Food

Hong Kong Bites: Cantonese New Year Cake – Nin Gou 年糕

Hong Kong is gearing up for Chinese New Year and special holiday food is showing up everywhere from supermarket shelves to wet market stalls. There’s one thing you absolutely can’t miss: nin4 gou1 (年糕), the sweet, chewy glutinous rice cake that is essential to the Cantonese celebration of the lunar new year. Literally meaning New Year Cake, this […]...

Picture Hong Kong: The Vanishing Landscape of Queen’s Road West

The changes started years ago, but it was only when the giant cow disappeared that it became clear what was happening. In 2015, the bovine emblem of Queen’s Road West restaurant Sammy’s Kitchen was removed, an iconic piece of neon scrubbed from the street it had dominated for 40 years. The cow was taken away […]...

The Twins Who Are Rethinking Hong Kong’s Approach to Food

Josh and Caleb Ng don’t have interests – they have projects. A few years ago, at a friend’s dinner party, the twin brothers were captivated by a beer made with Amarillo hops, a rich, malty brew with hints of peach and orange. They began buying craft beer, which led them to one Danish brand they found […]...
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