At least half of what makes a meal good is how much you’re laughing as you eat. Sitting stony-silent as another plate of exquisite food is wordlessy plonked in front of you isn’t our idea of a good time. We laughed for our whole meal at Quemo, entertained by the Spanish staff who were alternately efficient, charming, buffoonish—and always hilarious. That’s half of a wonderful meal right there. And the food hardly fell short.
We had our reservations when we slid open the non-descript door to this uber-trendy resto, owned by rockstar couple Matt Abergel and Lindsay Jang—the folks behind hipster-mecca Yardbird.
It’s just overpriced sashimi, we heard; it’s more a bar space than a proper resto—and perhaps the most damning of all, it’s no Yardbird. And while these points might be valid, we still had a fine time at this “modern” Japanese resto.
We ventured into this small noodle shop in North Point, located on a street full of diners (including the famed Wong Kei Tong Shui dessert café just around the corner), on a Friday evening. Ah Yut specializes in “Crossing the Bridge Noodles,” a signature Yunnan rice noodle dish that you can customize by choosing your soup base as well as different levels of spiciness.
Escape to the great outdoors with overnight camps on Lantau’s beautiful Pui O beach. Treasure Island offers outdoor activities such as camping, kite flying, raft building, rock climbing, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking and nature exploration.
Located at the ideal Pui O beach, Treasure Island offers two summer surf camps for children aged 5-15. The gentle waves are perfect for beginners, and classes are taught in English by certified instructors from around the world. Classes span eight weeks; from June 28-August 27 with prices starting at $2,900 per week. Accommodation is available for those wishing to stay over.
Outward Bound’s Family Weekend is designed for children (8 and up) and their parents, and offers outdoor activities such as team exercises, rock climbing and kayaking from 9am on Saturday to 2pm on Sunday. The cost includes training, accommodation and meals. During school holidays, Outward Bound also offers five-day overnight camps for kids in two age groups, 8-10 years and 11-13 years, including outdoor trips exploring beaches and streams, swimming, games, outdoor art and nighttime activities. For many children, a week at Outward Bound is a life-changing experience.
This kids fitness center offers classes for kids between six months and five years old. The younger kids take part in classes with mom and dad, while older kids can go it alone. Little ones get to try their hands at everything from song and dance to relays, group games and gymnastics.There is a $200 application fee.
An acclaimed English-language children’s theater company, Faust International is a great place for your kids to explore their creative side and overcome stage fright. From singing classes to writing workshops, kids geta chance to perform on stage in a variety of productions. Apart from regular workshops, Faust International also offers holiday camps, week-long summer theater workshops, and creative writing programs throughout the year.
With a decade of experience, Yew Chung and its Arts and Language Centre aim to provide an environment where students—particularly children—can develop their creativity, communicate effectively and have fun. Programs include everything from visual arts and dance to personal development and community outreach. Kids can also enroll in language programs, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.
If gymnastics, camping and swimming don't thrill your athletic little tyke, how about trampolining? Premier Sport and Leisure offers trampolining courses for kids aged 1-5 and 5-7, as well as a range of day camps during holidays. You can also find parent-baby swimming lessons throughout the year.