Wei Loon Tan from the Malaysian team works on a dessert at the World Pastry Cup in Lyon, central France. Photo: AP

Vegan patisserie challenge adds spice to World Pastry Cup in France, where Malaysia emerges as the winner

  • Competitors had to make a vegan dessert, another based on chocolate and honey, and a fruit-based dessert, as well as a sculpture
  • Malaysia won the cup, with Japan and Italy runners-up
Topic |   Food and Drinks

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Wei Loon Tan from the Malaysian team works on a dessert at the World Pastry Cup in Lyon, central France. Photo: AP
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Bobsy Gaia, who opened vegetarian cafe Mana! Fast Slow Food in Central in 2012. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The meat-free vegetarian and vegan restaurants thriving in Hong Kong amid changing lifestyles

  • With Mana celebrating selling its millionth flatbread, founder Bobsy Gaia says young people are driving the vegetarian market
  • Pure Veggie House said it would be expanding to Taiwan this year, while Hemingway’s reports record profits since going purely vegan last year
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Bobsy Gaia, who opened vegetarian cafe Mana! Fast Slow Food in Central in 2012. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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