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Michelin Guide

Cheap eats alongside big names in latest Michelin Guide to Hong Kong

When Liu Wai-yin gave up a sales career to learn how to roast duck, she could hardly have imagined appearing alongside some of the city’s top restaurants in the world’s most famous food guide just four years later.

Friday, 6 December, 2013, 1:50pm 2 comments

Champagne tastes on a lemonade budget

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

Michelin star guide on the wane

The news that the Michelin Guide for 2013 was being sold at City'super before its official release date this month was met with yawns.

20 Dec 2012 - 9:13am

Michelin guides underscore sad reality of soaring rents

Hong Kong's reputation as a gastronomic paradise means there is no shortage of restaurants for different taste buds and budgets. But the presence of some 10,000 outlets also means the industry is highly competitive. If being able to survive is already a success, to be able to stand out and win praise from gourmet experts is even more so.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:03am 1 comment

Chef Harlan Goldstein credits his team for gaining Michelin star status

Both restaurants of celebrated chef Harlan Goldstein were awarded a star in the 2013 Michelin Guide, and the thrilled chef credited the win to his team.

10 Dec 2012 - 5:05am

Curse of the Michelin star? Award may lead to increased rent in Hong Kong

A Michelin recommendation, one of the highest accolades in catering, is usually seen as a boon for recipients. But some cheaper Hong Kong restaurants honoured in the French guide's latest edition fear there could be a downside.

With rents already hard to afford, they hope landlords will not use the awards as an excuse to push them even higher.

5 Dec 2012 - 12:36pm 5 comments

How my best-of restaurant lists came off second best

A couple of months ago I received an e-mail from an editor at The Guardian in London, asking me to write two pieces for its website about where to eat in Hong Kong - one on the top 10 high-end restaurants, the other focusing on cheaper places. It's not easy to come up with lists like these.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

'You can cook that too' - model takes the mystery out of Michelin kitchens

Unlike many of her peers in the modelling world, Vanessa Yeung is capable of cooking more than just instant noodles.

That is evident in For Two in 32 Minutes, Yeung's new book which encompasses 300 pages of culinary secrets and recipes that will benefit any amateur cook's kitchen.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Michelin stars align for Italian chef in Central

Chef Umberto Bombana is in top-class company.

The much-watched Michelin restaurant guide has endowed his Central restaurant, 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, with three stars, the first Italian eatery outside of Italy to achieve the exceptional grading.

'It's a dream come true,' Bombana, an 18-year veteran of Hong Kong, said.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Michelin not last word on food, director says

The man in charge of arguably the world's most prestigious food guide, Michelin, has told critical Hong Kong food aficionados not to see the little red guide as a threat.

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

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