The Nile High Club The folks from Elgin Street staple, Sahara, are giving Hong Kong a taste of Egypt with The Nile (26 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2431-0475). Capitalizing on the small plates/bar-but-also-resto trend, The Nile will be serving “tapas” in hummus/babaganoush/tzatziki form; multicolored salads; sizzling meat plates; and grilled meats (emphasis: LAMB). The ambience is appropriately exotic, with exquisite stained glass lantern-lights hanging from the ceiling. The Tivo Twin Wyndham Street’s Tivo now has a new branch in Kennedy Town (33 Praya, Kennedy Town, 2534-1238), serving more wholesome and homey dishes in a much more wholesome and homey environment. (In fact, I don’t get the connection to Tivo on Wyndham Street at all…) The menu at Tivo KT consists of trendy items such as wagyu cheek #bao, toro pizza and veggie-centric dishes. The space feels breezy and alfresco—it makes for a great weekend brunch spot. Golden Griddle Belgian waffle specialist Waffills (G/F, 124 Leighton Rd., Causeway Bay, 2613-9600) has set up shop next to popular Japanese desserts spot Via Tokyo on Leighton Road, right in that holy Caroline Hill foodie zone that seems to be buzzing from morning to night. (On a side note: R.I.P. Waffle Yo.) The waffles at Waffills are light and airy and come in large rectangular portions: they’re best to share unless you’re treating one as a meal. Play it safe with a scoop of ice-cream, fresh fruits, and a drizzle of chocolate/caramel/strawberry sauce on top. Or go crazy with a savory waffle, such as the newly launched bacon and Canadian maple syrup version. The Skinny on HKPC Growing waistline and impending bikini season got you depressed? Hong Kong Personal Chef ( www.hongkongpersonalchef.com ) has launched a new Healthy Meals lunch program to help you get back on track. At $1,000 per head, you’re getting five lunches delivered to you (sorry darksiders, this one’s only for islanders) on any day of your choosing. You’ll fill out a form beforehand to point out your least favorite ingredients, but after that, every meal will be a fresh surprise. No matter the combo, expect a filling salad topped with seafood or fresh meat and paired with cold-pressed oil dressing, two snacks on the side (think raw cocoa balls, home-dried fruits and nuts, stuffed red peppers, and more), and a fresh juice. Last week I received a trial package that contained so much guilt-free, nutrient-filled deliciousness that I actually said “no” to a steak sandwich from The Butchers Club straight afterwards. (It will never happen again, I promise.) Fun fact: HKPC founder chef Tom Burney catered for Hollywood god (literally: he was Thor) Chris Hemsworth while he was in Hong Kong for a shoot last year, and modeled the program’s celery/banana/apple/parsley/lemon juice after Hemsworth’s personal fave. Hot! Email me at email@example.com or follow me on Twitter: @adelewong_hk.