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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am


Chan Chi Kee Cutlery (316 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, tel: 2385 0317) is one of my favourite shops for inexpensive cookware and I recently found a great pan that is the perfect size for serving shakshuka (see recipe on page 76). The 15cm pan is made of heavy black cast iron and cost HK$65.

I would use this A L'Olivier lavender olive oil in extreme moderation, unless you want your food to taste like soap. But a drop or two, mixed into the batter for lemon pound cake or butter cookie dough (to replace the more usual vanilla extract), would be delicious. It's sold in an appropriately small container: 150ml for HK$59.90 at Great in Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 9986.

I love the smoothness of La Fermiere yogurt (HK$26 per container) as well as the fact it comes in small clay pots. It's available in a good variety of flavours including lemon (which has just the right amount of tang) and raspberry-currant. They're sold at City'super (Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 2888).