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Date Ideas

Impress your date with Valentine’s Day Date Activities

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Posted on February 13, 2017 at 19:04 PM

Are you looking for an activity to impress your date for Valentine’s Day? We reached out to 2 of our Locals for their recommendations on date places. Here, they share their favorite places with you! Sophia W.’s Top Pick: Board Game Cafe Being together in new situations can reveal many new and unexpected facets of your [...]

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8 Must-Eat Street Foods

Top 5 Videos of 2016

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Posted on January 20, 2017 at 01:33 AM

We are recounting our top 5 videos of 2016 on our YouTube channel viewed by all of you. We're excited to continue to share more videos with you! If you have ideas for other videos, leave them in the comments below. 1. 8 Must-Eat Street Foods in Hong Kong Watch as we eat our way through [...]

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Vegetarian’s Guide to Local Restaurants

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Posted on June 26, 2016 at 22:27 PM

To be clear and upfront, this post is not about vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong. Rather, this is a list of recommendations on what to order at any typical local restaurant. Also, this is for vegetarians who are less strict, meaning you’re OK with your food being cooked in a kitchen that also serves meat. [...]

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Nearly-Extinct Food – Specialties that Time Forgot

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Posted on June 21, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Hong Kong’s diverse and competitive culinary landscape is great for eaters, but restaurants often change their menus to survive, and even well-established heritage foods can dwindle to extinction as a result. Our Local, Gray C., shares a list of 6 dishes that are nearly-extinct now because of modern technology, changing economic times, or altering palettes [...]

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Popular Hong Kong local foods

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Posted on June 01, 2016 at 12:48 PM

There are a wide variety of Hong Kong local foods that you sometimes only hear about when taken by a friend and shown what they are. Some are intimidating on first look and some you just didn't even know they existed. Here, we share some of them with you: Chicken Hot Pot - You may [...]

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Qianlong the Prankster

5 Things I’m Glad Hong Kong Kept (Part 2)

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Posted on February 02, 2016 at 16:35 PM

5 Things I'm Glad Hong Kong Kept (Part 1) can be found here. Walled Villages What is the biggest pain of living in Hong Kong? Well, that’s a no brainer: the cost of land, of course! This city, for 6 years straight, was ranked the “least affordable housing market” in the world. What if I [...]

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Hong Konnovation:
Hot Pot 火鍋

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Posted on January 25, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Brrrr, it’s cold in here. There must be some ice in the atmosphere. Oh, our bad. That’s just the New Territories. Hong Kong is experiencing a major cold front and what better way to cure the winter blues than to warm up with some hot pot? In this edition of Hong Konnovation, we explore the [...]

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Gray C.’s Perfect Day

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Posted on October 19, 2015 at 00:10 AM

Perfect days in Hong Kong are a dime a dozen. With so many great things to do in endless combinations, you’re well on your way the moment you step out the door. What I present here is one example of mine, but there are millions more – enough to fill many lifetimes.

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Our Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong

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Posted on June 12, 2015 at 18:00 PM

When people visit Hong Kong they are often told by tour books, hotel concierges, and friends that they must visit Victoria Peak, the Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Ladies Market, Temple Street and Stanley. Some of these things are nice to see, but there is more to Hong Kong than just the tourist attractions. Ready [...]

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Maggie L.’s perfect day

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Posted on April 09, 2015 at 00:31 AM

My perfect day would involve as much food as my stomach could house. And in order for me to maximize the short 24 hours in a day, I would have to start by going on an early morning hike with the end goal of dim sum. Starting in Tsuen Wan, there is a relatively easy, one [...]

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Hot milk tea with evaporated milk

Hong Konnovation:
Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea 奶茶

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Posted on February 09, 2015 at 01:46 AM

Background: Hong Kong is known for its milk tea that began due to its British colonial past. The Hong Kong variety is most commonly made with a combination of black tea leaves, with each restaurant/café having their own secret recipe. What makes a Hong Kong-style milk tea so special is that it has a very [...]

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It’s raining in Hong Kong! What do I do?

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Posted on January 31, 2015 at 17:41 PM

Rain in Hong Kong A lot of activities that take place in Hong Kong involve being outdoors, but there are many things to do and explore when you are indoors as well. Board Game Café There are some board game cafes in Hong Kong and they provide board games and instructions by the workers if [...]

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