Hungry Lawyer: Chiu Tang; a posh palace of Chiu Chow food in the heart of Central

Chiu Chow, alternatively written as Chaozhou or Teochew, is a city of more than two and a half million people that serves as the cultural anchor of the linguistically distinct Chinese region of Chaoshan, in eastern Guangdong The popular, tasty cuisine of Chiu Chow is often served in traditional and sometimes grungy restaurants scattered throughout Hong Kong It combines the Cantonese focus on seafood and freshness...

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Hungry Lawyer: Amigo, the French Restaurant with a Spanish Name Where You Can Dine Like it’s 1979

Hungry Lawyer on the Road: Destination dining in Chiang Mai at the surprising Cuisine de Garden

As we look back on 2016, it was a year full of surprises confounding pundits and laymen alike laying the groundwork for an unpredictable period ahead When it comes to year-end...

Hungry Lawyer on the Road: Destination dining in Chiang Mai at the surprising Cuisine de Garden

Domestic helper, prostitute, or nurse? Living with the Filipina stereotype in Hong Kong

"I’m not a domestic helper, I’m not a prostitute, I’m not a nurse I am me" OPINION — “Where are you from” Asks a man across the aisle from me on a flight to...

Domestic helper, prostitute, or nurse? Living with the Filipina stereotype in Hong Kong

The Realist: The 7 Kinds of People You Meet on Bowen Road

Bowen Road is a long road in the Mid-levels that’s partially car and mostly pedestrian It’s also basically the only place to go running in the Central/Sheung Wan/Wan Chai...

The Realist: The 7 Kinds of People You Meet on Bowen Road

The Realist: My take on Chris Rock’s racist Asian joke at the Oscars

Pre-Reading Note: I’m half Asian so I don’t know how much I get to comment on the Asian experience But this week I’m going for it, so you can write me angry emails if you...

The Realist: My take on Chris Rock’s racist Asian joke at the Oscars

The Realist: Why we share stories that make us feel better than others

Maybe it was the holidays and you missed it, but an oft-circulated story was this Vice article about how people who post silly inspirational quotes on Facebook/Instagram/and...

The Realist: Why we share stories that make us feel better than others

The Realist: Does Macau Suck?

I often wondered this on the many nights I found myself waiting desperately for a ferry, some simultaneous combination of drunk and hungover I’ve done boys gambling trips,...

The Realist: Does Macau Suck?

The Realist: My 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s my fourth favourite column of the year! (after Sevens Costumes/Dress Like a Slut and Merry Materialism – EDM remix) Here’s what I’ve resolved for myself in...

The Realist: My 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

The Realist: Thanksgiving

People in Hong Kong don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving, and I don’t understand why not There’s nothing Hong Kong people love more than gathering in large groups and eating...

The Realist: Thanksgiving

The Realist: How to stay sober in unreality

Healthy people get up early in the morning and go to the gym They go to sleep early on the weekend to go hiking or kayaking or to do something involving an ultra-marathon They...

The Realist: How to stay sober in unreality