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The Taste Test: sausages

The Taste Test: sausages

Yves Tofu Dog HK$58 for nine (342 grams), City'super

Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 1:25pm


Brat 7 Elgin Street, Central Tel: 2549 3088

Grub: Gourmet hot dogs and other wicked treats

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

A few home truths from an obsessive-impulsive foodie

A few weekends ago, my husband called while I was at a friend's place. 'Where are you?' he asked. 'I'm at Dave's, we're making sausages.' 'Making sausages? Why? I just bought some!'

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Grilled scallops with bacon and pesto

Although pesto is easy to make, buying the Italian basil can be costly. I use good commercial brands of pesto; the types sold in the frozen or refrigerated sections of supermarkets are much better than the stuff that contains lots of ingredients to make it shelf-stable.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

It's complicated

I came across Wrightfood - recipes and culinary adventures from a Brit in Seattle ( when searching for information on making charcuterie.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Up in smoke

At last month's Hofex, the biennial, trade-only food and wine expo at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, I saw a piece of equipment that I seriously coveted: a combi-oven that went beyond the usual functions of baking (with or without convection) and steaming.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Supplier accused of reusing expired ham

Confidence in mainland food safety was dealt another blow this week as the nation's largest processed-meat supplier was accused of recycling expired ham in its products.

Yurun Group issued a statement yesterday morning denying the accusation, saying the incident in question was caused by a mechanical failure on its automated production line.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Bella Vita

11/F, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Cubus, Causeway Bay Tel: 2577 0699 Open: 11.45am-3pm, 6.30pm-midnight

Cuisine: Italian

Price: about HK$750 for a three-course dinner without drinks and the service charge.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Chez Patrick Deli

Just a stone's throw from Pacific Place Three, Admiralty and the MTR station, this trendy French eatery offers a much-needed escape from a hard day at the office. Large windows surround the well-lit main dining room, which - despite an ultramodern feel - remains cosy with its warm cherry-red floors and matching tables.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Are greens always good?

Kayley asks: Do reheated green vegetables lead to cancer?

Wynnie says: Green leafy vegetables contain high concentrations of compounds called nitrates. Nitrate is used as a fertiliser in many countries. The amount of nitrates in vegetables depends on the type, and the season, soil and water conditions in which they've been grown.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Table talk

Sabatini Ristorante Italiano at the Royal Garden hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is featuring porcini mushrooms until Monday.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Alfie's by Kee

Shop G5, G/F Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central Tel: 2530 4422 Open: Monday-Friday, 7.30am-9.30am, noon-2.30pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 11am-4pm, nightly 7pm-10pm

Cuisine: modern British

Price: about HK$400 without drinks and the service charge.

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Pigging out

The recipes at Slim Pickins' Pork ( are so mouth-watering, I wish the contributors, Andrew (from Columbus, Ohio) and Reil (from Minneapolis, Minnesota), would give more. They write about hearty foods, including gumbo, pierogies (above), empanadas, pizza and burgers.

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Bravo Jubilee

Bravo Jubilee by Charlie Owen Harper HK$169

14 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

It's tea time for fido - and friends - on this dog-lovers' terrace

Is the food and beverage trade hurting so badly that hotels now have to appeal to pets too? Sha Tin's Royal Park Hotel - which generated a bit of attention as the city's official Olympic village last year - is now trying to pitch its partially outdoors One+One Bar as an ideal location for a 'pet party'.

17 Apr 2009 - 12:00am