The Origin of Dragon Boat Festival And Why We Eat Zongzi Dumplings
  Patriotic poet, Qu Yuan.                        Photo sourced from Wikipedia by Chen Hongshou (17th century).   On the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, Hong Kong’s...
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Lessons from their mothers.
Food and family memories are often entwined, and many chefs developed their passion for cooking from their maternal figures. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we had our chefs share some thoughts on how their...
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How-To: Piping Tips
Icing cakes is an art form. We chat to Safia Osman, the mastermind of our pastry programme at Black Sheep Restaurants, on how she manages to get it so right every time. Side note: every time means every...
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Bartenders' Favourite Cocktail Books
Bartenders have deep understandings of their crafts, memorizing complex recipes, grasping the nuances of varied liquors and dabbling in chemistry. Many amass libraries chock full of bartending guides and...
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The BSR Bar Series: "Dry Jan" Hacks
We’re sixteen days into 2018, which means sixteen days into having kept or not kept that extensive list of resolutions you scrawled from your hungover cave, feebly convincing yourself would last the...
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Reboot Your Pantry
Oh, January. After a lush holiday season, many of us are heading back to the gym and reevaluating eating habits. One quick and easy way to clean up your diet without ruining your social life is to just...
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The BSR Bar Series: Hangover Cures, As Told By Our Experts
December is relentless. Burning the candle at both ends is unavoidable, and office parties, visiting friends and end-of-year commitments can lead to an intense month. We’re through the woods (thankfully)...
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How to pair wine with your favourite junk foods
Wine. We have complex tools for decanting, delicate glassware, choreographed steps around service and oftentimes a hefty price tag, all of which can make it seem intimidating and inaccessible. However,...
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Gifts to get for your foodie friends
Christmas shopping stressing you out? We asked a few of our in-the-know foodie friends what they are asking Santa for this year so you can buy the epicurean in your life something that they’ll genuinely...
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FESTIVE STRESS RESCUE: Holiday Punch How-To
Party season is fast approaching, with three days until December, and with it the stress of party planning. From potlucks to posh dinner parties, enough pressure is placed on meticulous meal prep that...
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Surviving Flu Season: Tried-and-Tested Chinese Remedies
While the change in weather provides a welcome respite from the heat and humidity, it often means the start of sniffle season, especially when you’re new in town. Traditional snake soup might be the...
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Level up your home coffee game
Black Sheep Restaurants’ Head Barista Gabe Phanoulas knows good coffee. He also knows, however, that not everyone has the money or the inclination to shell out for the proper equipment. Here are his...
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The History of the Patiala Peg
The liberated era of postcolonial India and Pakistan was flamboyant yet regal and surprisingly booze-centric in the shared region of Punjab, with a heavy emphasis on gin in the summer and whiskey in the...
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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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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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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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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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How to be a good bar regular
bar team for their tips to attain ‘Cheers’ status where everyone knows your name and there’s always a cold one waiting: Find your spot. Find a laid-back, nearby bar with a selection that won’t...
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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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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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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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