butter

Butter still plays an important role in our daily life. It is an essential ingredient in baking cakes or cookies while people also use butter as cooking oil to prepare different cruises as well as a sauce for flavoring. “Bo lo yau”, which is pineapple bun...

sugar

Sugar is the basic ingredient for cooking. It can be easily obtained in supermarket and local stores. While white sugar is the common form, brown sugar is also widely used in many different dishes and beverages. So, what’s the story behind the ‘white gold’? How does...

sweetened condensed milk

Often used in local cuisine and speciality, sweetened condensed milk is seen as one of the distinct features marking the uniqueness of Hong Kong dishes. It can be more than a food source, symbolizing an important part of local food culture and manifesting collective...

black tea

Black tea is the main ingredient of Hong Kong style milk tea while it is known that Hong Kong-style milk tea is largely comprised of Ceylon tea and Pu Lei. Black tea leaves are a mixture of broken oxidized leaves. In dry form, they appear to be black in colour, but...

thick white toast

Thick white toast is the main ingredient of the Hong Kong style French toast. It is also the food almost people all over the world consumes every day, mostly for breakfast. It can be easy found in supermarket or local bakeries. Simple as it seems to be, thick white...