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Poke Co.: Nice new poke stop in Wan Chai!

Any day when you unintentionally come across a good, new restaurant is a good day.  When I went to Wan Chai this afternoon for some chicken steak rice I ended up at the Poke Co.  This is a brand new restaurant in their first day of operation (to be exact, they did a trial run yesterday and officially opened today).  The shop is right where the old Landale Street pop-it used to be, and the layout inside wasn’t much different. …

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Ming Bistro (名館): A young dimsum restaurant with a view.

Us locusts don’t usually find ourselves at Hysan Place for lunch on weekends, despite that we do happen to be in Causeway Bay quite often.  It is just way too busy for our liking and you often have to wait for tables.  This day, though, we happened to be at eslite around lunch and decided to have lunch at Ming Bistro. It is said that Ming Bistro is run by the second generation of the family behind the restaurant chain Ming Garden (名苑酒家), which…

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Miss Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine: So much oil.

Miss Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine… play the music! They’re called bui-doi… the dust of life… Conceived in hell… and born in strife. Such was the first thought I had when I saw the name – a song from the musical Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schönberg et al.  Then I remembered the scene in the musical where a bunch of Vietnamese bar girls / prostitutes compete for the title of “Miss Saigon”.  Yes, it’s never a bad idea to research more extensively when picking a name.  Not…

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