Dim Sum

Legends: Spring rolls

Spring rolls are mentioned in the poem Lichun, about the beginning of spring, by Tang dynasty (618-907) poet Du Fu. Photo: SCMP

One of the most ubiquitous and well-known Chinese dishes, the spring roll has become so common that it's easy to forget that the name refers to a season.

Thursday, 10 January, 2013, 9:32am

Restaurants

Cantonese

Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant

29/F iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 2328 0983. Signature dishes: chilled fresh abalone slices, house-made pork roulade, fish maw and corn soup, braised mushrooms and goose web in hotpot, Ah Yat fried rice, lettuce and clams with prawn paste. $$$$$

Celebrity Cuisine

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

The lion's share

The dim sum brunch at Jiang-Nan Chun in Singapore's Four Seasons Hotel is a popular weekend ritual. For S$58 (HK$355) a head, you'll get Peking duck, a choice of fish and meat mains and an unlimited amount of dim sum from about 100 choices.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Table talk

Cantonese master chef Qui Wei Guo from the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou will make dim sum lunch dishes from Monday to July 15 at Above & Beyond at the Hotel Icon in Tsim Sha Tsui. Dishes include baked chicken liver pastry, steamed duck's web with abalone, steamed pork belly with pomelo skin, and deep-fried bananas stuffed with red bean paste. Bookings: 34001318

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wrapped in fusion for a nourishing snack

What do you get when you cross a chicken burrito with a Vietnamese rice paper roll? This recipe for fragrant wild rice, crisp veggies and poached chicken in a translucent wrapper. Contributed by New Life Restaurant in Shek Kip Mei, it's another example of Hongkongers' penchant for fusion dishes.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

It's a close-run thing in the tale of two dumplings

Monocle magazine once dubbed Sheung Wan as Hong Kong's answer to Paris' Montmartre. It's an arguable point, as the neighbourhood is unfortunately falling victim to gentrification.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon King Restaurant

Shop 110, 1/F, Mikiki, The Latitude Tower, 638 Prince Edward Rd East, San Po Kong Tel: 2711 8233 Open: 11am-11pm (Sunday from 10am) Cuisine: Cantonese fine dining and dim sum

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Through thick and thin: a tale of two dumpling houses

A dining divide separates Central's Wellington Street. The Lan Kwai Fong end is characterised by the bigger names: the classic roasted meats of Yung Kee, the 1960s-style 'Western' dishes at Loyal Dining and the late-night drunken fare of Tsui Wah.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Versatile vegetable roots out tasty alternatives

If you've had too many daikon radishes recently and are tired of making and eating turnip cake (lo bak gao), try this vegetable in these other recipes.

Daikon radish is a very versatile vegetable and can be eaten raw in salads or pickled, added to favourite soups and stews, or stir-fried with meat and/or vegetables.

Daikon radish soup

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Spanish chef's tasty tango with Cantonese food

In coastal Almeria in Spain, where Alejandro Sanchez hails from, seafood is a staple on any menu. That is why the new dishes he is offering at his tapas bar, Mesa 15, are unique, hearty seafood dishes - but with a local twist.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Turnip puddings

This important Lunar New Year speciality is eaten for its auspicious name, which means 'high' as in 'aim high'. The densely textured dish is often pan-fried in slices and served with chilli sauce. Janice Leung has a bite

Yan Toh Heen Kagoshima Sakurajima Daikon Pudding

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Egg Rolls

Duck Shing Ho Egg Rolls

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Tim Ho Wan

Shop 12A, L1, Airport Express Station, Central Tel: 2332 3078 Open: 9am-9pm Cuisine: all-day dim sum

Price: about HK$60 without drinks and the service charge.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dim Dim Sum

Dim Dim Sum 7 Tin Lok Lane Wan Chai Tel: 2891 7677

Grub: Cantonese dim sum

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Talking of stereotypes

Being Chinese, I am cheap, naturally.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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