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New Year's Eve, New Year's in Hong Kong, New Year's Eve dining
20 places to celebrate New Year's Eve
  • 16 December 2016

Don't leave it too late to plan your end-of-year celebrations

Christmas dining in Hong Kong, festive feasts, Christmas food, wine and dine,
UPDATED: Festive feasting Christmas dinner guide
  • 22 November 2016

Where to find the best holiday-inspired fare or home-delivered feasts

Michelin guide, wine and dine, dining, restaurants
Which Hong Kong restaurants got Michelin stars?
  • 9 November 2016

Who made the cut for this year's guide?

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Online supermarkets, grocers, and food stores in Hong Kong
  • 29 August 2016

Fill your digital basket and avoid the crowds with these Hong Kong based websites

Best vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong, organic, raw food, Buddhist, mock meat, veggie restaurants
The best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong
  • 1 March 2016

Veggie or vegan? You don't need to be a health nut to crave the best vegetarian, organic, vegan and raw food in Hong Kong

Recipe: Charcoal grilled prawns with soused brioche apple and seaweed
  • 2 July 2015

Try this delish recipe for grilled prawns from Chef Pepe from BAM! Tapas-Sake Bar

Restaurant review: Alchemy at Arbuthnot Road in Central Hong Kong
  • 21 May 2015

Love surprises when it comes to food? Then head down to French restaurant Alchemy, where each dish is a secret.

Advice and etiquette, the business of being polite
Etiquette and manners Q&A: Learn tips on how to prevent social mistakes
  • 14 May 2015

Minding your Ps and Qs with Kristen Graff, founder of Manners in Mind

Authentic French dining in Soho at Bouchon Bistro, restaurant review for Elgin Street Bistro
French restaurants in Soho: We review Bouchon Bistro Francais
  • 8 May 2015

This intimate Elgin Street bistro is a welcome taste of France in Central

Your calendar: Le French GourMay festival kicks off in Hong Kong
  • 4 May 2015

Cheese, wine, markets, music, and more – embrace your inner Francophile this May!

Mother's day spa treatments in Hong Kong, wellness
Mothers Day ideas: Spa treatments and champagne brunch picks for her special day
  • 30 April 2015

Make Mum’s day by spoiling her with treatment fit for a Queen this year

Dining in Hong Kong, TST, Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, SoHo
Restaurants in Soho and Kowloon: What's making news on the dining scene
  • 21 April 2015

New launches and celebrations of stalwart success are what's hot in Hong Kong dining

Le French GourMay Hong Kong is the premiere Midi-Pyrenees food and wine from France
Get ready for Le French GourMay: Our food lovers guide to Midi-Pyrenees regional French cuisine
  • 9 April 2015

The largest and most famous region in France is the star of Le French GourMay this May

Win big in this Hong Kong Easter egg hunt among 60 participating restaurants from foodpanda
  • 27 March 2015

foodpanda rewards lucky Easter egg hunters with dining vouchers across Hong Kong

Restaurants in Wan Chai: The Pawn
Dining reviews: Steaks and pub-grub at The Pawn Wan Chai
  • 26 March 2015

Brooke Chenoweth puts The Pawn to a taste test for pub food dining

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Reviews: Le Bistro Winebeast is French cuisine at its best in Wan Chai
  • 19 March 2015

Brooke Chenoweth visits Wan Chai's tiny 10-seater French bistro

French restaurants in Central, brunch Hong Kong, Easter brunch
Food: Our taste guide to Easter brunch restaurants for that perfect buffet or a la carte menu
  • 10 March 2015

Do away with the traditional hotel brunch buffet this Easter and head to one of these four restaurants

Breakfast recipe: Berry banana smoothie and passion fruit with banana pancakes
  • 25 February 2015

Want a healthy start to your day? This month, EL readers share their favourite breakfast recipes right out of the kitchen

BBQ in Soho, BBQ restaurants in Central, BBQ Hong Kong, barbeque Hong Kong, new restaurants in Soho
Restaurants and food news: HK’s best new BBQ, whiskey bars, Cantonese restaurants and more
  • 18 February 2015

Discover what’s making headlines on the Hong Kong foodie scene this month

Coffee: We chat to the Head Barista at Zai Fe café for what makes Hong Kong coffee so good
  • 5 February 2015

Zai Fe’s Head Barista Katharine Law spills the beans about making great coffee

romantic meals, tips, plans, budget, dining, restaurants, Valentine
Love your Valentine! Romantic Valentines Day tips for every budget
  • 5 February 2015

Whether you’re newly in love or a stalwart couple, these ideas will make every Valentine feel loved

BSK, LKF, British restaurants in Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong, Gordon Ramsey
British restaurants in Hong Kong: We review Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen
  • 28 January 2015

Brooke Chenoweth takes on a foodie hunt for authentic British in LKF at Gordon Ramsey's British winner, BSK

Restaurants in Wan Chai, Jason Atherton, British restaurants, Brit cuisine, dinner in Hong Kong
British restaurants in Hong Kong: We review Jason Atherton’s 22 Ships
  • 15 January 2015

Emi Finch heads to the “practically local” tapas restaurant in Wan Chai

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Coffee, now! Our guide to find your caffeine buzz at an open café in Hong Kong
  • 12 January 2015

Need a jolt of energy? We know where you can find coffee at this hour. You’re welcome

Hitting the big time? 40 things to do before you're 40
  • 9 January 2015

Now's the time to tick off some important life stuff to celebrate hitting the naughty 40

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Recently redesigned Park Lane Hotel Hong Kong gets a facelift for the new year
  • 7 January 2015

We visit Park Lane GM Luc Bollen for a glimpse into the new hotel upgrades for 2015

The 8 most popular stories in 2014 on Expat Living Hong Kong
  • 31 December 2014

Thank you Hong Kong for making these our top 8 articles to read in 2014

Last minute booking! 10 + 1 New Years Eve parties with availability in Hong Kong
  • 30 December 2014

Waited until the last minute to book your December 31 festivities? Fear not.

Restaurant review: Town in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
  • 19 December 2014

Kate Farr heads to Causeway Bay's new dining spot, Town

Christmas Shopping: Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals in Hong Kong
  • 27 November 2014

Just weeks after China’s Double 11 Day, we go full on in search of deeply discounted shopping deals!

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22 Christmas dining deals at 9 Hong Kong hotels
  • 25 November 2014

These choice Hong Kong hotels offer great deals for festive holiday meals

How to sound like a wine expert in three steps
  • 25 November 2014

Impress a new partner or your boss with our easy guide

10 tips for keeping your new girlfriend happy
  • 13 November 2014

Got yourself a girlfriend and believe that she’s the one? Take our advice so you don’t screw things up...

Food, Indian, cookery classes, gourmet, chef, Hong Kong cooking schools
Food: Learn to cook like a chef at a top Cantonese, Thai, dim sum and Indian cooking class kitchen in HK
  • 28 October 2014

Fancy Indian, Thai or Chinese food tonight? Give your DIY skills a go in the kitchen with our top 5 picks in Asian Hong Kong cooking schools

Restaurants in Hong Kong, Cantonese restaurant, Elgin Street, Soho, fusion restaurant, Asian fusion, Ho Lee Fook
Restaurants review: Soho restaurant Ho Lee Fook blends traditional Cantonese cuisine with Australian and European influences
  • 16 October 2014

Elgin St restaurant from Chef Jowett Yu is a winner on the new fusion restaurants scene

Think pink! 5 best ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month HK
  • 7 October 2014

From runs and walks to charity events and spa rituals, here are 5 great ways to support breast cancer awareness month this October

Asian fusion/pub grub Gordon Ramsay new restaurant arrives in Lan Kwai Fong Hong Kong
New Gordon Ramsay restaurant Bread Street Kitchen launch in Hong Kong
  • 18 September 2014

EL was a part of the media melee surrounding the launch of Gordon Ramsay’s first venture in Asia

Pizza, restaurant, dessert, taste, buffet, review, alfresco restaurant in Hong Kong, italian restaurant, risotto, spaghetti, pasta, La Locanda, recipes, HK Italian restaurants
Harbour City La Locanda is more than pizza: Our review of the Italian restaurant buffet
  • 29 August 2014

Karl Woodbury heads to the Harbour City waterfront to sample yummy Italian buffet filled with pizza, pasta, dessert and more

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Food news: New restaurants guide, coffee, booking app, art, grocery, beer and more
  • 21 August 2014

EL discovers what’s news on the Hong Kong dining and foodie scene

HK Restaurant Week 2014 summer restaurants hong kong DiningCity
Hong Kong Restaurant Week 2014 booking starts now! More than 80 restaurants with special menus participating
  • 28 July 2014

Get your grub on with Restaurant Week’s 10-day August dining event from DiningCity

Discovery Bay Hong Kong restaurants Figos on D'Deck oceanfront dining from Castelo Concepts
Restaurants: EL reviews new Discovery Bay neighborhood eatery Figos
  • 24 July 2014

Father-daughter team Karl & Sophia Woodbury review Figos, the new waterside restaurant at DB's DDeck

Cancer prevention detox from air pollution health recipes for Hong Kong with broccoli
Recipes: 3 broccoli smoothies to help your body fight the effects of Hong Kong air pollution
  • 17 July 2014

Help your body help detox from airborne pollutants with these broccoli smoothie recipes

Catering Hong Kong for an event and entertainment with canapes and party food. Event management with Jaspa's, Oolaa, Wagyu, Pepperoni's and Zaks
Need catering for your event? Castelo Concepts is the catering answer for all your party food needs
  • 11 July 2014

Catering by Castelo Concepts for your party, event, buffet or office delivery just made everything a lot easier

Catering a sweet buffet for a party or event, Caitlin Seib party food, entertainment and event management with sweet canapes
Catering a sweet buffet for your party or event with Exclusive Events by Caitlin
  • 24 June 2014

Caitlin Seib shows us the sweeter side of party food entertainment and event catering in Hong Kong

Hong Kong picnic catering bespoke picnic baskets DIY picnics best picnic spots
Eating out: Picnic delicatessens and catering for sunny summer weather
  • 20 June 2014

Your picnic and alfresco dining is sorted with our roundup of delis and catering options

vegetarian options available with veggie burger at  McDonald's
McDonald’s McVeggie Burger to stay on until July in Hong Kong
  • 23 April 2014

It’s official, the McVeggie Burger will be a staple territory-wide throughout summer

Gastronomic best restaurants and top dining in Hong Kong
Gourmet guide to Hong Kong: HotelClub's food experts share best restaurants' tips
  • 6 April 2014

Hong Kong's top food bloggers share their inside scoop to foodie paradise

DiningCity Restaurant Week returns to Hong Kong
  • 10 February 2014

Time to undo the belt a few notches! DiningCity’s Restaurant Week returns again this month (starting 21 February), offering great bargains at dozens of Hong Kong’s best dining spots

Valentine's Day in Hong Kong: Romantic meals, flowers, gift ideas, short breaks and more
  • 5 February 2014

Our guide to having a cracking Valentine's Day in Hong Kong, for all sorts of couples

Food tour of Spain: Exploring Barcelona, Madrid and Seville plate by plate
  • 3 February 2014

As they say in Spain! Working our way through traditional dishes across Spain's biggest cities

Jazz Valentine Dinner Menu at LUPA by Mario Batali on 14 February 2014
  • 9 January 2014

Treat your Valentine to an evening of Italian dining and fine jazz in Central’s LHT Tower

New Year's Eve in Hong Kong: The best restaurants, bars and clubs with last-minute availability
  • 27 December 2013

We've tracked down a few top spots that are still taking bookings for 31 December 2013

Christmas dining deals at 8 top Hong Kong restaurants
  • 13 December 2013

We've been as hard at work as Santa's Elves tracking down the tastiest festive brunch, lunch and dinner menus

Christmas shopping sorted with Gifthampers.com.hk
  • 13 December 2013

Because who doesn’t love receiving a jam-packed festive basket?

Ideas for perfect parties: The ultimate guide to help your celebrations go with a bang
  • 9 December 2013

With the party season upon us, we've put together an A-Z of party planning in Hong Kong

Island east markets in Tai Koo
  • 14 October 2013

An enterprising duo has brought the delights of market shopping to an unlikely corner of the city

Wet markets in Hong Kong: We hunt out new ingredients with The Pawn chef Anthony Fletcher
  • 13 September 2013

They tend to be damp and stinky, occasionally they’re even scary, but Hong Kong’s wet markets can also be a source of great inspiration for intrepid foodies

20 of our favourite cookery schools in Hong Kong
  • 19 August 2013

From Thai and Indian, to baking and cooking classes for kids, we put on our aprons to track down the best places on the island to learn cookery techniques and master new cuisines

Hong Kong Restaurant Week 2013: Three leading chefs share what it means to them
  • 26 July 2013

Eat, drink and be merry with exclusive menus at the city's top restaurants from 5 to 11 August

Indian cooking classes in Hong Kong: We try out Sav's
  • 18 July 2013

Claire Locking joins a group of keen gourmets to learn the art of creating authentic and healthy Indian cuisine.

Sailing in style on the Michelangelo: We chat to proud owners Rick and Beatrice Schoeb
  • 27 June 2013

Claire Locking spends an evening on board Hong Kong’s most luxurious super junk

Ladurée opens in Harbour City
  • 22 June 2013

The Parisian tea salon’s new store showcases teas, chocolates and, of course, macarons

Last-minute ideas for Father's Day this Sunday 16 June 2013
  • 11 June 2013

Still not made a reservation or bought a gift for Father’s Day? From cooking classes to Hong Kong's best restaurants that are still taking bookings, we've got it covered

12 awesome alfresco eateries in Hong Kong
  • 28 May 2013

Kick back and enjoy ocean views and coastal breezes at these gorgeous restaurants and cafés from Mid-levels to New Territories

Skinny cocktail recipes from Café Grey Deluxe's resident mixologist
  • 4 May 2013

The skinny cocktail is well and truly on the up; from London to New York, cocktails under 200 calories are one of the main drink trends of 2013

Thai cookery school in Hong Kong: We try out Kea's Kitchen
  • 30 April 2013

Claire Locking jumps aboard a sampan in Aberdeen Harbour and discovers a new cookery school and private kitchen