Date
25 May 2017

eat

  • Enjoying kuzumochi at Mount Yoshino

    - May 19, 2017 6:00pm
    Friends of mine, one after another, have been luring me into joining their hiking trips in Japan in recent years. Their reasons for going there are endless — enchanting trails, breathtaking scenery, excellent security, good food,...
  • A glimpse into the future of Chinese cuisine

    - May 19, 2017 5:32pm
    For several days, I went back and forth to HOFEX, a biennial trade show on food and hospitality held recently at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. It was an exciting show dedicated to the...
  • Enping offers more than just hot springs

    - May 19, 2017 5:30pm
    Enping, a city in the southern part of Guangdong province, has suddenly found itself under the media spotlight. That’s because Hong Kong’s financial secretary, Paul Chan, specifically mentioned the place in an interview in late April,...
  • HKUST dropout chases dream to become French cuisine chef

    - May 12, 2017 5:35pm
    In this city, a diploma from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is considered very valuable – but not in the eyes of Alice Wong. An outstanding student since her childhood, Wong had...
  • The joys of eating river shrimp during spring

    - May 12, 2017 5:00pm
    When I went to my hometown, Shunde in Foshan city in Guangdong province, for tomb-sweeping in early April this year, I was lucky to enjoy the seafood that was in season-river shrimp. River shrimp, as the...
  • A bowl of the unexpected

    - May 12, 2017 3:31pm
    One night, since I had to work until 9 p.m. at the office in Causeway Bay, I decided to treat myself to a bowl of ramen first.  There must be dozens of Japanese-style eateries along Sharp Street...
  • Conch slices that you shouldn’t miss

    - May 5, 2017 5:30pm
    The first and last time I tried giant conch slices in a restaurant was in Chaoshan in Guangdong province. I thought it would be cheaper in mainland China but the dish turned out as costly as...
  • Korean mother conquers Hong Kong with home-style cooking

    - Apr 28, 2017 5:32pm
    There are a lot of Korean restaurants that people in Hong Kong can choose from but only a few are recommended by the prestigious Michelin Guide. Kelly’s Cape Bop is one of them. Since its opening...
  • Why Hong Kong public markets are disappearing

    - Apr 28, 2017 5:31pm
    For many years, Hong Kong’s food culture has featured in quite a number of public markets but it’s a pity to see them shrink either in number or size thanks to the government’s urban planning. I...
  • Impressive shrimp toast at a Sapporo izakaya

    - Apr 21, 2017 5:35pm
    An old classmate of mine, who learned of my trip to Hokkaido, warned me against taking other members of my tour group – especially ladies, kids and the elderly –  to an izakaya, which is a type...
  • How to make delicious fried fish balls

    - Apr 21, 2017 5:34pm
    I recently visited a friend who owns a factory in Foshan in Guangdong province, and it was there were I had some of the most unforgettably delicious fish balls. The taste of the fried fish balls,...
  • What Chinese restaurants can learn from World’s 50 snub

    - Apr 14, 2017 6:31pm
    Of the world’s 50 best restaurants this year, none is Chinese. Some people might call it unfair but there are no strict rules for the judges, which include food writers, critics, chefs, restaurant owners and gourmets,...
  • What really makes the difference in an abalone dish

    - Apr 14, 2017 5:30pm
    Paul, known as “the Thai culture expert” in Hong Kong media, is an amiable, carefree chap who often volunteers to help local reporters in matters concerning Thailand. In a recent visit to the city, Paul invited...
  • Japanese matcha soufflé cheesecake — with recipe

    - Apr 7, 2017 7:00pm
    Speaking of soufflé, the baked French dessert made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites tastes light and fluffy, but inevitably, is a little bit thin. As for a creamy cheesecake, it comes so intense that...
  • Café Siam aims to bring ‘sanuk’ to everyone

    - Mar 31, 2017 5:32pm
    Established in Central in 1999, the Michelin-recognized Café Siam has opened a branch in Kennedy Town, featuring authentic Thai signature dishes and exclusive creations that cuisine lovers must try. For renowned chef Phimgoen Somchai, the objective is...
  • The best way to enjoy your croissant

    - Mar 24, 2017 7:01pm
    Last week I stepped into a Saint Honore cake shop to grab and go with my recent favorite – a coconut bun. But it’s the croissants that caught my attention: each one has a note that...
  • Why Hong Kong is not producing enough organic vegetables

    - Mar 24, 2017 5:34pm
    It all began when Wong Ling couldn’t get into the Vegetable Marketing Organization. Instead of being discouraged when his produce was dismissed by the group as “too many and too poor”, Wong persevered. He decided to...
  • Silky Italian hot chocolate

    - Mar 24, 2017 5:30pm
    At a market in Bologna in northern Italy, we were greeted with the word “Venchi” on a sign board. “I want a full cup of choco,” I said to the group. It was important to stay...
  • A passion for bread: from physics to baking

    - Mar 17, 2017 5:31pm
    Cooking involves a lot of chemistry and physics. While we wait for our order to arrive at the table, people in the kitchen are busy mixing ingredients, sifting flour and sugar, sprinkling spices, transforming liquid into...
  • The Temple Street of my youth

    - Mar 10, 2017 5:31pm
    My generation is probably the last to have seen the prime of dai daat dei or poor man’s nightclub. The 1950s could be considered the golden age of the night market, where stalls sold all sorts of...

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