Hong Kong food video & travel tips: best interational restaurants. The Academics, Causeway Bay coffee shop.

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If you enjoyed my Hungry in Hawaii travel video, then you’ll drool over my latest Huffington Post Travel episode — a foodie’s tour of Hong Kong!

“Travel TV host La Carmina eats her way through Hong Kong’s hippest international restaurants. With her friend John Skeleton, she visits Taboo, Boqueria, Cafe Habitu, Lily and Bloom, The Academics, and Socialito (in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, and Causeway Bay).”

Watch the new episode above and here on Huff Post Travel.

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I loved The Academics so much that I came here twice. My yellow raincoat with angel wings is by Kusuri (now carried in Karmaloop’s Kasbah). Designer Lauren Bitar’s pop Japan jackets are major head-turners.

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At this sister cafe to Habitu, the award-winning (and stylish) baristas take center stage. They hand-roast their own beans and pour it through a Chemex drip to maximize flavor.

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An Americano goes well with macaroons, cupcakes, or a chocolate tart topped with walnut and gold.

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I enjoyed the New York City feel of The Academics, with high exposed ceilings and brick walls.

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The concept is influenced by the owner’s extensive travels. The apple strudel was as good as the one I had in Germany…

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… and the small plates brought me back to Italy. The next time I’m shopping in Causeway Bay, I’ll be stopping here to refuel. (38 Yiu Wa Street, CWB, HK)

Please take a moment to read the article and watch the Hong Kong food tour video – I spent a long time on it for you!

Which restaurants and dishes excited your appetite? Here’s more of my Hong Kong travel tips and photos.

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  • ursula

    kisses darling ill see it then

  • Petra

    Everything is so kawaii!!! <3 Amazing!!!!

  • gF

    Love the video

  • Val

    very cute hostes.

  • mixka1984

    Love your trips and videos!!  :)

  • KC

    Your hair is always so fabulous! I want to visit all the places in your videos, too.

  • ZiLookout

    Makes me wish I could go to these places right now!

  • dustin

    cool

  • risa

    thanks for the article!

  • Michael

    Looks yummy

  • Melissa

    Love it! Commented! Those teddy bear lattes are to die for! One kinda looks like Basil Yuen Farrow

  • rtob

    a thanks a lot :)

  • Hilla

    So cute!

  • Wil

    Omfg, that cover picture of Basil. Where can I get a Scottish fold?

  • Silvia Je

    Great video as always!! Thx for sharing! I would like to order those cute teddy bear lattes right now!! :)

  • Cecelia

    what a fun life!

  • Melissa

    Major squeal factor!