Six Hong Kong insider's tips for cooks and party hosts
Writers for the SCMP's 48 Hours magazine offer some advice for food lovers
Fico International sells 1kg (HK$460), 2kg (HK$920) and 4kg (HK$1,840) cheese platters ripened by affineur (cheese ager) Hervé Mons.
A Star Coconut's low prices and broad range of products made from coconut are enough to get any health-conscious foodie's pulse racing.
Olympia Graeco Egyptian Coffee in Soho is the place for perfectly roasted coffee beans at reasonable prices.
Man Kee in Yau Ma Tei is one of only a few shops left in the city that specialise in making chopping blocks.
Pavilion Gourmet is a handy source of deli delights for the Kennedy Town crowd.
Shing Fat Coconut and Spices in Wan Chai sells top-quality herbs, and coconut products, at reasonable prices.
For more insiders' tips about shopping, classic Hong Kong restaurants and bakeries, and places to go, see www.scmp.com/topics/explore-hong-kong