Tam Jai Sam Gor

September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

TamJai SamGor is the inventor of the hot and numbing soup mixian, concocted back in the nineties and it’s so delicious that TamJai SamGor had to keep opening new restaurants to keep up with demand: they now have over 40 restaurants across Hong Kong. Mixian is a type of rice noodle from the Yunnan Province of China served in a soup usually spicy in flavor. And like cart noodles, TamJai […]
What is the trendiest mooncake to eat?

September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner! Mooncake is a must-have traditional delicacy for this festival. Some traditional mooncakes on the market contain animal oil that not appropriate for vegetarian, so why not try some new veggie mooncake this year? Beside the traditional lotus paste (with yolk) mooncake, there are many healthier choices such as snowy mooncakes, mooncakes with mixed nuts, and raw mooncakes! Let’s try something new this year! […]
Famous Famiglia

September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you asked someone: “Have you ever had pizza?” and they said: “No”, you would be pretty taken aback given that pizza has become one of the most popular foods the world over and in particular in the USA. And you can now get a very authentic fix of this favorite food from Famous Famiglia, an award-wining American pizza chain, which has opened its first outlet in Asia at Hong […]
Hong Kong Delights

September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

No matter how much I love to travel, I always end up missing Hong Kong’s food, especially the delights of my beloved Cha Chaan Teng (tea restaurant). During a recent flight, I couldn’t get the thought of Hong Kong-style milk tea and other yummy local snacks out of my mind. So, without further ado after landing into Hong Kong, my friend and I aimed straight for Hong Kong Delights (Level […]
Go Green with International Cuisines

August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many think of vegetarian as an independent food type , but as you keep an open eye, vegetarian dishes are widely included in most countries’ cuisines. Now take notes on the three greenest cuisines around the world for your next meat-free low carbon runaway trip! Among all Western cuisines, Italian is truly promised land for green foodies. With its year-round fresh ingredients grown under the beaming sunshine and fertile soil, […]
Burger King

August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

I loved Burger King as a kid, but since becoming a vegetarian I rarely visit burger restaurants. But the other day I was taking a morning flight to Beijing and I had a bit of time to kill before boarding, so decided a big breakfast was in order. I was instantly drawn to Burger King’s (Level 6, Terminal 2) poster of mouthwatering CROISSANTS (I am a certified croissant maniac!). The […]
Itacho Sushi

July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for a sushi hit or other Japanese delights before boarding, you’ll be pleased to know that Itacho Sushi has a restaurant at Hong Kong International Airport (Departures West Hall, Level 6, Terminal 1, Restricted Area). Itacho Sushi is famed for its use of the freshest ingredients, the meticulous cooking skills and the beautiful presentation of each dish. Also, being a vegetarian I love the choice of […]
Ajisen Ramen

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of sizzling hot Japanese ramen noodle soup! Even more so when you’re a weary traveler in need of sustenance or like me flagging due to working overnight at the airport (argh!). Sure there are so many ramen restaurants in Hong Kong but Ajisen Ramen gets my thumbs up due to its high quality food even for a fast food restaurant. And with over 700 […]
How to go green in the air?

July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Often while traveling by plane, the only options we think we can order are “chicken rice” or “beef noodles”. But did you know there are plenty of other tasty options you could order on your next flight? As the number of vegetarian passengers has grown, airlines have introduced more veggie options into the menu to cater for this increasingly large group, also providing a variety of styles, including Jain-satisfactory vegetarian […]

June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sometimes you just need carbs – good old fashioned bread as comfort food before boarding. One of the best places to head in the airport has to be Subway (Level 5, Terminal 2), the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise over 40,200 restaurants in over 104 countries. If you’ve never come across a “submarine” or a “sub” before, it’s a type of sandwich consisting of a baguette with a range of […]
Can’t be MISSED Milano Expo

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is the core theme of this year’s World Expo that takes place in Milan, Italy. As global population is predicted by the United Nations to surge past 9 billion in 2050 and crop yields waver as a result of climate change, humanity is faced with an imminent global food crisis. At Expo Milano, the world comes together to discuss solutions to the problem of food […]
Maxim’s Jade Garden

June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve always been a fan of the Maxim’s Group, especially their Jade Garden restaurant…which I didn’t realize has been around for over 40 years. Jade Garden has been my family’s favorite go-to place for “yam cha” for as long as I can remember. But in recent years, due to work commitments I haven’t been eating out with my parents half as much as I would like. So, it was lovely […]
Pak Loh Chiu Chow

May 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently before boarding for a business flight I went for a bite in Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant with my boss and a couple of colleagues. Pak Loh Chiu Chow has been around for nearly half a century and specializes in traditional and innovative Chiu Chow cuisine that originates from the east of Guangdong province, China. My boss happens to be of Chiu Chow descent, so Pak Loh Chiu Chow’s […]

May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’re after some authentic French cuisine in a classic Parisian café setting, then look no further than Délifrance. Bringing a little bit of France to Hong Kongers since 1987, Délifrance now has some 30 outlets across Hong Kong, serving classic French sandwiches, pasta, pastries, freshly baked brioche and desserts. You’ll find this Délifrance at Hong Kong International Airport (Level 5, Terminal 1, Non-restricted area and Departures South Concourse, Level […]
How to Eat Green & Eat Healthy

May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, the fact that vegetarians are, on average, about 10 percent leaner than omnivores does not make them less healthy or lacking in nutrients. The prevalence of hypertension among vegetarian is about ⅓ to ½ compared to that of non-vegetarians and cancer rates for vegetarians is an astronomical 25 to 50 percent below the population average, even after controlling for smoking, BMI (Body mass index) and socioeconomic status. All the while, […]
Chao Inn

April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

People often think of traditional Chiu Chow cuisine as lacking in innovation and presentation. Even when the dishes are delectable, all you can think of is the classic marinated braised meat and pan fried oyster cake plus a definite lack of vegetarian options. For those of you unfamiliar with Chiu Chow food, it’s a type of Cantonese cuisine originating from Chiu Chow in the east of Guangdong province, China. But […]

April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since becoming a vegetarian, I hardly venture into Korean restaurants. As all I could think of are barbequed meat and ginseng chicken, I thought I’d have to say goodbye to Korean food forever when I went veggie. But when I saw Sorabol Korean Restaurant’s menu (non-restricted area, 5/F, T2), it made my jaw drop! Not only do they offer quite a number of veggie options, they even mark on their […]
Adopting a plant-based diet

April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Green dining has become one of the fastest growing and strongest emerging trends of the 21st century. Today, the vast potential in the business of healthy dieting is apparent in the massive boom of health stores and rise in number of vegetarian restaurants both in Hong Kong and Asia. This lifestyle option has already become a mainstream and socially-accepted choice in Europe and the Americas, with more and more people […]
Plaza Premium

April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve all been there…where we’ve looked longingly at the entrance to the business class lounges with our economy class ticket in hand that doesn’t quite cut it. But those days are gone thanks to Plaza Premium Lounge, the world’s first independent pay-in lounge. Launched back in 1998 at Hong Kong International Airport, Plaza Premium Lounge has made a huge success of this gap in the market now operating in more […]
Spaghetti House

March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s no lack of Italian-inspired restaurants at the airport, but Spaghetti House was the family-friendliest one catering to mainstream tastes and preferences. Being part of the chain which has outlets around town, the airport branch – located in the Departure Hall inside the Restricted Area, features the same familiar menu with the rest, which included a la carte items such as pizza, pasta, salad and other main dishes. I was […]