Monday, December 30, 2013

Budget maternity wear in Hong Kong

For mums-to-be that don't want to spend too much on their maternity wardrobe, here is a nice little shop that I just stumbled upon yesterday. Its not specifically a maternity shop but they carry some pieces suitable for up to 9 months. The best item here are their comfy maternity jeans with the stretch tummy panel. I bought a pair in black for just HK$99! Other great finds include maternity sweat pants, over sized bell shaped knit sweaters that can be worn both before and after giving birth. This is a shop that gets new stock every week so you need to dig around a bit for some great finds!

Here is the shop's address:

2 One 3
213 Queen's Road West
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

The small shop is on Queen's Road West near the intersection with Eastern Street. Please search on google maps if you need the exact location

All items range from around HK$80 to just over HK$300. Be sure to bring cash as they dont accept credit cards

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sat, Dec 21st, 2013.. HK$30 turkey burgers and all you can drink mulled wine and egg nog

If you are free this Saturday, Dec 21st, 2013, check out one of my favorite butchers in Hong Kong. They are holding an open house with $30 turkey burgers and all you can drink mulled wine and eggnog shooters. The last time we attend one of their events, we easily found parking in a mall nearby. 

Christmas Burger Day @ The Butchers Club this Saturday
Christmas Burger
It’s getting closer to Christmas and things are getting a little festive at The Butchers Club. This coming Saturday, we’ll be hosting a special Christmas Burger Day – a sublime Turkey Burger, served with Crispy Bacon, Tangy Cheddar Cheese, Sage & Pork Stuffing and Cranberry Aioli, all for only $30. And, to get you into the festive spirit, throughout the day we’ll also be offering FREE mulled wine, eggnog shooters and tours of our dry aging rooms. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday for some good bites and to share a festive drink with you all!
Christmas Ribs

What’s more, on Saturday ONLY, we have approximately thirty Dry Aged USDA Prime Ribs that we have prepared for a delicious alternative or complimentary Christmas roast.

Each piece is 3-4kg, and at just $450 per kg they are a bargain. The roast is pre-marinated and seasoned, and ready to pop in the oven or onto your BBQ. They are good for 6-10 people and come with an easy guide on how to cook them to perfection.

The Butchers Club
13C Sun Ying Industrial Centre,
9 Tin Wan Close,Tin Wan,
Aberdeen,Hong Kong.
Tel:  2552 8281  Fax:  2870 0049

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hong Kong Christmas pop up store for fur and leather coats and jackets. Dec 14 -27, 2013. Up to 60% off

Its rare to find retail outlets for fur and leather coats in Hong Kong so this pop up store may be worth a look. For those of us that travel to cold climates regularly, its worth investing in some quality coats and jackets. 

Savings of up to 60% off 


Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
6/F Fung Shui Room 
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
(next to Lane Crawford on Canton Road)

Dates: Dec 14th to 27th, 2013

Time: 10am to 9pm

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cooking lessons in Hong Kong for domestic helpers for authentic Italian and Japanese cuisines

Since hiring a full time domestic helper at home, I’ve been a huge proponent of training.  Many people complain that their helpers can’t cook for them but the funny thing is that they haven’t bothered to train the helpers properly or invested in any lessons! Since I’m unable to train my helper myself for a wide range of cuisines (as well as being quite busy on the career-front!). I’m a big fan of professional cooking lessons for helpers. Aside from the obvious options...

Great for learning western food (baking, roasting, making soup stock from scratch, salad dressings) and proper house cleaning ( how to germ proof the home and hosting dinner parties)

They run a good Chinese cooking program for helpers (herbal soups, stir fries, braising, casseroles and steaming)

Recently I found a couple of not-so-well known schools, Naomi’s kitchen for Japanese home cooking and Todini Caffe for authentic Italian cuisine

Naomi’s Kitchen

Naomi teaches healthy Japanese home cooking such as fried gyoza (dumplings), Sunomono (vinegared cucumber), cabbage rolls, beef stew, korokke (croquettes) and shiraae (tofu with spinach in sesame and miso dressing).

For lesson schedules please contact

Todini Caffe

I just love these guys! Marco and his brother Stefano regularly holds cooking lessons at their Aberdeen cooking school . During the day they can hold private lessons for helpers. I sent my helper there recently to learn to cook gnocchi (potato pasta) with gorgonzola sauce and Naples style pizza.  You can request lessons for almost any type of Italian dish. They are very Italian in their style and passion for food!

Private lessons for helpers start from $300 HKD per dish which includes the ingredients. You can organize a couple of helpers to share the cost of the lesson.  Please email Marco/Stefano for a quote on requested dishes you want taught.

Cooking School Private kitchen: Unit 2, 7/F Sun Hing Ind Bldg - 46 Wong Chuk Hang Road Aberdeen
Contact; +852 9506 1686 email:

If you know of any other good cooking lessons for helpers please let me know? I”m always on the look- out for lessons for Thail, Northern Chinese, Latin American and Vietnamese cooking. Please email me on:

Thank you!




Pedder shoes warehouse sale! Up to 90% off designer shoes, bags and accessories from Dec 6-9, 2013 in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Pedder Warehosue Sale

Shop designer shoe brands including Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, Charlotte Olympia, Alexander McQueen, Alaia, Kenzo and more!

These sales are perfect for finding frivolous high heel party shoes for New Year’s Eve which you would never pay full price for!

6 – 9 December, 2013
1:00pm - 9:00pm (6 Dec)
11:00am - 9:00pm (7 – 9 Dec)


Harbour City Bazaar
5/F, Wharf T&T Centre,
7 Canton Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui

Mall Entrance: next to Kenzo (Shop 2227)
Ground Entrance: next to Marc Jacobs
(opposite to H&M)


Up to 80% off fashion and accessories from Versace, Valentino, Furla, Nine West, Ecco, and more! Dec 4-9, 2013 in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Check this out for some Christmas shopping!
I find that you really need to dig around for goodies at these sales but often they are worthwhile.
Happy Shopping!
Date: 4 - 9 Dec 2013
Time: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Venue: Times Square Bazaar - Access from 13/F Food Forum (via Tower One office lift to 13/F or via G/F Food Forum lift)
Payment Method: Cash / EPS / Credit Card
Enquiry Hotline: 2118 8900