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Dish may owe origin to world's first galloping gourmets

Steak tartare consists of raw, chopped steak served with a raw egg yolk and capers, although two authoritative guides disagree.

Thursday, 23 February, 2012, 12:00am

Burger kings

It's not difficult to guess the subject matter of A Hamburger Today (aht.seriouseats.com). Referencing the Wimpy character in the Popeye cartoons, who often said, 'I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today', the blog is a spin-off from the popular Serious Eats 'food community', which is 'focused on sharing food enthusiasm through online conversation, multiple blogs and video'.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

yum yum

Gourmet Burger Union 1/F Cheung Fai Building 45-47 Cochrane Street Central Tel: 2581 0321

Grub: Build-your-own-burger joint: start with a naturally reared, grass-fed, free-range Angus beef patty. Or you can choose chicken or lamb, both of which are raised on a vegetarian diet without added hormones or antibiotics.

9 May 2010 - 12:00am



Almost everybody has eaten a hamburger. It's meat - called a 'patty' - usually with tomato and lettuce, and maybe onion, between two sides of a bread roll.

25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Sweet stories

Ah, to be young, carefree and living in New York with sufficient funds to enjoy all the great food the Big Apple has to offer. Well, that's four strikes for this writer (is that even possible?). At least I can live vicariously through Kathy at A Passion for Food (www.apassionforfood.blogspot .com).

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Warm reception

The sleek, chic W Hong Kong, adjacent to the Elements mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, is still in its soft-opening phase but the hotel's two restaurants are welcoming guests. Fire (below), a 90-seat fine-dining restaurant, was designed by Japanese firm Glamorous to live up to its name, with a warm, cosy setting, bold decor and an open kitchen with a wood-fired oven.

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Crumbs! So much for that scoop

'Please do not fall into that trap!' Taiwanese pop queen Jolin Tsai Yi-lin pleaded to the media after an afternoon of drumming up Taiwan tourism last Friday. The story she was trying to dismiss was that a fan had made an online bid of more than HK$10,000 for 23 sesame seeds that had fallen off a chicken burger she had supposedly munched on - roughly HK$430 per seed.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

in with the new

Rebranding, facelifts and identity changes are all the rage in Hong Kong's thriving restaurant scene

The past year or so was not only marked by new restaurant openings but also rebranding. Quite a few places have gone through facelifts and identity changes.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Get the beef

Yet another enterprise embracing the trend for the gourmet burger, the aptly named Burger Joint, has opened for business on Sheung Wan's Hillier Street.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

School burger service to continue

McDonald's says it will continue to offer a lunchtime delivery service to Hong Kong schools and argues the root cause of childhood obesity is not hamburgers but computer games and lack of exercise.

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am