Q & A: Sara La Fountain

Q & A: Sara La Fountain

A jack of all food trades, the 31-year-old- in Hong Kong to promote a television show - explains her passion.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 11:36pm

Riding high on the new Mexican wave

Austin Fry is not afraid to take risks. Tired of the Texas restaurant scene, he sold everything to move to Asia. Now he is risking it all on Brickhouse. His new restaurant serves Mexico City street food and potent Latin-inspired cocktails in an alley in Lan Kwai Fong. Judging from the buzz, his bet might just pay off. But Fry isn't too worried about it: 'This is what I know. This is what I do.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Peter Chang

Peter Chang was born in Taiwan and educated in Japan and the United States. A former banker who now works in the hedge fund industry in Hong Kong, Chang started his food and wine blog, Diary of a Growing Boy (diarygrowingboy.com), in 2006.

How did you first become interested in food?

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Tickets to electronic music godfathers Kraftwerk on sale next week

It's probably the oddest oldies concert of the year. Promoter Live Nation has booked reclusive German synth outfit Kraftwerk for December 5 at the AsiaWorld-Arena. For those of you too young to recall techno even as a dance genre, Kraftwerk began in the 1970s as an experimental band generating computer music.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Meet the band

Alan Po

Instruments: Vocal

Day job: just quit my day job

Band experience: Seven years

Inspired by: Radiohead

Listening to: Pink Floyd

Favourite Mr. song: Mister - it really represents the spirit of Mr.

Desmond aka Dash

Instruments: Bass

22 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Pearl Lam


Music: 'My tastes are very mixed. I like baroque music, such as Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and hip-hop. I don't

like Canto-pop. Recently I've been listening to some rap music performed with traditional Chinese instruments. It's very unusual. I like artistic endeavours that challenge and provoke, especially when they have a cross-cultural element.'

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

Lorraine Hahn

TV host

Reading: Patricia Cornwell's latest two books. 'I love crime and thrillers. I would have loved to have been a forensic pathologist if I had been disciplined enough at university.'

Heroes: 'I have many people I look up to. My father never ceases to amaze me with his brilliance and compassion.'

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Produce business gives manager food for thought

Allan Ong Siu-lam, operations manager of the fresh food department at city'super

You can't be a food buyer if you don't love food. My first taste of a career with food goes way back to when I had a summer job with a luxury food store in Central. I was at university doing a degree in business administration and it sort of grew from there.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Food safety centre 'can do more'

The new Food Safety Centre needs more resources to be more effective in protecting consumers against tainted products, legislators said.

25 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Ian Beck

IT specialist

It doesn't matter whether we win or lose, the Lamma cricket team usually celebrate after a match, and the last time we won was no exception. We always start at the Devil's Advocate on Lockhart Road. It's a good place to analyse our game, the food goes down well, the beer's great and they sponsor us. What more could we want?

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

On Air

Various artists

On Air (Ray Cordeiro)


29 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Band to leave fans Blue again

Blue, the UK's hottest boy band, is coming to Hong Kong for a lightning visit tomorrow. This stop is part of the band's promotional tour for its latest CD, Guilty, which lands in stores on November 2.

16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

That 'feel good' factor is back

Record label EMI has come up with an unusual but fun way to encourage students to learn English - by translating Chinese lyrics into the language.

7 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

We want to 'move on', says EMI

EMI Hong Kong says it's hoping to end the furore over what some readers considered a racist remark made by one of its spokesmen last week.

In an interview with SAR about hit UK boy band Blue, who are coming to Hong Kong on Friday, the spokesman said band member Simon Webb might not be in favour because people in Hong Kong tended not to consider black people good looking.

27 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

EMI Blue over 'black' comment

Record label EMI is considering the future of one of its Hong Kong spokesmen who on Wednesday made what was considered to be a 'racist' remark about a member of British pop band Blue, who are coming to town on August 30.

23 Aug 2002 - 12:00am