hong Kong has seen Vietnamese food gain in popularity thanks to restaurants that have modernised the cuisine, such as Chom Chom, Viet Kitchen and its successor Moi Moi by Luke Nguyen, Nhau, and now Xuan, helmed by Vietnamese-American chef John Nguyen.The restaurant’s name is pronounced ‘sung’, and Nguyen says it has two meanings: seasons, and the name of a 17th century female Vietnamese...
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