Date Night: Savour authentic Indian cuisine at Ista

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Indian cuisine seems to be the most underrated food in the city. Coming from India myself, I had been looking for an authentic Indian restaurant with a nice interior setting for quite some time but had no luck until some friends suggested Ista. It … [Read more...]

Date Night: Fine dining Cantonese cuisine at W Hotel Hong Kong


Sassy Mama is no stranger to the W Hong Kong Hotel when it comes to good food and drinks. We were lucky enough recently to get the chance to sample the new summer set menu at their signature Chinese restaurant Sing Yin, which features sumptuous, … [Read more...]

Date Night: A Balinese Retreat at Mama San

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Our family has been to Bali several times and I'm always hugely impressed by the fresh and flavourful cuisine we have there — and at such cheap prices too! I was therefore very excited to hear about Chef Will Meyrick's foray into Hong Kong with … [Read more...]

Date Night: A superb omakase meal at Etsu Sushi


If there was one cuisine I could eat for the rest of my life, I would definitely choose Japanese. I have sushi at least twice a week and never get sick of it! That being said, I've had my fair share of good, average and not-so-great sushi and sashimi … [Read more...]

Date Night: Splurge on a fancy Italian meal at IL Milione

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I don't know if it's the dim lighting, abundance of wine or frou-frou waiters wishing you "bon appetit" at every turn, but there's something about Italian restaurants that just fits in with a date night. When the hubby and I headed to … [Read more...]

Date Night: Shanghai Lo brings affordable, authentic Shanghainese cuisine to Wan Chai

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Shanghai food has always been a crowd pleaser in Hong Kong, and there's no shortage of good restaurants all over the island. However, if you’re looking for something less a la Crystal Jade and more unique in flavours and quality ingredients, … [Read more...]

Date Night: Opera House serves down-home Italian cooking


There's no shortage for Italian fare in Hong Kong, ranging from Michelin-starred fine dining to your run-of-the-mill neighbourhood bistros that seem to pop up on every street corner. While the recently opened Opera House in Wan Chai may not be … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama’s Guide to Valentine’s Dining in Hong Kong 2014


With the end of our Chinese New Year celebrations, decorations in town will slowly be turning from red and gold to hues of pink and red… That’s right, the day of love and romance is upon us - Valentine’s Day! Forget the hassle of dashing around … [Read more...]

Date Night Dinners: Chicha


It’s not often that you know exactly what you should eat in a restaurant before you’ve set foot inside the place. But on a recent visit to Peel Street’s Peruvian resto Chicha, I had a checklist of must-tries before I’d so much as stepped over … [Read more...]

Date Night Dinners: Tosca at the Ritz-Carlton, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Think Italian food, and you generally think of a pretty heavy, hearty kind of meal; pizzas, pastas, huge chunks of meat and, of course cheese galore! Under the watchful eye of two Michelin-starred chef Pino Lavarra, Tosca at the Ritz-Carlton offers … [Read more...]

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