Scottish Cuisine

Hong Kong shop The Chippy defends Scottish dish of deep-fried Mars bars

Tourists Sunita Sounder and Tom Williams try the 1,200 calorie dish.

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

Finding the perfect mix

Award-winning mixologist Aubrey Sim spruces up cocktails at B28, a premium whisky and cocktail bar in the basement of The Club Hotel.

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

Spirited companions

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

Import duty a case for concern

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

Cheers to excellent vintages worth HK$7m

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

Shortbread

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

A case of friendly fire

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

Yes it's offal, but that's the way we like it

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

Tea and Sympathy By Carole Hansen

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Those In Peril

Those In Peril by Wilbur Smith Macmillan

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

On the shelf

I'm constantly looking for undiscovered potato crisp flavours, and I think I've come across one of the oddest: haggis. Unlike those who are too horrified by the description (chopped sheep's entrails mixed with oatmeal, pepper and other spices, which are stuffed inside a sheep's stomach before being cooked), I have tried haggis, and love it. I look for it on menus whenever I'm in Scotland.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Pubs pipe in St Andrew's Day

Every proud Scotsman knows today is St Andrew's Day. At least two establishments will be celebrating the patron saint of Scotland in style.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Distiller and crystal-maker line up a glam dram

Scotch whisky brand The Macallan celebrated its latest collaboration with French crystal-maker Lalique at a VIP cocktail party at the Lalique Lounge in Central on December 7.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Whisky galore as visitors from mainland help sales double

The burgeoning number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong appears to have almost doubled the sales of whisky.

At a launch yesterday of a limited edition of Macallan single-malt scotch whisky, industry members said the sale of whisky had leapt in recent years and demand for expensive, fine whiskies is also on the rise.

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The pies have it as keen chef gets it right

Was it just luck that the Hong Kong Sevens became the greatest sporting event in the world?

No.

It's not easy to reach such dizzying heights. It takes a few essential ingredients.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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