Food & Drink

The celebrity pastry chef who doesn’t like desserts

Jason Licker, who won the 2014 Iron Chef Thailand pastry edition, reveals why he quit eating desserts despite having a ‘massive sweet tooth’.

24 Jun 2019 - 9:48AM
Celebrate 100 years of the negroni, a bittersweet Italian aperitif

The classic cocktail, said to have been invented in Florence in 1919, is a simple mix of gin, vermouth and Campari in equal parts. Hong Kong bars are marking Negroni Week with special deals, meals and prizes.

21 Jun 2019 - 5:13AM
Unusual pork neck recipes: grilled is not the only way

An underrated cut of meat gets the star treatment in two dishes – Thai crispy pork neck and tonkatsu.

20 Jun 2019 - 12:16PM
How to make Chinese chicken salad – a dish that’s not really Chinese

The origins of the dish are debatable but one thing is clear – it is full of flavour and texture, with crispy chicken skin, cabbage and cucumbers all giving it crunch.

14 Jun 2019 - 11:11AM
What is real Thai food? Not just tom yum or pad thai, chef says

Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun, co-founder of the Paste restaurants in Bangkok and Luang Prabang, Laos, and Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2018, and her Australian chef husband, Jason Bailey, are determined to change the image of Thai food.

13 Jun 2019 - 12:45PM
The chef set on preserving the soul of Cantonese cuisine

Tam Kwok Fung, the executive chef of Wing Lei Palace, at the Wynn Palace in Macau, talks about selecting the finest ingredients and sauces, and staying true to his native cuisine.

6 Jun 2019 - 6:00PM
Albert Adrià’s Tickets restaurant has changed, book explores how

Despite declaring ‘This is not a tapas book’ on the cover, Tickets Evolution contains a number of recipes for tapas-style dishes.

6 Jun 2019 - 9:20AM
Two simple recipes for delicious pre-dinner snacks

Learn how to make Susan Jung’s take on popovers, complete with bacon, cheese and quail egg. Plus, an easy tapenade-based light bite that delivers on flavour.

6 Jun 2019 - 2:15AM
Seasonal Japanese recipes from a designer’s Tokyo restaurant

In Shunju: New Japanese Cuisine, Takashi Sugimoto presents dishes served in his popular neighbourhood eatery.

4 Jun 2019 - 11:30AM
‘Fine dining doesn’t have to be overly serious’: Chantel Dartnall

The South African owner of Mosaic restaurant in Elandsfontein, near Pretoria, who was named best female chef at the 2017 Best Chef Awards, was forced to stop being vegetarian and tricked into shaving her head.

1 Jun 2019 - 7:15PM
Fancy finger foods: how to make fried quail and globe artichoke

Delicious dishes do not dictate that you use utensils – sometimes it’s just as satisfying to eat with your hands.

5 Jun 2019 - 12:05PM
Ginsanity: Hong Kong gin festival celebrates the popular tipple

The event assembles more than 50 gins from 32 big name and small batch distilleries, including three with a Hong Kong connection.

30 May 2019 - 5:30PM
Hennessy cognac heir on why rappers are good people

The word ‘Hennessy’ goes well in a song, says Maurice Richard Hennessy, eighth-generation member of cognac making family, of lyrics by the likes of Tupac, Drake and Snoop Dogg. ‘I’ve met quite a few rappers,’ he says.

27 May 2019 - 4:00PM
Frustrated by baking books, one pastry chef cooked up her own

Sherry Yard found conventional dessert cookbooks illogical, so she decided to write The Secrets of Baking.

26 May 2019 - 2:00PM
Chicken with black bean sauce: a Cantonese dish gets a makeover

The popular dish is often served with overcooked vegetables and chewy meat. Susan Jung shows how to make a much-better version at home.

24 May 2019 - 1:00AM
‘I’ve had 40 years as a glorified waitress’: Michelle Garnaut

The Australian restaurateur behind Hong Kong’s beloved but now closed M at the Fringe and M on the Bund, in Shanghai, reveals what it takes to succeed in the restaurant business and the challenges opening in China posed.

19 May 2019 - 2:09PM
Chinese diplomat turned chef’s cookbook on Hunan cuisine

Henry Chung, who was one of the first chefs to introduce Hunanese cooking to America, gives recipes for red braised dishes and kung pao chicken among other delicacies.

18 May 2019 - 10:45AM
How to make Hong Kong-style fish-fragrant eggplant

Lose yourself in a sea of flavours in a special version of a Sichuan dish, which, originally, does not contain fish.

22 May 2019 - 4:29PM
Swiss chef missed Hong Kong so much he put Chinese food on menu

In 1975, after four years at The Peninsula, in Hong Kong, André Jaeger returned to Switzerland – with his wife-to-be – to take over his parents’ farmhouse restaurant, Fischerzunft. But running his own business was not easy.

17 May 2019 - 12:18PM