Dragon Boat 2019
Last month we competed in the Stanley International Dragon Boat races. While we did not bring home gold this year, we made memories that will last a lifetime.  
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All about the ho lee fook lions
Ho Lee Fook is well-known for its wall of waving cats that have been ushering in good fortune for almost five years now. But the restaurant recently got some new feline friends in the form of these two...
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A Visual Feast: 5 Films for Foodies
The advent of streaming services, such as Netflix, have been a boon to micro-genre nerds everywhere.  Where once we had to be satisfied with broad categories like rom-com, thriller or action, now you...
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Springtime in Punjab
Spring always makes me a little homesick for Punjab. As one of the main crop cutting times of year the whole region jumps into action and the whirring of combine harvesters fills the air – which is...
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The Best Advice Our Chefs Were Given
“A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.” Sound advice you receive at the beginning of your...
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Our Frontline Leaders' Top Tunes
When you work in service, you wait for that one song to come on all night. Maybe it reminds you of a person. Or of home. Or of growing up. Or it depicts what you are going through in life. We asked our...
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Black Sheep Restaurants celebrates International Women's Day
We are brimming with strong, confident leaders, with a 50-50 representation across the board. This International Women’s Day, we asked our kickass ladies what it means to be a woman in a traditionally...
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7 Things You Did Not Know About Greek Wine
Despite the country’s truly ancient history of winemaking and ideal conditions for growing grapes, Greek wine is often overlooked in favour of its famous European neighbours. Sommelier Aurelie from our...
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JOIN THE #MILEPIECLUB, EASY AS PIE
WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO NAPLES WITH MOTORINO. From now until 25 February, order any pizza while dining-in at Motorino and ordering through GO, for delivery or pick-up, to be entered into the #MILEPIECLUB....
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Our Sommeliers' Picks for New Year’s Eve Bubbles
Champagne is the go-to for the most extravagant of celebrations, and New Year’s Eve is incomplete without a glass of something bubbly and fun. We asked our sommelier team for their picks of what to sip...
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chefs' tips for using up holiday leftovers
‘Tis the season of excess so we asked our chefs for their favourite ways to use up the inevitable Christmas leftovers. You might be surprised by some of the answers which include turkey and peanut butter...
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WHAT TO GET YOUR FOODIE FRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS – CHEF’S EDITION
Don’t waste another minute wandering aimlessly around the shops to find your impossible foodie friend the perfect holiday gift. Black Sheep Restaurants’ resident culinary experts will steer – or...
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The Colombo Traffic Officer Who Became a Musical Icon
Introducing the infectious rhythms of baila, Sri Lanka’s unique form of dance music that originated among Portuguese fishermen and African slaves in the colonial period. Modern baila is now popular in...
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Ho Lee Fook Silent Art Auction
This week we’re making way for a brand new collection of lightbox works by Jonathan Jay Lee at ho lee fook so we’re auctioning off the much loved old series of scenes from Gage Street market. To make...
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Why Do Chefs Wear Clogs?
Unless your favourite chef is a tap-dancing farmer from 13th century Amsterdam, you probably wouldn’t expect them to wear clogs. Yet a surprising number of stove-jockeys swear by the outdated form of...
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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 whisky 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 niche one. Invented in 2013 by Stumptown Roasters’ Nate Armbrust, the discovery began as a labour of love and became a full-blown 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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