Posted by: debrakolkka | June 10, 2010

A Hong Kong stopover

No trip home from Europe would be complete without a visit to our friends Anup and Poorna in Hong Kong.  They have an apartment with an amazing view over the city, and they know everything about Hong Kong.

the view from the apartment

We arrived just in time for dinner and jumped at Poorna’s suggestion to go to Indochine, which she assured us served the most amazing Vietnamese food.  She was right.  Indochine is in one of our favourite restaurant areas, Lan Quai Fong.  It is a crowded, bustling, fun place clinging to a few steep, winding streets close to the city centre.

busy Lan Quai Fong


yummy food at Indocine

Hong Kong is famous for shopping.  Here are some great shop windows.



Bottega Veneta





Salvatore Ferragamo



The next night we were alone as Anup and Poorna were off on holiday, so we went back to Sevva on top of the Princes’ Building.  I love the open terrace with the magnificent view over Hong Kong by night.

Hong Kong Harbour from the terrace at Sevva

Hong Kong from Sevva

looking down

inside the restaurant

Being boring diners we ordered the dosas again.  They are presented here in a completely original way and they are truly delicious.

the bread basket, which was replaced with a new one when we had picked out all the best bits

the dosa, with accompaniments, before I smashed it up and ate it

a huge vase of my favourite flowers - peonies

Time to go home to Brisbane.


  1. It certainly has changed since I was there !


  2. Debra, listen, I am soooooo jalous of you! I cannot believe the beautiful life you are living, I hope you realize how lucky you are. Remember it when you are tired and jetleged 🙂
    I think you should write a post about how you cope with all the travelling, tips for jetleg, tips for packing, tips for taking the plane, airport…etc…
    I think this post and these pictures are one of your best…
    (I say that with every new post of yours 🙂
    Thank you for sharing once again Deb!

    • Hi Mirella,
      I don’t get jet lag, I never have. I think the worst part of travelling is luggage. You really do have to keep this to a minimum. I once travelled to London for a week with 6.6 kilos of luggage. It can be done!

  3. I went on Sevva’s website and saw the restaurant and the food… I am speechless… So happy for you Debra!

  4. Beautiful pictures Debra – I have not been to Hong Kong for quite a few years and I am sure it has changed a lot


    • Hi Pam,
      Thank you for your comments. Hong Kong is a lot of fun, mostly because of our lovely friends there.

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