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Proposing barbecue ban to ease smog is at least an admission of problem

Draft proposals for improving air quality submitted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection for public feedback are timely, given the smog that has blighted large parts of the mainland recently. But timing has not been matched by execution, with the feedback from internet users pouring scorn on a plan to enforce environmentally correct behaviour by ordinary citizens, as opposed to state-owned and private industrial enterprises. 

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 2:21am

Table talk

Gianni Caprioli, former chef of Isola Bar & Grill, is guest chef at Armani/Aqua in Central until the end of this month. Dishes include carpaccio of yellowtail, kingfish and Sicilian scampi (below); spaghetti Verrigni with pesto and black summer truffle shavings; and sea bass with black truffle crust and green peas. Bookings: 3583 2828

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Stars and strips

On Wednesday, Americans will be celebrating their Independence Day with barbecues, picnics and potlucks. It is somewhat of a tradition to serve hotdogs, hamburgers and chicken, but you don't need to limit your Fourth of July celebration to just those. Pulled pork is one dish that can satisfy a large group - it can be made in advance and it just needs to be reheated before your guests arrive.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Channel hop

It seems a totally obvious, totally cynical conceit: hot guys in the kitchen.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Above & Beyond

28/F Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East Tel: 3400 1318 Open: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm Cuisine: Chinese

Price: about HK$500 without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: at night, dim lighting makes the most of the view.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Osaka Horumon

G/F Golden Dragon Building, 41-43 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay Tel: 2591 1821 Open: noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight Cuisine: Japanese, specialising in DIY horumon-yaki (barbecued offal)

Price: about HK$175 without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: the small tables are very close together, and the gas grill takes up much of the tabletop.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The whole hog

It's Father's Day next week, but if you want to make this dish for him, you'll need to plan ahead. Order the whole suckling pig from your pork butcher well in advance.

Whole roast suckling pig (pictured)

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mexican crave

The North American cuisine I miss most is Mexican. While I love the traditional dishes, I also appreciate the modern fusion food sold at taco trucks in many United States cities, which mix Mexican ingredients with those of other cultures.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am


As anyone who's done it knows, shopping for food in Hong Kong can be a pain. It happens all the time - you go into a market expecting to see an essential ingredient that the shop had on your previous visit, only to find it's sold out.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Barbecue potato chips

Smoky, tangy, sour, spicy, sweet: could you pack any more flavours into a thinly sliced piece of deep-fried potato? The perfect barbecue potato chip has a balance of all five qualities. Janice Leung went in search of the ones worth their salt

Calbee BBQ Flavoured

3 May 2012 - 12:00am