|HONG KONG NIGHTLIFE GUIDE WITH JOSIE & THE UNI BOYS|
Although many people in Hong Kong know Josie as the rebel daughter of Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho (last checked, he had an estimated worth of $7 billion US), she’s also a huge force in the indie film scene when she’s not yelping and jumping all over the stage. 852 Films is a production company that she formed with her manager Andrew Ooi, and husband Conroy Chan (who also co-created Alive Not Dead with some of the Rotten Tomatoes guys) and is completely dedicated to pushing the boundaries in HK with youthful and edgier films.
|PHOTO OP WITH THE MAN SING RESTAURANT FAMILY|
After chatting about the band’s DIY approach and opting for an indie vs major label deal, we full-on indulged in Man Sing’s signature Chinese home comfort food, like its meat tower, sweet 'n sticky pork chops, and spicy tofu & crab dishes.
|THE MAN SING MEAT TOWER|
For dessert, we hit Josie’s fellow actor-friend’s shop, Siu Tan Ku. Here, classic desserts are given a delicious modern twist like my favorite of the night, the lychee panna cotta. Listen, I’m lactose intolerant and didn’t have my Lactaid on me but I finished the whole damn thing. Worth it.
|LYCHEE PANNA COTTA AT SIU TAN KU|
To cap off our night, we headed to the epicenter of HK nightlife, the Lan Kwai Fong district, and dodged past all the bright lights and pumping fists through to an abandoned square where we walked up and over to get to this really rad bar, a Josie & the Uni Boys’ fave, called Yumla (which has since been shut down, and nothing to do with us, I swear).
Much love to Josie & the Uni Boys for closing out the show with me and showing off the HK night guide you would no doubt NOT find in any other travel show. xx