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Fish maw chicken noodles for under US$8 at Wyji in Wan Chai

Served in a clay pot, the handmade noodles were thick, chewy and tasty, and fully absorbed the delicious chicken broth. At HK$63, the Oriental beauty soup also was also good value, and used a wide range of ingredients. There’s a different version just for men.

17 Sep 2019 - 10:54AM

Served in a clay pot, the handmade noodles were thick, chewy and tasty, and fully absorbed the delicious chicken broth. At HK$63, the Oriental beauty soup also was also good value, and used a wide range of ingredients. There’s a different version just for men.

Fish maw chicken noodles for under US$8 at Wyji in Wan Chai
Cart noodles for under US$11 at Peony Garden in West Kowloon – create your own dinner with a harbour view

One broth type, sauces and chicken are free – you pay for other broths and for the ingredients you add to your bowl. There’s more choice at lunchtime. You can also choose dishes such as sauteed pork neck, which was excellent.

12 Sep 2019 - 7:56PM

One broth type, sauces and chicken are free – you pay for other broths and for the ingredients you add to your bowl. There’s more choice at lunchtime. You can also choose dishes such as sauteed pork neck, which was excellent.

Cart noodles for under US$11 at Peony Garden in West Kowloon – create your own dinner with a harbour view
Five films that were banned in China and won awards at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival

Films are banned in China for mentioning sensitive subjects such as homosexuality, the Tiananmen Square crackdown or Tibet. Here are five films that were shunned in China, then took home awards in Taiwan.

29 Aug 2019 - 6:29PM

Films are banned in China for mentioning sensitive subjects such as homosexuality, the Tiananmen Square crackdown or Tibet. Here are five films that were shunned in China, then took home awards in Taiwan.

Five films that were banned in China and won awards at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival
Pad Thai and tom yum goong for less than US$7 at Golden Prince Thai Restaurant in Causeway Bay

The authentic Thai food, staff and surroundings are contrasted with a lack of flavour. The portions were generous and inexpensive, but again, the blandness was a let down.

29 Aug 2019 - 6:29PM

The authentic Thai food, staff and surroundings are contrasted with a lack of flavour. The portions were generous and inexpensive, but again, the blandness was a let down.

Pad Thai and tom yum goong for less than US$7 at Golden Prince Thai Restaurant in Causeway Bay
Five tech gadgets that make life easier for the elderly: from an airbag for the hips to a medicine dispenser

As seniors get more tech savvy, here are some gadgets that help them stay healthy and connected. Gadgets include a phone with big glow-in-the-dark buttons and a voice activated assistant.

27 Aug 2019 - 7:42PM

As seniors get more tech savvy, here are some gadgets that help them stay healthy and connected. Gadgets include a phone with big glow-in-the-dark buttons and a voice activated assistant.

Five tech gadgets that make life easier for the elderly: from an airbag for the hips to a medicine dispenser
Bargain lunch sets of regional Chinese favourites in Hong Kong at Gold Mui Kee, new in Causeway Bay

Gold Mui Kee is a sleek new restaurant in Hong Kong, offering homestyle Chinese dishes and other cuisines. Head there for lunch and tuck into their fish-fragrant eggplant and braised minced pork with rice.

22 Aug 2019 - 6:46PM

Gold Mui Kee is a sleek new restaurant in Hong Kong, offering homestyle Chinese dishes and other cuisines. Head there for lunch and tuck into their fish-fragrant eggplant and braised minced pork with rice.

Bargain lunch sets of regional Chinese favourites in Hong Kong at Gold Mui Kee, new in Causeway Bay
Chinese-language film awards head to head: Taiwan’s Golden Horses vs China’s Golden Roosters

Mainland China has ordered its filmmakers to boycott the film awards dubbed the ‘Chinese-language Oscars’, held in Taiwan. With the two award ceremonies being held on the same day, Chinese filmmakers and actors face tough choices.

20 Aug 2019 - 7:21PM

Mainland China has ordered its filmmakers to boycott the film awards dubbed the ‘Chinese-language Oscars’, held in Taiwan. With the two award ceremonies being held on the same day, Chinese filmmakers and actors face tough choices.

Chinese-language film awards head to head: Taiwan’s Golden Horses vs China’s Golden Roosters
Updated: cancelled over protests – events Hong Kong will miss out on because of unrest

A champion drag act and another big K-pop concert are the latest event casualties resulting from the continuing protests, joining a list that includes gigs, a stand-up show, a video game tournament and a wellness summit.

28 Aug 2019 - 4:44PM

A champion drag act and another big K-pop concert are the latest event casualties resulting from the continuing protests, joining a list that includes gigs, a stand-up show, a video game tournament and a wellness summit.

Updated: cancelled over protests – events Hong Kong will miss out on because of unrest
The man behind Nezha, summer Chinese box office hit: they call him ‘Dumpling’ and he’s on a roll

A self-taught animator making his feature film debut at the age of 38, Yang Yu, known as Jiaozi, meaning ‘dumpling’, has seen a long-held dream come true; now he and his team are working on a Chinese historical epic.

16 Aug 2019 - 3:35PM

A self-taught animator making his feature film debut at the age of 38, Yang Yu, known as Jiaozi, meaning ‘dumpling’, has seen a long-held dream come true; now he and his team are working on a Chinese historical epic.

The man behind Nezha, summer Chinese box office hit: they call him ‘Dumpling’ and he’s on a roll
Who is Peng Lei of Chinese TV music contest winners New Pants? Five facts about the frontman

The lead singer of punk-rock outfit New Pants, 42-year-old Peng Lei found nationwide fame this month when the group won a Chinese TV music contest. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about him.

14 Aug 2019 - 6:00PM

The lead singer of punk-rock outfit New Pants, 42-year-old Peng Lei found nationwide fame this month when the group won a Chinese TV music contest. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about him.

Who is Peng Lei of Chinese TV music contest winners New Pants? Five facts about the frontman
Review | Pho for under US$7 at Hong Kong Vietnamese restaurant Pho 5 in Prince Edward well worth the trip

Coming with medium-raw sliced beef, beef brisket, beef balls and Vietnamese sausages, Pho 5’s signature pho was the stand-out of the meal, while the lemongrass grilled pork with cold vermicelli was also a good choice.

15 Aug 2019 - 8:27PM

Coming with medium-raw sliced beef, beef brisket, beef balls and Vietnamese sausages, Pho 5’s signature pho was the stand-out of the meal, while the lemongrass grilled pork with cold vermicelli was also a good choice.

Pho for under US$7 at Hong Kong Vietnamese restaurant Pho 5 in Prince Edward well worth the trip
Hong Kong filmmaker on Little Q, his ‘sunny and positive’ dog’s eye view of the world

Law Wing-cheong’s Little Q stars Simon Yam as a visually impaired man whose guide dog gives his life new meaning. Law hopes the film will raise awareness of Hong Kong’s need for more guide dogs – there are only 30 working today.

14 Aug 2019 - 7:22PM

Law Wing-cheong’s Little Q stars Simon Yam as a visually impaired man whose guide dog gives his life new meaning. Law hopes the film will raise awareness of Hong Kong’s need for more guide dogs – there are only 30 working today.

Hong Kong filmmaker on Little Q, his ‘sunny and positive’ dog’s eye view of the world
Hong Kong film industry put on spot by China’s boycott of ‘Chinese Oscars’ in Taiwan

Having apparently been warned of a political and commercial backlash if they enter films for Golden Horse Awards, Hong Kong production companies join China’s boycott of ‘Chinese Oscars’.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:27PM

Having apparently been warned of a political and commercial backlash if they enter films for Golden Horse Awards, Hong Kong production companies join China’s boycott of ‘Chinese Oscars’.

Hong Kong film industry put on spot by China’s boycott of ‘Chinese Oscars’ in Taiwan
Magic of Hayao Miyazaki on display in two Hong Kong exhibitions about Studio Ghibli’s films

Selfie opportunities with life-size figures including Totoro, San from Princess Mononoke and a ghost from Spirited Away at show in Kowloon Bay; watercolour sketches from The Tale of Princess Kaguya at show in Tsim Sha Tsui.

8 Aug 2019 - 5:00PM

Selfie opportunities with life-size figures including Totoro, San from Princess Mononoke and a ghost from Spirited Away at show in Kowloon Bay; watercolour sketches from The Tale of Princess Kaguya at show in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Magic of Hayao Miyazaki on display in two Hong Kong exhibitions about Studio Ghibli’s films
No period dramas or pop idols: Chinese censors say patriotic shows must mark 70th anniversary of People’s Republic

Broadcasters told content in August must be ‘appropriate for the whole environment’, while Sina TV survey of 783,000 people shows 39 per cent of viewers are unhappy with restrictions.

1 Aug 2019 - 11:19PM

Broadcasters told content in August must be ‘appropriate for the whole environment’, while Sina TV survey of 783,000 people shows 39 per cent of viewers are unhappy with restrictions.

No period dramas or pop idols: Chinese censors say patriotic shows must mark 70th anniversary of People’s Republic
Review | Sorrowful rice with char siu and fried egg for under US$9 at Men Wah Bing Teng rivals famous dish

In Stephen Chow’s 1996 comedy The God of Cookery, the ‘sorrowful rice’ brought tears of joy; at Men Wah Bing Teng in Causeway Bay’s Tower 535, it was not far off. But service was bad, with us waiting over an hour for our meals.

30 Jul 2019 - 5:00PM

In Stephen Chow’s 1996 comedy The God of Cookery, the ‘sorrowful rice’ brought tears of joy; at Men Wah Bing Teng in Causeway Bay’s Tower 535, it was not far off. But service was bad, with us waiting over an hour for our meals.

Sorrowful rice with char siu and fried egg for under US$9 at Men Wah Bing Teng rivals famous dish
From In the Mood for Love to Rouge – five films that celebrate the cheongsam, or qipao

Although the cheongsam, also known as qipao, is no longer a common sight on the streets of Chinese cities, the form-fitting dress is still worn at weddings, important ceremonies and in Chinese costume drama films.

29 Jul 2019 - 1:47PM

Although the cheongsam, also known as qipao, is no longer a common sight on the streets of Chinese cities, the form-fitting dress is still worn at weddings, important ceremonies and in Chinese costume drama films.

From In the Mood for Love to Rouge – five films that celebrate the cheongsam, or qipao
Donnie Yen: 10 things about the martial arts star you might not know as he turns 56

From being classmates with Jet Li to dance skills that won him his wife, there’s a lot to surprise you about Hong Kong star Donnie Yen.

30 Jul 2019 - 5:13PM

From being classmates with Jet Li to dance skills that won him his wife, there’s a lot to surprise you about Hong Kong star Donnie Yen.

Donnie Yen: 10 things about the martial arts star you might not know as he turns 56
Monkey King, move over: Nezha, teen hero of Chinese mythology, gets a Gen Z spin in return to the big screen

Tale of a legendary anti-authority figure brought up to date for modern audiences – his fight now is against prejudice. The first Chinese 3D animated film in the IMAX format, it opens officially in cinemas across China on Friday.

26 Jul 2019 - 7:59PM

Tale of a legendary anti-authority figure brought up to date for modern audiences – his fight now is against prejudice. The first Chinese 3D animated film in the IMAX format, it opens officially in cinemas across China on Friday.

Monkey King, move over: Nezha, teen hero of Chinese mythology, gets a Gen Z spin in return to the big screen
Simu Liu, the actor cast as Marvel’s first leading Asian superhero – who exactly is he?

Chinese-Canadian actor Liu is to become Marvel’s first leading Asian superhero in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He made his TV debut on Nikita in 2012 and is known for his role in Kim’s Convenience.

31 Jul 2019 - 11:22AM

Chinese-Canadian actor Liu is to become Marvel’s first leading Asian superhero in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He made his TV debut on Nikita in 2012 and is known for his role in Kim’s Convenience.

Simu Liu, the actor cast as Marvel’s first leading Asian superhero – who exactly is he?
Why chia seeds are a superfood – but pose health risks for some

Chia seeds are highly nutritious and can even promote weight loss, but some people, especially those who have had a stroke or suffer from gastrointestinal tract disorders, should be careful how much they consume.

21 Jul 2019 - 7:58PM

Chia seeds are highly nutritious and can even promote weight loss, but some people, especially those who have had a stroke or suffer from gastrointestinal tract disorders, should be careful how much they consume.

Why chia seeds are a superfood – but pose health risks for some
Pet shop chains stop selling animals to highlight cruelty of Hong Kong ‘pet factories’

Hong Kong pet stores Q-Pets and Red Carrot have stopped trading in animals and instead launched a free adoption programme, a move that aims to highlight the cruel breeding practices at ‘pet factories’.

13 Jul 2019 - 6:27PM

Hong Kong pet stores Q-Pets and Red Carrot have stopped trading in animals and instead launched a free adoption programme, a move that aims to highlight the cruel breeding practices at ‘pet factories’.

Pet shop chains stop selling animals to highlight cruelty of Hong Kong ‘pet factories’
Apple Pay, Alipay, WeChat Pay and PayMe put to the test – find out which digital wallet is best for you

In China, mobile payment apps have practically been a way of life for the last three years, with the trend now finally catching on in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. We put Apple Pay, Alipay, WeChat Pay and PayMe to the test.

23 Jul 2019 - 8:54AM

In China, mobile payment apps have practically been a way of life for the last three years, with the trend now finally catching on in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. We put Apple Pay, Alipay, WeChat Pay and PayMe to the test.

Apple Pay, Alipay, WeChat Pay and PayMe put to the test – find out which digital wallet is best for you
Chinese Nobel laureate ‘cautiously optimistic’ about progress towards lupus treatment

Tu Youyou and her team are ‘cautiously optimistic’ they have discovered a possible new treatment for lupus, a disease in which a patient’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues and organs.

2 Jul 2019 - 6:16PM

Tu Youyou and her team are ‘cautiously optimistic’ they have discovered a possible new treatment for lupus, a disease in which a patient’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues and organs.

Chinese Nobel laureate ‘cautiously optimistic’ about progress towards lupus treatment
From Cyclo to In the Mood for Love, five of the best Tony Leung films as he celebrates his 57th birthday

Tony Leung Chiu-wai is a prolific and much loved Hong Kong actor with more than 80 films under his belt. We look back over his best work, including the sexually explicit Lust, Caution and his role as a deaf/mute photographer in A City of Sadness.

27 Jun 2019 - 7:24PM

Tony Leung Chiu-wai is a prolific and much loved Hong Kong actor with more than 80 films under his belt. We look back over his best work, including the sexually explicit Lust, Caution and his role as a deaf/mute photographer in A City of Sadness.

From Cyclo to In the Mood for Love, five of the best Tony Leung films as he celebrates his 57th birthday
His designs sent China into a buying frenzy: US artist Kaws and his 20 years of collaborations

Nike, Dior, Uniqlo, Shu Qi, Edison Chen, Comme des Garcons: the list of his collaborators goes on and on. Kaws’ designs are hugely popular in China, for collectors and investors who resell the items for huge profits.

9 Jun 2019 - 12:45PM

Nike, Dior, Uniqlo, Shu Qi, Edison Chen, Comme des Garcons: the list of his collaborators goes on and on. Kaws’ designs are hugely popular in China, for collectors and investors who resell the items for huge profits.

His designs sent China into a buying frenzy: US artist Kaws and his 20 years of collaborations