Healthy Gourmet: Upper cuts

Parillero Jaime Blanco at Don Julio in Buenos Aires. Photo: Andrea Oschetti

Argentineans consume an average of 60 kilograms of beef per year; it's an important part of their identity.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 4:56pm

Hairstyles of the rich and famous

Kim Robinson highlights his haircuts' value. Photo: Carmen Chan

We have a new contender for Hong Kong's biggest and most outrageously expensive steak.

Morton's in the Sheraton Hotel on Nathan Road, boasts a 24-ounce porterhouse for HK$748, with a 48-ounce double porterhouse for HK$1,496. That's nearly a kilo and a half of meat for just two people.

1 Oct 2012 - 1:35am

Steak out

A porterhouse steak at Morton's of Chicago.  Photo: SCMP

We have a new contender for Hong Kong’s biggest and most outrageously expensive steak award. A totally comprehensive search is hazardous to health and has not been attempted, granted, but up to now it was a safe bet that either Morton’s of Chicago and Ruth’s Chris steakhouse served the biggest hunk of dead cow.  

13 Sep 2012 - 9:50am

Love me tender

Clockwise from bottom left: the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse; its popular rib-eye steak; diners tuck into a juicy one at Golden Phoenix Restaurant in Prince Edward; Scottish beef steak from the Golden Phoenix; the dining room of the Blue Butcher in Sheung Wan; and its wagyu bone-in rib-eye.Photos: Jonathan Wong, Thomas Yau

Carnevino, Mario Batali's new Italian steakhouse, has opened its doors in Central. Batali says he wants to introduce Hong Kong to the "pungent steaks that Americans love and the Chinese will dig". He may be surprised to find the style has a long history in the city.

15 Aug 2012 - 5:50pm

Rare occasions

Almost everyone who likes steak will have a preferred cut and very clear ideas about how they want it cooked - my favourites are the onglet (also known as hanger steak) and the rib-eye cap meat, grilled over coals.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Shop R011, Elements, Civic Square, Kowloon Station Tel: 2811 2681 Open: 11.30am-11.30pm (until late on Friday and Saturday) Cuisine: Italian

Price: about HK$370 without drinks or the service charge.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Table talk

Jeff Cook of Jackson Wine Estates in California will host a dinner on May 4 at the Steak House Winebar + Grill at the InterContinental Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Pho Vietnamese Restaurant

G/F Circle Tower 28 Tang Lung Street Causeway Bay Hong Kong Tel: 2574 1777

Grub: Vietnamese

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am



ABC Kitchen

1/F Queen Street Cooked Food Market, 38 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan. Tel: 9278 8227. Signature dishes: pan-fried frogs legs, roast suckling pig, potato gnocchi with porcini and parmesan, beef Wellington. $$$

Basement Restaurant

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

TRIED and trusted


FARE Continental.

AMBIENCE Colonial style with wooden floors, ceiling fans, waiting staff in suits and a view overlooking Repulse Bay beach.

COST HK$1,920 including a glass of wine.

WHO TO BRING Your significant other or an intimate gathering to celebrate a special occasion.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am



29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Steak au poivre

This is a French steakhouse favourite that can be made with whichever cut of well-marbled boneless steak you like. The steaks shouldn't be too thick, though, or they'll take longer to cook.

If you want the dish to be less peppery, use only black peppercorns, rather than a mix of black and white, because white peppercorns are hotter.


8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Japanese Style BBQ Miya

Shop A, 17/F Lee Theatre Plaza 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay Tel: 2881 0307 Open: 11.30am-11pm Cuisine: Japanese-style Korean barbecue

Price: about HK$220 without drinks and the service charge.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Barbecued beef is so spicy, even the big cat had a bawl

This Thai dish of charcoal-grilled steak, served thinly sliced with a sauce containing copious amounts of chilli, seems straightforward enough. After all, the steak-and-condiment combination is common in many other world cuisines. However, it is known to Thais by a peculiar name, seua rong hai, or 'crying tiger'.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am



Agnes b Le Pain Grille

Shop 3096-3097, 3/F IFC Mall, Central. Tel: 2805 0798. (Branches in Fashion Walk, tel: 2577 0370; Festival Walk, tel: 2265 7680.) Signature dishes: tomato and goat cheese, fish soup, mussels with white wine and cream, grilled lamb chops with garlic confit, rosemary sauce and mixed vegetables. $$$$


22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am