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Hopes fading for survivors at Bangladesh disaster site

Bangladeshi rescue workers conduct a search for survivors at the site of a collapsed building in Savar, Bangladesh. Photo: AP

The owner of a factory building that collapsed in Bangladesh killing hundreds of garment workers was arrested on Sunday trying to flee to India, police said, as fears grew that the death toll could rise sharply with as many as 900 still missing.

Thursday, 2 May, 2013, 10:07am

Mango Margarita

Your choice of cocktail says something about you. A dry martini may suggest elegance and sophistication. A frozen fruit margarita implies something altogether more louche.

Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett's classic tequila-sodden hymn to the 'frozen concoction that helps me hang on', captures the essence and attitude of the drink perfectly.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Sweet and versatile

Mangoes are very popular in sweet Asian dishes - think mango pudding, lassi and yeung chi kam lo. But their sweetness can also act as a counterpoint to savoury dishes. Salads are the obvious idea - chop the mangoes up and chuck them into green salads, or salads with roast chicken or cold, cooked prawns.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ryu Gin

101/F International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Tel: 2302 0222 Open: 6pm-9.30pm (last order) Cuisine: Japanese kaiseki

Price: the 10-course kaiseki dinner is HK$1,980 per head without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: those sitting at window-side tables have a great view.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Indians love Hui Lau Shan ... They love putting mango and milk together for shakes and lassi

Chetan Bhagat, Indian author and Hong Kong tourism ambassador, on the dessert chain

American people in overwhelming numbers don't want to go back to the same policies that got us into this mess

David Plouffe, Barack Obama's campaign manager in 2008

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Opponents of market project miss the point

Oren Tatcher writes in a disparaging manner on the merits of the Central Market building ('You can't turn a concrete block into an urban oasis', April 12).

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Mango mania: India romances the stone fruit

Here is an idea to spice up a dull summer morning: find two Indians, put them together in a room and ask for their opinion on the best mango in India. Leave them a while, then bring in two more. Sit back and watch the fun.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Limes are small citrus fruits with green skin and flesh. Their sour juice is a popular addition to drinks and cuisines that require a sharp kick to counterbalance spice, such as Mexican and Thai

Eat out

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Foodtrip Bedana's Filipino Restaurant

Fare Mainly Filipino but also dishes from across Southeast Asia, some of which offer a Chinese twist.

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

An urban oasis three years in the making

The casual outdoor party at Langham Place's al fresco venue might have lasted just a few hours on Thursday evening, but it was three years in the making. On the lobby level, adjacent to The Place cafe and next to the bridge that connects the Mong Kok hotel to the mall of the same name, there is a lovely outdoor terrace with couches, tables and trees.

2 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Sweet or sour

Mangoes can be mouthwatering in more ways than one; when unripe, the fruit has a sharp, acidic flavour that gets the saliva going. The unripe (green) mango is used to make refreshing Thai salads, dips and a delicious sweet and salty-sour Indian chutney.

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Perfect match

Although mangoes are primarily a tropical fruit, there are many types grown in many countries. In this part of the world, those from the Philippines are generally regarded as having the most flavour, although the big and beautiful mangoes from Queensland are also popular because they're quite fleshy. But for real taste, you can't get much better than the small 'kidney' mangoes.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Red - California dreaming for new romantics

4/F Two IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central, 8129 8882

16 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

Forget about nude lips for autumn-winter. This season it's all about dark, dramatic plums, burgundies and reds.

1 Chanel's Rouge Hydrabase (HK$195/3.5 grams) comes in three new colours - plum, pink and copper.

2 Dior's Addict High Colour (HK$175/3.5 grams) is available in three new shades of plum, pink and beige.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Chemical in fruit helps fight cancer: HKU

An antioxidant in fruit can increase 40-fold the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug for cancers of the head and neck, a University of Hong Kong study has found.

The antioxidant, lupeol, is particularly rich in mangoes, olive seeds, grapes and strawberries.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am