Talking points

Egg McMuffins will be given away free to early birds up to 11am at about 230 McDonald's restaurants.

Egg McMuffins will be given away free to early birds up to 11am at about 230 McDonald's restaurants as part of the chain's National Breakfast Day regional initiative.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 1:41am


26 Aberdeen Street, Central Tel: 2858 2022 Open: 8am-11.30am, noon-5pm (Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm), 6pm-1am Cuisine: French

Price: about HK$400 without drinks and the service charge.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

St John Hotel, London

What is it? Opened in the spring, St John Hotel is not quite the new kid on the block you might expect, being a long-established venue with promises of seafood etched in bold letters on its fa?ade. Fortunately, it's all in French, so only those who speak the language may question an absence of lobster or mussels on the menu inside.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Post-exam refuelling approach

Chun-yin asks: I've just finished my exams. What should I eat to replenish my energy levels and get a fit body again?

Wynnie says: With exams over, it's time to nourish your body back to health with nutrient-dense foods. Late-night cramming, snatched meals and a lack of sleep are common characteristics for teens during the stressful exam period.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Monday, February 21: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Lessons from the oil spill: How China can move into a cleaner energy future'. Renaissance Harbour View Hotel.

Joint chamber lunch: 'Recovery, reform and renewal: Prospects for Europe and the euro'. Renaissance Harbour View Hotel.

19 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Today: French Chamber of Commerce training: 'How to create a personal impact in 3 minutes'. Central.

Friday: French Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Presentation on CCP plenum on October 15-18, and the 12th five-year plan'. On Hing Building, Central.

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Monday, August 30: Canadian Chamber of Commerce workshop: 'The Starbucks experience: Lessons in leadership to spark you and your business to unimagined success'. Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Tuesday, August 31: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'How social media is influencing the US mid-term elections'. Bank of America Tower.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Brunching out

Brunch may be a Western concept, but long, lazy weekend meals are a tradition across the globe. And while champagne brunches continue to steal the spotlight at high-end eateries, there's also been a surge of other finer trends in leisurely weekend meals, most notably the rise of ethnically themed brunches.

26 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Breakfast of champions

Alex asks: What can I eat for breakfast?

Wynnie says: 'Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper.' This age-old maxim holds more than a grain of truth, with many studies showing that eating a large breakfast and then consuming progressively smaller amounts at subsequent meals might help to prevent becoming overweight or obese.

25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Letters from the dorm

Three times a day, every day, the entire college community meets in the dining hall to feast on a wide range of food while enjoying the company of friends.

The school day formally begins at 7am, when breakfast starts: overcooked sausages, bacon swimming in oil brine and baked beans compete with the all-you-can-eat cornflake bar.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Healthy food tips for competitive athletes

Lachlan asks: I'm a competitive swimmer and do a lot of other sports. But I find it hard to recover from all these activities. What should I be eating to help?

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

Beijing's stylish Hotel G, in Gong Ti Xi Lu, has a special summer weekend break that gives you an extra night for free. Book a weekend stay at, at the special rate of 888 yuan (HK$1,007) per night (twin), and stay Monday night free of charge. The package includes buffet breakfast, free Wi-fi, local calls and soft drinks.

5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Cheese and tomatoes: what's the score?

Alistair asks: I absolutely hate cheese and tomatoes - am I missing out on any important vitamins?

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

The benefits of eating breakfast every day

Vincent asks: Am I right in thinking eating breakfast every day keeps us healthy and helps us do better in exams?

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Eat smart, get smart

With examinations approaching, most students have their heads buried in textbooks and past papers, but many don't realise that food could also help you score good grades.

Very few mums these days force their children to drink pig's brain soup - allegedly good for brain power according to the ancient Chinese belief that 'the corresponding body part is a supplement to it'.

23 Mar 2009 - 12:00am