15 minute chef: beetroot salad

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

Photo: Shutterstock

30 Aug 2012 - 7:33pm



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



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


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 ( 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


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

Thai Cooking Companion

Thai Cooking Companion By Ekarin Yusuksomboon and Intukarn Gajaseni Sirisant

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Spanish intuition

In Spain's Catalonia region, from where Aqua Beijing executive chef Jordi Valles Claverol hails, a piece of chocolate is often added when cooking game.

'The flavour of game can sometimes be a bit strong but when you put in the chocolate the sauce becomes smoother and the flavour less aggressive,' Claverol says.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Back-to-school lunch treats


This Spanish omelette can be eaten hot or cold. If you make it for dinner the night before, you can wrap any remaining wedges in foil and serve it cold with salad for lunch the next day.

Ingredients (makes 8 wedges)

1 pack frozen spinach, defrosted

1 small onion, finely sliced

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Miranda Hung

Miranda Hung is a Hongkonger who works in the insurance industry. As with many, travel is a passion and in recent years she has been to France and Japan.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

From Canaletto to J.M.W. Turner and Claude Monet, artists have captured the seafaring lifestyle and skyline of Venice for centuries. Those who have visited know that little of the skyline has changed in the city of islands, numbering more than 100, which are linked by more than 400 bridges and canals.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am