Mexican Cuisine

Restaurant Review: Brickhouse

Like many other aspects of the Hong Kong culture, our culinary scene is largely driven by fads.

Saturday, 6 April, 2013, 11:23am

Restaurant review: Socialito

The Taqueria at Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central. Photo: K.Y.Cheng

If there is any doubt that the Hong Kong restaurant scene is experiencing a Latin Renaissance, look no further than the new taco joints that are popping up in Central. In the past twelve months, Mr. Taco Truck, Taco Chaca, Chicha, Brickhouse and Socialito opened all within the 100-yard radius of my office.

6 Apr 2013 - 2:03am

Snack attack: once you pop

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Jalapeno poppers are one of those snacks you might be embarrassed to be seen eating, at least if you have a reputation for enjoying good food. They're kind of trashy, insofar as they're cheese-stuffed (and we're not talking unpasteurised, artisanal cheese) jalapeno chillies that are breaded then deep-fried.

17 Nov 2012 - 11:13pm all in the family


22 Sep 2012 - 11:26pm

The taste test: flatbread

The taste test: flatbread

Napolina Large Pizza Bases

HK$38.50 for 300 grams, Gourmet

This two-pack of pizza crusts from Italy makes whipping up a weeknight pie a breeze. Spread on toppings, bake at 200 degrees Celsius in an oven for 10 minutes and dinner is served.

Verdict: surprisingly light and crispy, and does not overpower toppings or leave you feeling bloated.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:28am

Cheap fills

The taco is perhaps the perfect street food. It's deceptively simple, often no more than three ingredients, sometimes only two, on the most basic of conveyances, a flat tortilla. But somehow a good taco transcends its humble construction to become something greater.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is a good illustration of the proverbial wisdom that success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mexican munchies

The quesadilla is one of the first 'international' snacks I remember learning to make. When my brothers and I got home from school, we would have things such as instant noodles, rice crackers and dried cuttlefish - snacks that Asian children around the world seem to eat.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ear splitting

You probably won't be tempted to taste a vegetable called 'corn smut', so let's use its Mexican name, huitlacoche (or cuitlacoche). It's a fungus that infects ears of corn - in other words, it's somewhat like a mushroom.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Simple pleasures

Monterey Jack isn't the type of cheese you'll find on the cheese board of a Michelin-starred restaurant, nor is it something any connois-seur would wax rhapsodic about. It's a cheese that can be appreciated (in its own way) for its simplicity: it's a mild, straightforward cheese without any complex flavours.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mexican crave

The North American cuisine I miss most is Mexican. While I love the traditional dishes, I also appreciate the modern fusion food sold at taco trucks in many United States cities, which mix Mexican ingredients with those of other cultures.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taco Chaca

G/F Tung Cheung Building, 1-11 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun Tel: 2559 9519 Open: noon-3pm, 5pm-10pm Cuisine: Mexican

Price: we ordered a lot and finished almost all of it, but the bill was only about HK$110 without drinks.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A slice of Mexico

A quesadilla is a Mexican sandwich using tortillas, which are made from flour or corn and look like big, soft pancakes. It can be served as an appetiser, snack or as a light lunch.

This is a basic recipe, but you can add other ingredients such as chicken, sweetcorn, red peppers, mushrooms or ham.

Equipment you will need

Mixing bowl

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sweethearts in the kitchen

Just in time for Valentine's Day, two junior reporters took a chocolate-making class at the Towngas Cooking Centre in Causeway Bay on Monday. Chocolate expert Ho Chi-pin taught them how to turn chocolate chips into an exquisite Valentine's gift.

Check out what they learned?

Real versus decorative

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Refined flavours in rose-hinted glasses

From its inception in 1963, The Mandarin and its bars were certainly the more elegant epicentre of whatever nightlife Central had to offer. From the swank supper club, the Button, in the 1960s, to the Harbour Room, a cabaret in the 1970s, to the still extant Captain's Bar and The Chinnery, the iconic venues provided a more upscale alternative to the sailor scene in Wan Chai.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am