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Fish farms finding chefs' support

As fish stocks in the oceans continue to decline, aquaculture is supplying an increasing proportion of the seafood we consume.

Chefs and gourmets, of course, prefer fish caught in the wild and resist settling for a perceived inferior alternative.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 10:49am 1 comment

A hot and spicy dish from the end of the world

At the end of the world, at the bottom of South America, just short of Antarctica, is Isla Navarino. This remote island looks south to Cape Horn and its fearsome sea. 

19 Feb 2013 - 10:25am

Trawl ban may bring threatened species back into local waters

Despite the general scepticism, there are still those who are optimistic about the trawling ban.

Fisheries officials, marine scientists and fishermen expect local waters to soon be teeming with more shrimps, crabs and fish, although they believe that some species may well be gone for good.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:17am

Meaty offering

It's fair to say that Lupa - Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's Roman-style trattoria and first Hong Kong dining venture - had a few teething issues. So it was with some trepidation that we visited Carnevino, the luxe steakhouse opened by the celebrity restaurateurs.

Thankfully, our worries were assuaged from our first sip of Friulano from Bastianich's own Italian vineyard.

15 Nov 2012 - 12:31am

Briefs, October 28, 2012

Manslaughter part of probe into beauty case

28 Oct 2012 - 4:59am

Seasons: shiso simple


Shiso is one of the most distinctive of herbs: once tasted, it's hard to forget its strong flavour and scent. The plant is part of the mint family and, like mint, it has a refreshing, palate-cleansing flavour. The wide leaves, which can be green or purple, have jagged edges, and the pretty, tiny, white or lavender shiso flowers are also edible.

6 Oct 2012 - 11:54pm

Books: Oishinbo


30 Aug 2012 - 7:25pm

Kiyoshi Sushi

Shop 1-2, 9/F Moretown Commercial Building, 108 Electric Road, Tin Hau Tel: 2578 2161 Open: Thursday to Tuesday noon-3pm, 6-11pm Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$425 without drinks. There's no service charge.

Ambience: friendly. Some of the other customers seem to be regulars at this two-month-old restaurant.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Hachi Japanese Restaurant

8/F Circle Tower, 28 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay Tel: 2575 2257 Open: noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$250 without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: friendly and quiet. We were happy to have booked, because the main dining area was full. There's a smaller private room.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


6/F Circle Tower, 28 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay Tel: 2893 9697 Open: noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$255 without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: the cheap and cheerful interior was izakaya-like in style.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am