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Potato Chip

How to sell cheap but still make a healthy profit

Suppliers have cut him off, wholesalers have nagged him over low prices and competitors call him predatory, but for this firm competition is all about flexibility and finding substitutes.

Saturday, 2 June, 2012, 12:00am

Barbecue potato chips

Smoky, tangy, sour, spicy, sweet: could you pack any more flavours into a thinly sliced piece of deep-fried potato? The perfect barbecue potato chip has a balance of all five qualities. Janice Leung went in search of the ones worth their salt

Calbee BBQ Flavoured

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

A chippy off the old block

Quite a few restaurants in Hong Kong serve fish and chips, but there's only one bona fide fish and chip shop - The Chippy. It claims to serve 'Hong Kong's finest fish and chips', with some justification, particularly in the case of the chips.

These are hand cut and undergo a complicated multistep preparation which gives a satisfying outer crispness and inner softness.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The pickle might be fickle but the spicy chicken is a good Korea choice

In keeping with a robust drinking culture, Korean cuisine features a variety of hearty bar snacks to be enjoyed with sips (or gulps) of cold beer or shochu.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Crunch time for serial snackers

Blue Diamond almond nut thins HK$25 for 120.5g, Nature's Village (Lyndhurst Terrace)

These are made from rice flour and almonds, but there isn't much of a nutty taste to them. The almonds, however, give these snacks a nutritional boost, being high in protein, fibre, vitamin E and heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat.

Verdict: Good, but a little salty.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

New-style snacks offer an easy way to get your fruit and veg

Greenday Broccoli Chips HK$23, 30 gram box, from VOle'.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Alfie's by Kee

Shop G5, G/F Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central Tel: 2530 4422 Open: Monday-Friday, 7.30am-9.30am, noon-2.30pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 11am-4pm, nightly 7pm-10pm

Cuisine: modern British

Price: about HK$400 without drinks and the service charge.

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Camden Town

Fare Streamlined menu of what you would expect at your local pub, with traditional English-style fish 'n' chips (right), burger and chips, fried chicken and chips, and vegetarian samosas alongside a tasty green salad or baked mushrooms with butter/garlic, all at very reasonable prices.

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Several firms stumble, tarnish credibility in rush to get listed

To err is human, but a string of mistakes is hurting the credibility of some of the initial public offerings that have been falling over each other to take advantage of all the hot money in town.

8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Chive talking

Flowering chives are very different from the mild-mannered variety used in the West - the flavour is strong and pungent. Unlike the Western chive, which is usually reserved for use as a garnish (on vichyssoise, for instance), the Chinese chive is grown to be eaten.

18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am