Shellfish

Fisherman's Cuisine Hamayaki Taisho

8 King Street, Tai Hang Tel: 2895 5000 Open: Monday-Friday 6pm-10.45pm; Saturday and Sunday noon-3pm, 5pm-10.45pm Cuisine: Japanese tabletop barbecue

Price: about HK$350 without drinks and the service charge.

Thursday, 26 January, 2012, 12:00am

Ozawa

Shop C, 49 Graham Street, Central Tel: 2526 4828 Open: Monday-Saturday noon-10.30pm Cuisine: Japanese

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

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sushi Dokoro Hikari

G/F, 4 Lau Li Street, Tin Hau Tel: 2566 3801 Open: noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm (last order) Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$675 without drinks and the service charge.

Ambience: quiet on a drizzly weeknight. The few other parties sat at tables rather than the sushi bar.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Prise to the challenge with some expert advice

Vincent Man Kong-ming of Cafe Deco has been shucking oysters for 13 years and admits being partial to fines de claire, when the French oysters are in season. He says Australian oysters are good at the moment and offers some advice on shucking them.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Ready, set, shuck! Chefs suit up on The Peak for oyster battle

Cafe Deco Bar and Grill on The Peak was buzzing when it hosted a fast and furious oyster-opening competition. More than 20 chefs from various hotels and restaurants shucked Coffin Bay oysters at a breakneck pace on Saturday.

Dennis Tsang Chung-ho of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers took the first prize, opening 30 oysters in four minutes and 30 seconds.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Prized hairy crabs escape worst of drought

Local foodies concerned that this year's drought could deprive them of the chance of tucking into 'hairy crabs' this autumn can rest easy - so long as they are willing to pay for the privilege.

Contrary to market fears, crab farmers on Yangcheng Lake in Jiangsu province - the region's most famous source of the delicacy - are looking forward to a bumper crop.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Scallops warning after 17 cases of poisoning

People have been warned not to eat fresh scallops for the time being after 17 cases of paralytic shellfish poisoning in the past three days.

The Centre for Health protection said the affected people, in nine groups, comprised six men and 11 women aged 17 to 69.

They fell ill between Saturday and yesterday after cooking and eating the scallops at home.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

Perfect match

The Thai dish of raw prawn 'sashimi' relies on pristinely fresh seafood taken from the cleanest of waters. The dipping sauce should be a rounded blend of typical Thai seasonings: fish sauce as its base, fresh lime juice for the high notes and to exaggerate the sweetness of the prawns, and the remaining ingredients to fill in the spaces.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

geoduck

The geoduck looks like a clam that's outgrown its shell.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

US heatwave hits oyster supplies

Bacteria makes 70 American diners ill; farms halt exports

Unusually hot weather in the United States has disrupted oyster production for some of Hong Kong's biggest suppliers.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

WHAT'S ON MY MIND?

A sea otter chews on a block of ice in a Japanese aquarium. Do you know ... sea otters like eating clams, crabs, sea stars and abalone? Alaskan sea otters can even catch fish, but most still prefer invertebrates. Sea otters use rocks to crack open shellfish.

What's on my mind?

8 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Scallops at a gallop

As a child, I thought the scallop was a small, off-white round muscle, because that is the only part of the shellfish most restaurants in the United States serve. While at university, I started to read food magazines. In one article in Food Art, I found out most fishermen discarded the best part of the scallop: the orangey roe.

1 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

A name change to reflect a new range

PREVIOUSLY known as Nanking Beef Noodle, this restaurant changed its name to reflect its expanded range of dishes. With room for fewer than 80 customers, Nanking Kitchen is located in an area away from the most crowded part of Causeway Bay; although busy during peak hours, it was quiet on the Sunday afternoon we visited.

30 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Titbits

Michelin-starred guest chef Paul Cunningham from Denmark will be featured at the Tai Pan Grill at the Hongkong Hotel.

20 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Qualified for world map of food poisoning

We refer to Kevin Sinclair's article, headlined 'Food hygiene action a matter of urgency' (South China Morning Post, November 9), concerning food safety.

In an admirable piece urging the Government to raise hygiene standards within the industry, he refers to the 364 cases of food poisoning last year, affecting 1,882 people.

17 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

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