This is one of my favourite Ottolenghi recipes that never gets boring. We’ve made it countless times, whether as a side dish for a dinner party or as a salad on its own and it always goes down a treat. It’s comforting yet healthy, and is very easy to throw together. Obviously it’s recommended to buy dried butterbeans and soak them overnight if you have time, but tinned butterbeans do the trick nicely too – in fact, I’ve only ever ...
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Life in Hong Kong is a lot of fun. I think we all know that sometimes it can be a little bit too much fun, however, and we can easily slip into bad eating and drinking habits that affect our health. Even if you manage to avoid these bad habits, there’s no escaping the pollution in our city, as well as all kinds of bacteria that are generally in the air. Superfood Lab believes that we can balance this by ...
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You should always know it’s a bad sign when you walk into a relatively new Wyndham Street restaurant at 8pm on a Saturday and you are the only people there. I had high hopes for Street Meat, but even as we approached this no-reservations New York-style street food joint, those hopes had already begun to dwindle. Street Meat is styled after New York’s century-old Prince Street subway station, to the point where you’d be mistaken for thinking that the restaurant ...
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Anyone who has any interest in wine will no doubt have heard about Wine HK, the largest pop-up wine cellar in Hong Kong, taking place at the Central Harbourfront on 5th-7th December. The event launched last year in Causeway Bay and was a great success. This year it will be even bigger and better, with over 800 wines to try across 100 booths and the opportunity to purchase these wines at a minimum of a 20% discount. All wines purchased ...
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They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, and nowhere is this more true than in the land of copies, Hong Kong. At pretty much the same time that a branch of the 55-year-old Parisian steakhouse Le Relais de l’Entrecôte opened in Wan Chai, another Parisian steakhouse, L’Entrecôte de Paris opened on Wyndham Street. Parisian owners Benjamin Pitet and Matthieu Lemoine have been friends since kindergarten. They grew up around the very simple concept of Le Relais de l'Entrecôte, obsessed ...
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Anyone who is a steak lover will have noticed the current ‘steak frites’ trend that seems to have hit our city, with two new restaurant openings and one more to come, all specialising in this simple offering of steak and chips. Perhaps the most exciting of these, however, is the opening of Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, a branch of the original Parisian restaurant that first started this trend as early as 1959. With branches in Paris, Geneva, London and New ...
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What do you get when you cross a rotisserie chicken shop with a burrito joint? You get Healthy Chicken, a new fast food restaurant on Wellington Street that serves – you guessed it – healthy chicken. Opened by three partners – Joey Ngoy, Jason Lau and Percy Hung – Healthy Chicken was created to bring hearty yet healthy choices to foodies who are both health-conscious and time-starved. Joey, who is also a food blogger, was set on opening his own ...
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Carbone

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When I think of New York Italian restaurants, I think big, bold and somewhat pretentious. That is exactly what LKF Tower newcomer Carbone is, but in a very good way. This extension of the mightily popular New York restaurant that goes by the same name, was brought to Hong Kong as a collaboration between Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick of Major Food Group, New York and HK’s Black Sheep Restaurants (Motorino, La Vache, Chôm Chôm, Boquería). Carbone pays ...
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Munch

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There was a time, many years ago, when I could eat whatever I liked and never gain an ounce of fat. Those days are long gone. Nowadays, although I never actually go on diets, nor entirely cut anything out, I am very conscious of what I eat, knowing the effect that things like processed foods, gluten and sugar have on my body. Over the past year or so, when not attempting to dine at every single restaurant in HK, I ...
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Without blowing my own trumpet, if there’s one accent I’m relatively good at, it’s a Jamaican accent. I have been known, upon discovering there was a Ben & Jerry’s flavour called ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’ to relentlessly speak in a Jamaican accent until I got distracted by actually eating the ice cream. I was therefore quite excited when I saw that Rummin’ Tings, a Caribbean-inspired bar and restaurant, was opening on Hollywood Road. Rummin’ Tings is brought to us by Rohit ...
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