Food & Dining

A Hong Kong chef who grows her own vegetables

Rahul Jacob Financial Times 06.11.2010
A Hong Kong chef who grows her own vegetables

As the first course comes out at Yin Yang, chef Margaret Xu Yuan is explaining to her Chinese and American guests at the next table that the vegetables on one platter, including corn and Indian lettuce, are grown on her farm in Hong Kong’s New Ter...

Hong Kong to be region's wine hub

Leslie Tang Channel News Asia 05.11.2010
Hong Kong to be region's wine hub

Hong Kong is keen to establish itself as the wine hub of the region as it kicks off on Thursday, the third annual Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair.

It's in Hong Kong: The iPad Wine List

Amy Ma The Wall Street Journal 02.11.2010
It's in Hong Kong: The iPad Wine List

At Hong Kong’s L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, you get two choices when it comes to the wine list, and it’s not between red and white: You can flip through the restaurant’s 125-page wine list (more like a book, really), or you can use an iPad. Almost ...

Celebrate World Vegan Day by becoming a super hero at Loving Hut

In honor of World Vegan Day, we visited the excellent Loving Hut vegetarian restaurant.

Lafite Sets Wine Record $230000 a Bottle in Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction

Three bottles of Chateau Lafite’s 1869 vintage each sold for a record price of HK$1.8 million ($230,000) at a sale in Hong Kong last night, underlining Asia’s dominance of the auction market for trophy label wines.

Precious and nearly private: Speakeasy restaurants draw natives, tourists

When he takes out-of-town visitors for dinner, Chris Hougland, a banker, has an ace up his sleeve. “I start by walking them down the main streets, right past the big commercial restaurants, until we stop at an old dingy building,’’ he says. “I the...

Singapore, Hong Kong restaurants best in Asia: report

Singapore and Hong Kong dominated a list of Asia's best restaurants, but Malaysia made it into the elite ranks for the first time, an annual survey showed.

Where to Find an Autumn Seafood Special in Hong Kong

ALEX FREW MCMILLAN The New York Times 19.10.2010
Where to Find an Autumn Seafood Special in Hong Kong

It’s autumn in Hong Kong, and that means peak season for a quintessentially Chinese delicacy: the hairy crab. As fall arrives, the crabs plump up, and restaurants stock them in huge numbers. Those cooking at home can buy live crabs, the little bun...

Florida company unveils red celery

A Florida-based U.S. produce company is looking to titillate the eye and the taste buds by offering a new red-colored celery to give a "colorful crunch" to salads and dips.

Hong Kong Toasts With Wine-in-a-Cup

Amy Ma The Wall Street Journal 11.10.2010
Hong Kong Toasts With Wine-in-a-Cup

Old-world oenophiles have raised an eyebrow or two over China’s wine-drinking habits, which includes mixing red wine with Sprite. What will they have to say about what British retailer Marks & Spencer is doing?

Hong Kong's best cheap eat 11.10.2010
Hong Kong's best cheap eat

When you want it right cheap and right now, these picks will cure your cravings

Christie’s Sells $6.2 Million of Wine at Hong Kong Auction

Christie’s International sold HK$48.13 million ($6.2 million) of wine at a two-day auction in Hong Kong as Asian buyers bid up prices for Chateau Lafite- Rothschild and Chateau Ausone.

Auction houses look to please Asian wine investors

More than $15 million worth of first-growth Bordeaux and Burgundies will be going under the hammer in the coming weeks as the wine auction season kicks off in Hong Kong.

US first lady asks restaurants to serve healthy foods

MARY CLARE JALONICK Yahoo! News 14.09.2010
US first lady asks restaurants to serve healthy foods

First lady Michelle Obama is prodding the nation's restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and market nutritious foods to kids.

What's On the Menu? At Hong Kong's Amber it's something exotic

Chef Richard Ekkebus is a regular visitor to Hong Kong's wet markets, where he samples vegetables harvested in the city's green hinterland and buys fresh seafood plucked straight from the South China sea. But you won't find many of these ingredien...

Sotheby's Hong Kong To Offer The Bordeaux Collection from SK Networks

Sotheby’s announced their inaugural auction with SK Networks on 30 October 2010 at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. SK Networks is a major subsidiary of Korea’s third largest conglomerate, the SK Group, who in 2005 expanded their outreach to wine...

HK expands Tea Fair to promote role as global tea trade hub

Following its well-received debut in 2009, the Hong Kong International Tea Fair on Thursday returned to reinforce the city's role as a premier tea-trading hub in Asia.

Liquid highs in Hong Kong

Andrew Dembina 13.08.2010
Dixon Ip swears by his caffeine to get through the day.

Hong Kong's long waking hours are fueled by more than a strong cup of local tea these days. Coffee houses and energy drinks have flooded its busy streets and supermarket shelves, providing global ways to get through the long day, and night. Three ...

Christie's Hong Kong Plans Special French Wine Sale

Christie’s Hong Kong will be presenting a stand-alone wine sale of the SK Networks Collection on September 18 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Owned by a Korea-based global business conglomerate and a dealer in wine business, the collection feature...

Vintage idea! A wine vending machine... all you have to do is swipe your driving licence, look into the CCTV camera and blow into the Breathalyser

The state of Pennsylvania has introduced America's first ever wine vending machine as part of a supermarket trial. Customers just have to swipe their driver's licence, look into the camera and blow into a breathalyser attached to the machine to pu...

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