Summertime, the living is easy…

23 07 2016


As my long Summer break ambles on, I’ve been enjoying balmy evenings and blazing days around town, sampling some of the city’s new hot spots. It’s a hard life. 😉


Omotesando Koffee, the first outpost of the super-hip (and now defunct in Harajuku) Tokyo brand was disappointing . Despite massive queues at its sleek Wanchi store when it first opened, the coffee I had there was just OK for the hefty 50 HKD ( $8.60 AUD) pricetag. I’d say: give it a miss.


I also went for a late afternoon dip at Deep Water Bay and returned to one of my favourite hangouts of last summer, the Thai restaurant atop the changing rooms next to the beach. It seems to have changed management and gone a little bit “fancier” but you can still order a coconut and a som tam and sit outside watching the sun on the water and feeling the salt breeze.


By far my best new discovery though was the recently opened Potato Head, a branch of the famous Bali bar and restaurant, now set up in Sai Ying Pun. Whereas HK’s other Balinese import Mamasan was disappointing in its local incarnation, Potato Head seemed to get everything right. I ate at the restaurant there called Kaum (there is also a small homewares/fashion store, bar and events space) and loved it: funky and forward-looking tropical design, friendly service, great music and delicious nasi goreng made a place I’m looking forward to getting back to.


Perfect for Summer.




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16 08 2016
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[…] Potato Head bar and restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, a newly-opened offshoot of the famous Bali brand, has rapidly […]

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