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Ginger farmers using toxic pesticide

Farmers in Shandong have been overusing an illegal and highly toxic pesticide to grow ginger for years on end, adding yet another concern to the country’s growing list of food scandals.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 4:21pm 4 comments

Shooting forth

Myoga is often called ginger flower or ginger shoots, but it doesn't come from the same plant as the pale tan-coloured, spicy-sweet rhizome used in Asian cuisines. Myoga, or zingiber mioga, is botanically related to the ginger-root plant, but the parts eaten are the shoots and unopened flower buds, both of which are often pickled and sliced (or shredded).

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ginger spice

Now is the season for young ginger, also known as spring ginger. Young ginger has smooth, pale skin with pink and/or green tips, the flesh is juicy and tender - unlike the more fibrous regular ginger - and the taste is mild.

Burmese young ginger salad (pictured)

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


From the pickle you eat with sushi and the accompaniment to your grandma's steamed fish, to gingerbread at Christmas and ginger ale when it's hot out, ginger is an essential ingredient in both Western and Asian cuisines

Eat out

26 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

On the shelf

One of my biggest baking challenges was macarons - the delicate pastries are notoriously temperamental. Now that I'm making them consistently well, I've been attempting to branch out and make some unusual flavours.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


Fare Italian, American, Japanese, Indian and Thai dishes, all vegetarian and with no MSG.

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am


35 Elgin Street, SoHo

Tel: 2545 9966

Open: Monday-Friday noon-3pm, nightly 6pm-11pm

Cuisine: Japanese.

Price: About HK$380 for dinner without drinks and before adding the service charge.

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

This week's question: What's the best thing you've ever done during the summer?

Justine Nicolas , 18

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

the mixer

Ginseng is renowned for its healing qualities, so it's only logical modern mixologists are using it in their cocktails; added to a long summer drink, it works as a pick-me-up in the enervating hot weather.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

Ginger wins again

Hong Kong's top female golfer successfully defended her title when she outplayed her opponents during the final round of the Ladies Close Amateur Championship of Hong Kong at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club last Friday.

Ginger Mak Jun-ki romped to a 15-shot victory with a combined three-round total of 224 (76-72-76).

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am