The Ultimate Staycation: Dinner for two at Osteria Marzia and a stay at The Fleming Hotel
Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed. Our much-anticipated 16th venue, Osteria Marzia, is now open, bringing the glamour of coastal Italy and its diverse cuisine to the city through...
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CHEF’S GUIDE TO SHANGHAI STREET
Looking to update your home kitchen arsenal? Have foodie or history buff friends in town? Shanghai Street is an easy walk from Yau Ma Tei MTR station in Jordan and a treasure trove for the keen cook. One...
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The Art of Sourdough
Bread, deceptively simple, and demonised by anti-carb crusaders in recent years, is finally beginning to see some of the attention and recognition it deserves. San Francisco’s Tartine was the pioneer...
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A COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS UPSTAIRS AT BELON
Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed. Sophisticated yet welcoming lounge Upstairs at BELON mirrors the thoughtful, curated experience offered by Chef Daniel Calvert in the downstairs...
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The Amalfi Coast: How-To
The Amalfi Coast is a picturesque UNESCO-listed coastline in southern Italy with craggy cliffs and secluded beaches, interspersed with pastel-coloured fishing villages that epitomise Mediterranean charm....
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Cooked Food Centres: Getting Down And Dirty With The Best In The 852
Hong Kong is renowned for bringing together cuisines from all over the world with its buzzing, innovative restaurant scene. While some of the most acclaimed spots feature starred chefs and eye watering...
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Chefs Secret Pantry Staples
We polled chefs on their unexpected yet essential pantry staples to make weeknight dinners more exciting. Here’s how they use them. Palash Mitra, New Punjab Club You can always find some variation of...
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Welcome to...Hairy Crab Season!
The Chinese have a saying, “when the Autumn winds blow, the hairy crabs grow.” The highly anticipated seasonal Chinese mitten crab, more commonly known as ‘hairy crab’ for its fur-adorned claws,...
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Hummus 101 with Chef James Harrison
“Hummus” translates to “chickpea” in Arabic, and the creamy, zesty blend of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil and lemon juice was little known outside of the region until recently. Now a global Middle...
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Three-ingredient Dishes: Controversy vs Convenience
Nigella Lawson angered the internet this summer when she shared her two-ingredient recipe for tomatoes and salad cream (although the salad cream actually contained a whole slew of ingredients, which the...
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Get To Know The G&T
Timeless and easy, Gin & Tonics are a light and refreshing drink for all occasions, from unwinding after work, happy hour with friends to dinner with the family. Gin & Tonics were first created...
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The Ultimate Guide to Macau
Macau is known as the pre-eminent gambling capital of the world, overshadowing Las Vegas with high-volume revenue and state-of-the-art casinos. However, Macau also retains many of the charming cultural...
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Decanting: Why and How
Decanting might seem like an overly fussy step when serving wine, but it’s key for separating sediment from an older or unfiltered bottle, and for aerating a younger vintage to allow the aromas to become...
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Grilling Like a Gaucho
The “asado” tradition of grilled meat is part of the Argentine national identity. It can be traced back to when gauchos, or cowboys, lived off the cattle they reared on the vast plains of the fertile...
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Punjabi Food
History Punjab’s rich and diverse history bears greatly on its distinct cuisine. Its name panj (five) āb (water) stems from Persian invaders who named it after the five tributaries of the Indus River...
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Hungry Ghost Festival
Who are these ghosts and what are they hungry for? The first rule of the Hungry Ghost Festival is don’t talk about the Hungry Ghost Festival. Seriously. If you want to stay lucky and avoid offending...
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12 Iconic Dim Sum Dishes
There is really no place in the world that does dim sum better than Hong Kong. Once exclusively enjoyed as a family brunch pastime, dim sum has become so popular that diners can now enjoy dim sum at night...
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Buzz on Nitro Coffee
Nitro coffee is not a new concept, but it is still a fairly niche one. Invented in 2013 by Stumptown Roasters’ Nate Armbrust, the discovery began as a labour of love and became a fullblown quest to aerate...
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Dressing for Date Night with Milk Magazine
Whether it’s a Tinder meet up, a night out with a hot date or an anniversary dinner with your other half, planning your date night outfits is always tricky. We talked to Hannah Lok, the senior editor...
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Chengdu Travel Guide
When planning a trip to China, Chengdu is easily overlooked. It doesn’t have the nightlife appeal of Shanghai, Guilin’s scenic beauty or Beijing’s epic wall. The weather can be hazy, the traffic...
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Aperitivo Culture: An Italian Tradition
The Origins of the Aperitivo It is difficult to trace the exact origins of the cherished Italian aperitivo ritual. Some say it was started Turin in 1786 by the inventor of the vermouth liquor, Antonio...
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Mango: The King of Fruits
The mango, often called ‘The King of Fruits,’ is the national fruit of Pakistan and India and has a long history of cultural significance in the region. The arrival of mangoes marks the start of summer...
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A COMPLIMENTARY POLO LUNCH AT BUENOS AIRES POLO CLUB
  Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed. Buenos Aires Polo Club, the sophisticated Argentine steakhouse, offers a weekday Polo lunch menu showcasing a satisfying salad bar, premium...
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Instagramming in SoHo
Instagrammable Spots in Soho Hong Kong’s vibrant SoHo neighbourhood provides varied backdrops for snapping social media pictures guaranteed to get the likes. Spend your day snapping playful murals, winding...
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Hikes and Bites in Hong Kong
Have you ever just had enough of the high-rise buildings blocking your view of the sun, sky and sea? Do you just want a breath of ‘relatively’ fresh air (because this is Hong Kong after all, and it’s...
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ENJOY DINNER FOR TWO AND PRIVATE RUM TASTING AT CARBONE ON THE HOUSE
Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed. Carbone, our New York-style Italian restaurant with seasoned tuxedo-clad service team has revised the old-school tradition of tableside service,...
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Q&A with Peter’s Seafood Trading Company
Peter’s Seafood Trading Company is one of Hong Kong’s premiere seafood suppliers. Owner Peter Kam took over his family’s business 10 years ago when he was just 21 years old, and has grown the company...
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How to be a good bar regular
Becoming a bonafide bar regular isn’t as simple as frequenting your favourite watering hole. We asked some of our bar team for their tips to attain ‘Cheers’ status where everyone knows your name...
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A JUG OF FROSÉ, PLUS A MAISON LIBANAISE TEE ON THE HOUSE
Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed.   If you didn’t win last week, our Lebanese kebab & frosé shindigs run every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday all summer long....
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Hong Kong Street Eats
Hong Kong is known for its street food, so whether you’re a 852 resident or visitor to the city, make sure to take advantage of the signature snacks. Egg Waffle (or Egg Puff or Bubble Wraps) The vanilla-scented...
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Chefs' Favourite Cookbooks
For the casual cook, the pleasuring of pouring over a cookbook filled with beautiful pictures is sometimes enough in itself, whether or not the recipes actually work is almost irrelevant, they’ll probably...
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EXPERIENCE OUR LATEST VENTURE: RARE WINE NIGHTS UPSTAIRS AT BELON, ON THE HOUSE
Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed. We’ve recently started an exclusive wine programme upstairs at BELON, inviting both wine aficionados and novices to experience top-end rare...
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Karaoke Etiquette: 7 Rules to Sing By
Karaoke is the ideal mix of a bar hangout and performance showcase. The world needs to hear you sing and you’ve already got your first ten songs picked out in your head. But before you go ahead and load...
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Tips for capturing your most-liked food instagram
The most important thing about dining out is the Instagram, right? Here are some tips and tricks from experts in the field on capturing that money shot. #1: Natural lighting There is no chance of getting...
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Lyon: Gastronomic Capital
Lyon, the second largest city in France, not only boasts a rich history and cultural past, but has also been dubbed “the gastronomic capital of the world” by famed food critic Curnonsky. Besides its...
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How-to: Beef Burger
Searching for the master of all burger recipes? Look no further. WHAT MAKES THE BEST BURGER The ideal ground sirloin should be 30 percent fat because it adds flavour and keeps the burgers nice and juicy Don’t...
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Join us for a complimentary masterclass in Italian wine at Stazione Novella
Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed. Every Saturday, Stazione Novella hosts one of a series of four hands-on wine classes. The classes delve into the richness of Italy’s lesser...
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The Kitchen Tools Chefs Swear By
Hong Kong apartments and kitchens are famously compact, so most of us are reluctantly forced to live by William Morris’ famous adage, “Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful, or believe...
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Pad Thai: history, ingredients and insider tips
The dynamic combination of sweet, sour, bitter and richness has made pad Thai one of the most recognisable Thai dishes. We caught up with Soul Food Mahanakorn creator Jarrett Wrisley to talk history, ingredients...
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Celebrate Chôm Chôm’s fourth birthday with a pitcher of beer and bucket of VFC on the house
Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed. But do come and join in the fun this Saturday, 1st July and celebrate Chôm Chôm’s fourth birthday with us… Chôm Chôm, SoHo’s...
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How-To: Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Vietnamese Summer Rolls. Called ‘gỏi cuốn’ in Vietnamese, which means “rolled salad,” are refreshing, zesty and packed with vegetables, and easy to make at home. An ideal light dinner for hot...
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Getting to know… Pasteur Street Brewing Company
If you order a draught beer at Chôm Chôm, you’ll probably be given a choice of an intriguing Jasmine IPA, a Passion Fruit Wheat Beer or another seasonal brew, they’ll all be delicious and...
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Complimentary Lanson champagne at La Vache!
Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed.   At La Vache! we serve a simple and delicious menu of steak frites. Start with an organic green salad with walnuts, followed by USDA Prime...
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Hong Kong Dragon Boating
Hong Kong is the birthplace of dragon boating as a modern sport, and The Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships are held annually during the Tuen Ng Festival. Seasoned Dragon Boat coach Stephen...
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Five Movie Diner Scenes
The humble American diner has provided the backdrop to countless movies, but not all diner scenes are equal. Here we list five of the best that may not promote the food service element of diners but does...
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The Fiasco at Carbone
Sorry you missed the boat! This perk has now been claimed. However, there are still tables available if you’d like to attend – book via [email protected] The Fiasco is a lavish afternoon...
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Late-Night Hong Kong Chef Eats
Once guests are done with dinner, then it is the chefs’ chance to eat. After working long shifts in their restaurants, chefs are by nature night owls, and they seek out late-night bites armed with their...
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History of the Negroni
Over the past decade, negronis, made with equal parts gin, vermouth and bitters, have enjoyed a surge of popularity, going from a relatively unknown aperitif to a classic cocktail must-have. One legend...
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Where to Find the Best Steak in Buenos Aires
There’s a saying that the only part of the cow the Argentines don’t eat is the “moo.” Argentina without steak would be like Italy without pasta, Hong Kong without dumplings, Mexico without tacos…you...
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Five Tips For Navigating A Wine List Like a Pro
Perplexed by a wine list? We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a tight selection of quirky wines at a neighbourhood joint, or an expansive list from an award-winning cellar, restaurant wine lists can...
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