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How to beat holiday stress and anxiety in Hong Kong – from breathing exercises to relaxing spa treatments, 5 wellness experts share their tips to combat seasonal blues

How are your emotions affected in unusually stressful times? We spoke to 5 wellness experts as many of us gear up to spend the holidays away from family this Christmas season

How are your emotions affected in unusually stressful times? We spoke to 5 wellness experts as many of us gear up to spend the holidays away from family this Christmas season

13 Dec 2021 - 11:54AM
Hong Kong’s best martini bars, from Argo at Four Seasons to Darkside at Rosewood Hotel – and why James Bond was wrong about his favourite cocktail

Shaken, stirred or even left layered, the martini remains a classic – as seen in the latest crop of bars to specialise in it in the city, from Argo at the Four Seasons to Darkside at the Rosewood

Shaken, stirred or even left layered, the martini remains a classic – as seen in the latest crop of bars to specialise in it in the city, from Argo at the Four Seasons to Darkside at the Rosewood

13 Oct 2021 - 6:18PM
‘Farmcation’? Hong Kong staycations with farm or nature visits, from Sheraton Tung Chung’s family package to Novotel Citygate’s hiking experience

If you’re up for a different kind of staycation, book yourself a ‘farmcation package’ and get your hands dirty at these nature-based excursions hosted by some of the city’s best luxury hotels

If you’re up for a different kind of staycation, book yourself a ‘farmcation package’ and get your hands dirty at these nature-based excursions hosted by some of the city’s best luxury hotels

19 Sep 2021 - 6:27PM
4 Art Basel-inspired Hong Kong restaurant promotions – try edible takes on Damien Hirst’s famous formaldehyde shark and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans at Amelia Hong Kong

Restaurants across the city introduce art-inspired promotions to tantalise your taste buds, from stunning dishes inspired by famous artworks at Amelia Hong Kong to an Art Aperitivo set at MO Bar

Restaurants across the city introduce art-inspired promotions to tantalise your taste buds, from stunning dishes inspired by famous artworks at Amelia Hong Kong to an Art Aperitivo set at MO Bar

19 May 2021 - 12:00PM
Where to eat in Sham Shui Po: 7 top restaurants in the old Hong Kong neighbourhood, from trendy Australian-style cafes to Japanese eateries and dai pai dongs to handmade noodle and wonton shops

The old Hong Kong neighbourhood offers local favourites that have been in business since the 1950s, but more and more Instagrammable, independent cafes are opening up too

The old Hong Kong neighbourhood offers local favourites that have been in business since the 1950s, but more and more Instagrammable, independent cafes are opening up too

25 Apr 2021 - 9:00AM
‘The previous food system is now broken’: How Hong Kong restaurants like Arcane by Shane Osborn and Vicky Lau’s Tate Dining Room are fighting the pandemic

Hong Kong’s F&B establishments are adapting to available supplies and incorporating best practices in the kitchens and front-of-house

Hong Kong’s F&B establishments are adapting to available supplies and incorporating best practices in the kitchens and front-of-house

19 Mar 2021 - 11:30AM
Best Ambience – Amber: When fine dining is all about the finest details

The all-new Amber is light-filled and less formal, embracing the evolution of fine dining to offer a more personal experience

The all-new Amber is light-filled and less formal, embracing the evolution of fine dining to offer a more personal experience

19 Mar 2021 - 9:30AM
Best Chef – Kwong Wai-keung, T’ang Court, Langham Hong Kong: Chinese master chef serves up exquisite Cantonese cuisine with integrity and innovation

Chef Kwong Wai-keung’s love for his work and Cantonese food has seen him retain three Michelin stars for T’ang Court for the past six years

Chef Kwong Wai-keung’s love for his work and Cantonese food has seen him retain three Michelin stars for T’ang Court for the past six years

19 Mar 2021 - 9:00AM
Explainer | K-drama: why are ramyeon noodles an invitation for sex? Featured in Crash Landing on You, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim and more Korean series, this bowl of instant ramen says something saucy

Similar to the expression ‘Netflix and chill’, the brazen sexual connotation to ramyeon instant noodles has become a K-drama trope – so where did it start and what makes this recipe so saucy?

Similar to the expression ‘Netflix and chill’, the brazen sexual connotation to ramyeon instant noodles has become a K-drama trope – so where did it start and what makes this recipe so saucy?

8 Mar 2021 - 2:11PM
Is kimchi South Korean or did China’s pao cai come first? A New York Times ad sparked the latest origin war over the beloved East Asian side dish

A New York Times ad sparked the latest skirmish in an ongoing dispute about the true origins of the beloved East Asian side dish – so what’s the truth of the matter?

A New York Times ad sparked the latest skirmish in an ongoing dispute about the true origins of the beloved East Asian side dish – so what’s the truth of the matter?

28 Jan 2021 - 5:48PM
Covid-19 didn’t stop these 7 new Hong Kong restaurants and menu launches in Wan Chai – try fancy avocado toast at Gregoire Michaud’s Bakehouse or Spanish tapas at 22 Ships

From ‘IndiSum’ – Indian street food meets dim sum – to Spanish tapas by a chef with a Michelin-starred background, these restaurants have it all

From ‘IndiSum’ – Indian street food meets dim sum – to Spanish tapas by a chef with a Michelin-starred background, these restaurants have it all

30 Dec 2020 - 11:29AM
Forget your Covid-19 worries with these Christmas festive spa treatments – here are the 6 best seasonal offerings from Hong Kong’s hotels and beauty salons

Fancy a mulled wine-inspired treatment at Cordis, Hong Kong’s Chuan Spa? What about a digital detox at The Landmark Oriental’s The Oriental Spa? Hong Kong’s spas are going all-out this holiday season

Fancy a mulled wine-inspired treatment at Cordis, Hong Kong’s Chuan Spa? What about a digital detox at The Landmark Oriental’s The Oriental Spa? Hong Kong’s spas are going all-out this holiday season

8 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM
Sai Ying Pun High Street is a Hong Kong foodie’s haven – here are the 7 best restaurants to try by groups like Castelo Concepts and Bistro Concept

Sai Ying Pun has grown into a Hong Kong foodie’s haven, and its High Street strip has it all – whether classic French comfort fare or modern Japanese

Sai Ying Pun has grown into a Hong Kong foodie’s haven, and its High Street strip has it all – whether classic French comfort fare or modern Japanese

20 Oct 2020 - 9:28PM
A lot of rot? Bread rising from 4,500-year-old Egyptian yeast, Thai beef soup stock simmering for 45 years and a 3-century-old French stew – do they come with an expiry date?

Thai beef soup stock simmering for 45 years and a 3-century-old French stew – are perpetual dishes a lot of rot, or is it as they say flavour, flavour, flavour?

Thai beef soup stock simmering for 45 years and a 3-century-old French stew – are perpetual dishes a lot of rot, or is it as they say flavour, flavour, flavour?

27 Aug 2020 - 4:35PM
Egg tarts, dim sum or claypot rice? What dishes define Hong Kong and where to try them – we ask 5 experts

While Covid-19 has curtailed our love for eating out we asked 5 local foodies and chefs for their must try dishes to inspire our next order

While Covid-19 has curtailed our love for eating out we asked 5 local foodies and chefs for their must try dishes to inspire our next order

24 Aug 2020 - 12:07PM
Where to eat in and around Hong Kong’s Times Square, Causeway Bay: 7 special tastes to savour

From the glitzy heights of Times Square to street-side noodles shops, there are dining options available to satisfy all tastes

From the glitzy heights of Times Square to street-side noodles shops, there are dining options available to satisfy all tastes

25 Jun 2020 - 9:24AM
Where to eat in Tsim Sha Tsui: Harbour City’s best restaurants – from sushi and Chiu Chow treats to epic burgers and Michelin-starred French cuisine

Looking for a bite to eat in Tsim Sha Tsui? We’ve got you covered – from the Japanese Umai SushiKan and the juicy BLT Burger, Canton Road is filled with delicious eateries

Looking for a bite to eat in Tsim Sha Tsui? We’ve got you covered – from the Japanese Umai SushiKan and the juicy BLT Burger, Canton Road is filled with delicious eateries

30 May 2020 - 12:10PM
Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Zac Efron are bug food fans – would you eat insects for dinner if a Michelin-starred chef prepared them?

When it comes to plant-based alternatives, numerous fine-dining and Michelin-star restaurants create sustainable meals using plants and even bugs as protein sources

When it comes to plant-based alternatives, numerous fine-dining and Michelin-star restaurants create sustainable meals using plants and even bugs as protein sources

30 May 2020 - 3:00AM
Entrepreneur, Instagram influencer and founder of Hong Kong’s Sevva, Bonnae Gokson, on why running a restaurant is like conducting an orchestra

And what exactly is ‘glamorous residential’? The entrepreneur, influencer and founder of Hong Kong’s Sevva shares style cues and ambience inspiration

And what exactly is ‘glamorous residential’? The entrepreneur, influencer and founder of Hong Kong’s Sevva shares style cues and ambience inspiration

12 May 2020 - 3:00PM
How Michelin-star chefs are using self-isolation to teach Instagram followers their cooking skills

At home since the coronavirus outbreak, many award-winning chefs such as Jason Atherton and Massimo Bottura are using social media to highlight their culinary skills and also teach willing fans a thing to two

At home since the coronavirus outbreak, many award-winning chefs such as Jason Atherton and Massimo Bottura are using social media to highlight their culinary skills and also teach willing fans a thing to two

21 Apr 2020 - 11:46AM
Which Hong Kong Michelin-star restaurants are offering home delivery during the coronavirus pandemic?

As patrons stay home, more Michelin-star restaurants in Hong Kong, London and New York are offering takeaway and home delivery to stay afloat

As patrons stay home, more Michelin-star restaurants in Hong Kong, London and New York are offering takeaway and home delivery to stay afloat

2 Apr 2020 - 3:00PM
100 Top Tables 2020 Best Ambience award: Sevva – founder and style icon Bonnae Gokson on why every little detail counts

Bonnae Gokson runs the 22,000 sq ft eatery like a five-star hotel – she has curated every single element, from the smallest to the largest

Bonnae Gokson runs the 22,000 sq ft eatery like a five-star hotel – she has curated every single element, from the smallest to the largest

18 Mar 2020 - 11:01AM
Rotten cheese with wriggling live maggots? Sardinia’s beloved casu marzu might be illegal to sell – but tourists are mad for it

Adventurous visitors to Sardinia love the local speciality, casu marzu – but the dubious legal status of eating insect-infested, decomposing pecorino makes it somewhat tricky to find

Adventurous visitors to Sardinia love the local speciality, casu marzu – but the dubious legal status of eating insect-infested, decomposing pecorino makes it somewhat tricky to find

11 Mar 2020 - 2:00PM
Did prawn crackers originate from Malaysia or Indonesia, and which country has the better version?

What are the true origins of prawn crackers, once a street food staple in Malaysia and Indonesia, and how did they become a restaurant favourite?

What are the true origins of prawn crackers, once a street food staple in Malaysia and Indonesia, and how did they become a restaurant favourite?

2 Mar 2020 - 9:00AM
Would you eat duck embryo for a better sex life, or a hangover cure? Balut, the Philippines’ favourite street food, is believed to do both

Balut, which is considered an affordable poor man’s meal, is thought to have been introduced to the Philippines by Chinese traders in the late 16th century

Balut, which is considered an affordable poor man’s meal, is thought to have been introduced to the Philippines by Chinese traders in the late 16th century

21 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM
Would you eat fatty frog tissue to look younger?

Once a delicacy devoured by emperors, hasma features predominantly in desserts, but would you eat the fatty tissue near the frog’s oviducts for younger-looking skin?

Once a delicacy devoured by emperors, hasma features predominantly in desserts, but would you eat the fatty tissue near the frog’s oviducts for younger-looking skin?

20 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM
Why is eating turnip cake and nian gao sticky rice cakes believed to bring good luck during Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year comes with a myriad of traditions, customs and auspicious acts, and food is no exception

Lunar New Year comes with a myriad of traditions, customs and auspicious acts, and food is no exception

20 May 2021 - 4:07PM
Where to have a British, French or Italian Christmas dinner in Hong Kong – three top expat chefs presenting seasonal specials

Head to Roganic for roast turkey with all the traditional trimmings, while PMQ’s Louise is serving seasonal game pâté en croûte

Head to Roganic for roast turkey with all the traditional trimmings, while PMQ’s Louise is serving seasonal game pâté en croûte

24 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM
Chinese millennials love bird’s nests, but would you eat bird mucus for better sex and a longer life?

Said to have anti-ageing properties, and to promote cell regeneration, boost immunity and enhance sex drive, edible bird’s nests have become popular with Chinese millennials

Said to have anti-ageing properties, and to promote cell regeneration, boost immunity and enhance sex drive, edible bird’s nests have become popular with Chinese millennials

11 Dec 2019 - 10:57AM
Where did Vietnamese spring rolls, a culinary favourite worldwide, come from? Spoiler alert: it’s not Vietnam

Given the name because they were originally filled with seasonal spring vegetables, these fresh rice paper rolls from Vietnam are a favourite dish worldwide

Given the name because they were originally filled with seasonal spring vegetables, these fresh rice paper rolls from Vietnam are a favourite dish worldwide

24 Nov 2019 - 2:00AM