Posts Tagged ‘food’

Hungry for a decent diet

Hungry for a decent diet

The word ‘hunger’ seems out of place in affluent Hong Kong, but research shows many low-income households in the city struggle to get a decent diet. One study found that 40,000 people can’t afford to eat three meals a day.

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Start Early, Eat Smart

Start Early, Eat Smart

Childhood obesity is a serious problem in Hong Kong, and it’s getting worse. Meet the schools and healthy food advocates trying to stem the tide, as well as one parent who took a part-time job just so she can cook for her kids.

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Local Meat Disappearing from Hong Kong Tables

Local Meat Disappearing from Hong Kong Tables

Hong Kong’s livestock industry is not only shrinking and lacking in government support; the city doesn’t have enough experienced vets, resulting in a system with “industry outsiders leading the industry insiders.” Can the rise of locally grown food change this?

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Stepping up to the Plate

Stepping up to the Plate

Chef Vicky Lau Wan-ki is the first female chef to own a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong, and she’s also been named Asia’s best female chef. But the 35-year-old owner of the Tate Dining Room and Bar took an unusual path to success; she has a background in design and graphic communications.

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The Changing Taste of Tai O Shrimp Paste

The Changing Taste of Tai O Shrimp Paste

Thanks to its rich natural resources and access to quality shrimps, Tai O has been renowned for its scrumptious shrimp paste. But the ban on trawling has shifted the production line to the Mainland. Varsity asks long-established brands how they see the future of their businesses.

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Flavours of Yesteryear

Flavours of Yesteryear

Hong Kong is a city where development constantly changes the physical landscape and where fashions quickly come and go. But Hongkongers are a nostalgic lot. Now, in the heart of our city, there is a restaurant re-creating the demolished Lai Yuen Amusement Park.

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The Oyster Farmers of Lau Fau Shan

The Oyster Farmers of Lau Fau Shan

Oyster farming has been practiced in Hong Kong for 200 years, but in recent years pollution and competition from imported oysters has seen a decline in demand for locally raised oysters. Still, as Varsity finds out, Hong Kong’s oyster farmers have tapped a growing appetite for Hong Kong oysters in the Mainland.

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Farming without Soil

Farming without Soil

Urban development may seem to have killed off agriculture in Hong Kong, but, hydroponics and aquaponics are emerging as alternative farming methods which could revive local agriculture.

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Eat, Taste, Blog

Eat, Taste, Blog

Food writers and restaurant reviewers are some of the most envied people in the media, especially in food-crazy Hong Kong. These jobs were once the preserve of the expert and the famous, but with the advent of food blogging, anyone with a love of food and an internet connection can be a food writer. Varsity meets some of the city’s leading food bloggers and traditional food critics.

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Veggie Dining for a Cause

Veggie Dining for a Cause

Happy Veggies is a restaurant that serves up healthy, vegetarian fare while providing an opportunity for the deaf and hearing-impaired to work alongside hearing colleagues.

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