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Hong Kong Food Blogs?

claireness Sep 26, 2009 07:49 AM

Hola chowhounds:

I'm vising HK in about a month and haven't been there in about 5 years or so. Does anyone have any rec's for HK food blogs?

Thanks a lot all!

  1. FourSeasons Sep 26, 2009 08:55 AM

    Our very own "Peech" (http://www.chow.com/profile/132103) has an excellent blog:


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    1. re: FourSeasons
      big_apple_ken Sep 26, 2009 01:15 PM

      I actually just returned to HK after a 5 year absence as well (been in NYC) and within the 3 months I have been back I've found the following HK food blogs I liked:

      FourSeasons makes a great recommendation here. Really good blog that updates frequently. I actually first noticed this guy on Openrice.com and have been following his blog pretty regularly. I'm pretty green when it comes to wine and Peech sounds like a wine aficionado which sometimes throws me off a little but overall it's a really good local blog.

      This guy was featured on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain in the HK episode. Supposed to be the most famous food blogger in HK. A lot of good information. Since I am late to the game my major gripe with this blog is that it isn't updated very frequently (like once every 1-2 weeks) :(

      I read this blog once in a while and it's quite informative. Updates every 4-8 days.

      Also found this blog off Openrice.com. Pretty good blog that gives likes/dislikes after every meal which I find helpful.

      Not a food blog but it has plenty of food reviews (similar to Yelp.com in the US). Not sure if you read Chinese (you'll need to read Chinese to navigate properly) but for a lot of restaurants there are actually English reviews you can read. If you can't read Chinese properly but can navigate the site the ratings system helps a little bit.

      There are definitely other HK food blogs out there but these are the few that I read first. Hope this helps.

      1. re: big_apple_ken
        Peech Sep 28, 2009 01:13 PM

        Um... thanks for the endorsement, guys... it's always an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as CXB coz he is THE blogger of HK... And of course KC has eaten his way thru pretty much all of HK in the last few years and is way more knowledgeable about the HK dining scene than myself.

        Not to play favorites but may I also suggest Siu Yeh... he's been out of commission for about a month but pretty prolific in general... http://siuyeh.com/

        1. re: Peech
          klyeoh Sep 30, 2010 06:18 PM

          Keep it up, Peech. Your blog's the only one I follow for HK besides CXB and Jason Bon Vivant.

          1. re: klyeoh
            Charles Yu Oct 1, 2010 05:03 PM

            Yup! Add me to the reader's list! Love the photos and most of all the 'wine' part! Always salivate after reading it!

    2. Luther Sep 26, 2009 08:20 PM

      http://gourmetkc.blogspot.com/ has been rather prolific lately

      1. claireness Sep 27, 2009 12:44 PM

        Guys thanks for all the good blog suggestions, I'll have some heavy duty researching to do and not a lot of time to do it in.

        Yeah, big apple ken--i had seen openrice.com mentioned a lot on the boards and by the time i headed over, really kicked myself for not having paid attention in chinese school. doh!

        So here's another question since you guys seem to know your shiz--

        i hate seafood, any additional non seafoody suggestions that make it to your don't miss lists? I'm assuming the food court by the tsim sha tsui city super is still open? one of my favorite places.

        Thanks again!

        1. e_ting Sep 29, 2009 12:30 AM

          may I add:


          both are a bit old-school layout wise, but cover lots of places.

          also, re non-seafood don't miss-es, plenty of chinese restaurants do great meat dishes, e.g. crispy chicken at t'ang court, BBQ pork at west villa (or joy hing for roast pork - "siu yuk" - but it's more of a food stall than a restaurant) - any specifics as to what you're looking for? there's also plenty of "don't miss when visiting" posts on this board that might be helpful.

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            allangering Aug 3, 2010 05:04 AM

            It is called shao mai or 烧麦 in southern china, bao zi or 包子 in nothern china, streamed stuffed bun in english . You ask for the recipe, are you going to cook it in person? The process to cook it is very complicated, and a little skill needed. But whatever you can google it for recipe. I found this with google.



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              HKgourmet Sep 30, 2010 10:36 AM

              The worst food blogger of all is Amy Ma aka Mrs Butterface. Best to avoid.

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              1. re: HKgourmet
                klyeoh Sep 30, 2010 06:17 PM

                Oh my, now you've got me all curious about her.

                1. re: HKgourmet
                  Peech Oct 1, 2010 01:53 PM

                  Amy is not a blogger. She's a professional writer who now writes for the WSJ. I find her work to be interesting and entertaining. Unlike myself, she does know something about food since she has worked in the kitchens of top restaurants.

                  She's also a friend whose company I enjoy.

                  1. re: Peech
                    hobbess Jul 8, 2012 03:20 AM

                    Does Amy Ma still write for the WSJ? I haven't seen her any of her articles for awhile in that paper.

                    What happened to her? Does she write for something else now?

                  2. re: HKgourmet
                    hong_kong_foodie Oct 5, 2010 04:18 PM

                    Can you please provide her blog link? I'm curious now too...

                    1. re: hong_kong_foodie
                      eatup_hk Oct 16, 2010 09:07 AM

                      Does this mean Amy Ma is no longer writing her Hot Tables column on HK Magazine anymore? Her column was the only reason I read HK. It wasn't just food reviews, but also the stories that came with it...... Not to mention the photo on it was pretty hot.

                      I don't know what you're talking about HKgourmet - you obviously don't even read her work if you think she's a blogger.

                      Has anyone met her in real life?

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                    Blacken Oct 23, 2010 07:25 PM

                    Have been here for a few months now, and actually was just compiling a list to send to someone....

                    here it is.....


                    Btw does anyone know the blof where the photos for 'Sunday Driver'are being posted ? Ran across some lovely sets of them, and now I want to read the stories behinf them


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                    1. re: Blacken
                      klyeoh Oct 24, 2010 06:03 AM

                      This is absolutely fantastic - thanks!!

                      1. re: Blacken
                        Luther Jul 9, 2012 05:53 AM

                        Updating this good old post with some important other blogs in 2012:


                        1. re: Blacken
                          Peech Oct 6, 2012 05:25 AM

                          one more update:

                          Resident Froggie no longer blogs
                          Cha Xiu Bao has also given up blogging, becos - I 'm taking the liberty of paraphrasing "blogging is so over"
                          Siu Yeh no longer blogs
                          Shereats no longer blogs
                          Eat Love Write is no longer active, presumably due to a conflict with her days job
                          Geoff seems to have stopped, too… again perhaps due to his professional situation

                          So why am I still wasting time doing this silly blog thing?!

                          1. re: Peech
                            klyeoh Oct 6, 2012 10:27 AM

                            So, everyone's moved to Facebook & Twitter now?

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