It's a mythical Scottish snack, lauded for its taste and deplored for its artery-clogging calorie content. And now a Hong Kong fish and chip shop has jumped to the defence of the deep-fried Mars bar, as an international debate rages over its existence.Sunday, 9 September, 2012, 3:46am
It wasn't long ago that to get a good cocktail in Singapore, you would have to dress in your best club attire and hit the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling.15 Aug 2012 - 5:41pm
Single malt Scotch whisky is not the only spirit that can be an appropriate partner to a range of dishes. Chilled vodka and caviar are a classic combination.
Irish whisky can match many of the same foods as Scotch, and may be especially appropriate for Irish salmon and oysters.19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Despite the industry tirelessly lobbying for import duties on spirits to be either axed in line with the arrangements for wine, or at least reduced from the present painful 100 per cent according-to-value rate, there seems little immediate prospect of such a concession being granted.29 May 2012 - 12:00am
The Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction offers an exceptional selection of vintages from around the world, carefully sourced from pristine private collections.21 May 2012 - 12:00am
McVitie's All Butter Shortbread
These fingers have a fairly faint taste of butter, and are relatively dense and hard. The smooth, greyish, dry crust isn't very appealing, but they do leave the least grease on your fingers - handy if you're snacking in the office. If you're looking for a rich, crumbly shortbread, this isn't it, but it makes a decent afternoon tea biscuit.17 May 2012 - 12:00am
There are few good things to be said for cold weather, particularly in Hong Kong, where nothing much is built for it. But for at least some of us who spent much of last week huddled over heaters, there was some consolation available from cherished bottles with the words 'alcohol by volume 40 per cent' - or more - appearing on the label.2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Poetry: the realm of romance, beauty and higher truths about the human condition, or a vehicle for praising a cooked sheep's stomach?
Every January 25, Scots around the world honour their most celebrated poet, Robbie Burns - born in 1759 in Ayrshire - with a meal centred on the haggis, and honour the dish with his verse.19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Tea and Sympathy By Carole Hansen1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Those In Peril by Wilbur Smith Macmillan29 May 2011 - 12:00am