Healthy Gourmet: Straight from the earth

Margaret Xu, head chef of Yin Yang restaurant in Wan Chai, believes in a from-farm-to-table philosophy and modernising old dishes such as her yellow earth chicken. Photos: May Tse, Margaret Xu

More than a decade ago, when organic farming was given little attention in Hong Kong, chef Margaret Xu started championing the from-farm-to-table process at her vegetable garden and secluded kitchen in Yuen Long.

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 11:38am

Healthy Gourmet

Healthy Gourmet

Forget dieting: it slows your metabolism, reduces your lean mass and accumulates toxins. Soon enough, you will put back what have you lost.

23 Oct 2012 - 10:08am

Healthy Gourmet

Healthy Gourmet

When Hippocrates proffered the sage advice "let food be thy medicine", we had not yet been confronted with preservative-laden pre-packaged meals and a microwave oven to cook them in.

16 Oct 2012 - 9:30am

The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy By Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Annual pilgrimage to Star Street event pays off for wine and food lovers

Wine lovers, gourmands and shoppers in-the-know hit a hip neighbourhood in Admiralty in full force on Saturday afternoon for the annual Starstreet Gourmet and Wine Walk.

The event, first launched last year and co-organised by the South China Morning Post, offered prizes and deals from 10 boutiques, including local brand Daydream Nation and lifestyle shop Kapok.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Tax cut threatens shopping hot spots

Beijing's plan to cut import tax on luxury goods is expected to pour cold water on sizzling spending in Hong Kong's top tourist hot spot Causeway Bay.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Seventh heaven

Seven cities in seven days; and all in extreme luxury. This is what the ultra exclusive club Barradoro is offering its 100 members who, for US$194,300, can embark on a trip of a lifetime. The indulgent journey begins this July aboard a private jet.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Patrons revel in party atmosphere

Hong Kong loves a good party. If that involves strolling around hip and happening backstreets on a sunny weekend, browsing and sluicing along the way, and bumping into old friends and making new ones, so much the better.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Deli provides quality at a discount

Pacific Gourmet on the 12th floor is a wholesale gourmet delicatessen specialising in premium-grade meat and seafood from Australia and Norway. The deli also stocks a unique range of gourmet accompaniments and wines from around the world.

5 May 2010 - 12:00am

Holiday-pay victory hailed

Unionists called on workers to stand up for their rights after employees at a Vitasoy subsidiary won a battle over leave-payment calculation yesterday. The Catering and Hotels Industries Employees General Union said holiday pay for 100 part-time workers for Hong Kong Gourmet had been based on a three-hour day despite the fact that the work day was usually 10 hours.

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Women chefs do us proud in regional gourmet challenge

Hong Kong's first all-female team to compete at the annual Food & Hotel Asia Gourmet Challenge has done the city proud. The five-member team (above) representing the Hong Kong Chefs Association came back from Singapore triumphantly at first runner-up after four gruelling days of cooking, plating and garnishing creative dishes against 10 other, mostly all-male, competitors.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

I'm an ordinary person who loves eating

The granddaughter of renowned philanthropist Tang King-po gave up a lucrative investment banking career to open a gourmet shop six years ago to pursue her passion for food. Today her store is thriving.

3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Challenging the eating champion

Five times International Hotdog Eating Contest champion Takeru Kobayashi will be challenging Hong Kong citizens' stomachs in this Sunday's 'Lung of the World' eating contest.

12 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Refined tastes

The A.S. Watson Group (Great in Pacific Place and ParknShop stores) has opened Gourmet, an upmarket food hall in Causeway Bay. Located in the basement of Lee Gardens One, the 15,000-square-foot shop displays more than 20,000 items, including seedless lychees (too bad you still have to peel them) and a square watermelon that sells for $2,300.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See

selective hearing

On the eve of its controversial spin-off listing, would it be a good sign that Dah Sing Banking Group is doing something strictly by the book?

18 Jun 2004 - 12:00am