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Appetizers

15 minute chef: beetroot salad

For this dish, use pre-cooked beetroot that's sold vacuum-packed in the produce section. It's ready to eat straight out of the packet, but roasting it for a few minutes intensifies the flavour.

IngredientsSix medium-sized cooked beetroots

Thursday, 6 September, 2012, 9:48am

Snack attack: nachos

30 Aug 2012 - 7:33pm

Restaurants

Italian

208 Duecento Otto

208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan.

Tel: 2549 0208. Signature dishes: DOC pizza, spaghetti bottarga, Milanese-style veal osso buco. $$$$$

Al Molo Ristorante Italiano

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Restaurants

International

798 Unit and Co

1/F, 9 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui (below). Tel: 2366 0234. Signature dishes: white wine platter, organic pork with apple and potato dauphinoise, rack of lamb, banoffee pie. $$$-$$$$

Cafe Allegro

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

WTF

9 Elgin Street, SoHo Tel: 2559 0218 Open: 5pm-2am Cuisine: Spanish

Price: about HK$240 without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: fun and convivial. It's not the kind of place for a first date because the noise level is too high for an intimate conversation. It's better to come with a larger group so you can try more dishes.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Vietnam Choi

440 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 2893 6631 Open: 11.30am-11.30pm Cuisine: Vietnamese

Price: about HK$100 without drinks or the service charge.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wrapped in fusion for a nourishing snack

What do you get when you cross a chicken burrito with a Vietnamese rice paper roll? This recipe for fragrant wild rice, crisp veggies and poached chicken in a translucent wrapper. Contributed by New Life Restaurant in Shek Kip Mei, it's another example of Hongkongers' penchant for fusion dishes.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Crisp images

I come across most food blogs featured in this column when I do an online search for a dish or ingredient I'm interested in, and that's how I found The Year in Food (theyearinfood.com). I was looking for information on how to make senbei - the thin, crisp Japanese rice crackers flavoured (usually) with soy sauce.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tosca

102/F The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Tel: 2263 2263 Open: noon-2.30pm (Sunday from 11.30am-3pm), 6pm-10.30pm Cuisine: Italian

Price: about HK$850 without drinks and the service charge.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Peace Square

Peace Square G/F, 146 Tung Lo Wan Road Tin Hau Hong Kong Tel 2508 6369

Grub: Western, including pizza, pasta and risotto, burgers and a wide range of snacks.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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