How many Khmer Rouge leaders will be prosecuted in Cambodia?

The answer is that no one knows: the special tribunal that convened in Phnom Penh in early July hasn’t said how many trials they plan. But with recent the death of former Khmer Rouge leader Ta Mok, affectionately known to his countrymen as "The Butcher," one more major Khmer Rouge leader has escaped justice. Ta…

Take it to the Bridge

It's loud. Very loud and the woman next to me is Nepalese, born in Hong Kong. She works as a stripper in Central and is hanging with a lank-haired Russian, also a stripper, and also maybe a hooker, and a Chinese guy who sits in the lone back booth surrounded by women. He is buying…

Yin Ping Vietnamese

Hong Kong Causeway Bay 24 Cannon St., Causeway Bay Tel: 2832 9038   (Around the corner from the Excelsior Hotel and the World Trade Center) Yin Ping was opened by a Vietnamese refugee family in the late 1970s. It was a culinary novelty back then: lovers of Thai food (for example) were forced to journey…

Salaryman’s Heaven in Hong Kong

Ichiban 21 Lan Fong Rd. (Behind the Lee Gardens) Causeway Bay Hong Kong    Ichiban is Hong Kong's most authentic izakaya, or traditional Japanese drinking spot. If you read Japanese, you won't need a menu: all the dishes are posted on the restaurant walls.  The food is anything but refined, but you can get just…

Shanghai 369 Restaurant

Hong Kong Wanchai Shanghai 369 Restaurant 30-34 O'Brien St., Wanchai h5.hidden {position: absolute;left: -1669px;} 70-485Unified Communications certification (Beneath the overpass to Revenue Tower; next to Deli France and across from California Fitness) This is a durable, down-market place that serves solid, Shanghai-style dishes. It has the classic, encyclopedic Hong Kong restaurant menu - printed in…

Hong Kong’s Little India

Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui Gourmet Aladdin Suite 4 & 6, 9th floor, Block E Chungking Mansion 36-44 Nathan Rd. Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon   When I feel like a masala dosa - the south Indian rice pancake stuffed with spiced potatoes - I go to Aladdin in Chungking Mansions. Actually, that's not exactly the…

You Are Not Alone. Ever

The Sogo crossing doesn't merely give you a chance to feel a part of Hong Kong, or an alienated outsider. Every evening at Sogo you can experience the essence h5.hidden {position: absolute;left: -1669px;} 70-432GB2312Unified Communications certificationof an atom - and understand why atoms probably hate molecules. (Lovers holding hands, parents and children, people dragging suitcases…

Ignorance Reigns in Blair’s Britain – and That’s Bad News for Asia

But if Durham encapsulates so much that is enduringly attractive about England, it also tells one a lot about what is wrong with its educational system. Durham would appear to have so much going for it. Bryson the globe-trotting travel writer and witty pedagogue - "A Short History of Nearly Everything" - seems evidence of…

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Where to Find Hong Kong’s Best Dumpling

Hong Kong Central   Tsim Chai Kee Noodle 95 Wellington St., Central, Hong Kong (A few storefronts east of the Escalator)     You'll recognize Tsim Chai Kee by the line of people waiting outside, especially at lunch or dinner. It was once a true hole in the wall, although it recently doubled its seating…