Food & Drink

How Nusantara in Bali offers a true taste of Indonesia

Indigenous ingredients and dishes are what bring tourists and locals alike to this purveyor of authentic cuisine

20 Aug 2019 - 8:24AM
How an ‘eco-chef’ earned his green credentials

Christophe Hay, the chef and owner of the two-Michelin-star La Maison d’à Côté restaurant, in Bois, France, talks about the challenges he faced in America and how earning Michelin stars made him cry.

19 Aug 2019 - 5:30PM
How to survive the apocalypse: cookbook’s end-of-days ideas

Among the recipes for soap and other essentials from the chef-owners of Montreal’s Joe Beef restaurant are those that show respect for where food comes from.

17 Aug 2019 - 11:00PM
How to make glass noodles springy and not slippery

When it comes to fen si, or cellophane noodles, soup broths can make them difficult to eat with chopsticks, but these ‘dry’ dishes offer an alternative.

15 Aug 2019 - 3:30AM
Top Chef winner Stéphanie Le Quellec says the show changed her life

At 37, the Top Chef France winner who previously ran a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, says she is ready for a new challenge

13 Aug 2019 - 4:30PM
A brief history of gin, from herbal medicine to hipster tipple

Despite gaining popularity in recent years, the distilled spirit has been around in various forms for millennia.

9 Aug 2019 - 2:10PM
How Pino Piano became Hong Kong’s beloved Italian restaurateur

The owner of Gaia restaurant lived in London and New York before moving to Hong Kong in 1993. He talks about an embarrassing Christina Onassis underwear incident and how attitudes towards homosexuality have changed.

3 Aug 2019 - 7:54PM
‘Cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner’: an affineur’s life

Master cheese ager and co-owner of Les Frères Marchand in France, Patrice Marchand, grew up eating cheese with every meal. He almost took a job in Phuket, Thailand, until his brothers made an offer he couldn’t refuse.

2 Aug 2019 - 4:33AM
The secret to cooking okra – it doesn’t have to be slimy

Many people are turned off by the mucilaginous vegetable, but when cooked right, it can be crisp and crunchy.

7 Aug 2019 - 3:52PM
How to make Sichuan cold noodles – a protein-rich vegetarian dish

Herbivores and carnivores alike will love this meat-free dish, which eschews the usual shredded chicken and uses tofu and edamame.

31 Jul 2019 - 12:03PM
‘I had an Asian food awakening in Hong Kong’: food writer

Eleanor Ford, London-based author, talks about discovering the breadth of Asian cuisine in Hong Kong, returning to Indonesia where she grew up, and the fear of being accused of cultural appropriation.

25 Jul 2019 - 8:45AM
How climate change is affecting the world’s favourite wines

Warmer weather has already had an impact on the flavour profile of popular wines, such as New Zealand’s Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

24 Jul 2019 - 11:10PM
Vegan Block Party: plant-based pizza, meat-free meatballs and more

With Hong Kong going nuts for her vegan fare, Mayse Artisan Bakery founder brings meat-free fast food to the masses. ‘It’s for anyone who likes good food and music with friends’.

23 Jul 2019 - 6:15PM
The Korean chef challenging perceptions of his country’s cuisine

Junghyun Park of New York restaurants Atomix and Atoboy reveals how he is elevating Korean food.

19 Jul 2019 - 5:41AM
How to make bibimbap with raw fish and pollack roe

This light, summery dish topped with a mild-tasting white fish and myeongnan-jeot, or mentaiko in Japanese, is ideal for the warmer months.

22 Jul 2019 - 12:44PM
The d’Arenberg Cube: five-storey puzzle in South Australia vineyard

A$16 million McLaren Vale landmark contains a wine-tasting room, restaurant and Alternative Realities Museum.

16 Jul 2019 - 9:03AM
How to make your own som tam, or Thai green papaya salad

Prepare it just the way you like it by adjusting the ingredients and spice levels to suit your tastes.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:59AM
The Chinese-American chef who put Portland on the culinary map

In 1990, restaurateur Monique Siu – whose father’s family came from Guangdong and whose mother was German-Danish – opened Zefiro, with a game-changing menu of local, seasonal food.

12 Jul 2019 - 4:13AM
Japanese yakiniku chef on why he eats beef every day

Famous for the high-quality beef he serves at his Tokyo restaurant, Yakiniku Jumbo, Norimitsu Nanbara opened his first overseas branch in Hong Kong a year ago.

11 Jul 2019 - 6:00PM