Healthy Gourmet: Upper cuts

Parillero Jaime Blanco at Don Julio in Buenos Aires. Photo: Andrea Oschetti

Argentineans consume an average of 60 kilograms of beef per year; it's an important part of their identity.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 4:56pm

Huge destruction of government records continues

Police swinging into action.

It is with some regret that we feel obliged to take issue with our chief secretary, the admirable Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, over her written reply yesterday on the vexed question of Hong Kong's public records. Legislative Councillor Cyd Ho Sau-lan had asked, given Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's support for an archive law during his election campaign, if any progress had been made so far.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 2 comments

Corn overtakes rice as diners continue to move to meat

Corn overtakes rice as diners continue to move to meat

The mainland produced more corn than rice for the first time on record in the 2012-13 season, as surging incomes fuelled demand for meat, prompting farmers to focus more on animal feed.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Table Talk

Table Talk

A number of restaurants are featuring seasonal white truffles on their menus. At Gold in Central, chef Harlan Goldstein is serving the expensive fungus with prime beef tartare and burrata cheese; tagliolini pasta with Italian white butter and parmesan; and handcrafted ravioli with melting egg, ricotta cheese and hazelnuts. Bookings: 2869 9986

1 Nov 2012 - 11:25am

Lab-grown meat could prove a substitute for the real thing

Faking bacon: in vitro meat grown in a laboratory at Maastricht University.Photo: Reuters

In 2008, the American animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) announced a US$1 million reward to anyone who could use chicken cells to develop a marketable lab-grown meat by June this year.

21 Sep 2012 - 1:28pm

Milk Daddy raises a healthy kid

A businessman in Hunan province, haunted by scandals in the mainland's dairy industry, is raising five goats on his rooftop so his newborn girl can have easy access to safe milk.

Wei Xingyu, 36, started shopping for goats when his wife was pregnant.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

Pampas Argentinian Steak House

36 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central Tel: 2868 4077 Open: 11.30am-2pm (last order), 6pm-11pm Cuisine: Argentinian

Price: about HK$375 for a three-course dinner without drinks or the service charge.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Meat fears hit Olympic hopes

BEIJING - Food safety is affecting mainland athletes' preparation for the London Olympics.

Many are avoiding mainland meat after pork was found to contain the asthma drug clenbuterol.

The drug is banned by mainland food agencies and global anti-doping authorities.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Juicy fruit fit for kings

Watermelon is the perfect summer dessert - crisp, refreshing, thirst-quenching - and it even comes in its own natural packaging, so you don't have to think about finding a big container when you want to take it to a barbecue.

It's also well suited to savoury dishes, especially salads that normally contain tomatoes, and can be used to replace or complement its fellow red fruit.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Vegetarian volleyball team's losses blamed on tainted meat fears

The coach of China's women's volleyball team has blamed three weeks of vegetarianism for his side's poor performance in the FIVB World Grand Prix finals, culminating in a 3-0 drubbing by the US in Ningbo , Zhejiang province, on Sunday night.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am



Agnes b Le Pain Grille

Shop 3096-3097, 3/F IFC Mall, Central.

Tel: 2805 0798. (Branches in Festival Walk, tel: 2265 7680; Causeway Bay, tel: 2577 2718.) Signature dishes: tomato and goat cheese, fish soup, mussels with white wine and cream, grilled lamb chops with garlic

confit, rosemary sauce and mixed vegetables. $$$$

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The thighs have it: why dark meat is flavour of the month

When it comes to chicken, chefs agree it's better on the dark side. Dark meat - the chicken thigh and drumstick - is lower in price and higher in flavour. Because it's a tad fattier than chicken breasts, it's more forgiving of overcooking and doesn't dry out as easily.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am


As anyone who's done it knows, shopping for food in Hong Kong can be a pain. It happens all the time - you go into a market expecting to see an essential ingredient that the shop had on your previous visit, only to find it's sold out.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Polish your kitchen skills

Now that Towngas Young Master Chef is open, Young Post is pairing up with three Towngas star cookery tutors who will share handy kitchen tips every Friday until June 8.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Jaa Kitchen

LG/F, 61-63 Hollywood Road Sheung Wan Tel: 2545 5988 Open: Monday-Saturday 11.45am-10.45pm (last order) Cuisine: European

Price: about HK$300 for a three-course dinner excluding drinks and service charge.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am