On the shelf
Unlike truffle oils, which are composed of chemicals combined to simulate the flavour of truffles, truffle salts contain the real deal. I've seen black truffle salts, but have had a hard time finding them flavoured with white truffle. The Tartufi Morra sale al tartufo bianco, available at Pavilion Gourmet (45 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, tel: 2698 1090), contains grey sel de Guerande and 2 per cent white truffle ( Tuber magnatum pico). It costs HK$164 for 100 grams.
I ate a delicious salad on a recent trip to France and, when I asked about the dressing, the waiter said it was made with hazelnut oil. So I was excited to find Beaufor huile de noisette, made in Reims, France, at City'super (Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 2888). The 500ml container (HK$133) is quite large, so it's best to store it in the fridge; the oil will thicken in the cold but becomes liquid again at room temperature.
I love the Kin No Mame rice crackers sold at Fresh Mart at Sogo (555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2833 8338); the vendors are happy to give out samples of their wares, which are far more delicate than many other types of rice cracker. There's a large variety of flavours, too, including salty, sweet, green tea, nut and - my favourite - chilli. They cost HK$110 for 250 grams.