Hong Kong Cuisine

Hong Kong planners must cater to noodle shops amid unsavoury rent rises

People queue outside Lei Yuen. Photo: May Tse

There is nothing quite like the great wonton and noodle shops in Hong Kong. They are not fancy places, but have been in the same location for ages - beloved local institutions with lifetime customers. But, in the past few months, several historic noodle shops and cafes have closed due to rising rents.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 2:40am 4 comments

Rant: colonial baggage

Rant: colonial baggage

When the first hirsute, tweed-clad Englishman waddled ashore on Hong Kong Island, in 1839, he inadvertently made my life here in 2012 more difficult than necessary.

3 Nov 2012 - 11:29pm

Dim sum and the rise of the independents

Creamy custard buns at Dim Sum Square in Sheung Wan. Photo: May Tse

Said to have originated in the royal palaces of China, dainty plates and baskets of dim sum were popularised in small tea houses or rest stops along trade routes in Guangdong at the turn of the last century.

25 Oct 2012 - 3:35pm 1 comment

Feng Shang

Feng Shang 39 Electric Road, Tin Hau Tel 2869 8801

Grub: Chinese/Taiwanese

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's artists take their hats off to the hawkers of Fa Yuen Street

Sixteen Hong Kong artists will become hawkers for a day tomorrow, setting up their own distinctive stalls among the hawkers on Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kong, to support the colourful street trade.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Qiu Weiguo

When did you become a dim sum chef? 'I started 31 years ago, when I was 19, at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, and have been working there ever since. At that time, being able to work at a hotel was very prestigious. I was able to choose from general cooking or making dim sum. I chose dim sum because it's more delicate.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fans scrimp on Euro 2012 action

Soccer fans have been spending the early hours watching the Euro 2012 matches in Wan Chai's bar district - but you would not have found them sitting inside sports bars.

Instead, many viewers opted for less expensive venues like tea shops and fast-food restaurants, which offered live screenings of the games.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

URBAN oasis

Happy Valley has been described as one of Hong Kong's most unexpected urban contradictions. On the one hand it is home to the Hong Kong Jockey Club, a racetrack of world repute, and on the other, to prestigious and tightly-held residential pockets, favoured since early settlement, where it's not uncommon for properties to be kept in the same family for generations.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

True loaf of the job

Prices at Hon Wo Bakery, which has catered to Sha Tin residents for the past 37 years, have - unlike its bread and cakes - never risen with the times.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Listings - Island South


G/F, 5 Wai Fung Street, Ap Lei Chau 28121826


Cuisine Thai

Specialities Noodles, curry, seafood

Wine French, Italian, Australian and Chilean

Best for Value

Average food cost HK$150

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Stylish flair

Stylish flair

New ways of cooking and skilful use of different ingredients extend the boundaries of an ancient cuisine.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

No appetite for delicacy

Weddings are filled with elaborate customs and the banquet is one of the most important. But in response to growing concerns about environmental and sustainability issues, some traditions are making way for modern variations.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hess 61

61 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai Tel: 2861 0666 Open: 11am-11pm (last order at 10pm) Cuisine: modern Chinese and international

Price: about HK$160 without drinks or the service charge.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Small spaces

Tiny Urban Kitchen (www.tinyurbankitchen.com) should be of interest to many of us living in Hong Kong, where tiny urban kitchens are the norm. The blogger, Jen, lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States, and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She writes that she is an 'experimenter by nature.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who knew? C.Y.'s taste for humble over haute

You are what you eat.

This we all know. But can you judge a politician by what he or she eats? Maybe not, but it does give you some insight into their personality, or at least the one they want to project.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am