STEAM work

There are many ways to cook, but steaming is a firm favourite with the Chinese. That doesn't mean top European companies are ignoring this market. Some state-of-the-art steaming appliances are made by European firms.

Friday, 22 July, 2011, 12:00am

Climate control

With the temperature and humidity rising, we should think of the effect that the weather can have on our food. Cold weather isn't much of an issue here; we don't live in a place where it's so frigid that we can leave our food outside, in lieu of a fridge or freezer. But the heat and humidity can be a problem.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Fire and water

The main consideration in the kitchen is that the water and fire elements do not clash; for example, the sink and stove should not be directly opposite each other. Even if it is convenient, such a design will cause arguments and conflict between members of a household. The water-fire clash may also occur (but to a lesser degree) when the stove and sink are next to each other.

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Diary of a renovator: cold comfort

If designing my kitchen was tricky, choosing appliances to kindle creativity was humbling. I craved tools that would allow me to put away childish things and push me to provide adult fare.

No more instant noodles, mushroom omelettes or curry-in-a-hurry. I was destined to become Delia, Julia, possibly even Nigella.

12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

A stove bigger than most kitchens

'It's the most expensive oven now in Hong Kong,' a rep from Miele emphasised. Certainly, the German appliance maker went all out to make a promotional statement last week, unveiling a very high-end range of kitchen apparatus. The new slogan is 'Above All', so what better visual representation of that motto than to charter a couple of Peak Trams and take the guests and media up to The Peak.

6 May 2008 - 12:00am


Shop 403, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: 2730 8027

Open: noon-midnight

Cuisine: Italian.

Price: About $450 per person for a three-course dinner without drinks and before adding the 10 per cent service charge.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

High heat

Those with kitchens more suited to hotel rooms than homes often make do without an oven. Siemens offers a solution with its wall-mounted liftMatic oven (above). The appliance, which can be installed between two cabinets or over a table, features a mechanism that lowers the entire oven 'floor'.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

H bomb

Harlan Goldstein, the man behind Harlan's in the IFC Mall and Tuscany by H in Lan Kwai Fong, recently opened H One, his third restaurant open to the public (he has another place, but it's for 'A-list invitees' only). The 11,500 sq ft space seats 140 diners and boasts an intimate private room for four.

17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

How to choose ... an oven

Smaller ovens: most cramped Hong Kong kitchens don't have space for full-size ovens, but a countertop model can be adequate. Depending on the model, a countertop oven can be either a glorified toaster or something capable of roasting a chicken. Choose carefully.

13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Park Mansions

Park Mansions

27-29 MacDonnell Road, Mid-Levels, Central

Age: 19 years

Size: 2,013 sq ft

Layout: three bedrooms

For sale: $16 million

Agent: Landscope Realty

23 Feb 2005 - 12:00am


I REFER to my letter on the Holocaust which appeared in these columns on January 31.

Due to a typographical error, an incorrect figure appeared in the letter which may have confused readers.

2 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Fire-walking is no mystery, mystery, just physics

I WAS hugely entertained by the article on fire-walking in Hong Kong (Sunday Morning Post Magazine, February 20) - or the lack of it.

27 Feb 1994 - 12:00am