Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hyper-Modern Hong Kong

Hyper-Modern Hong Kong

Dim sum eateries and fine dining restaurants find equal favor in hyper-modern Hong Kong, emerging as one of the gourmet capitals of the world.

Chic Hong Kong

Chic Hong Kong

To most of us, Hong Kong is a bustling business metropolis we visit to shop and to eat. Few people care to scratch the surface of this port city, which has achieved economic success on the world stage despite being occupied by a succession of countries. Hong Kong may mean ‘fragrant harbor’ but you would be hard-pressed to find any romanticism here, except for little glimpses on occasions like the Chinese lantern festival, which marks the last day of the lunar New Year. Usually celebrated in early February, this is a truly delightful time, when restaurants and roads are lit up with lanterns of all shapes and sizes.

New Year Celebrations

New Year Celebrations

 

The word ‘hong’ also refers to the city’s major trading houses, which prospered from their trade with China. From the late 19th Century right up to the Second World War, Hong Kong lived in the shadow of Shanghai, which was Continue reading “Hyper-Modern Hong Kong” »

Flash Meal- Ready in 30 minutes !

Flash Meal- Ready in 30 minutes !

Seared Sesame Tofu with Noodle Salad

Quick as a flash meals from all over the world.

Serves: 2, Preparation time: 30 minutes, Method: Easy

Delicious gluten Free tofu with noodle salad

Delicious gluten Free tofu with noodle salad

Ingredients

1) Firm Tofu – 400 g (I like Mori-Nu available at gourmet stores)

2) sesame seeds – 1tbsp

3) red chili – 1 (deseeded and chopped)

4) soy sauce – 2 tbsp (try Kikkoman)

5) caster sugar – 2 tbsp (try Tate and Lyle)

6) rice vine vinegar – 2 tbsp (I prefer Clearspring)

7) noodles – 200 g

8) sesame oil – 1 tbsp (pick Lee Kum Kee)

9) spring onions – 4, finely chopped

 

Method:

Wrap the tofu in heavy layers of kitchen paper, then press gently to remove as much excess water as possible. Repeat a couple of times. Slice the tofu halfway, horizontally into 2 flat pieces. Sprinkle with Continue reading “Flash Meal- Ready in 30 minutes !” »