Hungry Lawyer: Terroir Parisien, a casual French bistro in the heart of Central

Terroir Parisien, the casual bistro by multiple Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alleno, recently launched its first Asian location in the center of Hong Kong’s business district. After two years of anticipation, the restaurant finally opened its doors on the mezzanine level of the Prince’s Building, in the windowless space formerly occupied by Maxim’s cavernous Canteen. The ...

Restaurant reviews

Hungry Lawyer: Okra Kitchen, Hong Kong’s cool neighborhood izakaya

Hungry Lawyer: Okra Kitchen, Hong Kong’s cool neighborhood izakaya

As a former resident of and frequent traveler to Japan, I tend to be skeptical of Japanese food in Hong Kong. It is often too glam, too expensive and of average quality. There...

Hungry Lawyer: Café Hunan serves up authentic flavors from Chairman Mao’s hometown

Hungry Lawyer: Café Hunan serves up authentic flavors from Chairman Mao’s hometown

In March of last year, I wrote about a cozy little Sichuan restaurant in Sai Ying Pun called Bashu Garden. It became one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood and for...

Hungry Lawyer: The Steakhouse at the Intercontinental, well done if no longer rarefied

Hungry Lawyer: The Steakhouse at the Intercontinental, well done if no longer rarefied

For many years, when I have been asked for the best steakhouse in Hong Kong I have reflexively answered The Steakhouse at the Intercontinental, now formally known as The Steak...

Hungry Lawyer: Sofia at the Gunawarman, an oasis in Jakarta

Hungry Lawyer: Sofia at the Gunawarman, an oasis in Jakarta

Tell anyone in Hong Kong that you are traveling to Jakarta and you are likely to get looks that range from the quizzical to the concerned. Frequent comments include: why are you...

Hungry Lawyer: An ode to Olé’s old school Spanish charm

Hungry Lawyer: An ode to Olé’s old school Spanish charm

The new year brings a bounty of new restaurants to Hong Kong and at least as many listicles listing all of those places that you simply must try. By the time there is time to try...