Sweet Peanut Soup Recipe (花生糊)

Have you ever tried Chinese dessert like Sweet Peanut Soup? Sweet soups are very popular among locals, especially after dinner. One of the tasting locations on our Temple Street Night Foodie Tour is a traditional Chinese dessert shop which has remained popular among nearby residents for nearly a century. You might have seen many kinds of sweet soups such as almond soup, black sesame soup, walnut soup, cashew soup. The steps to make these sweet soups are similar. We will show you how to make sweet peanut soup, which is harder to find outside. Cook Time: <10 minutesPreparation Time: 1 hourServes six bowls Ingredients: 200g Raw peanuts (can be substituted with unsalted, non-roasted peanuts)2 teaspoons Rice350ml Water (for peanut blending)80-120g ...

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Claypot Rice Recipe (煲仔飯)

On our Temple Street Night Foodie Tour, our Foodie Guides might have recommended you several places in the neighborhood for some delicious claypot rice. Very often, these eateries have long queues, especially in the winter. With our recipe below, you can now try to make it at home! Cook Time: 30 minutesPreparation Time: 30 minutesServes two people Ingredients 1 cup Rice3/4 cup Water (use a full cup of water if your claypot rice doesn’t use spare ribs or any meat with marinade)150 gram Spare ribs1 piece Pork Chinese sausage (diced)1 piece Liver Chinese sausage (diced) Marinade for spare ribs:1 tablespoon Light soy sauce1 tablespoon Oil1/2 teaspoon Corn starch1/2 teaspoon Salt1/3 teaspoon Sugar Black bean sauce:1 tablespoon Fermented black beans2 cloves ...

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Hong Kong Styled Barbecued Pork Recipe (叉燒)

Enjoyed our barbecued pork (char siu) tasting on our Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour? Want to make it at home? Here’s our recipe for the homemade version.  Cook Time: 30 minutesPreparation Time: 15 minutesMarinate Time: overnight Ingredients 600 gm / 21 oz / 1 catty Boston Butt/Pork Shoulder/梅頭 Marinade:70 gm / 2.5 oz Maltose / 麥芽糖 (or replace with honey but best to use maltose)60 ml / 2 oz Light Soy Sauce / 生抽30 gm / 1 oz Oyster Sauce / 蠔油 (or replace with dark soy sauce and sugar)30 gm / 1 oz Sugar / 糖20 ml / 0.7 oz Rice Wine / 米酒 or Rose Wine / 玫瑰露酒2 slices/片 Ginger/ 薑2 cloves/瓣 Garlic / 蒜頭 White pepper ...

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New Hotels in Hong Kong to Stay In 2020

by Rachel Au Despite a rather tumultuous year, 2019 has seen the opening of many new hotels in Hong Kong, from plush luxury hotels to family-friendly offerings. If you’re looking to visit Hong Kong in 2020, check out our list of new hotels in Hong Kong below. 1. St. Regis Hong Kong Overlooking the Victoria Harbour from Wan Chai, St. Regis Hong Kong is no ordinary hotel. The luxurious five-star hotel boasts Hong Kong-inspired interiors by revered designer Andre Fu, who also helmed the designs of The Upper House and Kerry Hotel. Within the hotel, you will find lighting fixtures reminiscent of old Hong Kong’s gas lamps and wall panels resembling Chinese shop shutters, in a nod to the brand’s ...

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Five Favorite Chinese New Year Pudding

Chinese New Year is only five days away and many of us Foodies have already hand made or stocked up on our Chinese New Year Pudding. Along with the tradition of wearing new clothes to symbolize a new start and fresh hopes for the coming year, we also look forward to eating some yummy traditional Chinese New Year food. Several of the favorite Chinese New Year dishes are puddings or cakes of some kind, since the Cantonese word for “cake” has a similar pronunciation as the word “high” and is symbolic of prosperity and “rising” fortunes. Most westerners anticipate sweet and sticky confections when they hear the word cake or pudding, so it will come as a bit of a ...

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Chinese New Year Greetings in Cantonese: 10 Essential Ones to Know

by Rachel Au Chinese New Year falls relatively early in 2020, on 25 January. With the biggest holiday in Chinese culture just around the corner, it’s time to equip yourself with some Chinese New Year greetings to impress your friends and family! Here is our selection of the ten essential greetings you need to know. Learn to say these Chinese New Year greetings in Cantonese with the pronunciations provided! 1. 恭喜發財 Gong Hei Faat Choy 2. 新年快樂 Sun Nin Fai Lok Pronunciation: sun nin fai lok Meaning: Happy new year More about it: “sun nin fai lok” can be said to anyone, at any time during Chinese New Year. An extremely versatile Chinese New Year greeting, it can be said ...

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New Things to Do in Hong Kong in 2020

by Rachel Au Start the decade right with new things to do in Hong Kong! From stunning museums to thrilling amusement rides, here are our picks of new things to do in 2020. 1. Learn from the masters at the Hong Kong Museum of Art The Hong Kong Museum of Art has finally reopened after four years of expansion work and renovations. After its million-dollar facelift, the museum is now clad in a rippling glass facade that echoes the waves of Victoria Harbour, offering stunning floor-to-ceiling windows on each floor. The glass windows are lined with seats, allowing visitors to rest tired feet while taking in Hong Kong’s very own piece of art– the skyline and the harbor. Housing only seven ...

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Nine Things to Do In Hong Kong During Chinese New Year 2020

The Year of the RAT will be upon us soon! Chinese New Year is a very special time of year and if you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year, there are plenty of ways to mark the occasion. Many of the family-run eateries are closed for the holidays to celebrate the new year and also to take a much-needed rest. As such, our Foodie Tours will also be closed, resuming on February 1st, 2020. Do not despair, however, if you will be visiting Hong Kong during this time of the year. There are lots of activities for you to experience Hong Kong and our culture with us during this fun time of the year. ...

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Activities To Do With Visitors in Hong Kong 2019

by Rachel Au This blog was originally published on November 30, 2018 and was updated on December 16, 2019. Got friends or family visiting Hong Kong soon and can’t decide where to take them? Other than the typical tourist haunts like Aqua Luna, the Peak Circle Walk, Dragon’s Back, the Star Ferry or the Peak Tram, here are our favorite activities in Hong Kong guaranteed to amaze all visitors in the city. 1. Be amazed by the architecture at K11 MUSEA K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong’s newest cultural-retail shopping mall on Victoria Dockside in Tsim Sha Tsui, boasts stunning architecture both inside and out. Helming the architecture of K11 MUSEA is James Corner, who also designed the High Line in New ...

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Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations & Fireworks 2020: Ten Free Places To Go

Updated on December 18th, 2019: The Hong Kong Tourism Board has announced that the fireworks for the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations for 2020 had been cancelled. It would be replaced by a laser light show over the Victoria Harbour. 2020’s almost upon us and we are getting excited about the Hong Kong New Year Countdown and fireworks display. To get the best out of this annual event takes a little preparation but we have compiled some useful tips and suggestions to ensure your night is a success. Here is what you need to know about the best places to watch fireworks in Hong Kong this New Year’s Eve. Get there early – the fun starts before midnight As ...

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