Making friends with food

2013-04-27 07:36:18

When you put together two lovers of the culinary arts, from two great food traditions, you could expect an explosion of creative cooking - and a great friendship in the bargain.

Chef's mistake leads to N. China's food poisoning

2013-04-25 16:37:41

A chef's mistake of adding pesticide instead of a sauce while cooking has left one person dead and two others in critical condition in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Zhanjiang seafood haven

2013-04-25 05:42:13

You may not find the name of the city in the latest edition of Lonely Planet China, but there is no question what the main attraction in Zhanjiang is - its seafood.

Rice, Kazak style

2013-04-07 07:45:51

Even in China, it's a little surprising to hear so much fuss about a restaurant's rice dish. But ask anyone who's been to Astana, which lays claim to being Beijing's first Kazak restaurant, and you'll almost certainly get a misty-eyed rave about the pilaf.

Bites of Italy satisfy in Beijing

2013-04-07 07:45:51

Eatalia in Di'anmen is a fine place for intimate celebrations. From the time you enter, you feel welcome and relaxed, despite the fine-dining setting that includes mood lighting and crisp white tablecloths.

Star chef, grill give Betty new oomph

2013-04-07 07:45:51

The location and decor hasn't really changed, what was once Betty's Kitschen is now called St Betty. However, what has changed is that a two-Michelin-star Australian chef, Shane Osborn, now oversees the kitchen at the Hong Kong establishment of Alan Yau, best-known for UK's Wagamama food chain. Chef Osborn has introduced a menu that illustrates his global culinary knowledge and an interest in using Asian ingredients.

Nobu's passion and pride

2013-03-31 07:39:59

Nobu knew what he wanted to be after visiting his first sushi restaurant as a child. By the time he was 24 and managing his first restaurant, he realized it would be a lifelong vocation. That is why at 64, he is still constantly on the road visiting every one of his 26 restaurants by turn, traveling the United States from coast to coast, to Greece, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Italy, Russia, Africa and lately, to China - where he has Nobu Hong Kong and Nobu Beijing.

Nobu's Bento Box

2013-03-31 07:39:59

One of the best-known signatures of Nobu Matsuhisa is the lunchtime bento box that is served in every one of his restaurants. In Beijing, it is the restaurant's best sellers. It is also Nobu's cooking style neatly encapsulated in five lacquer-box compartments.

Botany on the table

2013-03-31 07:39:59

Spanish chef Rodrigo de la Calle says when people pass a florist's shop, they would be thinking of a bouquet for their beloved, but for him, he would be pondering how many of the flowers and leaves in there he could include in a dish.

City guide

2013-03-31 08:22:57


Greyhound Cafe: Food that dances on the tongue

2013-03-31 08:22:20

It would be easy to dismiss Greyhound Cafe as amusing but mildly pretentious, a place where beautiful people come to nibble at dishes that are just as glamorous.


2013-03-31 08:22:20