Soul Food

A bird in the hand

I've yet to meet a meat eater who would say no to fried chicken. What's not to like? Made well, it has crisp skin and moist, well-seasoned meat. Even cold, leftover fried chicken tastes good, so I always make extra.

Fried chicken (pictured)

Sunday, 21 November, 2010, 12:00am

Q. So you think you know pop culture ...

1. Which American soul singer was paralysed from the neck down after stage lighting equipment fell on him during a New York concert in 1990?

2. What small town is George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart, right) from in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life?

3. What was the Democratic Republic of the Congo formerly known as?

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Picture perfect

There are food blogs we love to revisit, not because the content is updated frequently, but for visual inspiration. Keiko, who blogs at Nordljus (which means 'northern lights' in Swedish) is a Japanese woman living in Britain - and her food photos are stunning (since starting the blog, she's had a few freelance photo assignments).

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Come fry with me

Fried chicken is a crowd pleaser. Don't be swayed by greasy fast-food versions; we're talking tasty, home-cooked chicken. There are many elements to play with, from the marinade to the coating to the fat it's fried in.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Western union

The Windy City Group, which has Dan Ryan's and Amaroni's Little Italy, has opened a new restaurant in the IFC Mall. Although the menu at Union Bar & Grill states the restaurant serves 'Chicago-style food', it has dishes from many regions of the United States and other countries.

12 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Shoppers shun string beans over fears of poisoned imports

Food officials were still trying to establish last night whether Hong Kong has imported contaminated string beans blamed for poisoning more than 80 people across the border.

29 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Wings 'n' things

I love fried chicken and I don't think there can be many people (except vegetarians) who dislike it. There is something about that delicate, crispy coating contrasting with the tender, juicy meat that makes it so appealing. If the only type you have sampled is the fast-food version, try these recipes; homemade is so much better.

22 Jun 2003 - 12:00am


Ramas Greens

11/F Food Forum, Times Square, Causeway Bay

Tel: 3101 0656

Open: noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm

2 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Big Mama's Juke Joint

Live blues and soul food is served up in hearty portions at Big Mama's, the latest outlet opened by the Bayou Restaurant's Lori Granito. But unlike the Bayou, there's no doubt music takes precedence over the food.

27 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Top Tables

HANAGUSHI 1/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building 17-22 Lan Kwai Fong Central Tel: 2521 0868 Open: Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm The biggest problem with this place is deciding what to eat. There are several menus, offering a la carte dishes, combinations and set meals.

27 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Toxic lard deaths spur hygiene blitz

Hygiene inspectors will increase checks on unlicensed lard factories amid fears industrial lard may be being used in food preparation.

The move follows reports that industrial lard imported from Hong Kong killed three people and put hundreds more in hospital last week when it was used for cooking in Jiangxi province.

12 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Diners pay price of success

COMPETITION, it is commonly held in capitalist societies, is good for consumers: it increases choice, reduces prices and raises quality. But this law seems to crumble in the face of Hong Kong's mushrooming restaurants, which, with few exceptions, pass off second-rate food at first-rate prices.

4 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Firms told to tailor products for regions

FOREIGN companies targeting markets in China will increasingly need to tailor their products to reflect different regional and cultural demands, the chairman of Hong Kong's Australian Chamber of Commerce said yesterday.

2 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Thyme of the essence for Olympic chefs

IT'S high time the International Olympic Committee gave serious thought to introducing cooking as an Olympic event. God knows, they seemed to have allowed in everything else (apart from knitting and crocheting, that is, but the line has to be drawn somewhere).

If this was to be the case we can be sure Hong Kong will walk away with the gold medal every time.

30 Mar 1994 - 12:00am