Chinese Cuisine

Tired of bank IPOs? Food firms poised to spice up HKEx’s menu

Investors will soon see food companies listing instead of just banks and technology firms. Photo: Reuters

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 brings out the beautiful people

Andrew Michelmore

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

Lawyer David Chan has eaten at 6,300 Chinese restaurants in the US

Chinese food expert David Chan, left, dines at a restaurant in Arcadia, Los Angeles county. Photo: MCT

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

Expensive cuisines more a matter of price and prejudice

Some friends and I had a discussion on what cuisines were "worth" high prices. I've pondered this often. 

7 Feb 2013 - 9:11am

Featured Cuisine: complex by design

Gingko Poetry Rites, a dessert

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

Poaching and trading of wildlife rampant in mainland China

Guangdong's forestry department says it has confiscated 66,500 wild animals - 52,600 of them birds - in markets and restaurants since early October. Photo: Li Feng

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

Innovative menu

Signature pan-fried crispy pork soup buns

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

Pearl River Delta - Guangzhou

The seafood selection at City Bistro in the Guangzhou Marriott hotel Tianhe

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

Books: Every Grain of Rice

Books: Every Grain of Rice

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

Mooncake ad spending slips

Low sugar mooncakes from Kee Wah Bakery. Advertising spending for the traditional treat was lower this year. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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

Mooncakes carry a revolutionary message

Woofer Ten workers hand out free mooncakes in Yau Ma Tei yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

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

Mainland visitors boost sales of mooncakes in Hong Kong

Tai Tung Bakery owner Tse Ching-yuen and his son, Peter Tse Hing-chi, say production has been stepped up at their Yuen Long factory to cope with demand. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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

Mooncakes of solid gold are a Shanghai sell-out

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.

Fong Hui-yi



21 Sep 2012 - 11:17am

US firm to sell bird's-nest in China

Unprocessed swifts' nests.

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