Food & Drink

‘If you have a bottle of soy sauce, you can make Japanese food’

Japanese-American food writer Sonoko Sakai shows how seasonal dishes can be adapted for any kitchen. Recipes include fresh soba noodles, koji-marinated salmon and Santa Maria-style tri tip beef with yakumi.

7 Dec 2019 - 9:00PM
Hong Kong seafood ‘as good as in Japanese fish market’ – chef

After cooking up a storm in Tokyo and London, itinerant sushi chef Mitsuhiro Araki has opened a branch of his eponymous restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui’s Heritage 1881.

6 Dec 2019 - 6:00PM
How to make fried wontons with sweet-and-sour sauce

This finger food is the perfect way to kick off the party season, suitable for all but the most formal occasions.

5 Dec 2019 - 8:00PM
Meet Italian chef Igles Corelli, the master of crispy lasagne

Corelli has several Michelin stars under his belt and tattooed on his arm.

3 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM
A vegetarian Korean soup with a kick of fermented soybean paste

Make this doenjang chigae your own by adding more varieties of mushrooms for extra umami.

4 Dec 2019 - 2:49PM
Star Macau chef on why ginger is more Italian than tomatoes

Antimo Maria Merone, the Naples-born executive chef of the one-Michelin-star 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Macau, went to business school before quitting to pursue his passion full time.

25 Nov 2019 - 10:33AM
The Italian chef behind the ‘best roast chicken ever’

The 37-year-old owner and executive chef of one-Michelin-starred Krèsios, in Campania, Italy, was on the path to becoming a computer engineer, until he realised he could make way more with his culinary skills.

18 Nov 2019 - 6:30PM
What is Filipino food? Cookbook attempts answer

Adobo, pancit, sinigang, fried chicken, arroz caldo – how many, if any, of these dishes can be called Filipino food given their foreign culinary influences? The Food of the Philippines, by Reynaldo G. Alejandro, explores the nation’s rich cuisine.

17 Nov 2019 - 9:15AM
How to make ‘Mom’s chicken wings’ fried in soy sauce

Although it takes some time, this dish couldn’t be simpler – the trick is to double-dip the wings in the coating mixture.

15 Nov 2019 - 7:48AM
How to pair wines with spicy food

From fiery Sichuan cuisine to hot South American dishes, pick whites with a fruity sweetness.

14 Nov 2019 - 8:31PM
How Wolfgang Puck became Hollywood’s chef to the stars

Luck, timing, hard work, a little talent and a lot of perseverance – these are the ingredients of his success, says Austrian-born chef who has cooked for a who’s who of stars and royalty since his early 20s in France.

9 Nov 2019 - 5:06PM
How to make quails with Chinese sausage stuffing

This is not your regular quail dish. Although a little fiddly to prepare, the surprise inside makes this a great dish for a dinner party.

14 Nov 2019 - 1:44PM
How chef got the cooking bug when he designed a restaurant

Singaporean Nicholas Chew of Bibo, a French fine-dining restaurant in Hong Kong, took an unconventional route into the kitchen. He tells us about learning from Michelin-starred Shane Osborn, and earning his own star.

6 Nov 2019 - 5:12PM
A vegan bean curd salad that will leave your taste buds tingling

Stir-fried onion with mustard seeds, curry leaf and chillies make a lovely contrast with the palate-cooling tomatoes.

6 Nov 2019 - 4:42PM
Soju: the secret to drinking South Korea’s favourite tipple

The average South Korean aged over 20 drinks 87 bottles of soju a year, or 1½ bottles per week.

31 Oct 2019 - 12:15PM
Why American bartender Dale DeGroff is the ‘king of cocktails’

He wrote the book on bartending and counts Rupert Murdoch and Madonna among those he has served, but DeGroff originally wanted to be an actor, only giving up on that dream when he realised his talents lay elsewhere.

30 Oct 2019 - 9:00PM
Milano cocktail a tribute to the fashion capital with a Japanese twist

Jonny Amir, of Zest by Konishi, says the cocktail he devised is inspired by both the Milano-Torino and the Garibaldi.

29 Oct 2019 - 6:54PM
Chef who fled Vietnam for the US, only to find his feet in Hong Kong

‘I rediscovered the joy of cooking’ - chef recalls having career-defining moment while on a break to look after his daughters.

30 Oct 2019 - 11:44AM
How to make American-style Chinese beef with broccoli

Increasing the amount of vegetables in the dish will not make it any less flavourful.

25 Oct 2019 - 2:23PM