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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

25 Jun 2020 - 9:24AM

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

Where to eat in and around Hong Kong’s Times Square, Causeway Bay: 7 special tastes to savour
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

30 May 2020 - 12:10PM

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

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
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

30 May 2020 - 3:00AM

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

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

12 May 2020 - 3:00PM

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

Entrepreneur, Instagram influencer and founder of Hong Kong’s Sevva, Bonnae Gokson, on why running a restaurant is like conducting an orchestra
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

21 Apr 2020 - 11:46AM

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

How Michelin-star chefs are using self-isolation to teach Instagram followers their cooking skills
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

2 Apr 2020 - 3:00PM

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

Which Hong Kong Michelin-star restaurants are offering home delivery during the coronavirus pandemic?
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

18 Mar 2020 - 11:01AM

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

100 Top Tables 2020 Best Ambience award: Sevva – founder and style icon Bonnae Gokson on why every little detail counts
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

11 Mar 2020 - 2:00PM

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

Rotten cheese with wriggling live maggots? Sardinia’s beloved casu marzu might be illegal to sell – but tourists are mad for it
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?

2 Mar 2020 - 9:00AM

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?

Did prawn crackers originate from Malaysia or Indonesia, and which country has the better version?
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

21 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM

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

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
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?

20 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM

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?

Would you eat fatty frog tissue to look younger?
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

13 Jan 2020 - 2:00PM

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

Why is eating turnip cake and nian gao sticky rice cakes believed to bring good luck during Lunar New Year?
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

24 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM

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

Where to have a British, French or Italian Christmas dinner in Hong Kong – three top expat chefs presenting seasonal specials
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

11 Dec 2019 - 10:57AM

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

Chinese millennials love bird’s nests, but would you eat bird mucus for better sex and a longer life?
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

24 Nov 2019 - 2:00AM

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

Where did Vietnamese spring rolls, a culinary favourite worldwide, come from? Spoiler alert: it’s not Vietnam
Should gnocchi ever be made without potato? Is it even pasta, and should it be fried? The true origins of Verona’s ‘light, fluffy pillows’

Believed to date back to Ancient Rome, the soft, doughy dumplings known as gnocchi are a trendy alternative to pasta – but have we been eating them wrong all along?

22 Nov 2019 - 1:00PM

Believed to date back to Ancient Rome, the soft, doughy dumplings known as gnocchi are a trendy alternative to pasta – but have we been eating them wrong all along?

Should gnocchi ever be made without potato? Is it even pasta, and should it be fried? The true origins of Verona’s ‘light, fluffy pillows’
Did Australia really plagiarise the pavlova recipe from New Zealand? Or does the beloved meringue-based dessert have its origins in royal Germanic kitchens?

Named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, the meringue-based fruit dessert is claimed by both Australia and New Zealand – but new research threatens to settle the debate once and for all

9 Dec 2019 - 10:16AM

Named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, the meringue-based fruit dessert is claimed by both Australia and New Zealand – but new research threatens to settle the debate once and for all

Did Australia really plagiarise the pavlova recipe from New Zealand? Or does the beloved meringue-based dessert have its origins in royal Germanic kitchens?
7 top restaurants to try in and around Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun – the cultural complex reborn as a globe-trotting foodie hub

From trendy Thai fare to vegetarian dim sum, French comfort food and good ‘ole British grub, Hong Kong’s former police station has emerged as a globe-trotting foodie hub

15 Nov 2019 - 12:08PM

From trendy Thai fare to vegetarian dim sum, French comfort food and good ‘ole British grub, Hong Kong’s former police station has emerged as a globe-trotting foodie hub

7 top restaurants to try in and around Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun – the cultural complex reborn as a globe-trotting foodie hub
From Thai to African cuisine: why Hong Kong foodies are flocking to Wong Chuk Hang

Komune, Golden Monkey X Pho Bar and the no-frills Pattaya Thai Food are just some of the eclectic eateries in this Southside district serving up Asian, Western or African food, as well as vegan choices like Impossible burgers and Omnipork patty rice

30 Aug 2019 - 5:00PM

Komune, Golden Monkey X Pho Bar and the no-frills Pattaya Thai Food are just some of the eclectic eateries in this Southside district serving up Asian, Western or African food, as well as vegan choices like Impossible burgers and Omnipork patty rice

From Thai to African cuisine: why Hong Kong foodies are flocking to Wong Chuk Hang
From goat testicles to chicken, why satay comes in so many forms across Southeast Asia

As Disney’s Mickey Mouse makes an unlikely turn as a street hawker, find out more about the marinated meat favourite enjoyed as chicken, beef, fish – and goat testicles

26 Aug 2019 - 4:29PM

As Disney’s Mickey Mouse makes an unlikely turn as a street hawker, find out more about the marinated meat favourite enjoyed as chicken, beef, fish – and goat testicles

From goat testicles to chicken, why satay comes in so many forms across Southeast Asia
Fact check: is chicken tikka masala actually Indian, not British?

While Britain may lay claim to chicken tikka masala, the dish’s origins can be traced back 5,000 years ago to India, says Ashutosh Bisht, restaurant manager of Bombay Dreams in Hong Kong

11 Dec 2019 - 4:06PM

While Britain may lay claim to chicken tikka masala, the dish’s origins can be traced back 5,000 years ago to India, says Ashutosh Bisht, restaurant manager of Bombay Dreams in Hong Kong

Fact check: is chicken tikka masala actually Indian, not British?
How does Hong Kong’s version of wonton noodles compare with Singapore’s or Malaysia’s?

Iconic dish holds special place in the hearts of many Chinese people, who consider it the ultimate comfort food

12 Aug 2019 - 3:34PM

Iconic dish holds special place in the hearts of many Chinese people, who consider it the ultimate comfort food

How does Hong Kong’s version of wonton noodles compare with Singapore’s or Malaysia’s?
Singapore laksa vs Nyonya laksa: which is the original and how did the dish get its name?

While laksa is mostly associated with Malaysia and Singapore, it is also popular in Indonesia and southern Thailand

12 Aug 2019 - 12:46PM

While laksa is mostly associated with Malaysia and Singapore, it is also popular in Indonesia and southern Thailand

Singapore laksa vs Nyonya laksa: which is the original and how did the dish get its name?
Century eggs: How are they really made, and where are they from?

The preserved egg is served in the most humble of establishments through to restaurants with three Michelin stars. Here’s how to spot a quality one

11 Dec 2019 - 4:04PM

The preserved egg is served in the most humble of establishments through to restaurants with three Michelin stars. Here’s how to spot a quality one

Century eggs: How are they really made, and where are they from?
Is nasi lemak from Malaysia or Singapore – and how did it get its name?

Dish with rice cooked in coconut milk served with spicy paste at its core – once served for breakfast but now eaten day or night – is offered across Southeast Asia

11 Dec 2019 - 4:05PM

Dish with rice cooked in coconut milk served with spicy paste at its core – once served for breakfast but now eaten day or night – is offered across Southeast Asia

Is nasi lemak from Malaysia or Singapore – and how did it get its name?
7 of the best restaurants, cafes and hipster hang-outs to hit in Shek Tong Tsui

From Cafe Malacca to No Milkshake No life, these eateries serve up a raft of cuisines, from Singaporean and Malaysian to Italian and Chinese, with chef’s specials and spectacular desserts to boot

17 Jun 2019 - 12:00PM

From Cafe Malacca to No Milkshake No life, these eateries serve up a raft of cuisines, from Singaporean and Malaysian to Italian and Chinese, with chef’s specials and spectacular desserts to boot

7 of the best restaurants, cafes and hipster hang-outs to hit in Shek Tong Tsui
7 restaurants in Kowloon’s Elements and Olympian malls for when you shop till you drop

From breakfast to cocktails, restaurants like Ozone, Tango Argentinian Steak House, Obihiro Hageten, and Lemongrass among others serve shoppers a wide variety of meals, snacks and drinks

9 Apr 2019 - 6:00PM

From breakfast to cocktails, restaurants like Ozone, Tango Argentinian Steak House, Obihiro Hageten, and Lemongrass among others serve shoppers a wide variety of meals, snacks and drinks

7 restaurants in Kowloon’s Elements and Olympian malls for when you shop till you drop
Art Basel Hong Kong: restaurants celebrate with a month of yummy culinary art

From the Mandarin Grill + Bar to Whisk at the Mira, restaurants are getting into the spirit with everything from bento sets to cocktails that taste as good as they look

27 Mar 2019 - 5:00PM

From the Mandarin Grill + Bar to Whisk at the Mira, restaurants are getting into the spirit with everything from bento sets to cocktails that taste as good as they look

Art Basel Hong Kong: restaurants celebrate with a month of yummy culinary art
Would you pay US$1.68 million for The Simulator – a home-racing system room?

You can watch auto racing and then keep the excitement going by taking part in a simulated race

13 Feb 2019 - 5:04AM

You can watch auto racing and then keep the excitement going by taking part in a simulated race

Would you pay US$1.68 million for The Simulator – a home-racing system room?
3 Hong Kong chefs share their favourite Christmas dishes

Caprice’s Guillaume Galliot, Theo Mistral’s Theo Randall and Town’s Bryan Nagao talk about their fondest holiday memories and beloved festive food

18 Dec 2018 - 4:04PM

Caprice’s Guillaume Galliot, Theo Mistral’s Theo Randall and Town’s Bryan Nagao talk about their fondest holiday memories and beloved festive food

3 Hong Kong chefs share their favourite Christmas dishes