Retro Gaming Shops in Hong Kong

Retro games, often defined as video games from the 1970s to the early 2000s, have experienced a significant resurgence in popularity over recent years. This revival is fueled by a combination of nostalgia and a growing appreciation for the simplicity and charm of classic game design. Titles from platforms like the NES, Sega Genesis, and the original PlayStation have found new life through re-releases, emulation, and dedicated retro consoles. For many, these games evoke fond memories of childhood and a simpler era of gaming, characterized by pixel art graphics, chiptune music, and often punishing levels of difficulty.

The resurgence of retro games has also been supported by the modern gaming industry, which recognizes the enduring appeal of these classics. Companies like Nintendo have tapped into this trend with products like the NES and SNES Classic Editions—miniaturized, pre-loaded consoles that sold out almost immediately upon release. Similarly, platforms such as Steam and have made numerous retro games available digitally, ensuring that even titles that once faced obscurity are accessible to a broad audience. This trend is complemented by the indie game development scene, where creators often draw inspiration from retro gaming aesthetics and mechanics to develop new games that feel both familiar and fresh.

In Hong Kong, retro gaming holds a unique and cherished place in the hearts of many gamers, reflecting the city’s rich history in the broader landscape of video gaming. The densely populated markets of Sham Shui Po, for instance, are renowned for their treasure troves of vintage games and consoles, where enthusiasts can find everything from classic Famicom units to rare Game Boy cartridges. This passion is fueled by both nostalgia and a deep appreciation for the evolution of gaming, with local arcades and gaming cafes often hosting retro game nights that bring together communities of older and younger players alike. The vibrant gaming culture in Hong Kong not only celebrates these classic games but also preserves the legacy and continuous influence of retro gaming in an era dominated by modern technological advancements.

Other Retro Games Stores and their locations are below:

Retro Game Store in Ho King Shopping Centre

Ho King Shopping Centre, Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Boxxy Retro

Sheung Wan 


Shop No. 2002, 2/F, Smiling Shau Kei Wan Plaza, No. 17 Nam Hong ST, Shau Kei, Wan, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong


Keto Food Stores in Hong Kong

Ketogenic diets have surged in popularity recently as more people turn to high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plans to achieve weight loss and improve metabolic health. This diet emphasizes fats and proteins while minimizing carbs, prompting the body to enter a state of ketosis, where fat is burned for energy instead of glucose. Advocates report benefits like sustained energy, reduced appetite, and better control over blood sugar levels. The diet’s effectiveness, along with its endorsement by celebrities and influencers, has helped it gain a foothold in the crowded landscape of dietary trends, sparking a wide array of keto-friendly products and dedicated online communities.

In Hong Kong, ketogenic-focused stores have started to carve out a niche in the local market, catering to the growing number of individuals adopting this low-carb, high-fat lifestyle. These specialty shops offer a range of keto-friendly products, from sugar-free snacks and grass-fed meats to MCT oils and low-carb baking supplies, making it easier for adherents to maintain their diet amidst the city’s carb-heavy culinary culture.

Foodie Yard 生酮低碳天然健康零食凍肉食品専門店

Located in Causeway Bay, this shop also has an online store and numerous keto foods and snacks including keto bread. 

Causeway Place, Great George St, 銅鑼灣地帶 2樓 268號舖 Shop 268 · 6892 2227

百味市集 Feast Market

Located in Causeway Bay, there are a couple aisles of ketogenic food and snacks. There’s an interesting selection including some candies and chocolates that I couldn’t find in any other grocery stores.

B/F-1/F, Aura on Pennington, 66 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay
渣甸街66號 亨環B/F-1/F, Causeway Bay

They also have a second location in Tin Hau on electric road at 54 Electric road, Tin Hau.

Nature’s Village

This chain has various stores around Hong Kong though there are notable locations in Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay.

They have an interesting selection of keto food items including some frozen pastries and various other food products I couldn’t find elsewhere in Hong Kong


TEL: (852) 2121 1637
G/F., 36 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Open Hours
Mon-Sat: 9am to 10pm
Sun & Public Holiday: 11am to 8:30pm


TEL: (852) 2111 0683
Shop 106, 1/F., Tai Yau Plaza
181 Johnston Road
灣仔莊士敦道181號大有廣場1樓 106號鋪

Open Hours
Mon-Sat: 11:30 am to 8:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: 12noon to 8pm


TEL: (852) 2575 0188
Shop 3, G/F., Gold Swan Commercial Building,
438-444 Hennessy Road,
銅鑼灣軒尼詩道438-444號. 金鵝商業大廈地下3號舖

Open Hours
Mon-Sat: 11:30am to 8:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: 12noon to 8pm


How to speak Silicon Valley

Guardian has a humorous take on 50+ tech terms you should know.

bootstrap (v) – To start a company without venture capital. The only option for the vast majority of people who start companies, but a point of pride for the tiny subset of entrepreneurs who have access to venture capital and eschew it. “My dad is friends with Tim Draper but I wanted to do something on my own so I’m bootstrapping” – a tech bro.

Facebook (n) Your mom’s favorite social media platform.

pivot (v) – What tech startups do when they realize scaling is not a business model without a monetization strategy.”

Head on over to the article for the full list.

100 tricks to appear smart in brainstorming meetings

Sarah Cooper has a book (100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings (October 4, Andrews McMeel)) coming out with 100 tricks to appear smart in meetings.

Here are some examples from the book grabbed from her post at Techcrunch.

In a brainstorming meeting, the pressure of coming up with incredible new ideas can be debilitating. Luckily, the last thing most corporations want is new ideas.

During these largely pointless exercises, the point is to contribute using the mere gravitas of your presence, make other people’s ideas seem like your ideas, and look like a true leader by questioning the efficiency of the whole process.

Here are 9 tricks to make you look like you’re the creative force on your team.

  1. Leave to get water and ask if anyone needs anything

Just before the meeting starts, get up and ask if anyone needs anything. People will think you’re so thoughtful, kind, and giving, plus you’ll be able to disappear for 10 minutes no questions asked. Even if no one wants anything, return with bottles of water, soda, and snacks.

Your colleagues will feel compelled to start drinking and snacking, and your foresight will make them think you can really predict the future.


  1. Grab a pad of sticky notes and start drawing

While the topics are being introduced, grab one of those sticky note pads and start drawing meaningless flowcharts. Your colleagues will look over at you with worried interest, wondering how you’re coming up with so many complex ideas even before you know what this meeting is for.


  1. Make an analogy that’s so simple it sounds deep

When everyone is trying to define the problem, make an analogy about baking a cake, or something just as completely unrelated. Your colleagues will nod their heads in agreement, even if they really don’t understand how what you’re saying is related to what they’re talking about. Talking completely over their heads will make you seem wildly transcendent and intimidatingly creative, even though the truth is you really just like cake.


  1. Ask if we’re asking the right questions

Nothing makes you seem smarter than when you question the questions by asking if they’re the right questions. If someone responds by asking you what you think the right questions are, say you just asked one.


Sidebar: How to strategically shoot down small ideas

Wonder if an idea seems too small so your colleagues see you as a big thinker and a gamechanger.

Use one of these phrases:

  • But how is it disruptive?
  • Is this 10x?
  • Is this the future?
  • I thought that was dead.
  • What’s the big Win?
  • But isn’t Apple doing that?


  1. Use an idiom

Using an idiom to question an idea is a subtle, smart way of questioning it. Here are some idioms to choose from:

  • Isn’t that gilding the lily?
  • Isn’t that putting lipstick on a pig?
  • Seems like we’re polishing a turd.

For the the full post, please go to her post on Techcrunch or go to her site at

Investor to Founder Translations

Sean Percival has a funny Investor-to-Founder translation post up at his site.

Some highlights:

Investor to Founder

“We’re looking for mission-driven founders” = We expect you to work unhealthy amounts of hours on this

“When is your round closing?” = How long can I delay in giving you a commitment?

“Who else are you talking with?” = I’m going to email them right after this meeting to gossip about you

“Who else is investing in this round?” = Is anyone smarter than me sticking their neck out first?

“Oh, yes. I know them very well!” = We had lunch once

Founder to Investor

“Would be great to give you an update on the business!” = I’m looking for a bridge round

“We are doubling every month!” = Last month, we had 1 sale, and now we have 2!

“Things are going great!” = We are totally screwed


For the whole post, please head over to his site.

Food Tours

One of the most interesting things about food is how universal food and food culture is. You’ve got a topic that instantly connects anyone around the world regardless the culture, nationality and race.

Thus, instead of just solely seeing the sights on a vacation, I’ve always highly valued the food experience. Yet sometimes, some people revert to routine when they’re in their own home towns. In this case, I am also guilty of not leaving my comfort zone when it comes to food.

A while back I decided to try something new and organised these food tours for friends. I thought I’d share some of the maps and itineraries that we’ve done. In addition to this we’ve done a couple other tours in Causeway Bay that haven’t been properly mapped out.

Updated version 2018 (Jordan/Yau Ma Tei/Mongkok) (Korean Fried Chicken – Causeway Bay)
If you’re in Hong Kong, glad to organise a food tour on your behalf. Just give us a shout.

How to Speak Startup

Sometimes the lingo that startup CEOs throw around can get confusing, Techcrunch has a humourous glossary to help you navigate the world of startups and Silicon Valley.

Acqui-hire – A strategy for acquiring talent pioneered by Google in the mid-2000s that happens when a bigger company thinks your team is good but your idea is hilariously bad. Also called a “signing bonus.”

Failure – A bad thing that the Silly Valley has recently put on a pedestal as something to be celebrated.

Cashflow Positive – Someone gave us a dollar.

Pivot – What happens when a company realizes its course of action is not living up to expectations. The classic historic example is The Point, which became Groupon after the company posted a coupon to a pizza place in The Point’s building in Chicago. (See also, Failure.)

SaaS — It loses money.

Pre-Money Valuation – A number you made up.

Post-Money Valuation – A number that you made up alongside your VC with the addition of some cash. Your burn rate is probably too high.”

For the full list, head on over to the article at Techcrunch.