We may be more familiar with its more famous green counterpart, but May and June is white asparagus season, and there’s no better (or other) time to indulge. This vampiric veggie is a spring delicacy, and a food connoisseur’s dream. It’s prized throughout Europe, and holds a special place in the hearts of many chefs.
It looks anaemic and it makes your pee smell funny. What’s the deal with white asparagus? Leonie Xin Chao-Fong finds out what the fuss is all about.
It’s hot, it’s wet, it’s humid. You don’t really want to wade into a hearty stew, do you? Help yourself to a salad and you’ll feel better for the rest of the day. Then you can ruin all that hard work by having a stew for dinner instead…
Summer time is salad time. Get some freshness into your soul with these salads. By Rob Mills and Charlotte Rea.
For a quick, tasty bite, stop by Fresh in Lan Kwai Fong for sandwiches, salads, pizzas and more. If you’d like to sit and enjoy your meal instead of going for takeaway or delivery, you’re welcome to stay, take a break, and people-watch. Oh look, there’s that guy who’s still drunk from spending 48 hours straight in Insomnia. Fresh’s prices are reasonable, with sandwiches available for $40 to $80, and they also have a number of cakes if you are craving something a little sweeter.
So it’s lunchtime, you’re starving, and you’re feeling poor. Don’t feel like another plate of cha siu fan? Sure, there are loads of restaurants in Central and SoHo—but which ones can scratch your stomach’s budget-conscious itch? Read on, and feed yourself on words—they’re free…
I love food. I think about food constantly; I eat too much food; I spend a huge amount of time scheming how to consume more food and not gain weight. My days revolve around food, meaning I go to kebab shops and watch the chicken spin around on a tray. Sometimes when somebody boring is talking to me I zone out and imagine him or her saying food food food food food food. Food food? Food! Food food food! Or that he’s a giant talking pork shoulder.
But, all that being said, I am NOT a Foodie. And I will never be—despite me writing this whilst in post-12-course food coma.
Moms never get enough love. They gave birth to you, they brought you up, they suffered through your teenage years and they learned to let go just when everyone was getting along. It’s time to give a little back, even if it’s just a gesture to say: mom, you’re awesome.
Quemo (5/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Rd. East, Wan Chai, 2836-0699) confirms that the Spanish invasion is not yet over—in fact, far from it. Slightly different from the tapas bars of late, Quemo gives off more of a Barcelona Market vibe, with hearty Spanish barbecue and platters of paella taking center stage. Sharing is the order of the day, and sangria is the tipple of choice. I just came back from a media tasting and am absolutely in love with the squid ink bomba rice paella.
Don’t know a baguette from a bagatelle? Then it’s probably time to get acquainted with Le French May, Hong Kong’s annual celebration of all things French. And with it comes Le French GourMay, Hong Kong’s annual celebration of all things French and edible. This year, the focus is on Bourgogne—or Burgundy—wines, and the restaurants that put a little extra effort into picking the perfect vino to go with your dish. À votre santé…
Francophiles assemble! It’s Le French “GourMay.” Léonie Xin Chao-Fong and Kiki Elijandy don their berets and go in search of the month’s best French cuisine.
This well-established restaurant is one of Sai Kung’s biggest attractions. Not only is it famous for its fresh succulent seafood, the restaurant has a huge outdoor dining space that welcomes pets and hungry pet owners. Bring your dog along after a hike in the countryside and dine at this busy Sai Kung spot. The seafood here may be the freshest in town.
87-89 Man Nin St., Sai Kung, 2792-6938.
Looking forward to a meal out with friends but don’t want to leave your beloved pooch at home? Here’s a roundup of restos that welcome (well-behaved) pups to chill with you on their patios or alfresco seating.