西苑 West Villa Restaurant

The Travelling Pixie in Hong Kong 西苑 West Villa Restaurant YumCha (the literal translation being: drink tea) is such a signature tradition in Hong Kong.  YumCha is usually offered from early in the morning to three in the afternoon, with little push trolleys circulating the diner’s floor and some booths out in the middle for you…

Umai 鵜舞

The Travelling Pixie in Hong Kong Umai 鵜舞 Japanese Restaurant Situated in an easily overlooked neighbourhood, Umai is located in the new and upcoming area of Kowloon – D2 Place. The name of the Japanese restaurant, Umai, besides being the English diction of the name in Japanese kanji, also has a double meaning – the literal meaning of ‘yummy’ in Japanese. Right…

Vasco & Piero’s Pavilion Restaurant

The Travelling Pixie in London Vasco & Piero’s Pavilion Restaurant A tiny cozy restaurant located in the heart of Soho, this little Italian restaurant really surprised me with the authentic Italian cuisine.  We saw this restaurant online, where its famous for its flavour of homemade Italian dishes.  As a huge fan of pasta all the…

Eat Tokyo in Soho

The Travelling Pixie in London Eat Tokyo in Soho Where Bincho used to be, Eat Tokyo has taken over this central location for a decent Japanese cuisine. With decent Japanese food priced rather high in general, we now have the (relatively) cheaper option of going to Eat Tokyo!  I ordered the Toro ju (£14 with…

Burger and Lobster

The Travelling Pixie in London Burger and Lobster It has been the [I’ve lost count]th time that I’ve been to Burger & Lobster and yet I still couldn’t stop thinking about it – it is and always will be one of my favourite places to go! There’s one catch to this fabulous place for a…

Valentines Dinner at #SixtyOne

The Travelling Pixie in London #SixtyOne So its the time of the year again where the price of chocolates and bouquets surge.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against Valentine’s Day!  In fact I love making little hand-made presents for those I love – family & friends.  Sadly, this year I’m just so occupied with…

Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf

The Travelling Pixie in London Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf After weeks and weeks of hard work, the final week of the term has finally approached!  I’ve finished all my assignments due before the end of term and so…. ITS TIME FOR A TREAT! The three of us have been talking for over a month…

“そ” – So Restaurant

The Travelling Pixie in London So Restaurant Hong Kong-ers simply love Japanese cuisine, there will always be at least one Japanese restaurant nearby in Hong Kong.  But as students studying in London, we have much less choices in good, authentic Japanese restaurants. Yet.  There’s a superb Japanese restaurant near Piccadilly Circus station – So Restaurant.  If…