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Filipino Cuisine

Cuisine Raja

30A Sai Kung Tai Street, Sai Kung Tel: 5499 7344 Open: noon-10pm, Wednesday to Monday Cuisine: seafood and Indonesian/Malaysian

Price: HK$250 not including drinks or the service charge.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

Chao Hui Guan

Chao Hui Guan G/F Federal Mansion, 544-554 Fuk Wing Street, Cheung Sha Wan Tel: 2682 9118 Open: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-1am Cuisine: Chiu Chow

Price: about HK$200 without drinks or service charge.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

On the shelf

OK, Candido Miro's olives stuffed with spicy chorizo are good as far as olives go - not too salty or acidic. But where's the chorizo? The bit stuffed inside each olive is far too small to add any flavour. Produced in Spain, a 300-gram tin sells for HK$22.90 from Fresh Mart in Sogo, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay (tel: 2833 8338).

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Poetic licence for one of life's simple pleasures

During the Tang dynasty (618-907), there was a man named Cao Ye, who is said to have failed the imperial examinations nine times. When he did eventually pass his exams, he was hired as a scholar, but his straightforward, candid writing style got him fired, and he was sent back to his hometown of Yangshuo, a town south of Guilin in present-day Guangxi.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Satay King

Satay King 9/F Causeway Bay Plaza Phase 1, 489 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay Tel 2893 6667

Grub: Mostly Southeast Asian, though there are some Korean and Japanese dishes.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A tale of brown rice and dragon boats

With Tuen Ng, or the Dragon Boat Festival, approaching in a couple of weeks, glutinous rice dumplings are in season. Here's a healthier take on the traditional treat contributed by QQ Rice, a Taiwanese fast food chain that sells rice balls.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mexican crave

The North American cuisine I miss most is Mexican. While I love the traditional dishes, I also appreciate the modern fusion food sold at taco trucks in many United States cities, which mix Mexican ingredients with those of other cultures.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Factory used industrial salt to make soy sauce

About 780 bottles of soy sauce produced by a major seasoning company in Foshan, Guangdong province, have entered the market despite containing a cancer-causing industrial saline solution.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

On the shelf

On a recent trip to City'super (Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 2888), I found some ingredients I had thought were only available overseas. I was thrilled to find Romero fideo cabello on the shelves, because without fideo you can't make fideua. This is a Spanish dish that's similar to paella but uses fideo - short (about 1.5cm), thin noodles - in place of the rice.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Freshened-up Mochi can turn on the jets

Peter Ho Leung is enjoying his best season in almost a decade and the canny handler could spring a surprise win in the Sauternes Cup (1,200m) at Happy Valley tonight with handy four-year-old Mochi.

With 28 wins on the board, Ho isn't likely to threaten his career-best 42 wins in 1998-99, but his stable has been firing consistently through much of the term.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am