The fascinating backstories of your favourite Hong Kong dishes, buildings and traditions.
The ultimate in affordable comfort food is everywhere in the city, from neighbourhood cafes and fast-food chains to Michelin-starred restaurants – so why do we love Cantonese barbecued pork so?
Fifty years ago, the RMS Queen Elizabeth moored in Hong Kong and parts of it are still lying on the seabed of Victoria Harbour today – why is it here, how did it sink and what happened to the wreck?
The city’s oldest street has always been a prime shopping, entertainment and commercial area, but did you know it used to have more squatter huts than fancy buildings?
From David Bowie and Stanley Ho, to US presidents and their servicemen, old Hong Kong’s tailors made clothes for everyone – but are TST’s famous suit makers going out of fashion?
Is the tragic story of a poet from China’s Warring States period really the reason we eat zongzi during Dragon Boat Festival? Or has it been a tasty on-the-go snack for much longer?
The ride, one of the city’s signature attractions, is getting an upgrade to allow bigger carriages to ferry still more tourists up the hill to enjoy the views
The site of some of Kowloon’s oldest buildings including the graceful Peninsula hotel, the buzzing shopping street remains popular with tourists – and the streetwise sales people that target them
More than just movies, these iconic venues once hosted live theatre and music – from The Beatles to Cantonese opera – but how many of these historic halls are still standing today?
Feted by poets and featured in films, these Chinese jade or agate cups can rake in the cash at auctions, but what makes a good quality buy?
It’s a popular tourist destination today, but did you know it’s older than California’s Tinseltown and used to be a haven for sailors selling antiques?
The colourful, multi-compartment box filled with sweets, fruits, nuts and seeds is a fixture in Chinese households during Lunar New Year, but what do the different snacks symbolise, and what auspicious qualities do they invite in the coming year?
Before premium, brand-name mooncakes became the must-gift seasonal treat – there was the legend of moon goddess Chang’e and the folk tale about Ming Dynasty revolutionaries
Maybe MasterChef Australia judge Andy Allen was right to criticise ‘not crunchy’ deep-fried dumplings, after all
Fortune cookies are Japanese, prawn crackers Indonesian, everybody knows chow mein is American – but orange chicken might be more authentic than you think
A popular dish at Lunar New Year, Buddha Jumps Over the Wall is also known as Buddha’s Temptation or Happiness and Longevity
Get ready for the clanging of cymbals and beating of drums that announce the colourful trance of the lion dance – but how much do you know about this centuries-old CNY tradition?
As 1.5 billion people this week celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat, we delve into the rich Chinese New Year traditions – from a people-eating monster called Nian to today’s Spring Festival
Lunar New Year comes with a myriad of traditions, customs and auspicious acts, and food is no exception