Hong Kong might once again be part of China, but there are still traces of British customs left over from colonial days. Ask locals about high tea and they will present you with a long list of places to enjoy this tradition.
Now that Halloween is behind us, we can enjoy pumpkins for their inner beauty and real purpose—consuming not carving. Not everyone likes pumpkin, however. Ask a room full of people, “Who likes pumpkin pie?” and there will be a few enthusiasts longing for a taste and the majority responding as if you’ve just offered them […]
Everybody was watching Violet Beauregarde as she stood there chewing this extraordinary gum. Little Charlie Bucket was staring at her absolutely spellbound, watching her huge rubbery lips as they pressed and unpressed with the chewing, and Grandpa Joe stood beside him, gaping at the girl. Mr. Wonka was wringing his hands and saying, “No, no, […]
Spring means gardening when I’m in the country, but in the city it means spring cleaning. I open a closet, a few items look out of place, I rearrange them, something falls off the shelf, and then I’m pulling down everything to completely rearrange the layout. It’s probably a mild case of OCD, but at […]
As I have mentioned in the previous post, I used to associate Easter with an annual extravagant buffet luncheon with the family in Hong Kong. Now, after living in New York for years, I equate Easter with the parade of outrageous hats and relaxing breakfast/brunch with either just M or with friends. There’s something magical about […]
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been busy with bake sales and charity projects to benefit the relief efforts in Japan. One was the Online Bake Sale for Japan, which brought in a whopping $8,269—three times the estimated amount. Another, the NYC Bake Sale for Japan, happened last Saturday at the Brooklyn Flea in […]
In a recent trip to Boston, I had the most wonderful Sticky Buns from Flour Bakery. The texture was light and springy, and the filling had the perfect level of sweetness. It was a sticky bun to end all sticky buns. However, after I enthusiastically browsed through Joanne Chang’s new cookbook aptly named Flour and […]
While M and I were traveling in Asia, food was my priority and tea and photos were M’s. While he searched for tea with calmer enthusiasm than I did for food, we came upon a few lovely tea shops that offered a sampling of even their best offerings. For visitors to Hong Kong, you can start […]
I grew up with two rituals of afternoon tea: the British-in-Hong-Kong-version and the local Chinese variation. Both fit snuggly with two of the main drivers of Hong Kong culture—food and gossip. Many hotels cater to the British tradition, serving up exquisite tasty morsels to cure late afternoon hunger, but most of us didn’t order the […]
Before family and guests take up temporary residence in your home for the holidays, consider an often overlooked meal—breakfast. We all focus on the big dinners, leftover lunches, and non-stop treats to go with the festivities. What about the first meal of day for a busy holiday household? For a lot of people, it’s help-yourself- […]
Hungry Rabbit is a food journal written by Ken, who lives in food-centric New York. Desserts are the main focus, and he also shares his passion for all things food-related: inspirations, surprises, and everyday discoveries.