Mischa Moselle

After two decades of noshing in Hong Kong, Mischa Moselle likes to think he knows his way around a plate and a bottle. As his tailor knows, he’ll eat and drink anything but particular favourites are gutsy French and Thai food and well-made wine from anywhere.
Mischa Moselle
After two decades of noshing in Hong Kong, Mischa Moselle likes to think he knows his way around a plate and a bottle. As his tailor knows, he’ll eat and drink anything but particular favourites are gutsy French and Thai food and well-made wine from anywhere.

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Can cinnamon have benefits for diabetics and dieters?

Recent research shows the consumption of cinnamon can reduce blood sugar levels but this popular spice is no magic bullet against diabetes and obesity

17 Oct 2016 - 5:10PM

Recent research shows the consumption of cinnamon can reduce blood sugar levels but this popular spice is no magic bullet against diabetes and obesity

Can cinnamon have benefits for diabetics and dieters?
Hong Kong celebrates 130 years of Tiffany diamond engagement rings

Charles Lewis Tiffany created the first raised setting for a diamond on a ring in 1886, setting off a trend that’s being marked with display at The Landmark in Central featuring an 8.8 carat diamond ring

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Charles Lewis Tiffany created the first raised setting for a diamond on a ring in 1886, setting off a trend that’s being marked with display at The Landmark in Central featuring an 8.8 carat diamond ring

Hong Kong celebrates 130 years of Tiffany diamond engagement rings
Artist’s exquisite etchings of Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks on glass

Dominic Fonde launches three limited edition pieces depicting Victoria Harbour, the Big Buddha and old fishing junks

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Dominic Fonde launches three limited edition pieces depicting Victoria Harbour, the Big Buddha and old fishing junks

Artist’s exquisite etchings of Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks on glass
Rare Argyle Pink Diamond collection coming to Hong Kong

Rising demand in China and Taiwan makes Hong Kong an ideal location for showcasing the jewels, which will can be tendered for with sealed bids

6 Oct 2016 - 10:11AM

Rising demand in China and Taiwan makes Hong Kong an ideal location for showcasing the jewels, which will can be tendered for with sealed bids

Rare Argyle Pink Diamond collection coming to Hong Kong
Can eating chicken tails cause cancer or other diseases?

Many of us are partial to the parson’s nose from a roast chicken or on a skewer, but there are a number of myths surrounding the juicy back end of the bird

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Many of us are partial to the parson’s nose from a roast chicken or on a skewer, but there are a number of myths surrounding the juicy back end of the bird

Can eating chicken tails cause cancer or other diseases?
Advice for Chinese antique buyers from man who wrote ‘the bible’ on European furniture

It’s a great time to buy 19th century pieces, but do your homework and don’t overpay or bargain too hard, says Christopher Payne, formerly of Sotheby’s, whose own passion for Chinese furniture often brings him to China

13 Jul 2016 - 5:37PM

It’s a great time to buy 19th century pieces, but do your homework and don’t overpay or bargain too hard, says Christopher Payne, formerly of Sotheby’s, whose own passion for Chinese furniture often brings him to China

Advice for Chinese antique buyers from man who wrote ‘the bible’ on European furniture
How a self-proclaimed ‘arrogant’ Frenchman added European twists to Chinese rice wine

Coming from a family of winemakers in Bordeaux, Olivier Sublett’s Le Guishu is a creative blend of western and eastern wine philosophies

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Coming from a family of winemakers in Bordeaux, Olivier Sublett’s Le Guishu is a creative blend of western and eastern wine philosophies

How a self-proclaimed ‘arrogant’ Frenchman added European twists to Chinese rice wine
Hold the chop suey: British fans of Chinese cuisine can now eat, and cook, the real thing

A nation long accustomed to invented dishes and Cantonese fare adapted to their supposed tastes has woken up to authentic, high-quality regional Chinese cuisines and ingredients

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

A nation long accustomed to invented dishes and Cantonese fare adapted to their supposed tastes has woken up to authentic, high-quality regional Chinese cuisines and ingredients

Hold the chop suey: British fans of  Chinese cuisine can now eat, and cook, the real thing
China to get a taste of Tennent’s lagers, including a gluten-free brew

Four beers from Scotland’s biggest brewery, though not its bestselling Tennent’s Lager, to join crowded Chinese market, where it could give Stella Artois some competition, one expert says

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Four beers from Scotland’s biggest brewery, though not its bestselling Tennent’s Lager, to join crowded Chinese market, where it could give Stella Artois some competition, one expert says

China to get a taste of Tennent’s lagers, including a gluten-free brew
Hong Kong wine buyers complain of difficulty in getting passes for Vinexpo

The trade show is trying to crack down on freeloading by tightening its invitation process, which has annoyed some wine insiders and journalists who say they’re having trouble getting access

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The trade show is trying to crack down on freeloading by tightening its invitation process, which has annoyed some wine insiders and journalists who say they’re having trouble getting access

Hong Kong wine buyers complain of difficulty in getting passes for Vinexpo
Obese Hong Kong food writer falls short on India weight-loss trek

Mischa Moselle completes only 450km of his 1,450km route, and trims 27cm of a target 60cm from his waist – but he’s learned some valuable things about himself and made some positive changes

7 Mar 2016 - 2:00AM

Mischa Moselle completes only 450km of his 1,450km route, and trims 27cm of a target 60cm from his waist – but he’s learned some valuable things about himself and made some positive changes

Obese Hong Kong food writer falls short on India weight-loss trek
Overweight HK food editor shaves 5mm off his waistline on India trek

Mischa Moselle leaves the rural roads of Tamil Nadu to whine and dine his way around Goa and learns the stomach vacuum manoeuvre

15 Feb 2016 - 1:22PM

Mischa Moselle leaves the rural roads of Tamil Nadu to whine and dine his way around Goa and learns the stomach vacuum manoeuvre

Overweight HK food editor shaves 5mm off his waistline on India trek
Obese Hong Kong food writer hit by doubt on weight-loss trek across India

Father-of-five set out to walk 1,450km across southern India, hoping to reduce his 145cm waistline. At first he shed the kilos quickly, but now finds it harder to lose weight and wonders if he’s set himself overambitious targets

2 Feb 2016 - 10:48AM

Father-of-five set out to walk 1,450km across southern India, hoping to reduce his 145cm waistline. At first he shed the kilos quickly, but now finds it harder to lose weight and wonders if he’s set himself overambitious targets

Obese Hong Kong food writer hit by doubt on weight-loss trek across India
Obese Hong Kong food writer sheds a chin on India weight loss trek

The tape measure is fast becoming Mischa Moselle’s best friend as he manages to shed another 5cm from his waistline, braving some erratic driving as he walks off the kilos along the roads of southern India

19 Jan 2016 - 2:00AM

The tape measure is fast becoming Mischa Moselle’s best friend as he manages to shed another 5cm from his waistline, braving some erratic driving as he walks off the kilos along the roads of southern India

Obese Hong Kong food writer sheds a chin on India weight loss trek
Obese Hong Kong food writer drops another size on India trek

Mischa Moselle manages to lose another 5cm off his waistline as he visits Fort Cochin and Jew Town in the capital of India’s southernmost state – and he’s finally found good coffee

5 Jan 2016 - 5:47AM

Mischa Moselle manages to lose another 5cm off his waistline as he visits Fort Cochin and Jew Town in the capital of India’s southernmost state – and he’s finally found good coffee

Obese Hong Kong food writer drops another size on India trek
Obese Hong Kong food writer battles back pain and temptation on India walk to shed the kilos
Obese Hong Kong food writer walks it off in India: 8 days in and weight change has begun
The route of obese Hongkonger's 1,450-km quest to shed the kilos

Food writer Mischa Moselle, who's morbidly obese and trying to put right years of ill-advised consumption, breaks down his journey across southern India into bite-sized chunks

7 Dec 2015 - 2:23PM

Food writer Mischa Moselle, who's morbidly obese and trying to put right years of ill-advised consumption, breaks down his journey across southern India into bite-sized chunks

The route of obese Hongkonger's 1,450-km quest to shed the kilos
Meet the 'grotesquely obese' food writer who's on a mission to shed the pounds by walking 1,450km in 90 days

For most of my life I’ve been a fatness fanatic, spending more than half my career in journalism focusing on food and drink, especially alcoholic drink. I’ve ended up grotesquely obese – that’s my new category above morbidly obese. My normal exercise is a 20-minute stroll from my house to the ferry pier. Recently I’ve had to stop and rest even during that, writes Mischa Moselle.

1 Dec 2015 - 1:18PM

For most of my life I’ve been a fatness fanatic, spending more than half my career in journalism focusing on food and drink, especially alcoholic drink. I’ve ended up grotesquely obese – that’s my new category above morbidly obese. My normal exercise is a 20-minute stroll from my house to the ferry pier. Recently I’ve had to stop and rest even during that, writes Mischa Moselle.

Meet the 'grotesquely obese' food writer who's on a mission to shed the pounds by walking 1,450km in 90 days
Is this how Stanley Ho and Li Ka-shing line their pockets?

Profiteering on such petty items as beer and chips on Macau ferries tells you a lot about the tycoon mentality.

31 Oct 2015 - 10:33PM

Profiteering on such petty items as beer and chips on Macau ferries tells you a lot about the tycoon mentality.

Is this how Stanley Ho and Li Ka-shing line their pockets?
HK$10k for dinner? Not even if it's Ferran Adria in the kitchen

Food and wine writer Mischa Moselle cannot accept  that any meal could be worth that amount of money.

17 Oct 2015 - 10:31PM

Food and wine writer Mischa Moselle cannot accept  that any meal could be worth that amount of money.

HK$10k for dinner? Not even if it's Ferran Adria in the kitchen
Bangalore: five ways to get the best out of a visit to India's IT hub

Craft beer, bolts of silk and scrumptious street food: the city - also known as Bengaluru - may be  modernising rapidly but it still retains much charm.

8 Oct 2015 - 3:01PM

Craft beer, bolts of silk and scrumptious street food: the city - also known as Bengaluru - may be  modernising rapidly but it still retains much charm.

Bangalore: five ways to get the best out of a visit to India's IT hub
Fish School to take Hong Kong-caught fish and cook them the French way

Yenn Wong of 208 Duecento Otto, 22 Ships  and Aberdeen Street Social teams up with David Lai, French-trained chef-proprietor of On Lot 10 and Bistronomique, in Sai Ying Pun venture

18 Sep 2015 - 4:41PM

Yenn Wong of 208 Duecento Otto, 22 Ships  and Aberdeen Street Social teams up with David Lai, French-trained chef-proprietor of On Lot 10 and Bistronomique, in Sai Ying Pun venture

Fish School to take Hong Kong-caught fish and cook them the French way
Wine Opinion | Why does Hong Kong have great bars but terrible pubs?

A good pub needs well-kept beer that's not overpriced, loud music but only in one room (ditto TV screen), and a jukebox. It should be a place to go regularly to talk about sport, politics and religion.

20 Aug 2015 - 11:54PM

A good pub needs well-kept beer that's not overpriced, loud music but only in one room (ditto TV screen), and a jukebox. It should be a place to go regularly to talk about sport, politics and religion.

Why does Hong Kong have great bars but terrible pubs?
Adventures in Alcohol | Cocktail hour: the Americano at Stazione Novella - Bond's first tipple

No one is quite sure how this drink got it's name, but it certainly trips off the tongue better than its original name, Milano-Torino. It slips down the throat pretty easily, too.

29 Oct 2018 - 7:07AM

No one is quite sure how this drink got it's name, but it certainly trips off the tongue better than its original name, Milano-Torino. It slips down the throat pretty easily, too.

Cocktail hour: the Americano at Stazione Novella - Bond's first tipple
Adventures in Alcohol | Sloely does it: a sweeter take on the trendy Negroni

You won't pucker your mouth drinking this Mod Bar cocktail thanks to its use of sloe gin.

6 Aug 2015 - 4:25PM

You won't pucker your mouth drinking this Mod Bar cocktail thanks to its use of sloe gin.

Sloely does it: a sweeter take on the trendy Negroni
Nurdin Topham of Nur Restaurant experiments with new flavours

Chef explores Asian and European fermentation, pickling and salting techniques, and puts some of them into action on menus; he dreams of having his own food laboratory one day.

31 Jul 2015 - 12:29AM

Chef explores Asian and European fermentation, pickling and salting techniques, and puts some of them into action on menus; he dreams of having his own food laboratory one day.

Nurdin Topham of Nur Restaurant experiments with new flavours
Adventures in Alcohol | Cocktail hour: Kentucky Breakfast - may not go with eggs or toast

Raisin-infused whisky and maple syrup make this concoction a great drink, but notwithstanding the name it's hard to imagine it as an accompaniment to an actual breakfast.

30 Jul 2015 - 2:34PM

Raisin-infused whisky and maple syrup make this concoction a great drink, but notwithstanding the name it's hard to imagine it as an accompaniment to an actual breakfast.

Cocktail hour: Kentucky Breakfast - may not go with eggs or toast
Adventures in Alcohol | The Summer Barrel cocktail is a punchy little number

The drink’s creator, Ondrej Pospichal at Le Port Parfumé in Sheung Wan, riffs on a nautical theme to create a cocktail that's essentially a punch.

23 Jul 2015 - 2:30PM

The drink’s creator, Ondrej Pospichal at Le Port Parfumé in Sheung Wan, riffs on a nautical theme to create a cocktail that's essentially a punch.

The Summer Barrel cocktail is a punchy little number
In the quenelles club: Hong Kong bistro chef champions tricky fish dish

Notoriously difficult to make, pike quenelles has dropped off menus in France, but Mischa Moselle finds one chef who has brought the dish from a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris to a Hong Kong bistro.

17 Jul 2015 - 6:36AM

Notoriously difficult to make, pike quenelles has dropped off menus in France, but Mischa Moselle finds one chef who has brought the dish from a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris to a Hong Kong bistro.

In the quenelles club: Hong Kong bistro chef champions tricky fish dish