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Covet: sorbet colours

Covet: sorbet colours

Friday, 29 March, 2013, 10:32am

Cold comfort

A friend of mine complained about restaurants she visited on a trip to Europe. 'The food is never hot, not even the soups,' she said. By 'hot', she meant blazing hot - the hot you get in Chinese restaurants, where stir-fried food is scooped from a wok and rushed straight to a table.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Gold by Harlan Goldstein

2/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central Tel: 2869 9986 Open: Monday-Saturday noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm (until late on Friday and Saturday)

Cuisine: contemporary European

Price: about HK$700 for a three-course meal, without drinks and the service charge.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Cafe Gray Deluxe

Cafe Gray Deluxe 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty Tel: 3968 1106 Open: 6.30am-10.30pm (the bar closes at 1am)

Cuisine: Asian and European.

10 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Where's the fire?

Dragon fruit is dramatic and beautiful. The thick but tender skin - most commonly bright pink (but it can also be purple or yellow) has smooth, large 'scales', which give a clear indication of how the fruit got its name. The juicy flesh, which is dotted with edible black seeds, ranges from white to deep pink.

21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Creams of the crop

White Lucent Brightening Protective Moisturiser (HK$350) by Shiseido

Real skin hydrocream (HK$1,100) by Karess from Joyce Beauty

Night Health bedtime face cream (enquiries 2196 8423) by Dr Andrew Weil for Origins

C + C vitamin fluid (HK$880) by Natura Bisse

Moisturising Gel Cream (HK$2,100) by La Mer

3 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Perfect match

Although mangoes are primarily a tropical fruit, there are many types grown in many countries. In this part of the world, those from the Philippines are generally regarded as having the most flavour, although the big and beautiful mangoes from Queensland are also popular because they're quite fleshy. But for real taste, you can't get much better than the small 'kidney' mangoes.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Cold comfort

Italian gelateria I-Scream, an established presence in Pacific Place, Admiralty, has opened two new outlets. The first (bottom left), in the IFC Mall in Central, has the biggest selection.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tott's - Talk Of The Town

34/F The Excelsior, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Tel: 2837 6786

Open: Monday-Saturday noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm, Sunday 11.30am-3pm, 6.30-10pm

Cuisine: International.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

1/5 Nuevo

9 Star Street, Wan Chai

Tel: 2529 2300

Open: Monday-Saturday noon-2.30pm, Sunday-Thursday 6pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday 6pm-midnight

Cuisine: Primarily Spanish, with influences from other Mediterranean countries.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Mango, going, gone

The long season for mangoes is winding down; you'll find them intermittently in the markets throughout the winter but not in the great variety we enjoy during the rest of the year. This tropical fruit is fragrant and sweet when ripe - pick specimens that 'give' slightly when gently pressed.

Sago and fresh fruit with mango puree (pictured)

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Old-fashioned glamour

Sugarbaby's Candy Girl Sorbet Lip Balm (HK$135) revamps the Greta Garbo image with its snuffbox containers. Available in fruity flavours such as banana, blueberry and strawberry. Sugarbaby products are available at Seibu, Pacific Place.

Fancy florals

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

mangosteens

The mangosteen is sometimes called the queen of fruits but, unlike the durian (which is considered the king), most people like the flavour immediately.

What is it? A small fruit with a thick, spongy, reddish-purple shell and a green cap. The flesh inside is soft, sweet and fragrant with a creamy texture.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Heaven sent

Jacky Yu Kin-chi (above), celebrity chef and proprietor of well-known private kitchen Xi Yan (as well as restaurant Xi Yan Sweets in Wan Chai), has teamed up with Douglas Young, founder of the G.O.D. lifestyle shops. The result is Xi Yan Tastes, which replaces the Home Cooking dining area in the Sharp Street East branch of G.O.D.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Sassy smackers

WHEN YOU PUCKER up this season, make sure it's voluptuous and sassy. Lips for spring and summer are going to sparkle and shimmer, judging by the latest range of glosses on the shelves.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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