The restaurants in my immediate neighbourhood are dismal, despite Hong Kong’s reputation for great food. ¬†There is the local Japanese restaurant where the tempura prawns are so soggy they go splash in the mouth. There is the local Cantonese meat restaurant where the waitress makes no effort at all to hide her contempt for me. And there is the friendly looking breakfast cafe where the food would probably be improved were it to come from a tin of dog food.

So it was a nice change to journey across to the island to sup with a friend. Where else can one drink white wine/antifreeze and munch on a luke warm slice of oddly flavoured pizza?

Where else indeed?