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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Foodie Moms in Hong Kong 2021

Don’t forget – Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Got anything planned for the special lady in your life this May 9? If you mom is a foodie like we are, you’re going to find this gift guide very helpful. We’ve put together our favorite Mother’s Day gifts, treats, and deals available in Hong Kong, all of which your food-loving mom is bound to adore. 1. Morton’s The Steakhouse x CHANEL Beauty – Feast and look fab! Looking to pamper your mom inside and out? Morton’s The Steakhouse and CHANEL Beauty are here to help! The unlikely duo (classic steakhouse and iconic beauty brand) is/are partnering to give moms dining at Morton’s a complimentary eye make-up session CHANEL Beauty’s ...

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Foods to Eat in Spring According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, we need to nourish our bodies with different foods each season, as our dietary requirements change with the weather. In spring, excessive humidity and dampness affects the circulation of qi and blood in our bodies, causing heaviness in our head and limbs and making us feel lethargic. This is why Chinese medical practitioners recommend that we eat foods that rid our bodies of all that extra dampness. Moreover, TCM puts forth that the liver and gallbladder are the organs of the season, meaning that foods eaten in spring should also support the two, besides addressing dampness. So what foods should you be eating this season? To make it easier for you, we’ve put together a ...

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Things to Do In Hong Kong During Chinese New Year 2021

The Year of the Ox is approaching fast! Chinese New Year is a very special time of year for Chinese communities across the globe, and certainly in Hong Kong. What’s more, many of us in Hong Kong get days off work to celebrate this festival! If you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year, we’ve got you covered. Whether you call the festival Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, Spring Festival or Tết, you’ll want to check out our suggestions for the top things to do during Chinese New Year 1. Try your hand at making Nian Gao Superstition and tradition are closely connected, especially with the food that is eaten during Chinese New ...

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Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (Tuen Neen Fan)

Imagine plates teeming with food and completely covering the dining table, small children running around the tiny, cramped apartment, adults huddled around the television, trying to block out the piercing voices of their sugar-high children – these are the essentials that make up a Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner. Also known as Tuen Neen Fan (團年飯) or reunion dinner, this feast is eaten the night before the first day of the Chinese New Year, and is when the entire family gathers to conclude the year together before a new beginning. The Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner plays a significant role in Chinese culture, and is one of the traditional events Chinese communities worldwide look forward to most. However, Chinese New ...

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Foods to Eat in Winter According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), food is seen as medicine that helps to balance and heal our bodies. In summer, sugarcane juice and bitter melon cool us down, while snake soup and lamb warm us up in fall and winter. Besides warming and cooling effects, foods have also been discovered to offer other benefits such as strengthening the kidneys and improving sleep quality. We understand how difficult it is to figure out what foods offer what benefits, and when it is best to eat them. To help you get started on your wellness journey, we have put together a list of foods to eat in winter, with reference to the ancient wisdom of TCM. 1. Daikon radish Daikon radish comes ...

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

by Rachel Au Chinese New Year falls on February 12 in 2021. 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 just as ...

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Four Hong Kong Winter Dishes to Fight the Cold Weather

Brrrrr…. Winter has hit Hong Kong! The mercury is dropping fast and weather conditions are expected to stay chilly in the coming week. With temperature falling, what are the top dishes to try in Hong Kong to keep ourselves warm? Hong Kong Foodie shares our four favorite Hong Kong winter dishes. 1. Hot Pot If you are like us and prefer steaming hot food, hot pot is a great way to ensure everything still has steam on your plate or bowl in this weather. Dip fresh seafood like prawns and scallops, or wagyu beef and fresh chicken in a soup base like hot and spicy broth, and your body will surely feel warmed up. What’s even better is you can mix ...

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Christmas Gift Guide: Best Hong Kong Gifts for Foodies 2020

It’s time to eat, drink, and be merry! Whether you’re shopping for your foodie friends or yourself, we’ve got you covered with this Christmas gift guide. From postcards for foodies to sustainable cutlery sets, here is our curation of the best food-related gifts you’ll find in Hong Kong. You can trust us for recommendations – as our name suggests, we’re massive foodies ourselves! 1. Taboocha KISS-A-MUTT kombucha Know somebody who’s been scarfing down one too many Christmas feasts? Help them improve their digestion and gut health with kombucha from Taboocha! The first kombucha brewery in Hong Kong, Taboocha was founded with love by two Hong Kong locals – sisters Lisa and Patricia. We love Taboocha for their commitment to supporting ...

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Send Your Loved Ones Hong Kong Foodie Postcards!

Hurray! We’ve just launched our series of Hong Kong Foodie Postcards, created in collaboration with renowned Hong Kong illustrator Vansketcher! If you’ve been looking for beautiful Hong Kong postcards to send your loved ones, look no further. These postcards showcase Hong Kong’s unique food and living culture. Each set contains four hand-drawn postcards, featuring the foods and heritage attractions you’ve come across on our Foodie Tours. There has never been a series of Hong Kong postcards more perfect for foodies! Simply write a heartfelt message on the back and mail one to each of your food-loving friends. They’re bound to love them, and you! This postcard project has actually been in the making for many months, but unfortunately got delayed ...

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5 Short and Scenic Hiking Trails in Hong Kong

The cooler months are finally arriving in Hong Kong! Are you ready to seize this short-lived window of beautiful weather to explore the great outdoors? Many visitors opt for hiking the Dragon’s Back in Shek O, but did you know Hong Kong has many other off-the-beaten-track yet scenic hiking trails to offer? We are here to suggest five Hong Kong short hiking trails for you to start your workout in this refreshing weather! Two of the following trails are on Hong Kong Island and three of them are in the New Territories. Have a fun walk and discover the beautiful countryside of Hong Kong! 1.  Mount High West Spare two hours to hike up the Mount High West on West ...

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