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Maison Trimbach

Perfect match

The wu yu (threadfin fish) is not much of a looker. With its large mouth and grey-black colour, it resembles an overgrown tadpole. But it more than compensates for its ugliness with a succulent and slightly earthy taste.

Sunday, 14 August, 2011, 12:00am

Perfect match

Growing up in my food-loving family, we ate everything from intestines and stomach (and many other bits and pieces not usually served outside restaurants) to lobster and giant green-lip abalone. What mattered to us the most was how delicious it was, not the price.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


From the steely acidity and bone-dry finish of a top Alsace wine such as Trimbach's Clos Ste Hune to a lushly textured trockenbeerenauslese from Germany's dynamic Dr Loosen, riesling has many faces. The grape has a surprisingly low international profile, due, in part, to the 'is it dry?' or 'is it sweet?' conundrum.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Perfect Match

During the warmer months, Chinese steam boat restaurants usually offer seasonal soup bases that aim to restore the yin/yang balance. The best steam boat requires the freshest ingredients. The perfect wine needs to be enjoyable on its own. Deep fruit purity enhances the fresh ingredients, while savoury notes will connect the many flavour notes.

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Perfect Match

The bento box is a nifty Japanese set lunch. A balanced meal of different flavours, colours and textures is attractively presented in a compartmentalised box. The selection can range from seafood tempura to grilled meats and vegetarian dishes, but some items are staples: vinegared sushi rice, seasonal sashimi, Japanese pickles and raw or cooked vegetables.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Dished up

The Repulse Bay will hold a barbecue dinner on Wednesday featuring award-winning wines from Woodstock Winery in South Australia's McLaren Vale region.

5 Nov 2004 - 12:00am