First, let's get the nomenclature clear. Wine as we know it is defined as putao jiu in Chinese, or "liquor distilled from grapes". The single character "jiu" covers not just wine but a host of spirits produced from fruit, grain, tuber or root.
Tomatoes were known as love apples in their native South America, and there are plenty of reasons to love this fruit. Pauline D Loh argues the case with some no-cook recipes.
Catch the last of the hairy crabs as autumn eases into winter. Donna Mah shares the feast.
With their gaudy music, ramshackle interiors, sometimes rip-off prices and generally touristy feel, Houhai's bars are not always the ideal location for a memorable night out.
Longing for the strong brew in Hong Kong? Donna Mah points the way to the best places for an aromatic cuppa.
The fusion of cuisines can be a work of art, or a total mess. In the hands of a master chef, the union can sparkle, Ye Jun discovers.
It might be from the same people as Mosto, but new Sanlitun restaurant Modo is an entirely different beast. Alexandra Leyton Espinoza discovers the massive appeal of customer choice
With a great selection of drinks to compliment an ever-expanding menu, one bar in the west of Beijing is graduating with a degree in customer happiness, Jude Alefounder learns how
A minimalist Japanese restaurant hidden in a grove of bamboo is attracting diners who travel for the gourmet delights.
The food at China World Hotel is considered by the doyens of catering in Beijing as some of the best among five-star hotels in the capital.
A Chengdu restaurant celebrates ancient China's epic Battle of Red Cliffs in a most ingenious way.
The dining scene in the capital has become a cuisine kaleidoscope. International cuisines are on the rise but none more so than South American cuisine.