Table Talk

Inagiku Japanese restaurant at the Royal Garden Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is serving a summer kaiseki dinner menu with sake pairing for HK$1,580 plus 10 per cent.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

Hess 61

61 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai Tel: 2861 0666 Open: 11am-11pm (last order at 10pm) Cuisine: modern Chinese and international

Price: about HK$160 without drinks or the service charge.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bulldozed: Abalone farm that got in way

A Hong Kong businessman has filed a lawsuit against a developer and a county government in Guangdong claiming an army of workers and bulldozers forcibly entered his massive abalone farm and destroyed it.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Demand for delicacies fuels surge in expo sales

Hongkongers' enthusiasm for abalone and other delicacies, bolstered by the government's HK$6,000 handouts, helped spur a 20 per cent surge in sales at last year's Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo.

Sales reached more than HK$600 million at the annual expo at Victoria Park, which ended yesterday.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Park fair opens with mini heaters a likely hot item

To lure people outdoors, exhibitors will provide warm food and heaters as the Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo kicks off today.

The expo, featuring 880 booths and 400 exhibitors, runs until January 2 at Victoria Park. Apart from the usual bargains, heaters may become a hit item, with the temperature dipping to 12 degrees Celsius today.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Rising rent and food prices push annual inflation up to 4.6pc

Surging residential rents along with rising prices for seafood and cigarette prices have pushed the city's price levels to a new peak, and natural disasters have made matters worse.

Overall, consumer prices in March were 4.6 per cent higher than a year ago, larger than the year-on-year increase in February of 3.7 per cent.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Stocks of Japanese seafood will take years to recover

Fans of high-priced Japanese seafood will have to wait years to sample their favourites after existing stocks run out in about a month.

Expensive shellfish such as large-shell scallops and Japanese abalone are grown in areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country's northeast coast on March 11.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

HK$1.3m worth of dried food stolen

Abalone, shark fins and other dried seafood, as well as Chinese herbal medicine - including dried bird's nest - worth a total of HK$1.3 million, and about HK$8,000 in cash, were stolen from a shop in Mau Tan Street, Yuen Long, yesterday. Police suspect that burglars broke into a clinic next door and then knocked a hole through a wall to enter the dried seafood shop.

24 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Stairway to heaven

Tien Yi

Level 2, Peak Tower, The Peak, 29073888

Fare Fine Chinese cuisine with an emphasis on speciality dishes such as bird's nest, shark's fin and abalone as well as classic meat dishes and dim sum.

24 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Word Power

Match the following words with their meanings on the right

1. shrink

2. fanfare

3. bonanza

4. excessive

5. fraught

a. a large amount of activity and discussion on television, in newspapers to celebrate something or somebody

b. filled with something unpleasant

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Splashing out on yet another endangered species

The property and stock market bubbles have created an entire class of nouveau riche on the mainland with a taste for exotic, even endangered, species. The more traditional shark's fin and abalone are passe because they cannot throw away half a million yuan on a dish.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Secret to tycoon's media success may be that he knows the way to a reporter's heart

How come Henderson Land chairman and 'God of Stocks' Lee Shau-kee (pictured) has been getting almost uniformly worshipful coverage in the press? Even rival tycoon 'Superman' Li Ka-shing, once the universal darling of the media, gets the occasional piece of bad press these days. Is it just because of Mr Lee's personal charm?

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Green gold

The road ends at Bremer Bay, 800km southeast of the West Australian capital of Perth. The brilliant white sand beaches are lapped by the Great Southern Ocean. Next stop south is Antarctica. It seems an odd spot to find an aquaculture business producing seafood aimed at the Hong Kong market.

'Conditions are ideal for an abalone farm,' said Jim Morrison,

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Restaurants enjoy boom as bonus-rich bankers splash out

Multimillion-dollar bonuses awarded to bankers and fund managers as a result of the stock market boom are fuelling another boom - in the city's restaurants.

With their wallets bulging, the big spenders are creating strong demand for the most expensive delicacies, splashing out several thousand dollars for a dish of the best lobster or abalone.

21 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Activist gets jail term for spiderman stunt

16 Mar 2006 - 12:00am