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I’m not a big car person, so there was really only one reason I was kind of excited to go to the #Fiat showroom - Fiat Caffe. Read on a blog somewhere that the salami tomato pesto panini was a 10/10, so clearly I had to try. Not going to lie, I felt a little jipped after the first bite. It was just your regular salami tomato pesto panini, and dare I say, I can probably make something quite similar too (that is a comment that should offend the chef, because I don’t cook. I just eat). The decaf latte was pretty good though - thick, frothy, tasted like a regular caffeinated coffee.

[Fiat Caffe]
Shop G5-G6, Leighton Centre
77 Leighton Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

After starving myself for 2 months (so I can fit into a bikini for my Easter Bali trip), I’m finally able to indulge a little. Say hello to the beef burger from Sashay Cafe in Soho. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been so deprived of not-so-healthy food, or if this burger was really that good, but oh man… this burger hit the spot! It was juicy, tender, and cooked to perfection. Hello good food, hello big tummy.

[Sashay Cafe]
Shop C, G/F Ming Hing House
52-56 Staunton Street
Central, Hong Kong

Sushi Sase was massively disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t that the fish wasn’t fresh or anything, but for a $1,550 per person omakase, I expected a lot more. For starters, there was a lot of the relatively cheaper sashimi (like squid, octopus), and they were served more than once, just “cooked” differently (raw vs. seared). The service was below par as well - the waitresses didn’t even bother to explain what they were serving, what sauces and salts went with what. Maybe sitting at the sushi bar would have made all the difference, but I don’t think I’m going to take my chances.

PS: the bathroom deserves a special shout out though. They have those really cool automatic toilets where the second you step into the stall, the lid lifts and scares the bejesus out of you.

[Sushi Sase]
UG/F, Hilltop Plaza
49 Hollywood Road
Central, Hong Kong

Fancy pants lunch at #Sevva today. I had the Ms. B’s Favorite, which is really just a turkey, tomato, lettuce sandwich with herb cream cheese spread. For $240, I expected a lot more. Will just stick to their desserts next time.

[Sevva]
25/F Prince’s Building
10 Chater Road
Central, Hong Kong

Working in Central definitely has its perks. Today I ventured over to Stanley Street and paid a visit to The Night Market - a 2 floor restaurant that serves Taiwanese food. It was a tad expensive (approx. $120 for Taiwanese “spaghetti”with standard drink), but the place really wasn’t that crowded consider we got there at 12:45pm. Not sure why they call the pasty beancurd noodles spaghetti, but it was not bad at all.

[The Night Market]
6-7/F, 11 Stanley Street
Central
Hong Kong

Why pick 1 soup base when you can pick 2? Budaoweng’s #hotpot hits the spot!

[Budaoweng Hotpot Cuisine]
Shop1101, Food Forum
Times Square
1 Matheson Street
Causeway Bay

The fancy Chinese cuisine at Fook Lam Moon rarely disappoints. Yes it’s insanely pricey, but yes it is really that good. The fried noodles with pork, chives and bean sprouts look simple enough, but the flavors packed in the dish is just #wow.

They make the best suckling pig in the world. Clearly, having dinner with 10+ people made it impossible for me to snap a proper photo. By the time the camera app on my phone loaded, 1/2 the pig was gone. After devouring the skin, ask the waiter to shred the meat by hand instead of chopping it up in pieces. Trust me, it makes a HUGE difference.

[Fook Lam Moon]
Shop 3, G/F Newman House
35-45 Johnston Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

No, I don’t think I’m too old to have a giraffe & fluffy pen. Or a pink rody. #youngatheart

I love Nha Trang. I was so eager to dig into this bowl of noodley goodness that I actually mixed up everything and started eating it. And THEN realized that I forgot to document it in all its glory. So this is my pathetic attempt at trying to put everything back in place. If you look closely, you’ll see bite marks on a few piece of the yummy meat strategically tucked behind the untouched ones.

The raw beef pho is the best (no, this isn’t it. I was adventurous today.)

[Nha Trang Vietnamese Restaurant]
G/F, 88-90 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong

Even as a #foodie wannabe, I’m not so sure about this broccoli/string-beans/coriander/chili bouquet for vday. I wonder what was my friend’s reaction when this was delivered to her office.