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    JULY 2009 t ISSUE

    1

    M

    onthly Magazine

    Take me home, I'm FREE!

    Great British Gastropubs

    Foods that make your skin GLOW

    A Sweet Escape in Sai Kung

    Seasons PickLobsters

  • Publisher Ys Media Limited

    Editor June Chan

    Designer Sandy Chiu

    Contributors Ben Wong, Ivy Tam

    Advertising Manager Ben Lu

    Published by Ys Media LimitedRm 1618, Pacific Trade Centre,2 Kai Hing Road,Kowloon Bay, Kowloon,Hong Kongmagazine.foodie@gmail.com

    Printed by Wing King Tong Group3/F., Block I, Leader Industrial Centre,188-202 Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T. Hong Kong

    Foodie is published monthly, 12 times a year. Foodie is a registered trademark Ys Media Limited 2009. The contents of the magazine are fully protected by copyright and nothing may be reprinted without permission. The publisher and editors accept no responsibility in respect to any products, goods or services that may be advertised or referred to in this issue, or for any errors, omissions or mistakes in any such advertisements or references.

    CONTENTS MONTHLY MAGAZINE t JULY 2009 tISSUE 1

    On the Cover

    In Season: Lobsters 10

    Feature: Great British Gastropubs 16

    Eat Smart: Foods that Make 24

    Your Skin Glow

    Sweet Escape: One-thirtyone 26

    In this Issue

    Editors Note 01

    Whats Hot 02

    Food Hunt 04

    3 Hot Picks: Ice Cream 14

    Cook it Yourself 20

    Style 22

    Hot Reads 25

    Editors Blog 28

    1602 04

  • FOODIE | JULY 2009

    [ EDITORS NOTE ] 01

    Welcome to the first issue! As a member of the Foodie team, each and every one of us believes life is way too short so we should live each day beautifully and meaningfully without regret. Food is part of our lives. Indeed, life and food are inseparable partners. Both can be spicy, sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Yet every taste should be treasured.

    I make my living by writing. Words are my partners. Every word has meaning and every article has a soul. We hope to bring life to Foodie. It is not just a typical food magazine, but a magazine with a heart.

    In this issue, we invite you to taste tradition pub grubs in British gastropubs around town (p.16) and we hunt down three delicious ice cream shops to cool off the summer heat (p.14).

    Living in such a crowed city, we love hideaways. Weve found one hidden gourmet in Sai Kung to escape and indulge in authentic French cuisine (p.26). Check out the foods which will make your skin glow naturally (p.24) and get inspired with simple and refreshing recipes (p.12 & 20). Dont miss whats in season this month lobster (p.10)!

    Once again, enjoy reading Foodie! Share your copy with others and help to spread the Foodie message Enjoy life with the prefect companion food!

    June ChanEditoreditorialfoodie@gmail.com

    CONTRIBUTORS WANTEDAre you sophisticated and in love with food? Join us to create this edible magazine! Interested parties, please contact us at editorialfoodie@gmail.com.

  • JULY 2009 | FOODIE

    [ WHATS HOT]02

    Barbie struts Shanghai dining

    The worlds first Barbie dining experience has arrived in Shanghai.

    Living a Barbie dolls life is no longer a dream! Featuring a six-storey flagship

    store with fashion, beauty and food all under one roof, it teams up with celebrity chef David Laris to create three chic gourmet outlets. Dine

    on hot pink vinyl banquettes at the signature Barbie Caf,

    Laris has created a range of western dishes using

    natural ingredients with house-made sauces

    and seasonings.

  • FOODIE | JULY 2009

    [ WHATS HOT ] 03

    Starbucks opens the first bing suttGet nostalgic in an old Hong Kong bing sutt? Starbucks turns back the clock to recreate one on Duddell Street in Central. Collaborating with local leading home design brand, Goods of Desire (G.O.D), this special concept corner mixed eastern traditions with western modernisation. Two specially created Hongkie buns are sold exclusively at this store!

    Woman are food fanaticsBelieve it or not, a woman spends almost two years of her life thinking about food! The result is supported by a poll conducted in the UK, where almost 4,000 British men and women were interviewed. When it comes to food, a woman spends an average of 44 minutes a day thinking about their next meal or daydreaming of snacks, while a man spends about 12% less time dreaming about eating.

  • JULY 2009 | FOODIE

    04 [ FOOD HUNT ] lunch The executives choiceIf youre looking for a place serving gourmet food in a less stuffy setting, 798 unit & co. can be your choice. Offering a new executive set lunch menu ($138) comprises of salad, soup, entre, dessert and coffee, the chefs selection includes char-grilled beef tenderloin with three-mustard sauce and potato gratin, pan-fried barramundi with barley risotto in wasabi butter sauce, and farfalle with seared sea scallops in roasted tomato sauce. For casual lunch, you can order the regular sets with prices start at $68.Shop 1203, Time Square, Causeway Bay T 2506 0611

  • FOODIE | JULY 2009

    05 [ FOOD HUNT ]

    Designer menuWell-known in the fashion industry, can its food rocks the dining table too? Discover the Italian lunch offering at the Armani Bar. With its menu changes weekly, there is always a choice for every one from seafood to meat with prices starting at $168. The lunch comes with assorted Italian antipasti, featuring an array of cold cuts, fresh oysters, salad, and cheese.2/F Armani, Chater House11 Chater Road, Central T 2805 0028

    Italian blissGood news for Italian food fans as Scala Restaurant has added refreshing dishes to the a la carte and set lunch menu to welcome this summer. With more choices to the appetisers, main dishes and desserts, you can enjoy a string of gastronomic masterpieces like marinated salmon parcel stuffed with Boston lobster and apple cauliflower puree ($165), escargot ravioli with creamy leek sauce ($165) and baked cheesecake in an angle hair dome with marinated berries compote ($95). Alternatively, you can choose from the 3-course set menu ($245) that changes every week. Renaissance Harbour View Hotel11/F, 1 Harbour Road, Wan ChaiT 2802 8888

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    dinnerNovotel CitygateLobby Level, 51 Man Tung Road Tung ChungT 2841 3846

    [ FOOD HUNT ]

    Stay moistThe chef at Essence has specially brings together fruity and icy dishes to keep you cool through the summer. Offering a dinner buffet ($188 for adult and $138 for child) until the end of August, fruits are added to every dish like aloe vera and prawn salad, and roast chicken thight with red currant jelly and citrus glaze. Help yourself with free flow of virgin mojito!

    Jet freshExcite your palate with jet-fresh seafood offers at the City Art Restaurant + Grill. Imported fresh from the USA and Europe, every dish is created to love at first bite. A selection of seafood dishes is featuring in the 3-course set menu ($348) from now until the end of the month. The chefs selection includes the French edible crab on ice, scallop ceviche with salmon roe and crispy soft shell crab and seared crab cake. With an extra of $110, you can enjoy antipasti at the beginning of the meal.Royal Park Hotel, Level 28 Pak Hok Ting Street, ShatinT 2694 3968

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    Wine and gourmetRestaurant Petrus brings two fine dining experiences to pamper your taste buds this month. Firstly, a rare opportunity to taste dishes specially created by guest chef Jean-Louis Nomicos of the legendary Michelin two-star Lasserre restaurant in Paris from 2-6 July. His masterpieces include macaroni with black truffle and duck foie gras, steamed Brittany blue lobster in seaweed with lemon caviar and mentholated green peas in almond milk with oscietra caviar. If you miss it, you can also find a special 4-course summer set menu ($780 per person) using fresh gourmet from France. Each dish can even pair up with a fine glass of wine for an extra $400.Island Shangri-la, Level 56, Pacific PlaceSupreme Court Road, CentralT 2820 8590

    dinner

    Pageant feast Yat Tung Heen unveils an unusual 8-course feast ($468 per person) this summer. Inspired by the secret beauty recipes of Yang Guifei, one of the four beauties of ancient China, the executive chef has developed a range of creative dishes that every woman screams for, such as double-boiled pear stuffed with snow fungus, imperial swiftlets nest and lily bulb, and stewed prawn balls with birds nest and egg white cake.Eaton Hotel, B2, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon T 2710 1093

    [ FOOD HUNT ]

  • JULY 2009 | FOODIE

    [ FOOD HUNT ]08

    DONT MISS DONT MISS DONT MISS DONT MISS DONT MISS

    Mango delightsLove the intense flavour of mango, but loathe peeling off its skin? What about sitting back and indulge in skinless and seedless mangoes? Caf Serena is offering a mango afternoon tea buffet ($158 for adult and $118 for child). Using fresh mangos to create a range of salads, appetisers, main dishes and desserts, try mango and shrimp cocktail, fried rice in Thai style with dry shrimp and dry mango, and char-grilled balls with mango sauce. The buffet is available from 3pm-5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

    Prefect to spend a lazy weekend with family Hotel Nikko, 1/F, 72 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon T 2313 4222

    Go freshNeed to uplift your appetite during the hot weather? MIX delights you with a whole new range of wholesome foods and beverages this summer. The new menu features more choices of wraps, salads, sandwiches and juices. Bringing seasonal ingredients into the new creation, must try the Italian grilled vegetarian, tuna nicoise with seare