Party Like a Punjabi
New Punjab Club was recently named Hong Kong Tatler’s Best New Restaurant but the team was doubly honoured that night as they were also awarded Best Service in the city. With party season around the...
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Precision, perfectionism and quality: Japanese Ice 101
Tokyo is renowned as one of the cocktail capitals of the world for its technical perfection, reverence for the classics and an obsessive attention to detail. One of the country’s biggest contributions...
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Top 5 modern Hong Kong films
Winter is finally coming to Hong Kong, and recent gloomy skies, along with the slight drop of the mercury, are conducive to staying in and settling down for a movie marathon. Catch our rundown of the top...
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How-To: Luca Marinelli’s Spaghetti Ricci
I remember holidaying in Maratea in the South of Italy with my parents as a child, and they loved its local sea urchin, or riccio, to the extent of ordering it at every restaurant we visited. I hated it...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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