New on the block: Bonacasa Houjie

A new addition to Houjie’s Italian restaurant community has arrived in the form of Bonacasa. In my opinion, if you are going to compete in such a competitive industry, you

HK Home Cooking: Batou No.27 bistro

It came out of nowhere. Suddenly one day we all looked up from our phone screens, bar stools and Didi windows in vivacious Xia Ba Fang and saw a stylish

Italian Fusion Gem: 5th AVENUE

Italians strike me as being inclusive of some of the best chefs in the world, and I once had an Italian landlady who, unimpressed by my way of making Italian

Lamb unrivalled: yi li zhi chun

Constantly getting caught up in the daily hustle and bustle of the city at large, one tends to forget the simple joys that this city and greater country can provide.

Taste of Leafy Heaven: Green Salad (Dongcheng)

Tucked away in a friendly Dongcheng corner, not far from all your favorite clothing shops, bars, Japanese, Korean and Western restaurants and a stone’s throw from Yong Hua Ting, rests

Eat in Dongland: Z Club Thai Restaurant

Let me be very clear from the inception of this review: if you love Thai food, then there really is only one proper option in Dongguan these days. Now, I

Curry Up and Eat: The Indian Restaurant

Earlier this year, a new Indian restaurant opened on Bar Street, opposite BB Club. Before moving to China, our favorite restaurant back home had the most delicious Indian food and

East-West Vegetarian: Ru Shi Su (汝是素)

Ordering protein dishes in China can be challenging. Will the chicken come chopped with bones? How will I cut up the meat with a lone pair of chopsticks? Will it

A Modern Steakhouse: Reform Angus steak & wine bar

Just a few steps beyond Dynacity Mall (i.e. uncharted Dongcheng), awaits a lively new eatery. Walking in, you might need a double take as you glance around the walls filled

This is the Bomb(ay): Brother’s indian cuisine & bar

If you live in Houjie, your average Friday evening may include a leisurely stroll, wondering what to eat. This past weekend, I found myself yearning for a curry and eventually