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Soy Products

China suspends weekly state soy sales

China, the world’s top soybean buyer, will suspend its weekly state soy auctions from next week as the government prepares to stockpile the domestic harvest.

Friday, 18 October, 2013, 4:23pm

Destination: Sham Shui Po

The name Sham Shui Po usually evokes cheap electronics. But the abundance of street hawkers and old, peeling low-rises suggest that its history goes a little further back than mobile phone parts. The area has been an industrial, commercial, and residential hub since the 1950s, and several food businesses from that era remain today.

19 Sep 2012 - 1:46pm

Beans' benefits brought back down to earth

Two new studies on soya shed light on the cognitive and cardiovascular benefits of the ancient Asian dietary staple for older women. The first study, published today in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggests that soya protein may not preserve overall thinking abilities in post-menopausal women, contrary to earlier reports.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Soya milk

Hakataya Sweetened Soymilk

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Low salt and no guilt in this shellfish indulgence

Abalone is one of the four treasures in Chinese cuisine - along with sea cucumber, fish maw and shark fin - that are believed to not only bring good health, but also fortune, when eaten. So it's common for this pricey shellfish to grace dining tables during special occasions and festivals.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Power of four: Poon's pick of the mixes

Anyone running in this weekend's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon might want to consider these smoothie recipes, developed by registered dietitian Sally Poon in collaboration with the race organisers. They're also great for anyone looking for a healthy breakfast or snack.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dairy alternatives

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Chocolate

946ml for HK$39.50, ThreeSixty

This soy- and lactose-free drink is as smooth and creamy as skim chocolate milk, and it is unlike other thin and chalky dairy alternatives. It's also rich in antioxidant vitamin E.

Verdict: has a pleasant almond aftertaste, but is a little sweet.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Vitasoy Dessert Tofu

220 grams for HK$5.50, Wellcome

Who knew pre-packaged food could taste as good as freshly made stuff? Made from organic soya beans, this was smooth, light and so silky that I downed the whole packet - all 145 calories and 3.3 grams of fat - in under a minute.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'GM-free' soy drink claims deceptive, watchdog says

The consumer watchdog has called for mandatory labelling of all food products with genetically modified ingredients after finding some so-called 'GM-free' soy drinks actually contained a significant amount of the material.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Boost your shelf esteem

This is what every Hong Kong kitchen cupboard needs.

1. Goji berry

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am