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Having children help out in the kitchen is a good way to encourage them to explore food - they're more likely to taste something if they've had a hand in preparing it. This Petit Chef Junior peeler is whimsical, and just the right size for small hands. Available in pink or white, it sells for HK$57 at City'super (Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 2888).
'Almond crispy meat fibre' doesn't sound all that appetising, but this product from Taiwan is absolutely delicious. Made with pork, chicken, slivered almond and flavoured with soy sauce and sugar (among other things), the thin wafers are crisp and addictive. Expensive, too, unfortunately, at HK$54.90 for 100 grams from Apita (Cityplaza 2, Taikoo Shing, tel: 2885 0331).
Many Korean earthenware cooking pots for chigae (stews) don't come with lids, although they (in my opinion) help foods to cook more evenly. So when I found this pot with a lid at New World Mart (5 Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2369 5074), I grabbed it. Made of dark glazed earthenware, it's just the right size for one portion, and costs HK$95.