When it comes to culinary wizardry, food pairing is the equivalent of alchemy. Whether you are looking for delicate aromas that dance lightly on the pallet or a full-bodied flavour hit, knowing how to combine flavours so that they become greater than the sum of their parts is where the magic lies. Remember the first time you tried salted caramel or chilli and chocolate? Sometimes it is the unexpected combinations that give the most exquisite results. Flavour isn’t the only benefit of trying out new combinations. Not only can learning how to pair foodscreate whole new flavours from two simple ingredients, but it can...
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If there is one thing we all love about Christmas, it’s food! We can all indulge in our favourite treats for a few days without guilt. So, to make sure your festive feast lives up to the hype, you will need to source the best ingredients. While it might be natural to think that top notch Christmas cooking ingredients are not available in Hong Kong, that’s simply not the case. Read on to discover our suggestions on where to source the best ingredients for Christmas dinner in Hong Kong.   SEAFOOD Whether you’re serving it as a starter or as part of a buffet, seafood is a great addition to your Christ...
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Great food, great drink, and great conversation… what’s not to love about a dinner party? No matter whether it is your birthday, wedding anniversary, or you simply want to get everyone together to have some fun, a dinner party is a good option. However, as the host, you are going to need to do some careful planning beforehand to ensure the whole thing goes off without a hitch. But, don’t fret, as below we reveal how to host a dinner party, including everything from sending invites to sorting out dinner party catering. Planning the dinner party Who are you going to invite? The first thing you nee...
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Is there any better way to spend a hot summer’s day than on a boat? Junk boat partieshave become a huge craze in Hong Kong. Your summer is not complete if you have not been on one. AHong Kong junk boat party is the perfect way to chill out, let loose, and have fun with friends. Whether you want to enjoy the thrill of jumping off the boat or you prefer to sit in the sun with a glass of bubbly in your hand, you are bound to have a great time. Check out our previous article on How to plan a prefect junk boat party in Hong Kong. However, this type of occasion does require careful planning to ensure it is a success, a...
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During the summer, there is nothing better than hosting a BBQ with family and friends. It is the perfect excuse to get everyone together, and to enjoy some good food and conversation. However, you don’t want the topic of conversation to be about how burnt your sausages were! With that being said, I have put together some of my top BBQ cooking tips. Read on to find out more. The first thing you need to do when hosting a BBQ party in Hong Kong is make sure you get the barbecue hot enough. Otherwise, your guests could be waiting hours and hours for their food, or they could end up with food that is burnt on the...
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With gorgeous beaches, beautiful weather, and plenty of great public BBQ sites, is there anywhere better than Hong Kong to host an outdoor event? The possibilities are endless, ensuring you can host the perfect BBQ event in Hong Kong for your occasion, whether you are simply looking to have fun with family, hosting a charity event, or getting everyone together for your birthday. Keeping that in mind, read on for all of the information you need to know about hosting an outdoor event in Hong Kong.   Choosing a location One of the great things about Hong Kong is that there is a whole host of beautifu...
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Since our first junk boat trip in March 2012, they have gone from strength to strength. However, while junk parties can be a lot of fun, they can also be tricky to organise. From choosing a boat company to deciding where to go, there is a lot that needs to be taken into account. But, don’t fret, as below you will find the ultimate guide to planning the perfect junk boat part in Hong Kong.   Choose a date and time When are you going to host your junk boat party? This is the first decision you need to make. It is worth talking to the people you are going to invite to discover more about their availa...
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If you’re worried about being on the beach this summer, high protein and low carb diets are well worth considering. These diets reduce the amount of carbohydrates one consumes, including those found in fruit, starchy vegetables, and grains, and emphasizes high protein food as well as foods high in fat. There are many different types of these diets that exist, yet they all follow the same sort of concept, and below we’ll provide you with all of the key details you need to know. What are the basic concepts of a high protein and low carb diet? As mentioned in the introduction, this diet is based on the conce...
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The ability to pair food and wine is somewhat of an art. This is something a lot of people don’t appreciate, which is probably because they are yet to experience the perfect pairing. When you match the right wine with the right food, the outcome is incredible. You will experience a taste sensation like non other. In some cases, this can be fairly easy; you can’t go too wrong with Sauvignon Blanc and sea bass! In other instances, it is a lot more difficult. But, don’t fret, as we have all of the information you need to know. The elements of food and wine pairing: Firstly, you need to be aware of the d...
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Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert, which is fairly simple to make yet the results are exquisite. If you require catering in Hong Kong, this is definitely a sweet you should consider, as it is a real crowd pleaser. The dessert gets its name because it was created in the tuck shop at Eton College in the 1930s. At the time, it was made using cream or ice cream with bananas or strawberries. It would be another 40 years until meringue was added to the recipe. This is certainly one of my favourite desserts to make, which is why I am going to let you in on our secret recipe below. So, let’s begin by taking...
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