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Blended Tea

Mint madness

Eat Out

Minty menus

Besides the popular mint and chocolate desserts, you can try your minty taste buds at SML restaurant where they serve spicy lamb with mint yogurt and onion salad.

Thursday, 1 July, 2010, 12:00am

Boom times are over as rising costs hit industry

The mainland's toy manufacturing industry has had a wild and profitable ride on the back of its low costs and insatiable overseas demand, but the golden years have passed.

The industry is gradually being crushed under ever-increasing costs and more recently was rocked by the recall of millions of toys in the United States because of quality and safety concerns.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

May-lee Chai

Writers from China's diaspora

When she was studying writing at the University of Colorado, May-lee Chai remembers taking a course in which the professor 'told us that publishing is in a dismal state, that no one reads books any more, and more or less asked us, 'Why would anyone bother wanting to be a writer?''

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Smooth finish

Check out Essie's Summer in the City nail varnish collection with colours suitable for every event, occasion and mood. The collection includes colours with funky names like Expose Your Toes, Hotspot, Cabana Boy, Fit me on the Jitney, Iced Chai Latte and Cafe Forgot ($120 each). Call 2139 0014.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The food

The interview took place at Sapphire restaurant in Wan Chai. Opened five months ago, it serves western cuisine, offering a la carte and set menus.

Set Lunch ($68)

Salad: Mixed garden salad

Rating: 2.5/5

Sharpless: It's a bit soggy, as if the vegetables and dressing were mixed together and shaken.

24 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

The food

The interview took place at Airborne Cafe in Wan Chai. Established in 2001, the cafe offers pasta, cakes and all kinds of coffee and organises private functions.

Angel hair with assorted mushroom ($58)

Rating: 4/5

Tie: This is my favourite pasta. It's pretty tasty with a nice flavour from the herbs. And mushroom is very fresh.

19 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Dream on if you fancy following Chai's novel approach to writing

Writers from China's diaspora

Arlene Chai questions whether she warrants being the subject of a Chinese Characters column.

18 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Medina Lounge

Medina Lounge 17 Hollywood Road, Central tel: 2525 9496

What is it? There's no place to park your camel but in all other aspects the Medina Lounge brings a touch of Morocco to Central, right down to the tall chicha glass pipes.

The crowd? The young and stylish, attracted by the bar menu of Moroccan snacks, an unusual drinks list and the latest African music.

21 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Is it true there is a town called Banana?

The port of Banana is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa.

The town is located around the area where the Congo River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

It is one of the nation's oldest towns and was a main trading port in the slave trade in the 19th century.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am

Groovers and shakers

Bartender of the week: Paul Benn

Age: 27

Home ground: Pink Bar & Cafe, G/F, 8 Commercial Tower,

8 Sun Yip Street, Chai Wan.

Favourite drink/mix: Pink cosmopolitan.

Pet hate: The end of the weekend.

Best/worst pick-up line heard: Him: Hey baby let's play carpenters.

24 Nov 2000 - 12:00am