Healthy gourmet

Healthy gourmet

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have first suggested the healing power of food, when in 431BC he said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." In the past decade, many studies have shown a relationship between what we eat and brain function.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 10:05am

Champagne tastes on a lemonade budget

Jack Yau opened ABC Kitchen in a cooked food market to keep his prices down.

Hong Kong is one of Asia's dining capitals, but those regular high-end meals are starting to burn a permanent hole in your wallet. While you're aware of reasonable lunch sets, the cheque often still outweighs the quality. So where should you go for delectable, but reasonably priced, meals?

21 Jan 2013 - 4:03am

Ocean Park's ethical offering

Ocean Park has taken a step in the 'green' direction with its new penguin-themed restaurant, Tuxedos. The restaurant, in the new Polar Adventure section of the park, serves a number of low-carbon dishes and aims to raise awareness of climate change.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Throwing a dinner party isn't just a matter of serving good food, the behaviour of the guests and hosts also plays a big role in the success - or otherwise - of the evening.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Signature dish

Over the years, I've been lucky enough to be invited by people for home-cooked meals. I've always been grateful for this because I know how much thought, time and effort go into cooking for a dinner party.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dinner Service

After a gruelling day at the office, the last thing you want to do is come home and prepare an eight-course banquet for 12 people. But help is at hand. All you have to do is pick up the phone.

8 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Fine food and good vibes make a great cocktail


Fine dining and a party atmosphere create a unique cocktail at Scandinavian bar and restaurant FINDS in Lan Kwai Fong. While guests quietly contemplate their meals, the bar buzzes with the happy chatter of the after-work martini crowd.

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Rich pickings

Inflation last week rose to an eight-year high, up from 2 per cent to 2.3 per cent (hardly Argentina in the 1970s, but unnerving nonetheless), all fuelled by rising prices. A few decades ago, pundits would spend weeks analysing the rise.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Off the menu

Those of us who try to avoid eating aircraft food (unless we are able to turn to the left or upstairs when we board) will be sad to hear that Eating Plus in the IFC has closed. Popular with travellers before boarding the train to the airport, a steaming bowl of noodles usually sufficed to stave off their hunger pangs, at least on short-haul flights.

23 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

dished up

Le Bouche a Oreille restaurant on Wyndham Street is hosting 'Parisian nights' every Thursday, allowing diners to eat as much as they want of starters, main courses and desserts.

22 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

No room for couch potatoes

HAVING GONE THROUGH A major renovation earlier this year, Club Med Cherating Beach is attracting a lot of attention to this otherwise quiet village along the east coast of the Malaysian Peninsula.

31 Aug 2004 - 12:00am


Alain Ducasse is a nine-star Michelin chef, with two of his restaurants, in Paris and Monaco, boasting three each. He was in Hong Kong recently to visit his restaurant Spoon at the InterContinental Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui.

11 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Touch of generosity

Causeway Bay on a Saturday night is a year-round Christmas Eve. People wrestle with shopping bags and crowds jostle for pavement space. A stone's throw from Time's Square, Meal Meal offers relative respite from the consumer chaos. Tucked down a side street off the main shopping thoroughfare, the two-month-old restaurant boasts continental cuisine.

4 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Festive fare for adventurous souls and traditionalists

Igor's restaurant with Addams Family-style decor is offering a non-traditional, ghoulish and twisted version of Christmas.

The programme begins with a ride on a castle-on-wheels from Tsim Sha Tsui to Western District. On arrival, Igor and other horrifying hosts guide guests through the haunted house to the dark dining hall.

24 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Jolly good reason to get a fright

If you want to donate money to a worthwhile charity and have a great time, book your tickets for Monday's fund-raising party at Igor's - The Main Event. Igor's staff are donating their time - Monday is their regular day off - and all proceeds raised will go to Operation Santa. The Rolling Bones will play, and there will be some surprises in store.

26 Nov 1999 - 12:00am