About HaoKouFu – 好口福

“HaoKouFu – 好口福” is a term with no precise English translation, but which refers to people who are lucky to eat and drink very good things. This blog would like to share my HaoKouFu with friends and others. I wish everyone HaoKouFu!

More foodie Photos by Cathy Ho   –  http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathyho/


  • Reply Food Snob November 26, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Dear Cathy,
    I am sure I have seen your website before – those l’Ambroisie photos are unforgettable. Did it used to have a different format?

    I am planning a little trip to Paris soon myself…l’Ambroisie is a must!

    If you should have any more recommendations, I would love to hear them:


  • Reply josephmallozzi August 4, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Cathy,

    Love the blog. As someone who shares your affinity for food, it’s a much-appreciated source for my upcoming Tokyo trip. I went last year and enjoyed some truly spectacular meals at some truly spectacular restaurants (L’Osier, Sushi Kanesaka, Ryugin). And with some truly spectacular company. I flew to Tokyo alone but ended up meeting some great people to share in the dining experience.

    Anyway, if you’re interested, I documented my culinary odyssey over on my blog starting with this post (http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/november-23-2008-tokyo-day-1-the-sock-hunt-the-dalloyau-vs-pierre-hermes-macaron-throwdown/). Alas, my pics are nowhere near as nice as yours but I’ve invested in a new camera for this November.

    Bon appetit!


    • Reply Cathy Ho August 5, 2009 at 9:33 pm

      Hi Joe,

      Thank you very much for kind message. I went to Tokyo in last November and was blown away by both Sawada and Ryugin. I would dare to say that the evolution and quality of fine dining in Tokyo is on the same position as Paris, or probably even exceeding.

      I’ll definitely check your blog later. I’ve just posted my review of Les Fines Gueules on HaoKouFu (http://haokoufu.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/les-fines-gueules/). Hope you’ll enjoy reading it.


  • Reply g December 22, 2009 at 9:34 am

    lots of address i love in your blog. many more to try out, will be glad to share

    • Reply Cathy Ho August 28, 2011 at 7:27 am

      Hi Gabyu,
      Thank you for this kind comment. Nice to meet you here. I just visited your Blog. It’s fantastic! So much design information, indeed very valuable for me. Merci beaucoup.

  • Reply Margo Davis October 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm


    My husband and I are headed to Paris and I do not want to do the same ole same ole. I have your bistrot list. Anything absolutely new in the last year that I should go to? We do not like pre-fixe menus and am looking for more informal but flavor filled innovative places. We are tired of traditional.

    Thank you.


    • Reply Cathy Ho October 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Margo,

      Absolutely new in last year & this year –

      Vivant – 43, rue des Petites-Ecuries, 75010 Paris +33 1 42 46 43 55
      Saturne – 17, rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, 75002 Paris +33 1 42 60 31 90
      Septime – 80 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris +33 1 43 67 38 29
      Au Passage – 1 bis, passage Saint Sebastien, Paris 75011 +33 1 43 55 07 52

      * The menus of Saturne & Septime are more pre-fixe, but they are worth to try. Au Passage is really value for money. I love the tapas idea (dinner only). All these 4 restaurants have pretty good wine selections, especially organic wine.

      Hope this is gonna help.


  • Reply Fooddesigner December 20, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Hello Cathy, thanks for all the insightful reviews in Tokyo & Paris… Planning on checking out Saturne & Vivant in January. In return, i give you my list of pastry musts in Paris Xx


  • Reply DrV May 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Hello Cathy, may I put a link of your blog on mine :
    I really enjoyed your article about on Sawada sushi !

    • Reply Cathy Ho May 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      HI Vincent – Thank you for your kind message. Of course, you may. Have a very nice weekend. 🙂

  • Reply 楊純純 November 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Hello Cathy,
    It’s been long long time no see. How are you?
    I will go to France about two weeks next Feb. from 9 to 22.
    One week will stay in south France and one week in Paris.
    Shall we have the chance to have lunch or dinner together?
    Maybe we could invite 忠道大哥 together.^__^
    Hope to see you soon.

    Miss you and take care.


  • Reply jak hayim January 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Dear Cathy,
    I kindly ask 2 recommentations for a good chineesse food in Shanghai.
    Jak Hayim

    • Reply Cathy Ho January 24, 2014 at 4:04 am

      Hi Jak,

      I would recommend you to try – Old Jesse Restaurant and Little White Birch. Both are famous for their authentic Shanghai cuisine.

      Best regards,

      • Reply jak hayim August 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

        Cathy 2 more spectacular restaurants in Hong Kong ?
        chineese and sea food .
        All the best.
        JUak Hayim

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