Musings of a bon vivant in Hong Kong

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Extra Extra

In the midst of my frenzied updating, I realised that I hadn’t put up on the ol’ blog what I did 3 months ago. It was a tiny thing, but an exciting extra bit of writing I did on the side for the September issue of Foodie Magazine.

Yes, it is now December, but hey, better late than never for updates 😛 Anyway, I was very happy to be asked to write a short piece on Sahara, as the focus of the September issue was minority cuisine in Hong Kong. I got my writing displayed in the Blogspot column. You can just about see my lil’ face too! Whoop.

Thanks for the opportunity Foodie!

Find out more about Foodie Magazine here.



Happy Birthday ChopstixFix!

I was just typing away at the keyboard, mulling over how time flies and berating myself over how little I seem to have done on the blog in the last couple of months, when I realised something was amiss.

It’s 3 days before the end of March and a thought struck me that I’d forgotten something. Something fairly important to me, perhaps not to the masses, but a milestone nonetheless.

Then I remembered. It’s the blog’s 1st birthday!!!!!!!! And I’d missed it by 9 days. Oops.

So, now I feel like a negligent mum who forgot to buy the birthday cake and presents for their child.

A year ago, Chopstixfix started out as a faithful record of my most memorable eats, and mostly because I simply couldn’t identify where I’d taken all the photos, without writing about them! And now, a year and 9 days on (hehe), it’s so much more.

Thus, to mark the occasion, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone out there who skim reads, or follows the blog or just even passes by to look at the photos or get a restaurant address. Thank you for reading the blog and for your comments, it means a lot to me 🙂

Thank you so much to all of my friends who eat with me and patiently wait while I take blurry photos of the food- without you, there’d be no Chopstixfix. And a special thanks to Sassy Hong Kong for giving me a wonderful opportunity to eat for others and not just for myself.

I hope you all continue to enjoy the blog and please keep the comments and questions coming!



A Sassy collaboration

With only 3 days to go till Christmas, I don’t think I’m the only one wondering where on earth 2010 went?!

It’s been a year of  “nothing ventured, nothing gained”- a voyage of self discovery, making new friends, learning to enjoy each day as it comes and to sometimes throw caution to the wind and go, “WHO CARES, just GIVE me that extra large slice of double chocolate gateau and hang the consequences!”

When I started Chopstixfix earlier this year, I really had no specific goal in mind except to write about my food adventures and share my love of eating with friends. I’ve been so grateful for all those who’ve read my entries and to those who follow my blog regularly, and it has given me immense joy to hear people trying out new places because of something I’ve written!

So, it has been the absolute icing on the cake for me to end this tumultous and frankly, totally mad year, with the start of a collaboration with the girls at Sassy Hong Kong, (a website dedicated to helping girls get together, make friends and unearth the wonders of Hong Kong!) who have amazingly welcomed me to their team to help them with their Food section. Thank you Sassy girls!

Check out my introduction from Sassy and my first review for them- Paisano’s pizzeria! 2011 will be an exciting year for us, so watch this space!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year everyone!

PS- My new year’s resolution is to be a lot more regular with my blog posts- I know I keep saying this, but I promise there will be more to read with your morning coffee from now on!!

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Chopstixfix’s 3rd review for the HK Spotlight!

My 3rd and final review for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ HK Spotlight is now up! As most of you know, I love this place, so it was an obvious choice for me to submit Ku-Suya Rakuen for recommendation to the foodie masses!

So please go check it out, I’m sure you will all be black squid ink rice converts in no time 🙂

To see my original review, see Okinawa surprise.

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Chopstixfix’s 2nd review for HK Spotlight!

Hi guys,

My 2nd review for HK Spotlight /World’s 50 Best Restaurants has just gone up!

A far cry from the spice of Yu Chuan, my recommendation this time is Riquiqui, the French private dessert kitchen.

The review on Riquiqui will be up on Chopstixfix soon!

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Chopstixfix: Featured guest blogger on HK Spotlight, World’s 50 Best Restaurants!

I’m delighted (and very excited) to announce that Chopstixfix is a featured guest blogger on World’s 50 Best Restaurants: HK Spotlight, recommending Yu Chuan Club.

If you are here by way of World’s 50 Best Restaurants, HELLO! and a very warm welcome. I hope you enjoy reading my culinary adventures 🙂 Please do drop me a line if you have any comments or would like some foodie recommendations if you’re visiting Hong Kong for the first time!

Ahh now I’m going to enjoy my Haagen Dazs Macadamia Nut Brittle Ice-cream…