Table talk

Chefs Sriprathum Rosarin and Klangtong Kanokporn from the Millennium Hilton in Bangkok will be cooking Thai dishes at the Garden Cafe of the Conrad Hotel in Admiralty until August 10.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:47pm

Exploring the mystery of frog immunity

Professor Li Yiming, a zoologist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, spent four harrowing years crawling through the fields and swamps of China, often at night, looking for frogs and traces of a microscopic fungus decimating their numbers in Australia, Europe and the Americas. What he found was puzzling. The fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd, is everywhere.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Worries grow over Fuji apple fungicide

The growing of Fuji apples in paper bags coated with a fungicide in Shandong is causing growing concern, with some people suffering health problems as a result of eating the fruit, The Beijing News reports.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


10/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 2890 6693 Open: Monday-Saturday noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm Cuisine: modern Italian

Price: about HK$650 without drinks or service charge.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Portraits of design luminaries draw a glamorous crowd

Hong Kong's beautiful people flocked to the IFC oval atrium to catch a preview of Hogan's 'Future Roots' photography exhibition. They stood, tightly corralled behind thick velvet ropes, enjoying drinks and chocolate truffles while admiring a new series of photographs from architectural photographer Ornella Sancassani.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Table talk

Cottage Vineyards will host a dinner on February 4 featuring wild game and French wine.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Seasonal sensations

Authentic French cuisine is profoundly influenced by the time of year. Chefs like to work with fresh ingredients at their seasonal best, and in Hong Kong - although the produce may be 'jet fresh' rather than straight from a stall in a Paris street market - the best of France is available to the chefs of the city's finest French restaurants.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Table talk

T'ang Court at The Langham in Tsim Sha Tsui will pair Chinese food with Bollinger Champagne on December 2. The menu includes Bollinger Le Grande Annee 2002 with stewed seasonal vegetables and dried seafood in fish broth; Grande Annee Rose 2002 with fried rice with abalone, duck, chicken and conpoy in lotus leaf, and Vieilles Vignes Francaises 2000 with dessert.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Whiff fulfilment for diners as truffle menus mushroom

Are the prices being paid for white truffles worth it? Truffles require a cool but humid climate to thrive, but a late summer in Alba thwarted early numbers and quality. Edoardo Barbero runs Envitaly, a company that imports wine and food from Piedmont, including truffles, for clients in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Host of annual Alba truffle auction wins 1.25kg pair for Euro98,000, and pledges Euro25,000 to charity

For this year's annual Alba white truffle charity auction, bidders with deep pockets followed their nose to Central's Island Tang restaurant for an evening of fine food, wine and paddle-raising.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

World's troubles a mere trifle for local truffle connoisseurs

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Elizabeth Chu

Elizabeth Chu doesn't just use her phone for taking photos of restaurants - she also stores lists of places she wants to visit on it and ticks them off after trying them.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Morel values

Morels are said to be the easiest type of mushroom for foragers to identify because, unlike many other varieties of wild fungus, there's no other that looks quite the same. There are 'false morels' but even a novice mushroom lover could easily tell them apart because their caps lack the honeycomb-like appearance of the true morel.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Wealthy residents snap up the truffles - for the benefit of charities

A group of local bankers might get to enjoy this year's biggest white truffle from Alba, Italy, but two other big truffles have also arrived in town after other prominent Hongkongers bought them via satellite link-up at an annual auction on Sunday night.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Chocolate and watercress: unlikely combination?

Recent scientific studies have provided some good news for chocolate lovers - that eating cocoa and chocolate may help keep blood pressure down, your blood flowing and your heart healthy. On the back of this evidence comes the development of the world's first chocolate watercress truffles.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am