Food & Dining

Wine in Hong Kong: Not what you buy, but where

Justine Lau Financial Times 08.07.2010
Wine in Hong Kong: Not what you buy, but where

Since early 2008 when Hong Kong abolished a 40 per cent duty on wine the city has become a battlefield for auction houses trying to sell fine and rare vintage to Asian oenophiles.

'In-N-Out' hometown bans new drive-through restaurants

BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (AP) — The birthplace of California's drive-through craze has had its fill of fast food restaurants.

Entries open for 2010 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong IWSC

Gabriel Savage The Drinks Business 16.06.2010
Entries open for 2010 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong IWSC

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, the first and largest pan-Asian wine competition, has officially opened entries for 2010.

Hong Kong to overtake US as top auction destination

Richard Woodard 16.06.2010
Hong Kong to overtake US as top auction destination

Hong Kong is on course to become the world's leading wine auction centre this year, outstripping the US as the Asian passion for fine wine intensifies.

South Korea cracks down on snake soup restaurants

South Korea will crack down on restaurants that serve snake soup as a popular summer dish, an official said Tuesday.

The dining room of the St. George

Hong Kong is always a culinary destination, but later this month it will offer a gustatory experience notable both for its historic nature and the fact that it's not Chinese in the least: the recreation of a 12-course banquet that legendary chef A...

Acker Merrall Hong Kong auction 'second biggest ever'

Asia's biggest ever wine auction has made more than HK$150m, breaking a series of records with wines sourced from the cellar of controversial collector Eric Greenberg.

Largest wine exhibition in Asia-Pacific opens in HK

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, the largest international wine and spirits exhibition in Asia-Pacific, opened its 6th show in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Dom Perignon Rose Œnotheque Will be Launched Worldwide at Sotheby's Hong Kong

Sotheby’s announced an addition to the 21 May wine auction in Hong Kong. A vertical of Dom Pérignon Rosé Œnotheque, a world première release from the reserve cellar of Dom Pérignon, never commercially released before, will be included in the sale,...

Hong Kong leads Asian wine market

Mei Tuicolo FinanceAsia 12.05.2010
Hong Kong leads Asian wine market

The latest 2010 market study conducted for Vinexpo by The International Wine and Spirits Record has found that wine consumption in Hong Kong continues to grow. The annual per capita consumption among the population of legal drinking age now stands...

Hong Kong's bakers du jour teach us how to roll a fat one

Hong Kong bakery, Roll, has been hovering at the top of OpenRice's rankings since it opened on Granville Road a little over a month ago. Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui is chock-full of trendy stores, but has been conspicuously lacking in food opt...

Indian billionaire to open 'save the planet’ restaurant

Indian billionaire Radhika Oswal is set to open the world’s first restaurant that offers a menu aimed at saving the planet from climate change.

A Hong Kong Chef's Toolbox

Amy Ma The Wall Street Journal 05.05.2010
A Hong Kong Chef's Toolbox

Chefs are notoriously picky about their equipment, but Gray Kunz, the chef behind the new Café Gray Deluxe at Hong Kong’s The Upper House hotel, took it one step further.

Hong Kong ready to welcome the world of wine

In terms of wine auctions, Hong Kong now boasts that it's the second most important venue in the world, outside of New York, and has warned that the Big Apple had better start watching its back.


For a city that promotes itself as the culinary capital of Asia, the surprising thing is that Hong Kong has up until recently had relatively few English language guides to help diners sort through the city's more than 11,000 restaurants. But thing...

Take a Trip Down K-Town 02.10.2009
Take a Trip Down K-Town

Located on the far side of the Western district, Kennedy Town has spent years as a quiet, local neighborhood for families. In the past it was also an arrival point for many mainland immigrants, hence all the Chiu Chow-style soy braised goose resta...

About a Soy

Dorothy So 02.10.2009

Who says tofu’s bland and tasteless? Dorothy So savors the humble bean in all its many shapes and forms.

Food with Fire

Dorothy So and Jacky Lee 25.09.2009

It’s that time of the year again. Dorothy So and Jacky Lee pick the best new spots to watch the fireworks on this October 1.

Sampling the Sister SAR

Dorothy So 04.09.2009

Pig’s brain noodles, secret dai pai dongs and retro ice cream are just some of the hidden gems Dorothy So discovered on her Macanese food safari.

The Dim Sum of it All

Dorothy So 28.08.2009

From fusion to swanky to down and dirty, Dorothy So takes stock of the best dim sum in town.

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