Part of the Hong Kong Chess Federation, the club provides a place for members to play social chess and attend regular meetings. Members who pay an annual fee of $350 can use its facilities at any time and enjoy free entry to its competitions. The club meets every Monday evening at the Queen...
Dec 6 2013 - 12:34pm
Select your favorite recipe from the website, indicate the number of diners, and let the Secret Ingredient team do the rest. The detailed instructions and pre-measured, pre-chopped ingredients make this one of the easiest ways to prepare an impressive—and healthy—meal.
Nov 28 2013 - 6:06pm
Professional bookbinder Louise Garnaut offers weekly lessons in bookbinding and box making. No matter what level you are, learn to work with paper in a three-hour class with a maximum of 10 students. The five-week course is offered year round.
Nov 4 2013 - 11:47am
Following in the footsteps of Teakha, Harbour Pearl has opened in the trendy Tai Ping Shan Street neighborhood, serving Taiwanese tea and pastries in a cute little space. (I’m hoping and guessing the teahouse’s title isn’t an ill-intentioned wordplay on Pearl Harbor.) I dropped by...
Oct 28 2013 - 3:20pm
Hot surrounds, hotter Thai food.
The new kid on a very cool block (if we do say so ourselves; it’s right by our office), Chachawan brings authentic northern Thai creations to the neighborhood. When we arrived at peak hours, a warm hostess immediately offered us seats at the kitchen counter...
Oct 28 2013 - 3:14pm
Upper Modern Bistro is one of the latest restaurants to set up shop in PoHo. Owned by chef Philippe Orrico, who used to head St. George at Hullett House, the resto serves French tapas and other fusion fare.
Oct 24 2013 - 4:00pm
Greasy spoon 2.0—and it’s clean! (Gasp).
Pak Lee is bringing back the bing sut, or traditional Hong Kong-style greasy spoon, by giving it a contemporary look that’s more in tune with the times. Pak Lee Café is an updated version of the original Pak Lee in Shau Kei Wan, with...
Oct 23 2013 - 4:12pm
Surf ‘n’ turf in sophisticated Scandinavian surrounds.
Tucked away behind Hollywood Road, this classy, mod-retro eatery is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Outfitted with little dining nooks as well as long communal tables, the bright space seems perfect for lunching, brunching...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:00am
The younger sibling of the ever-so-popular Blck Brd on Lyndhurst Terrace, the Black Star sits right opposite Sheung Wan MTR station. There’s a plethora of gins and whiskeys lining the shelves, barrel-aged spirits on the way, and it also serves modern European fare. Though it’s still in...
Oct 2 2013 - 4:35pm