Not just for couples

2011-02-13 08:24:58

Could it be that I hang with a rather unromantic crowd? Or perhaps, it has more to do with the fact that most of us are still recuperating from the Lunar New Year festivities.

Star grazing

2011-02-13 08:18:50

On a chilly Friday evening in Mong Kok, the spacious open dining room of Ming Court in the Langham Place Hotel is buzzing.

The vines that bind a family affair

2011-02-12 07:39:09

Kleine Zalze wines from South Africa have won 30 gold medals and five trophies in the past two years.

Delicious detox

2011-02-12 07:39:09

Are you suffering from a surfeit of the good stuff from all that holiday bingeing? Pauline D. Loh says it's time to eat vegetarian for a change.

Durga's Crowne chicken curry

2011-02-12 07:29:10

There's always room for a good curry on the menu, and at home it can be done quite easily.

Eight treasures on the festive table

2011-02-08 07:36:29

There's only one dessert that truly deserves pride of place on the Shanghainese family's Chinese New Year Eve reunion dinner.

Spring rolls - food for a new season

2011-02-08 07:36:29

In Beijing, it is customary to eat spring rolls at the Beginning of Spring or li chun, the first in a series of 24 solar terms on the Chinese almanac.

Tarts from the heart

2011-02-08 07:36:29

Straits Chinese cooks were the firstfusion chefs. Pauline D Loh recalls childhood treats of home.

Wines to enjoy, others that are good to share

2011-02-08 07:36:08

Here are a few wines you can enjoy with family and friends, both at the table or in the lounge. They'll also look very good in a hamper or gift basket.

Salud! Cheers! Ganbei!

2011-02-08 07:36:08

Wine distributors are stocking up in China, and the new season for good cheer is the Spring Festival. Pauline D Loh tracks the well-lubricated changes in China's drinking traditions.

Smiling buns of Shandong

2011-02-07 07:12:34

Bobo are wheat buns that are about four times larger than the normal staple, the mantao, and the bobo with jujubes that Zhang just described is a traditional food in Shandong for the Spring Festival, especially in the eastern part of the province.

Eating to a promotion

2011-02-07 07:12:34

Luobo (radish) gao (cake) is homophonic to gaosheng as in bubu gaosheng or "every step brings a promotion".