Instant Noodles

Hong Kong instant noodles make world's top 10 cup noodle list

The Hong Kong instant noodle that made the world's top 10 cup noodle list. Photo: Screenshot from The Ramen Rater

Instant noodles in a cup may not be Hongkongers' proudest choice for their contribution to world cuisine, but local instant noodle fans may nonetheless take some solace in the fact that one local brand has made it onto a list of the world's most delicious instant noodles.

Tuesday, 6 August, 2013, 6:46pm

Owner of Master Kong lifts its profile

Tingyi Holding, the largest instant noodle maker in China, is seeking to raise its profile in an effort to boost the local consumption of its convenience foods.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Forks in the road

Last week, my cameraman Leon McCarron and I entered the legendary karst landscapes of the Li River, near Guilin. We have now walked about 4,000 kilometres, and have fewer than 1,000 to go. It's the beginning of the end. Over these six months of walking, surviving and slogging, a big part of each day has been finding food. These are the top three meals we've had.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Average HK diet 'has double safe limit of salt'

Hongkongers are eating twice as much salt as recommended by the World Health Organisation, raising the risk of strokes in people of all ages, university researchers say.

The average daily diet in the city includes about 10g of salt, while the WHO recommends less than 5g, Dr Ruth Chan Suk-mei, medicine and therapeutics research associate at the Chinese University, said.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Don't make a meal of it

Most local children do not know how to cook since parents consider the kitchen off-limits, according to a survey by the Plaza Hollywood mall.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Too gross for comfort

'Why do we always have to be the family that eats the weird stuff?'

My 10-year-old son, Arya, furrows his brow and crosses his arms, a telling sign that we are about to have yet another cultural rebellion.

'And by weird you mean?' I ask.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Midnight munchies

Ddeokbokki (also spelled tteokbokki, ddeokbokgi and ddeokbogi) is one of the more common street snacks found in South Korea. Although it's also sold at convenience stores, ddeokbokki vendors start setting up 'shop' at night, making large batches to serve to drunken revellers, who spear the spicy rice cakes out of styrofoam cups using skewers or toothpicks.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The cost of living cheaply

A Beijing office worker, Wang Hao, became an online sensation in 2008 when he called on people to live on just 100 yuan (HK$120) a week to encourage them to embrace a simpler way of life. Wang launched the experiment after home loan payments on his new flat took up half his salary, and after realising he was frittering his money away on empty spending.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Fizzy drink's price sparks debate

The news

The snack food chain store 759 Oshin House (759), with 40 branches throughout Hong Kong, has been in the news over its battle to sell discounted Coca-Cola to customers.

The story highlights concerns about whether Hong kong has a free and fair trade environment.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

On the shelf

Lately, I've been bringing my own boxed lunches to work, because I don't like the food made by our new canteen caterers.

I've been buying different-sized bento boxes to accommodate whatever I make for lunch. Many have cutesy sayings - in grammatically incorrect English - on the covers, which would annoy me if I had to see them every day.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Charities eye more fresh food supply

Charities are exploring new ways to increase the supply of fresh and nutritious food such as vegetables, meat and fish to people receiving food aid.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

More families turn to food banks

Social worker Connie Ng Man-yee has never been as busy as she is now, even though manpower at the St James Settlement's food bank has increased several-fold since it was established in 2003.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing bans 19 Taiwanese food products

The mainland yesterday suspended the import of food products and additives produced by 10 Taiwanese manufacturers, as some of their products have been found to contain cancer-causing chemicals.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Tents for school, instant noodles for breakfast

The headmaster of Batang Primary School finally heaved a sigh of relief after procuring 15 new tents from Yushu authorities for his students over the weekend.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Brewers and distillers instructed to keep the lid on prices

Mainland drinkers have reason to celebrate after the country's top planning agency told brewers and distillers to keep prices in check.

It was the second time that the National Development and Reform Commission has clamped down recently.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am