Food and Drinks

Hong Kong’s wet markets were a spectacle, offering the freshest produce, some of it alive. While English village markets don’t compare, they’re still an important part of rural life.

  • Hangzhou, long known for its history, has until recently had a reputation as a ‘food desert’, but some of the city’s restaurants suggest this isn’t the case
  • From a Japanese-inspired place focusing on local produce to a restaurant in an old house that plays with fusion dishes, here are 4 recommendations to try there

On a visit to Chengdu, in Sichuan province, Ian Neubauer has a culinary epiphany. His disdain for Chinese cuisine turns into a devotion to all things touched by the famous Sichuan pepper.

Naks in New York is serving up authentic food few Filipino fine-dining restaurants dare to, including bull’s penis and testicles, pig’s brains, bovine bile, and offal – but will the city’s diners bite?


Elena Arzak, the fourth-generation chef of three-Michelin-star, 126-year-old Basque family restaurant Arzak, talks about building on her father’s groundbreaking approach to the Spanish region’s cuisine.

Fans’ disappointment over the choice of winner quickly escalated into accusations of racism in favour of the victor, who happens to be Chinese-Indonesian.

Midnight Sun by Red Sugar at the Kerry Hotel marks the award-winning Swedish Tjoget bar team’s entry to Asia. Bartender Niklas Forslin reveals what patrons can expect after its December 6 launch.

Canadian-Chinese food writer turned bartender Gavin Yeung talks about his Hong Kong bar, Kinsman, and why it serves cocktails made with rare Cantonese spirits: to revive the city’s ‘forgotten history’.

For Hong Kong chef and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner Nathan Green, BJJ isn’t just about keeping fit. Ahead of a fight, he talks about how engaging in the martial art helps him by offering support and structure.

Affordable Michelin-star dishes, pure Japanese food, tastes of South America – Lenia Perez, co-founder of a Latin American-inspired fashion brand, reveals her go-to Hong Kong restaurants.

The seaside community’s holiday festivities will include artificial snow, stained-glass windows, a giant Christmas tree with a Venice gondola design, and a replica of the Milan Cathedral

Shanghai’s dining scene is bouncing back after the pandemic, with new openings including offshoots of Michelin-star restaurants in Norway and Japan and others serving regional Chinese cuisine.

Keep the little ones happy and wrapped up warm by going for cuddly gifts they’ll actually use – our top picks for any cool kiddo in your life include a faux shearling tote, and a cosy scarf that will go with practically anything

Unaffected by climate and geographical constraints, a new Chengdu facility is said to be capable of producing a harvest of lettuce every 35 days under AI-controlled environmental conditions.

Despite the floods, Dubai Watch Week was a hit, while Only Watch postponed its auction, and winners of the ‘Watch Oscars’ were announced … here’s what you missed in the horology world

The hotel has hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook and football star David Beckham, and boasts luxe design by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, from Murano-glass chandeliers to Chinese artworks

Sardines, mackerel, mussels, squid – there’s more to canned seafood than tuna, as Americans discovered during the coronavirus pandemic. Sold in exotic sauces or just good oil, sales have skyrocketed.

Snake soup is eaten in southern China to balance and rejuvenate the body, a Hong Kong snake restaurant owner explains. It’s becoming harder to find on menus, though – we find out why.

US-based, Hong Kong-raised chef Jon Kung went TikTok viral with his deeply personal approach to food – new cookbook Kung Food: Chinese-American Recipes from a Third Culture Kitchen collects his greatest hits

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star once ordered a pizza named after ex-husband Kanye West when out with former beau Pete Davidson – so where else does she eat?

Aaron Chong, sales manager for a wine technology company, shares his favourite Hong Kong restaurants, including where to get the best ‘chicken-based broth ramen’, and a ‘must-go place’ for wine.

Festive treats at The Peninsula Hong Kong include gourmet cuisine from Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Spring Moon, deluxe hampers with Peninsula champagne, and massages and facials at the spa

Japanese ramen, authentic Malaysian, and classic Italian as well as French- and Chinese-inspired cocktails are just some of the offerings at restaurants and bars opening in Hong Kong in December 2023.

Screenshots of Bourdain’s words are making the rounds on X after Kissinger’s death. In 2018 – the year the celebrity chef died – Bourdain said he did not regret his words.

After 16 years in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district, an icon will close its doors, leaving a big hole to fill. Sevva proprietor Bonnae Gokson tells the Post the city has changed.

With its drag shows and social events, Bubble pub in Pristina is Muslim-majority Kosovo’s first LGBTQ bar – and its success represents a big shift towards tolerance in a once oppressive society.

Indian supper club House of Málà is giving Mumbai diners an introduction to Sichuan food, serving up some of the Chinese cuisine’s hot and numbing classic dishes along with stories about their origins.

Think of what goes into a good tomato soup. Onion and garlic, and lots of tomatoes – which are rich in a substance that helps lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, and another that is a source of a key vitamin.