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A Recipe for Recovery

“It’s easy to become sarcastic hearing ‘sustainability’ all the time but the  truth is, sustainability, is the bare minimum needed. The future needs to be based in recovery and reclamation,” chef Darren MacLean. For a restaurant’s longevity, and the planet’s, a culinary shift is needed. Additionally, what is being served to diners now and what will be served in the future will by necessity need to evolve. For … Continue reading A Recipe for Recovery

When Food Meets Fun

Once upon a time, restaurants focused on the food on the plate, good service, and a dash of ambience. Increasingly, however, seasoned diners are seeking out multisensory experiential dining, from high-tech elements to underwater adventures and (literally) elevated meals. I explored six standout options around the world for this article in Echelon Hong Kong. Click here to read more.  Continue reading When Food Meets Fun

Hot Spots – High Street

Sai Ying Pun, particular the area from High Street down to First Street, is a great option for foodies, with an extensive and growing number of restaurants. High Street, for example, is home to restaurants offering such broad cuisine variety that many of the world’s most popular dishes can be found in one street. Click here for 7 of my top picks.   Continue reading Hot Spots – High Street

The future of fine dining

With an increasing global focus on eating sustainably and environmentally consciously, more diners are turning to alternative, and, in some cases, unusual, protein sources. This allows them to indulge and feel guilt-free about doing so. This is leading to more fine-dining chefs presenting creative dishes that showcase non-processed alternatives, from completely plant-based to more ‘meaty’ protein options, such as insects. To read more about the … Continue reading The future of fine dining

Hot Spots – Harbour City

As a dining destination, Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui has a lot of draw factors, including Michelin starred restaurants, celebrity chefs, overseas imports, cuisine variety and constant new openings. Click HotSpots_HarbourCity to read more about six of the best, plus a Canton Road favourite. Below image courtesy of Epure, cover image courtesy of Amelia. Continue reading Hot Spots – Harbour City

Dish Origin – Edible Bird’s Nest

Said to have anti-ageing properties, and to promote cell regeneration, boost immunity and enhance sex drive, edible bird’s nests have become popular with Chinese millennials. In my latest origin series for South China Morning Post I deep dive into this Chinese delicacy with a fascinating history dating back more than a thousand years ago. Continue reading Dish Origin – Edible Bird’s Nest