Junk trip repertoires wear a bit thin mid-summer, so we set out to find some of Hong Kong's more lively sandwich attractions. Up-market cheeses are the trend du jour for fillings these days, especially sliced fresh figs and blue cheese, which is the culinary equivalent of a John Galliano couture creation. The classic favourite, Parma ham, lives on, updated with chopped mint and thin slices of pear. The Vivienne Westwood of the latest picnic basket circuit is the Dr Seuss-inspired green eggs and ham. Green eggs are created by combining the yellow of scrambled eggs with the blue of blueberry jam, says Dr Seuss-fan Mary Justice Thomasson. Add ham, and the recipe jumps right out of the pages of the good doctor's popular tale into your hands. Tapping the trend for cheese in a perhaps more accessible way, Pomeroy's offers brie with smoked turkey and tomato on farm bread. Italian bakes If sandwich fillings are drawing the lion's share of creative energies this season, it's because breads have had their time in the limelight. But bakers haven't been slacking: the latest addition to the bread basket is from Marks & Spencer, which has introduced its St Michael ciabattas to the local market. The Italian-style breads, including one made with black olives, are ready-to-bake and require 10 to 15 minutes in the oven. The loaves cost about $20 each and are suitable for freezing. Over the moon Disney continues to infiltrate local culture. For the Mooncake Festival this year, Lucullus has the exclusive rights to make a range of custard-filled Mickey and Minnie Mouse mooncakes, as well as truffle-filled chocolate figures of Disney's favourite couple. The Disney mooncakes cost $88 per box of six. The chain has also added custard-filled mini mooncakes which cost $84 for a box of six and target a more traditional audience. Bubbly stinger New Zealand has joined the alcoholic soda wars in Hong Kong with the launch of its Stinger. Catchlined 'doesn't hurt a bit', the packaging is clean and simple if not as trendy as rival Sub Zero. Stinger has a five per cent alcohol content, which is higher than Hooch (4.7 per cent) and Two Dogs (4.2 per cent) but lower than E33 and Sub Zero's 5.5 per cent. Cool trivia Another item for the list of strange-but-true trivia: recent reports in Britain credit China with having invented ice-cream. In the fourth century BC, the Chinese mixed snow with fruit juice, honey and nectar to make a form of sorbet, which was the precursor to ice-cream as we know it. Our version is thought to originate from the Tang dynasty, when courtiers whipped up the delicacy from buffalo milk, flour and camphor. Marco Polo then introduced the sweet to Europe at the end of the 13th century.