Ask the chef

It is not always possible to tell from the outside whether a mango is bruised. How can I pick the good ones?

Sunday, 21 September, 2003, 12:00am

Australian poachers set their sights on a juicy harvest

They are sweet, juicy and, unlike cattle or sheep, they do not put up a fight - mangoes are the latest target for highly organised gangs of poachers in Australia.

As farmers in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia begin this year's harvest, thieves are launching night-time raids and stripping orchards of tens of thousands of dollars' worth of fruit.

24 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Champion Sports Bar & Restaurant

What do you get when you cross an airport bar with a roadside restaurant? This place it seems. The only evidence that it has anything to do with sport is the one flat screen showing some form of exercise going on. Otherwise it's kitsch with a capital K.

1 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Best buys

There are so many varieties of mangoes that you can always find one kind or another throughout the year. They all have different flavours and some have an almost crisp texture. These tiny mangoes (pictured) are one of my favourites. They show up a couple of times a year and they're available now.

2 Mar 2001 - 12:00am


Mangoes are in season throughout the summer and pep up dishes. I love the Hong Kong classic, mango with crabmeat. This homemade version is far superior to those tired stuffed mango skins you see on buffet tables.

18 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

The Governor has a ball

Now, it's not this column's style to tell tales out of school, especially not about people having a jolly good time when much of the rest of their year tends to be spent under rather gloomy and difficult circumstances. But, well, it's just that we worry about the poor chap's health.

31 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Toddler endorses rhythms of Africa

IT was celebration time at the elegant penthouse abode of South African Consul Michael Farr and his chirpy wife, Lettie, when they hosted a party to mark the launch of a CD put out by South Africa's best-known band, Mango Groove.

The party and launch were a precursor to the 11-piece musical outfit's first Asian tour, which commences next month.

25 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Mango illness

EIGHT people, including four children, were taken to hospital after eating mango pudding at a friend's home in Fu On Garden, Ma On Shan.

3 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

It takes two to mango

SOMEWHERE in Asia mangoes are in season and the bounty has reached Hong Kong. Plump, ripe, juicy, fragrant and flavourful, the yellow Indian variety in the markets is one of the best for eating raw or cooking.

17 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Fisherman jailed

A FISHERMAN has been jailed for one month for attempting to smuggle 61 cartons of mangoes to China.

Ng Shu-kau, 32, pleaded guilty at Eastern Court before magistrate Mr Michael Hill to attempting to export unmanifested goods.

5 Jan 1993 - 12:00am