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A Texan’s Take on Hong Kong

Andrew Stanley
Vice President
APAC

| January 29, 2018

Andrew's wife and daughter do an interesting pose for the camera

A Texan’s Take on Hong Kong

A Texas-native, Andrew relocated to the Asia Pacific headquarter 13 years ago to expand TransPerfect in the region. When he’s not working, he loves adventuring around Asia with his wife and two children.

What is your favourite restaurant?

Yardbird always has a good atmosphere I love their signature Korean fried cauliflower, aka “KFC”, and their various chicken yakitori specialties. They also have great Japanese whisky, craft brews and sake.

Where should we go for a cocktail?

The Pontiac has a rough and retro rock and roll vibe. Or check out Stockton, a speakeasy hidden in an alleyway of Lan Kwai Fong. Look out for the hanging light bulb, and try not to walk into it if you’re tall! If you’re meeting up with friends, Isola or Red Bar on the rooftop of IFC mall are good options. It's located in the heart of the city with great views of the harbour overlooking Kowloon.

Can you recommend any good clothing boutiques?

You could happily spend an afternoon exploring the boutiques in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong is a great place to get a tailored suit.

I’m traveling with childen, where should I take them?

My kids love going on a boat trip to Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung for a day at the beach.

Local speciality?

Dim Sum at Jade Garden. Alternatively, Yum Cha adds a contemporary and playful twist to this traditional cuisine.

What is Hong Kong known for?

The things that make Hong Kong are the fast-paced lifestyle, iconic skyline and beautiful hikes. Fun Fact: Less than 15% of the landmass that comprises Hong Kong is developed. The rest is wilderness and jungle to explore!

What is the best area to stay in when visiting town?

I always tell visiting friends to stay in Central. For first timers, you might as well stay in the heart of all the action.

Hong Kong
  • 'Yardbird always has a good atmosphere I love their signature Korean fried cauliflower, aka “KFC”.'

  • 'Or check out Stockton'

  • 'Dim Sum at Jade Garden.'

  • 'Alternatively, Yum Cha adds a contemporary and playful twist to this traditional cuisine.'

  • 'The Pontiac has a rough and retro rock and roll vibe.'

  • 'If you’re meeting up with friends, Isola'

  • 'Red Bar on the rooftop of IFC mall'

  • 'My kids love going on a boat trip to Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung for a day at the beach.'

  • 'You could happily spend an afternoon exploring the boutiques in Causeway Bay.'

  • 'Lan Kwai Fong'

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