22 February 2017

Rachel Chan

Writer of the Hong Kong Economic Journal
  • Chui Chun-wah lays out the shrimps for drying, part of an old industry in the fishing village of Tai O. Photo: HKEJ

    The salt of Tai O: Preserving an old family business

    - Feb 17, 2017 5:38pm
    Back in the 1930s, Tai O was one of the four biggest fishing villages in Hong Kong, contributing about a quarter of the seafood supply to the local market. And because refrigeration was limited in those...
  • Bhajan Singh, Asian sous chef at Park Lane Hotel's PLAYT restaurant, says tandoori masala should be prepared with only fresh spices and herbs. Photo: HKEJ

    Tandoori chicken with an oven

    - Jul 15, 2016 5:32pm
    Tandoori chicken, which originated in the Punjab region in northern India and eastern Pakistan, is a widely popular dish that is made by marinating chicken with yogurt and tandoori masala. According to Bhajan Singh, Asian sous...
  • Tom Burney, founder and executive chef of Invisible Kitchen, has the perfect recipe -- Belgian waffles with whipped cream and ginger gaarden cocktail. Photo: HKEJ

    Recipe: Waffles with whipped cream plus beer cocktail

    - Jul 8, 2016 5:31pm
    Beer is an absolute necessity for some sports fans. They wash their excitement down with it or toast their favorite teams in all its frothy glory. Euro Cup and Olympics diehards, for instance, can hardly be...
  • Paul Kwok and Ediwah Tang have been experimenting with dessert-cocktail pairings including  Cheesecake crunch + B4 Sunset cocktail. Photos: HKEJ

    Cheesecake crunch and B4 Sunset cocktail pairing – with recipe

    - Jun 24, 2016 5:31pm
    Jerry Maguire, the 1996 American romantic comedy/drama, is Paul Kwok’s favorite movie. Why did he name his cocktail and dessert bar in Causeway Bay after it? Kwok quotes a famous line from the movie: “You complete me.” It’s...
  • Singapore-based three-Michelin-star chef Bruno Ménard introduces to us a dish featuring spinach topped with a cream-based lemon sabayon. Photos: HKEJ

    Lemon sabayon: a creamy sauce for kids, too – with recipe

    - Jun 17, 2016 5:36pm
    Whether in the culinary practices of the East or the West, sauces are an important way to add extra flavor to food. In the early 20th century, the legendary French chef Auguste Escoffier defined in his classic...
  • Cinderella Yeung, head chef of Le Café Habitat Paris at Causeway Bay’s Windsor House, is showcasing the making of Vietnamese prawn rice paper rolls and two feature sauces. Photos: HKEJ

    Vietnamese summer rolls and dipping sauces – with recipe

    - Jun 10, 2016 5:32pm
    A super hot summer is coming to town, so it is about time to treat yourself to a light and refreshing appetizer. Cinderella Yeung, head chef of Le Café Habitat Paris inside the Habitat concept store...
  • Xyvan Mui, from Sweetish by Honeymoon Dessert in Yuen Long's Yoho Mall, has come up with a dessert recipe for durian cheese pizza. Photos: HKEJ

    Durian cheese pizza – with recipe

    - Jun 3, 2016 5:33pm
    Mon thong, which means “golden pillow” in Thai, is Thailand’s most famous and important variety of durian. Although it is readily available throughout the year, the best season is between April and June. Unlike other fruit, “the...
  • Leo Choi, sous chef at Invisible Kitchen, said not only apples but pears, peaches, pineapples and even tomatoes or onions can be used as the main ingredient in a tarte Tatin. Photo: HKEJ

    Apple tarte Tatin – with recipe

    - May 13, 2016 5:32pm
    Tarte Tatin, an upside-down pastry, is, like many inventions, the (delicious) result of an accident. It was created at the Hotel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron, a small town about 160 kilometers south of Paris, in the 1880s....
  • Singapore-based Michelin three-star chef Bruno Ménard decided to use buckwheat in his latest risotto recipe. Photos: HKEJ

    Buckwheat risotto with cod – with recipe

    - Apr 15, 2016 6:53pm
    In the 14th century, rice was introduced into Italy, where the plains of Piedmont and Lombardy have been the major farming areas for the grain. Naturally, the dish risotto, featuring rice, originated in the northwestern part...
  • Chef Kit Mak has come up with a new recipe for golden custard year cake, which is a healthier choice over ready-made ones. Photos:, HKEJ

    Golden custard CNY cake: Here’s how to do it

    - Jan 30, 2016 8:02am
    Niangao, literally meaning year cake, is a must-have dish prepared by the elders as a good luck offering so that their children will grow up well and be blessed with good health. The custom is said to...

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