Tai Wing Wah's Walled-Village Cuisine 大榮華圍村菜, Wan Chai Hong Kong

August 31, 2015

Quite a few years ago, Yuen Long used to be a town I'd go to quite often or even stay the night during summer holidays in Hong Kong. I had friends who lived there and during that time, I got to eat twice at Tai Wing Wah restaurant, one of the must eats of Yuen Long along with it's famous 'wife's cakes'.
Tai Wing Wah is famed for it's brilliant 'Walled-Village Cuisine', and you can expect seriously hearty and homely cooking with many dishes that just cannot be ordered in the usual Cantonese-Peking restaurants. However, Yuen Long has since become a long way for me to go and I just can't find the time, so when my friend told me that Tai Wing Wah had branched out into Wan Chai, I jumped on it for our dinner meet up. This was awesome news!

Snuggling Up With The Tea Makers Of London

August 28, 2015

When the weather is miserable outside, there is no better way to cheer myself up than to stay at home, drink lots of hot tea & snuggle up. This week was the perfect opportunity to do just that with the tea that The Tea Makers of London* sent to me earlier this month.

Tea is a big part of my life, and I'm super fussy when it comes to authenticity. Be it English Breakfast tea, Chinese teas or Japanese teas, it has to be high quality and I have certain brands I stick to. So when the lovely people at The Tea Makers asked if I'd like to try their tea, I was keen to see if they passed as 'proper tea', using high quality tea leaves as opposed to the lower grade scrap trimmings often used in pre-packaged teabags.    

Food Bloggers Get To Know: #fdbloggersGTK

August 26, 2015

When Ala and Jennie both tagged me in the Food Bloggers Get To Know series, I knew I would have fun writing this post. The #fdbloggersGTK tag was put together by Loriley so that we can all get to know each other a little better. What a great idea!

Thanks to Ala and Jennie for thinking of me, I loved reading through your posts and getting to know more about you guys. Here's a little about me and my blog:

Tokyo Day 4 - Hakone In 6 Hours

August 24, 2015

It's Day 4 and our last day in Tokyo. We set off early with an ambition to complete the Hakone tour in half a day so that we still have a bit more time to explore the last bits of Tokyo.

Hakone is a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National park where visitors are able to get a glimpse of Mount Fuji in the near distance. The train journey from Tokyo is around an hour away and we bought the Hakone Free Pass which includes a round trip on the train from Shinjuku Tokyo and unlimited use of all associated transport within the Hakone area. 

Important Interior Design Principles For Your Home

August 20, 2015

Decorating our first home and seeing our design concepts come to life was one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. I spent hours reading newly bought interior design books and on the Internet, and eventually choose an overall theme then felt right for us. 

I learnt so much in the process and want to share my tips on how you can apply some simple principles to your own home. While some people are intimidated by the idea of interior design, all it really comes down to is basic interior design principles such as unity, balance, focal point, rhythm, and light. It is these basic principles that every interior designer uses to create a great looking space.

Bao, Soho London - The Best Baos Outside of Taiwan

August 19, 2015

It really shouldn't have taken me this long to write a post, but Bao in Soho is just too good. So damn good that I wanted to write only an amazing piece that truly justifies Bao's existence and the crazy queues that form before the doors are even opened for business.

But as I'm likely to write an epic essay about why Bao is so great and bore the hell out of everyone, I think I'll let the photos do the talking instead.

Top 6 Eats at Tai Po Market's Cooked Food Centre, Hong Kong

August 17, 2015

Tai Po market's indoor cooked food centre is a local haunt for many of Tai Po's residence but much more of a mystery for tourists and non locals. It's easily overwhelming once you arrive on the 3rd floor of Tai Po market, without the faintest idea of what to choose or where to choose from. 

Luckily, my husband's family are Tai Po locals and we have his aunty to guide us every time we are in Hong Kong. We now know which vendor to go to for the best shrimp roe noodle, the silkiest steamed cheung fun (rice rolls) and the bounciest fish balls to name a few. 

Pigeon and Nostalgia at Lung Wah Hotel 龍華酒店, Shatin Hong Kong

August 14, 2015

Nestled in a very residential area in Shatin, is the famed Lung Wah Hotel, a restaurant specialising in Pigeon. Lung Wah was established in 1950 and remains an affectionate and nostalgic eatery for many local Hong Kongers.

Most of the original decor is still intact, and walking up the steps to the main restaurant certainly triggered memories of how Hong Kong used to be like when I was a child. I spent many long summer holidays in Hong Kong and remember with fondness what Hong Kong was like back in the 80's and 90's. 

Bathroom Decor - Before & After

August 12, 2015

After this post on my kitchen redecoration earlier this year, it's about time I share my bathroom before and afters. 

It's coming up to 1 year since we bought our house, and aside from the downstairs shower room/toilet and the garden, the major renovations are more or less completed.

Lucy Loves To Eat is on YouTube! Stir Fry Pork in Pepper and Spicy Salt

August 10, 2015

 Lucy Loves To Eat is on YouTube!

This project has been in the making for a long while and I couldn't have done it without the fabulous Hanh from Hanabelle! Hanh filmed and edited the whole video from start to finish - I'll be forever grateful. Don't forget to head over to her awesome blog for beautiful lifestyle, beauty and fashion posts, they are all inspiring and so much fun to read.  

As I said back in April, I've not written enough recipes to share with you all and that is all set to change. I love cooking, and making a different meal every day for dinner is normal in my kitchen. It was surprising to me when I heard friends and colleagues say that they cook the same meals every week for lack of time or inspiration.

How I Lost Over A Stone, Even As A Food Blogger

August 07, 2015

I wasn't planning on blogging about this, but I'd uploaded a photo onto my Instagram referring to my weight loss whilst on a 3 week holiday in Hong Kong and straightaway, I had friends asking me how I did it. 

I managed to lose 17lbs in the space of 2 weeks, through good old exercise and portion control.

East Meets West at Pinot Duck and A Day Out In Stanley, Hong Kong

August 05, 2015

It has been nearly a decade since I visited Stanley, and I know lots have developed there since 2006. I made it a must do on my itinerary this time round in Hong Kong, and luckily for me, my dear friend W was happy to accompany me. 

After meeting up with W in Causeway Bay, she found the right mini bus stop heading to Stanley, so on we got and 35-40 minutes later, we're there.

My Favourite Japanese Restaurant in Hong Kong, The Yuu 一遊

August 03, 2015

Good Japanese food is easy to find in Hong Kong, and I reckon there are as many Japanese restaurants as there are Cantonese and Hong Kong style restaurants. Being so close to Japan, the quality of seafood is amazingly fresh and inexpensive, and it would be a total waste not to hunt out a Japanese meal whilst in Hong Kong. 

My good friend M suggested The Yuu 一遊 for dinner in TST's romantic and tucked away Knutsford Terrace. It's one of her favourite restaurants and she was sure I'd love it. 
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