Chinese Roast Belly Pork — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 1.3kg piece of pork belly, skin on 1 1/2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder 1 tsp white pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp white vinegar (helps conduct heat evenly) 200 g rock salt 6 tbsp light soy sauce 2 tsp freshly grated ginger 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce Method: […]…

Is calling a Westerner a 鬼佬 Gwei Lo offensive? — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

BY ANASTASIA CHOO A recent court case filed by a British worker (with dual Australian citizenship), Francis William Haden, against Leighton Contractors (Asia) for unfair dismissal and racial discrimination has ignited much debate and outrage from some quarters on Chinese social media. Haden claims he was referred to as “Gwei Lo” and excluded from projects […]…

Red Lotus Cocktail

“An interesting play of flavours that is both intensely sweet and delicately refreshing.”

Hong Kong Style Coconut Milk Pudding — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 100ml water at room temperature 200ml coconut milk 200ml fresh milk 2 tbsp gelatine 80g sugar Instructions: Pour the water into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the gelatine onto the water, allow the gelatine to sit and bloom Put the remaining ingredients (fresh milk, sugar and coconut milk) into a saucepan. Heat it […]…

International Women’s Day

事業線 Career Line International Women’s Day is marked on the 8th of March every year. The first observance of the Women’s Day was in 1909 in New York as a remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, but evolved through later years into a day marking protests for equal rights,…

One China or Two?

BY ANASTASIA CHOO Donald Trump’s win on 8th November, based on a campaign of fiery and blistering rhetoric often singling out China, sent shock waves around the globe.  Mainstream media observed closely as world leaders raced to make that all-important phone call to congratulate the unpredictable political virgin.  Some calls were fulsome and some tentatively…

Letter From Hong Kong

BY ANASTASIA CHOO The Royal Yacht Britannia sailed into Hong Kong harbour flanked by a flotilla of local boats, with two Royal Navy Sea King helicopters circling overhead…she was on her final voyage. After much pomp and ceremony displayed by the People’s Republic of China, Prince Charles and Governor Chris Patten boarded the Britannia during…