The best afternoon tea menus to try this summer
Instagrammable sweet and savoury treats, laidback environs and gorgeous tea trays – these are just some of the reasons why afternoon teas are such an indulgence. Whether you want to create your own ideal pastry, coffee and tea combo from an à la carte menu, or be spoiled by multi-tier creations inspired by famous jewellery and beauty brands, here are the best afternoon tea sets to order right now. By Karl Lam RECOMMENDED: Head over to our @timeouthk Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at how some of these afternoon teas are made.
Hong Kong’s best bread bakeries
Hong Kong has a legion of bakeries serving all sorts of local delicacies, but sometimes you just want a quality loaf of bread. If it’s European-style artisanal bread you’re after, you’re in luck as we’ve rounded up the best bread shops in Hong Kong that you knead in your life. By Sarah MoranRECOMMENDED: Looking for more local delicacies? Try one of Hong Kong’s best pork chop rice dishes or a simple egg sandwich.
The nine best ice creams to try right now
With the mercury rising, there’s no better time than the sweltering present to gorge on ice cream with reckless abandon. If you don’t know which scoop or swirl to go for, don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. From croissants filled with soft serve to ice cream made from milk and uni, we recommend these nine frozen treats, which will help you stay cool all summer long.RECOMMENDED: If you're looking for more things to feast on, check out our guide to the best things to eat this summer.
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The best restaurants in Tai Kok Tsui
Until recently, Tai Kok Tsui was considered something of a dead zone. Stranded in west Kowloon without an MTR station, the neighbourhood was perceived as an industrial area, like the Kwun Tong of old, with little appeal for visitors. Not any more, though. TKT is buzzing. No MTR means more affordable rent and that’s allowed a number of exciting small restaurants to establish themselves. Cantonese, Japanese omakase, Mediterranean cuisine – you can get just about anything in the neighbourhood these days. Not sure where to start? Read on for our guide to Tai Kok Tsui’s best restaurants.And if the area seems too far to go, try our guide to the best restaurants in Tai Po or North Point instead. Or simply go straight to our feature on Hong Kong’s best restaurants. By Sam Sinha
The best restaurants in Yuen Long
Sure, the Hello Kitty Farm may have lost its license but that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to head to Yuen Long. The New Territories neighbourhood has been revitalised by the Yoho Mall (and that cinema that offers hash browns) and there’s a range of excellent restaurants to try, from cheap eats and cha chaan teng favourites to super fresh sushi and HK-style desserts. Think it’s too far for you to go? Well, if you’re looking for something a bit closer to home, why not try our guide to the best restaurants in Kennedy Town or Sham Shui Po as alternatives? By Sam Sinha