Investors bored with listings of mainland banks and technology firms in the past few years will soon find a new flavour in the Hong Kong stock market - several food and restaurant operators are queuing up to go public in the world's second-most sought-after listing destination after New York.Friday, 8 May, 2015, 9:44am
Art Basel Hong Kong, as the Hong Kong Art Fair is now known, opened its doors yesterday to the press and "VIPs". It was hard for Lai See to decide which was the more absorbing, the art on display or the beautiful people that flocked to the show.23 May 2013 - 4:43am 1 comment
The television cameras roll as Los Angeles lawyer David Chan places the first forkful of cashew chicken in his mouth. The crowd at Leong's Asian Diner in Springfield, Missouri, falls silent as he chews and squints in the glare of the lights.28 Apr 2013 - 7:44am
Some friends and I had a discussion on what cuisines were "worth" high prices. I've pondered this often.7 Feb 2013 - 9:11am
Cuisine from Qufu is relatively obscure in China and it might not be known at all if not for the fact that the city, in southwest Shandong province, was the home of Confucius.24 Jan 2013 - 10:01am
Early every morning, thousands of wild animals - birds, mammals and reptiles - are sold at the Xingfu market in Conghua, about 60 kilometres northeast of Guangzhou.
It's a trade that has been going on for years.12 Dec 2012 - 4:21am 1 comment
The Dining Room has a bright minimalist design and innovative menu with wooden communal tables that can seat up to 24 people.15 Nov 2012 - 12:31am
If you’ve ever suffered from buffet anxiety – having to pay for things you don’t really want to eat – City Bistro has an innovative new concept.28 Apr 2013 - 3:11pm
Fuchsia Dunlop was the first Westerner to attend the Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine, in Chengdu, and she came to fame with her first cookbook, Sichuan Cookery (called Land of Plenty in the United States), which established her as one of the top English-speaking authorities on Chinese cuisine.3 Nov 2012 - 11:29pm
Advertising spending on mooncakes, the time-honoured Mid-Autumn Festival delicacy, have slipped this year after reaching a record a year ago.22 Oct 2012 - 4:47am
An art group is restoring meaning to mooncakes by distributing them with radical messages.
Community art group Woofer Ten distributed the "revolutionary mooncakes" at its Shanghai Street Artspace in Yau Ma Tei.
Ming revolutionaries are believed to have used mooncakes to spread their revolutionary message while fighting Mongolian rule at the end of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368).29 Sep 2012 - 4:32am
Counterfeit mooncakes offered on the mainland are helping to boost sales of the festive treat in Hong Kong.
In days leading up to the Mid-Autumn Festival, Tai Tung Bakery - a local brand with three outlets - was rushing to produce 10,000 mooncakes in the face of keen demand, said owner Tse Ching-yuen.29 Sep 2012 - 3:40am 2 comments
They are the hottest mooncakes this season, selling out across the mainland. And their secret ingredient? Pure gold.
But as traditional pastry versions are trumped by gold counterparts, some warn the trend is a ploy with the shiny cakes better for bribing officials.27 Sep 2012 - 4:00am
It doesn't sound as demeaning as other ludicrous nouns such as "faker", "two-faced", or "cheater". Also, I feel like a native speaker when I use this word. But I certainly try not to be a hypocrite.
Wonderstruck21 Sep 2012 - 11:17am
It may be akin to selling snow to the Inuit, but a US company has become the first in North America to export bird's nest soup products to China.
Golden Nest, which is based in Arcadia, Los Angeles county, was one of nine California companies exhibiting their products at the Natural Products Expo Asia 2012 (NPEA) at the Hong Kong Convention Centre yesterday.26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am