Victoria Burrows

A former senior commissioning editor at the South China Morning Post and restaurant critic for the Wall Street Journal Asia, Victoria writes about food and travel for the BBC, Travel + Leisure, Harper’s Bazaar, Tatler and more. She also runs boutique travel company Burrows&Bird, offering trips to Iran and India.
Victoria Burrows
A former senior commissioning editor at the South China Morning Post and restaurant critic for the Wall Street Journal Asia, Victoria writes about food and travel for the BBC, Travel + Leisure, Harper’s Bazaar, Tatler and more. She also runs boutique travel company Burrows&Bird, offering trips to Iran and India.

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Blocktails are the new cocktails: how blockchain tech is pushing new frontiers in the F&B world

Drinks suppliers are turning to cryptocurrency and the technology behind it – blockchain – to trace every step in the creation of their products

15 Mar 2019 - 3:24PM

Drinks suppliers are turning to cryptocurrency and the technology behind it – blockchain – to trace every step in the creation of their products

Blocktails are the new cocktails: how blockchain tech is pushing new frontiers in the F&B world
Blocktails are the new cocktails: how blockchain tech is pushing new frontiers in the F&B world

Drinks suppliers are turning to cryptocurrency and the technology behind it – blockchain – to trace every step in the creation of their products

11 Mar 2019 - 10:54AM

Drinks suppliers are turning to cryptocurrency and the technology behind it – blockchain – to trace every step in the creation of their products

Blocktails are the new cocktails: how blockchain tech is pushing new frontiers in the F&B world
World Restaurant Awards: Who will win ‘tattoo-free chef of the year’?

Two Hong Kong restaurants are up for new honours in Paris tonight – Godenya in ‘forward drinking’ category, and Yat Lok in the ‘house special’ section

18 Feb 2019 - 3:05PM

Two Hong Kong restaurants are up for new honours in Paris tonight – Godenya in ‘forward drinking’ category, and Yat Lok in the ‘house special’ section

World Restaurant Awards: Who will win ‘tattoo-free chef of the year’?
Is Aladdin really Chinese? How Hollywood invented the tale’s Middle Eastern identity

The original story was set in China and added to the first European version of the Arabian Nights folk story collection in the 19th century. When Hollywood put the story on the silver screen from the 1920s onwards, it shifted to the Middle East.

19 Jan 2019 - 6:15AM

The original story was set in China and added to the first European version of the Arabian Nights folk story collection in the 19th century. When Hollywood put the story on the silver screen from the 1920s onwards, it shifted to the Middle East.

Is Aladdin really Chinese? How Hollywood invented the tale’s Middle Eastern identity
‘A Christmas Carol’ author Charles Dickens’ descendant on the origins of Christmas traditions

The author’s seasonal short stories and books ushered in many of the traditions associated with the festival

21 Dec 2018 - 4:01PM

The author’s seasonal short stories and books ushered in many of the traditions associated with the festival

‘A Christmas Carol’ author Charles Dickens’ descendant on the origins of Christmas traditions
How to have yourself a merry vegan Christmas feast

You can embrace an animal-friendly alternative with dishes such as mushroom risotto and roasted vegetable salad, plus vegan wines and festive decorations

16 Dec 2018 - 4:01PM

You can embrace an animal-friendly alternative with dishes such as mushroom risotto and roasted vegetable salad, plus vegan wines and festive decorations

How to have yourself a merry vegan Christmas feast
This is not a sci-fi movie – the person walking next to you could be a cyborg

Professor Kevin Warwick from the UK had a Braingate electrode array directly implanted into his nervous system

16 Dec 2018 - 8:15AM

Professor Kevin Warwick from the UK had a Braingate electrode array directly implanted into his nervous system

This is not a sci-fi movie – the person walking next to you could be a cyborg
Who runs this world: what will cyborgs do with their new advanced capabilities?

The new technology brings up ethical issues about rights and data

7 Dec 2018 - 10:03AM

The new technology brings up ethical issues about rights and data

Who runs this world: what will cyborgs do with their new advanced capabilities?
There’s a ‘baijiu’ for every wine lover’s taste - which one suits yours?
That's the spirit: international markets acquire a taste for Chinese 'baijiu' wine

Producers are hoping that ‘baijiu’, China’s most popular wine, can be a hit in other countries

29 Nov 2018 - 5:59PM

Producers are hoping that ‘baijiu’, China’s most popular wine, can be a hit in other countries

That's the spirit: international markets acquire a taste for Chinese 'baijiu' wine
Premium baijiu is a great investment – but beware of fake Chinese spirits

Aged ‘baijiu’ is a good investment, but counterfeit bottles are on the rise.

23 Nov 2018 - 4:05PM

Aged ‘baijiu’ is a good investment, but counterfeit bottles are on the rise.

Premium baijiu is a great investment – but beware of fake Chinese spirits
Wagner’s sexually explicit opera and ‘Touching the Void’ mountain survival play among 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival highlights

47th edition of annual performing arts showcase again brings major acts to town

30 Nov 2018 - 4:28PM

47th edition of annual performing arts showcase again brings major acts to town

Wagner’s sexually explicit opera and ‘Touching the Void’ mountain survival play among 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival highlights
Trailblazing Korean pianist returns to share his admiration of Beethoven with Hong Kong

Seong-Jin Cho talks about the pressure of competing and life as a young professional musician

21 Nov 2018 - 4:33PM

Seong-Jin Cho talks about the pressure of competing and life as a young professional musician

Trailblazing Korean pianist returns to share his admiration of Beethoven with Hong Kong
Reimagined Red Riding Hood turns toy-car racer as Hong Kong puts family shows on starting grid

‘Red Racing Hood’, performed by Australia’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre, forms part of city’s four-month-long ‘Cheers!’ Series of children’s entertainments

31 Oct 2018 - 12:19AM

‘Red Racing Hood’, performed by Australia’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre, forms part of city’s four-month-long ‘Cheers!’ Series of children’s entertainments

Reimagined Red Riding Hood turns toy-car racer as Hong Kong puts family shows on starting grid
Conductor Sir Antonio Pappano’s classical music journey brings him to Hong Kong – at last

English-Italian will lead Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Roma in November concerts with pianists Daniil Trifonov and Seong-Jin Cho

22 Oct 2018 - 7:06PM

English-Italian will lead Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Roma in November concerts with pianists Daniil Trifonov and Seong-Jin Cho

Conductor Sir Antonio Pappano’s classical music journey brings him to Hong Kong – at last
Jazz greats Ron Carter and Pablo Ziegler and their trios set for Hong Kong concerts

One-night-only performances by the Pablo Ziegler Latin Jazz Trio and Ron Carter Trio in October and December form part of city’s ‘Jazz Up’ events

8 Oct 2018 - 2:19PM

One-night-only performances by the Pablo Ziegler Latin Jazz Trio and Ron Carter Trio in October and December form part of city’s ‘Jazz Up’ events

Jazz greats Ron Carter and Pablo Ziegler and their trios set for Hong Kong concerts
Pianist Evgeny Kissin and Hungarian, Italian ensembles to play Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Mozart classics in Hong Kong

Concerts by former child prodigy, Kodaly Quartet and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in October and November part of city's Encore Series

27 Sep 2018 - 5:47PM

Concerts by former child prodigy, Kodaly Quartet and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in October and November part of city's Encore Series

Pianist Evgeny Kissin and Hungarian, Italian ensembles to play Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Mozart classics in Hong Kong
How sherry-casking sweetens your whisky experience

Ageing whisky in barrels that were used to store sherry gives the alcohol a sweet, fruity flavour

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Ageing whisky in barrels that were used to store sherry gives the alcohol a sweet, fruity flavour

How sherry-casking sweetens your whisky experience
A matter of life and death: puppet masters reveal darkly humorous side in Hong Kong

Circus-set struggle between good and evil and Gothic thriller based on Edgar Allan Poe’s stories feature in city’s ‘From Puppets to Humans’ Series

17 Sep 2018 - 12:50PM

Circus-set struggle between good and evil and Gothic thriller based on Edgar Allan Poe’s stories feature in city’s ‘From Puppets to Humans’ Series

A matter of life and death: puppet masters reveal darkly humorous side in Hong Kong
Expect the unexpected as classical music innovators cast off shackles

Queenz of Piano who play lying down, The Leonis Quartet’s comedy and mime, The Real Group’s a cappella fun and erhu-harmonica duet set for Hong Kong

6 Sep 2018 - 8:20PM

Queenz of Piano who play lying down, The Leonis Quartet’s comedy and mime, The Real Group’s a cappella fun and erhu-harmonica duet set for Hong Kong

Expect the unexpected as classical music innovators cast off shackles
Why dark Irish reimagining of Swan Lake ballet ditches the tutus and Tchaikovsky’s music

Michael Keegan-Dolan’s acclaimed version, with doomed heroine sexually abused by her priest, forms part of Hong Kong’s New Vision Arts Festival

3 Sep 2018 - 4:12PM

Michael Keegan-Dolan’s acclaimed version, with doomed heroine sexually abused by her priest, forms part of Hong Kong’s New Vision Arts Festival

Why dark Irish reimagining of Swan Lake ballet ditches the tutus and Tchaikovsky’s music
How immersive theatre shows ‘The Living Room’ and ‘Zoo as Metaphor (2)’ ‘break fourth wall’

Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards and orleanlaiproject will take Hong Kong audiences to world that borders between reality and fantasy

28 Aug 2018 - 10:45AM

Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards and orleanlaiproject will take Hong Kong audiences to world that borders between reality and fantasy

How immersive theatre shows ‘The Living Room’ and ‘Zoo as Metaphor (2)’ ‘break fourth wall’
Chinese-born Du Yun’s Pulitzer-winning fantasy opera on human trafficking comes to Hong Kong

Production, focused on dark machinations of human psyche as two angels are exploited after falling to Earth, is part of city’s ninth New Vision Arts Festival

20 Aug 2018 - 6:24PM

Production, focused on dark machinations of human psyche as two angels are exploited after falling to Earth, is part of city’s ninth New Vision Arts Festival

Chinese-born Du Yun’s Pulitzer-winning fantasy opera on human trafficking comes to Hong Kong
The highs and lows of musicians’ out-of-this-world and deep-sea performances

Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s ‘Space Oddity’ vocals while orbiting Earth, a music show played underwater and concert given in asylum are among craziest gigs

14 Aug 2018 - 4:32PM

Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s ‘Space Oddity’ vocals while orbiting Earth, a music show played underwater and concert given in asylum are among craziest gigs

The highs and lows of musicians’ out-of-this-world and deep-sea performances
Leaping off the page: 5 literary works visualised through dance

From a dark Southern Gothic tale to a surreal novel turned into a 3D sculpture, literary works offer endless possibilities for flawless dance to light up the stage

7 Sep 2018 - 5:00PM

From a dark Southern Gothic tale to a surreal novel turned into a 3D sculpture, literary works offer endless possibilities for flawless dance to light up the stage

Leaping off the page: 5 literary works visualised through dance
Bitcoin billionaires translate digital wealth into real-world assets
Hong Kong to enjoy fusion flamenco ballet dance extravaganza

Spanish national ballet company Ballet Nacional de España will explore the multicultural origins of flamenco by blending the dance with other styles in ‘Zaguán’ and ‘Alento’ at the Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall, in September

21 Jun 2018 - 1:20PM

Spanish national ballet company Ballet Nacional de España will explore the multicultural origins of flamenco by blending the dance with other styles in ‘Zaguán’ and ‘Alento’ at the Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall, in September

Hong Kong to enjoy fusion flamenco ballet dance extravaganza
Google’s Cultural Institute uses technology to bring art online for everyone

It recently partnered with The Forbidden City to put 100 high-resolution artworks of the Unesco World Heritage Site that have never been seen before online

10 Jun 2018 - 4:47PM

It recently partnered with The Forbidden City to put 100 high-resolution artworks of the Unesco World Heritage Site that have never been seen before online

Google’s Cultural Institute uses technology to bring art online for everyone
Dancer Stina Quagebeur to give Hongkongers a rare chance to watch her perform Akram Khan’s ‘Giselle’

English National Ballet’s First Artist tells how she developed role of Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis

31 May 2018 - 9:33AM

English National Ballet’s First Artist tells how she developed role of Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis

Dancer Stina Quagebeur to give Hongkongers a rare chance to watch her perform Akram Khan’s ‘Giselle’
Virtual reality and blockchain are taking art to the next level

Art is going hi-tech, and virtual reality and blockchain are in, giving viewers a mind-boggling experience

4 Jun 2018 - 2:04PM

Art is going hi-tech, and virtual reality and blockchain are in, giving viewers a mind-boggling experience

Virtual reality and blockchain are taking art to the next level