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/

11 thoughts on “About HaoKouFu – 好口福”

  1. 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:


  2. josephmallozzi said:

    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!


    • 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 (https://haokoufu.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/les-fines-gueules/). Hope you’ll enjoy reading it.


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

    • 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.

  4. Margo Davis said:


    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.


    • 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.


  5. 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


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

  7. 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.


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