Indian Cuisine

Indo-Chinese relations heat up on the street … and it's tasty

The Golden Fiesta in South Delhi sells Chinese chaat - a food craze it hopes will stay on the menu. Photo: Victoria Burrows

The Chinese impact on Indian food can be traced back centuries, but the latest fusion of the two cuisines is a quirky mix served street-side.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 1:12pm

Destination Mumbai

Amar Juice Centre & Fast Food (above); chicken berry pulav (below) at Britannia & Company; bombil fry (bottom) from Gajalee.Photos: Victoria Burrows

The number and diversity of people who call Mumbai home make for a dining culture rich in variety, with everything from the country's hippest restaurants to roadside stalls serving an incredible variety of street food. There is an endless list of worthy restaurants. Here are a few that offer unforgettable experiences.


22 Nov 2012 - 9:10am

Sav Winslow's home-cooked vegetarian Indian treats

Sav Winslow. Photos: Dickson Lee

It wasn't until Sav Winslow left India that she really appreciated the culture of her native country and the large, bustling home in which she grew up.

"I never thought I'd miss my roots like that; I missed the warmth, the congeniality, the people and the food," she says.

12 Nov 2012 - 9:37am

Amateur chef cherishes her old-school Thai

Property consultant Barbara Sturdy has always been fascinated with food. She discovered Cantonese cuisine at the age of six in Hamburg, Germany, where she grew up. Having lived in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, she has a clear understanding of the area's cuisines and more than 10,000 images to prove it.

Where does your interest in food come from?

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Hip hip, hooray for strawberries

Strawberries are possibly the most summery of fruits: fragrant, juicy and sweet. Accompanied by a dollop of cream, they're an important part of the famous Wimbledon tennis championships.

If you're lucky enough to have picked them yourself, you've experienced one of the most joyful summer activities.

Strawsamic sauce

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

Ring the changes with bell peppers

Bell peppers are low in fat and calories - 100g contains only 31 calories and 0.3g fat - and rich in vitamin C. In fact, 100g of red peppers provides 213 per cent of an adult's daily vitamin C requirements.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fruit fuelled early Olympic athletes

Figs are an ancient fruit that has been enjoyed for thousands of years. They were particularly popular among the ancient Romans.

They have a sweet, honeyed flavour, slightly fudgy flesh and are full of crunchy seeds. Whether fresh or dried, they make great desserts, but are also an excellent addition to many savoury dishes.


25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


iThai Shop 302, 3/F Maritime Square Tsing Yi Tel: 2433 0848

Grub: Mostly Thai/Vietnamese.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Balls of spice

Pani puri (which goes by many other names, depending on which part of India you're in) is one of the most addictive snacks. They're small, crisp, hollow balls that you punch a hole into, fill with a mixture of potatoes and chickpeas, add some spice water and tamarind water, then eat in one bite. It's the perfect mouthful - savoury, sweet, sour, slightly spicy and delicately crunchy.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tomatoes a treat in soup or sauce

Tomatoes are rich in a number of nutrients including vitamins A and C, and lycopene.

Vitamins A and C are antioxidants which help fight against cancer cells forming. Vitamin A is also essential for vision and maintaining healthy mucous membranes and skin.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Unlock the secret of the avocado

Avocados, sometimes known as an alligator pears because of their shape and texture of the skin, are a good source of fibre, vitamins K, C, B4, B6, folate and potassium.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Listings - Admiralty


8/F Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Admiralty, 25213838

Cuisine French

Specialities Steak

Wine Champagne, white, red, rose and dessert Old and New World

Best for Business meal

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Corn fritters

Ingredients 8 rashers of streaky bacon

4 ears of fresh corn, husks and silks removed

30 grams unsalted butter, divided

1 large garlic clove, minced

2 shallots, chopped

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

2 large eggs, separated

120ml whole milk

70 grams plain (all-purpose) flour

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Out of the frying pan, into the fibre

Hongkongers love fried rice, and arguably the dish is delicious because the oil-coated grains are full of fat and flavour. But can rice taste good without all the unhealthy stuff?

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Why the spice is right for this Caribbean convert

Since Mandy Nathali opened her private kitchen in 2010, Hongkongers have been lining up to sample her authentic Caribbean fare. Ackee and saltfish (a yellow fruit that 'tastes like scrambled eggs', paired with salted cod), jerk chicken, fish and crab curries, among other exotic dishes, are served at her villa overlooking Sai Kung town.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am