So just what is Okinawan cuisine? It’s time to find out at the new NAHA restaurant in Taikoo Shing. There’s a rumor that inhabitants of Okinawa Island in the south of Japan have long lifespans thanks to their healthy diets, so you can look forward to cholesterol-free seaweed, low-calorie sea grapes known as “green caviar,” vitamin-packed bitter gourd and protein-rich pork. Okinawan chef Seiichiro Asato brings over 25 years’ experience to the kitchen, joined by sushi/sashimi chef Wong Tak-Ming. Try delicacies such as stewed pork knuckles, squid in soup and stewed seasonal fish with Japanese sea salt all direct from Okinawa. G1015 Yiu Sing Mansion, Stage 10, Taikoo Shing, 2186-6969. I was at the last annual Lan Kwai Fong Julyfest Food & Beer Festival, so I’m warning you: rest up now as it’s total madness. The whole area will be heaving with things to eat and imbibe on Jul 28-29, so get your yard technique in good order for a weekend of sheer gastro excess. It seems like it just opened, but McSorley’s Ale House is celebrating its first anniversary already with a barrage of all your favorite drink and food. Follow the noise over to 55 Elgin St., SoHo, 2522-2646. When it opened it quickly became a hangout for chefs, and now Bizou Bistro & Wine Bar brings on a new summer menu full of salads and lighter dishes. 49 Elgin St., SoHo, 2147-0100. Meanwhile just down the street, Boca Tapas & Wine Bar will feature rosé wines all summer with both New World and classic Old World selections. 65 Peel St., SoHo, Central, 2548-1717. A hip new sushi bar called Sushi Kuu has opened in the new Wellington Place building in Lan Kwai Fong. You can sit at the long bar or in a plush purple seat – purple reigns supreme with neon lighting in this place, contributing to a really slick atmosphere. The modern Japanese cuisine gives you plenty of very pretty little dishes to choose from. 1/F, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington St., Central, 2971-0180. You might be interested to learn that world renowned chains Wagamama and Megu (one of Donald Trump’s favorites), are opening restaurants in Hong Kong this fall. Wagamama was voted “most popular restaurant” over NOBU by the readers of Zagat’s, while Megu is in the Trump World Tower, New York. The two restaurants will be coming to the MTRC’s flagship Element mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, scheduled to open in Oct in a 100 million square foot retail and dining destination. Krug Champagne is launching its Krug Grand Cuvee, Rose and Vintage 1996 in the city at the exclusive M1NT nightclub. Afterwards, it will be available in top clubs and hotels in Hong Kong. 108 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2261-1111. There’s going to be a special organic market at the Gold Coast Shopping Mall packed with vegetables, fruits, snacks and even organic lipsticks on Aug 5 and Sep 2 from 10am-6pm. Take the 61M, 52X, 53 or 962 bus or the K51 LRT to get there. What do chefs Alain Ducasse, Gordon Ramsay and top hotels around the world share? A love for the cheeses of Bernard Antony, a maitre fromage affineur from the Sundgauaer Kaes-Kaller in Vieux Ferrette, Alsace, France. The differences in the texture, flavor and constitution of the cheeses are explained by everything from the region of origin down to the grass and altitude of the pasture on which it grazes. And after a lavish cheese dinner hosted by Bernard’s son Jean-Francois at the Caprice restaurant’s private dining room at the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong now joins other famous culinary Meccas in offering a selection of these fine fromages. If you feel you’ve got to get your tastebuds in shape for that next big menu or wine tasting, check this out – a certain Dr. Sun Jieguang has invented tongue acupuncture therapy. He learned of the close tongue-brain connection and has so far found 40 points in which to stick his needles. What’s the result so far? Mostly just a tingly feeling. Give it time.