Hot Pot

Make mine quick, easy and wholesome

Nabemono is a popular Japanese hot pot dish typically eaten during winter, but it is a perfect year-round meal for the health conscious, time-strapped or kitchen novice.

Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, 12:00am

So many pots, so little time

Loong Yat Heen at the Kowloon Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is serving a special menu of warming claypot dishes until the end of December. They include stewed goose webs with black mushrooms; braised chicken with chestnuts and black mushrooms; stewed mutton with bamboo shoots and black mushrooms, and braised pig's knuckle with mustard greens. Bookings: 2734 3722

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Picnic Perfect

With typhoon season hopefully behind us and the promise of cooler days to come, there is no better time to pack a picnic basket, stock up on some pretty utensils and unbreakable crockery, fold a blanket and get out and have a meal surrounded by nature. Local retailers have plenty of offerings.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Hotpot menu highlights how words get lost in translation

Who would have guessed that the president of the legislature, Tsang Yok-sing, could be a standup comedian?

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

Happy Buddha Hot Pot restaurant

Fare Mongolian hotpot and Northern Chinese dishes.

Ambience Informal, with booths lining the walls and larger tables in the middle. Posters of Mongolian scenes and dishes cover the walls.

Cost About HK$250 per person including a few beers.

Who to bring Friends wanting to try something a bit different from the usual Chinese hotpot or shabu shabu.

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Katte Shabu Shabu

5 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 2577 2628 Open: 12.15pm-3pm, 6.15pm-midnight

Cuisine: Japanese hotpot.

Price: About HK$350 without drinks and before adding the service charge.

Ambience: Rather than sitting at tables, diners perch on chairs along the tall U-shaped counter that surrounds the staff's work station.

11 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

The makers of the Sex and the City sequel have been refused permission to film in Dubai. Surely Hong Kong would be a perfect location for a film about four women who love to shop and eat out?

Stephen Anderson suggests in his letter to the editor how to make Hong Kong a filming location for international productions

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Little Sheep growing fatter

Restaurant chain needs staff to cope with rapid expansion

The terms hotpot and Little Sheep have become synonymous when it comes to the popular Chinese fare used to warm the winter blues.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Mitake Yakiniku

G1019 Kam Sing Mansion, Stage 10, Taikoo Shing

Tel: 2513 8886

Open: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm

Cuisine: Yakiniku (Japanese-style barbecue).

Price: About HK$500 per person without drinks and before adding service charge.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:00am



Avenue Joffre

9-11 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay

Tel: 2882 6001

Open: noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight

Signature dishes: Tea leaf-smoked eggs topped with fish roe, deep-fried mandarin fish in sweet and sour sauce, braised pig's knuckle, camphor wood and tea smoked duck.


China House

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Cavemen liked seafood, too - minus the hotpot

In ground-breaking research that will resonate with seafood-obsessed Hongkongers, it's been found that our ancestors 164,000 years ago were already steaming brown and black mussels, small saltwater clams and sea snails in the caves of South Africa.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Melting pot

If prohibition was ever introduced to Seoul, Jumbo-sandae would be its first speak-easy. Hidden in dimly lit backstreets off Insadonggil Street, this vast tented eatery, whose name means roughly 'electric pole restaurant', is a hub of alcohol-fuelled bonhomie in the capital's arts precinct.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Classic - Dong Lai Shun

Dong Lai Shun

B2, The Royal Garden Hotel, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

2733 2020

The fare

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Novel and notable - Beijing

Made in China - Ignore the sterile hotel environs and dive straight into the exquisite Peking duck which, with its crisp, rich skin, succulently tender meat and delicate pancakes, wins our vote for Beijing's best. 1/F Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1A Dong Chang'an Jie, tel 6510 9608

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Spring-Autumn Hot Pot Restaurant

G/F, 26 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

Tel: 2878 1128

Open: Monday-Saturday noon-3pm,

6pm-2pm; Sunday 6pm-2am

Cuisine: Chinese hot pot.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am