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Tofu master intent on preserving skills

Tofu may still be a popular food in Hongkongers' daily diet, but old-style shops making the bean curd delicacies are on the verge of extinction, despite efforts by the owners to pass on their traditional skills.

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China Digest, September 17, 2012


Tofu festival jazzed up

A 20th annual three-day tofu festival began yesterday in Huainan, which claims to be the birthplace of the food, the Anhui Daily reports. With public interest waning, an agricultural product festival, an international bicycle race and a business forum on cloud computing have been added to this year's event.

17 Sep 2012 - 4:34am

Turning the tables

Do we foodies have a secret dirt fetish? I've met many foodies given to the idea that the smarter the front room of the restaurant, the dirtier the kitchen must be.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bistro Jinli

5 Wai Fung Street, Ap Lei Chau Tel: 2328 2138 Open: Tuesday-Sunday 11.30am-11pm Cuisine: Sichuanese

Price: about HK$200 without drinks and the service charge.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fermented tofu

Tsin Tsu Wei Sichuan Soya Beancurd with Chilli and Sesame Oil

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hackers blamed for rude replies on website

The administration of a Jiangxi mountain famous as one of the birthplaces of Taoism says its website has been hacked.

Many rude replies have been posted to nearby residents' queries and complaints since at least July.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Knight saves the day for small eatery

Dried tofu skins are a speciality of Zhejiang province in eastern China, and legend has it that Hangzhou, the capital, once had two restaurants known for dishes made with tofu sheets.

One restaurant was much larger than the other, and the spiteful owner of the larger place was known to bully the smaller one whenever he had the chance.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dishes to tempt Confucius

No matter how many emperors might call a place home, regardless of how refined and elegant the society might be or how many sages and poets were born, raised or exiled there, it is impossible for a Chinese city not to have a raucous, bustling class-distinction-shattering outdoor food market.

Nanjing has two and they're both famous.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai Jade

Shop 402, 4/F, Exchange Square Podium, Central Tel: 2180 7288 Open: 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm Cuisine: Shanghainese

Price: about HK$300 without drinks and the service charge.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Dojo Hakata

Shop 312-313, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 3691 8735 Open: noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$180 per person before drinks and the service charge.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am