The Hong Kong Arts Festival knows it has a discerning audience and programs accordingly. This teeming commercial metropolis invites a melding of Chinese and Western culture and cuisine. Not unlike the festival program, food ranges from traditional to fusion and everything in between.
Hong Kong has a population density of 6,300 people per square kilometer, thus the need for all those high rise buildings and tightly packed markets. But before it was a teeming urban center Hong Kong was a traditional fishing village, and Cantonese cuisine at its best takes advantage of the fresh ingredients and simple preparation of an earlier era. This recipe for Halibut Steamed with Fresh Ginger is a wonderful introduction to the concept of steaming seafood, and you don’t even need fancy equipment.
- Ana Maria Harkins