Island East Markets Hong Kong

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One of the more meaningful things I did months before leaving my previous position in Hong Kong and moving to Macau was introducing e_ting the wonderful woman behind the Island East Markets concept to the team at Swire to sponsor the venue and subsequently putting Miele in touch with her to anchor sponsor the event. I’m so glad it’s all become a reality!

I’m so impressed and inspired by how hard she’s worked to make this all happen! I’m happy to have contributed in a good karmic way!

plussixfive kong ba bao

Although Macau is so close to Hong Kong, commuting the other way just hasn’t been as often than when I was working full time. And I only finally made it out there last Sunday in the rainy weather. It was well worth the trip as there was a Singaporean popup Plussixfive that served amazing rendang baos with achar!! I’ve never had that combination before, but this Singaporean food fusion was lovely. And so delish.

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There was also homemade chwee kueh – not quite like at Tiong Bahru market, and also Laksa, but I would recommend to save all room for the rendang baos.

Island East Markets is going on every Sunday until 16 December. A good place to shop for artisanal different Christmas gifts, so go on down!

If you’re taking the MTR, go to Quarry Bay, exit A. And when you’re done at the little market and feeling for a drink, head up to Sugar, the rooftop bar @ East Hong Kong, a 10 min walk away with stunning harbour views.

And a random plug for an old video I commissioned earlier this year as I handheld the HK Poly U students through their media briefs for Swire Hotels. One of my favourites for EAST Hong Kong.


  1. Charmaine
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 02:05:00

    Thanks so much for the awesome post Juliana, I didn’t realise you came to the stall! Glad you liked the baos :-)


  2. baobabs
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 02:25:05

    thanks Charmaine!! my only regret was not da-paoing some rendang to have at home with rice!! it was fab and im still thinking about them!


  3. Janice
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 21:02:14

    Thank you so much Juliana for all your help in those early, dark days! So glad you got to come and see it for yourself! :) HK misses you!


  4. baobabs
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 02:16:48

    One of the more meaningful things I did in 2012 Janice!! So PROUD OF YOU!!! Looking forward to see where you’re taking it in 2013! xx


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