Caesar Salad

Show your mum she's special with a lovely lunch

Caesar salad Unlike a traditional Caesar salad, to avoid any risk of salmonella poisoning, this version uses hard-boiled egg yolks instead of raw eggs to emulsify the oil with the other ingredients and make a creamy dressing.

Ingredients (serves 4)

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Caesar Salad

The invention of this famous salad - available all around the world from backstreet cafes to the grandest hotels - is credited to a man named Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant to the United States who had restaurants in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Give your plain greens a fresh kick from a bottle

McCormick Yuzu & Green Pepper dressing

150ml for HK$30.80, Wellcome

It's a relatively pricey little bottle, but you need just a little to spice up plain greens. The heat from the green pepper gives an unusual kick to a salad.

Verdict: an oil-free dressing that I enjoyed with zero guilt.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The master's kitchen

On July 12, five YP junior reporters participated in a workshop hosted by Peter Find, the executive chef of the Hong Kong Ritz Carlton hotel. The students learned some cooking tricks and listened to a world-class chef tell them about his food philosophy.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

San Marzano

Landing a table at San Marzano on a Saturday night is a difficult task. Queues can often be seen outside the restaurant which occupies three floors on the corner of Lyndhurst Terrace and Cochrane Street. Putting off booking a table until early evening meant waiting until 10pm for a seat, by which time the top floor had suddenly emptied.

25 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

A healthy harvest

BY combining a wholesome menu with a relaxed ambiance, we have created SOW, a place where one can plant their seeds towards a healthier mind, body and soul' reads the message on the back of SOW's business card. While we cannot vouch for seed-planting, SOW does live up to the promise of a wholesome menu and relaxed atmosphere.

15 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Service without a smile

WITH hindsight, it was probably tempting fate to dine at Devil's Advocate, the restaurant filling the spot where Beirut used to be in Wan Chai.

One of our party ordered the 200-gram salmon steak, only to receive a sirloin steak, even though it looked appetising.

29 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

All at sea with the business set

Nestled in the basement of Jardine House, Pier One is in an enviable position come week-day lunch-times. A stone's throw from Central's financial district, with its expense accounts as high as the skyscrapers surrounding it and a clientele as hungry for a decent lunch as they are for power, a restaurant such as Pier One ought to be an established institution for eat-meets.

10 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Decor to dine for

JUST so you don't have to skim ahead to check the total bill, I'll cut to the chase: Felix, that glamorous restaurant on the top floor of the new Peninsula tower, cost $980 for two and we didn't do anything cheaply. We had two beers, two appetisers, two entrees, two desserts and a coffee.

15 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Personal services

MANY years ago, a Burmese lady decided that what the world needed was an exclusive Burmese restaurant. It would be located at the top of a grand office building, catering to only the trendiest Burmese food-loving beautiful people.

She opened up Kim's Kitchen atop what was then the Chase Manhattan Bank building. It had a trendy opening and, of course, failed miserably.

31 Mar 1994 - 12:00am


SOME people discover unknown lands, others find vaccines which will improve the lives of millions, others are mass murderers. In any event, the end is the same: they pass away but leave their names behind. They become household words. For small-time Mexican hotelier, Alex Caesar Cardini, everlasting fame came quite by chance.

31 Oct 1993 - 12:00am