The taste test: pancake mix

The taste test: pancake mix

This Japanese product is made with wheat flour, barley, millet, black sesame, adzuki bean, soy bean, black rice and foxtail millet - which trump white refined flour for nutrition.

Tuesday, 5 February, 2013, 10:23am

Snack attack: crepe expectations

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22 Sep 2012 - 11:26pm

Hidden treasures offer a taste of little Brittany

You have to look carefully to find Hong Kong's two French cr? restaurants, La Cr?rie in Wan Chai and Fleur de Sel in Causeway Bay, as both are hidden above street level in nondescript buildings.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hip joint outshone by the real deal

It's a pity that okonomiyaki is little known compared to sushi, ramen and yakitori - the dish is Japan's version of soul food. It's a thick savoury pancake, usually filled with pork, shredded cabbage and cheese, amongst other ingredients.

Okonomi means 'what you like' and yaki means 'grilled'.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Kimchi pancakes

You can use this batter to make large pancakes (which are cut into wedges after cooking) or small, individual ones. If you like, substitute finely chopped seafood or other types of minced meat for the pork. The recipe is based on one in Growing Up in a Korean Kitchen by Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall.


150 grams cabbage kimchi, drained

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pancake mixes

Betty Crocker Pancake Mix

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Crepe expectations

Crepes are one of my favourite snacks when I'm in France. They are easy to find - small carts selling cooked-to-order crepes set up on street corners in busy pedestrian areas, and some restaurants set up stands outside to feed passers-by as well as those wanting to sit down for a more leisurely bite.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Convenient, can-do black bean recipes

Janet asks: What healthy recipes can I make with black beans?

Wynnie says: Black beans are a protein-rich food. They're smaller in size than kidney beans. Black on the outside with a white centre, these beans taste slightly sweet and have a creamy texture.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

What's the best way to eat pancakes?

Sophie Cheung, 14, German Swiss International School

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Chung Gye Chon

Making a name in a district so vibrant in its culinary offerings is no easy task. But despite the challenge - or maybe because of it - Chung Gye Chon is proving to be a worthy contender among the office crowd and well-heeled evening dwellers alike, only a few months after opening.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Get in the spirit

New Year's Eve is a great excuse to get together with friends. I love to serve bubbly and other drinks (including non-alcoholic ones) and a buffet of delicious treats.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Kimono girls provide sunshine for Koo at restaurant's grand opening

Bronzed actor Louis Koo Tin-lok got the chance to work on his tan some more at the Hooray Bar & Restaurant grand opening at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay.

The 10,000 sq ft terrace of the fifth-floor venue boasts open skies and an up-close view of the harbour.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

On the shelf

Other than chilli pastes and chilli sauces, I rarely rely on bottled ingredients. But the Bull's-Eye barbecue sauce was recommended to me by a friend.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Simplicity Crepes & Wine

41 Wyndham Street, Central Tel: 2576 9886 Open: Monday-Thursday 8.30am-midnight, Friday 8.30am-4am, Saturday 10.30am-4am, Sunday 11.30am-8pm

Cuisine: crepes.

Price: about HK$75 per person without drinks. There's no service charge.

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Bang Bang Pan Pan

34 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 2203 4009 Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm (Friday until midnight), Saturday, Sunday and public holidays noon-11pm (Saturday until midnight)

Cuisine: DIY okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancakes)

Price: About HK$120 without drinks and before adding the service charge.

25 Feb 2010 - 12:00am