The History of the Dragon Boat Festival The Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong, is known as Duan Wu Jie and it is believed that the festival began when the patriot poet, Qu Yuan committed suicide in 278 BC by drowning himself in the Miluo River on the 5th date of the 5th lunar month. However, a number of traditions that play a part in the festival are believed to have existed before the festival began. The festival is closely linked to dragons as the two most important aspects of the festival; boat racing and eating zongzi are both related to dragons. There are other beliefs that the festival could have originat...
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We are all well aware just how much the amount of greenhouse gases we produce affects our environment. We have seen temperatures change, glaciers melt and animals move to different parts of the world in order to keep their environment consistent with what it has been over the millions of years. Therefore, Green Monday Hong Kong is all about raising awareness and identifying just how much damage we are doing while also highlighting how we can make a difference.   What is Green Monday? The aim of Green Monday is to deal with climate change as well as the insecurities that surround global food production. This i...
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[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="gifthampers"][vc_column_text]1. Round up your friends and family! On Sunday March 26th, Invisible Kitchen invites you to bring your favourite people to join us for our first ‘pop-up picnic’ at Tamar Park in Admiralty, Hong Kong. (Picnic hampers can be collected from 11.30am -2pm) 2. Choose from our signature picnic hamper sets below and place your order through our 'Gift Hampers' page or direct with our Events team: Classic Picnic Hamper (for 2 people): French Croque Monsieur sandwiches, scotch egg with British black pudding and Eton Mess star in our most popular Picnic Ha...
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Whisky has grown in popularity in recent years. Whiskey comes in a number of varieties but what is it that draws people to it? Is it the kick as it goes down? The smokiness? The sweetness? Everyone has different tastes and desires but should you always drink whiskey on its own? Finding the right food pairing with whiskey will add another dimension to an already refined drink.   Whiskey and Cheese Whiskey is a lot more versatile than many realise, especially when it comes to cheese: it is a match made in heaven. Whiskey comes with many different notes and flavours which is where the right cheese can work like an absol...
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The Chinese New Year is a time of celebration and 2017 is known as the year of the Rooster. It is a time when families in Hong Kong spend quality time together. Following tradition, the host will prepare a Chinese New Year candy box to help encourage and improve luck for the year ahead while family relax and enjoy the celebrations. Despite many other cultures celebrating their New Year on the 1st January, the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong takes place on a different date each year because it is based on the lunar calendar so the upcoming 2017 Chinese New Year actually takes place on 28th January. There are many my...
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Recipes   on December 15, 2016
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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