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Lock Cha Tea House – Hong Kong

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Lock Cha Tea House

(852)  2.801.7177
The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Parka
Admiralty, HK


Open Hours:
10:00 – 20:00    Daily

In the middle of the city, on the edge of the Hong Kong Park, nested inside the Tea Museum sits one of the most accessible, and easily missed, restaurants we found in Hong Kong.  We gave it the brush off as a tourist spot several times before a friend invited us and we discovered what we had been un-imaginatively ignoring!

Offering vegetarian dim sum for lunch and dinner you can order freely from the menu without worrying about a pool of grease or wondering what animal part is going to be snuck in – great for selective eaters like ourselves.   Service is very curt and reservations are a must, but overall our favorite food in Hong Kong.

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Ammo – Hong Kong

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Ammo Restaurant

(852)  2.537.9888
Asia Society HK Center
9 Justice Drive
Admiralty, HK


Open Hours:
12:00 – 23:00    Sunday – Thursday
12:00 – 24:00    Friday – Saturday

Inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s  Alphaville film,  Architect Joyce Wang  designed Ammo, a most beautiful restaurant enclosed in a six meter high glass box, tucked away on the lower level of the Asia Society.

On one side, the tall windows face a lush jungle garden at the base of a hill; peering up at the walking bridges above in the gardens.

As you enter yo are  impressed by the hanging, deconstructed spiral staircase light fixture and the back drop of copper piping; an embossed pattern covering the wall behind the bar.  The elements combine well and create a refined atmosphere with a bit of a steam-punk edge.   Once you sit and start to take in the different elements every detail starts gaining importance, from the green velvet banquettes by the window. to the wood choices.  Ammo is  very well put together.

The menu is designed by chef Roland Schuller is a gentle  mix of east and west.  A menu that allows you to sample local flavors without pushing you out of a comfort zone.  Highly recommended are the Sous Vide Cocktails; quite an interesting take on some classics.

Ammo 006Spiced Old Fashioned Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Orange, Cherry,    Anise, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves and Syrup
Ammo_01above photo © Ammo (Angel Hair with sea urchin, cherry tomatoes and garlic chips)
Ammo_04above photo © Ammo (Japanese Scallop Carpaccio with green apple, chili caviar and sesame soy dressing)
Ammo 007Sous Vide Mojito Pampero Anejo rum with Mints,  Freshly Squeezed Australian Lime Juice, Syrup
Ammo 008Scampi Cappuccino  with brandy and scampi foam
Ammo 010Slow Cook ed  Egg with asparagus, caviar and potato fondue
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Ammo_09above photo © Joice Wang
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Cornelia And Co – Barcelona, Spain

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 3.06.15 PMabove photo © Heather Merenda

Cornelia And Co

(34) 93 – 272 3956
Carrer de València
Eixample District
08007 Barcelona, Spain


Open Hours:
12:00 – 1:00am  Monday – Thursday
10:00 – 1:00am  Saturday – Sunday

Cornelia and Co is a stylish deli style coffee shop/wine bar/ bakery designed by GCA architects. A lovely interior made up of decoupage chairs and rustic elements provide a nice backdrop for the best coffee we had during our Barcelona trip.

Stop by for a very easy atmosphere, a good cheese selection, lovely pastries and giant chocolate easter eggs!

Cornelia_005 Cheese plate
Cornelia_003patatas bravas
pathFoto3312above photo © GCA architects
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Cornelia_008giant chocolate Easter egg