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Joel Creasey shows off shredded new body for Men’s Health

Joel Creasey has performed in front of thousands and hosted a string of successful shows but trading wit for fit has been the “most terrifying thing”. The Perth-raised comedian revealed the results of… Read more »

Two boys injured in Caraban motorcycle crash to be airlifted in RAC helicopter rescue

Two young boys have been seriously injured in a two-motorcycle crash in bushland north of Two Rocks. The seven and eight-year-old boys are believed to have suffered neck and leg injuries in the… Read more »

MasterChef Australia 2021: Josh Niland creates entree, main and dessert with one fish

Lamingtons coated in fish scales are on the MasterChef dessert menu this Sunday night as seafood guru Josh Niland shows contestants how to make the most out of one fish. The St Peter… Read more »

Fire leaves $5 million damage bill after popular CY O’Connor Village Pub in Piara Waters razed

The out-of-control blaze that ripped through the CY O’Connor Village Pub in Piara Waters has left a $5 million damage bill. Firefighters rushed to the scene about 5.30pm yesterday, finding the popular pub… Read more »

Woman hit by bus in Nedlands on Saturday afternoon rushed to hospital

A woman has been hit by a bus in Nedlands on Saturday afternoon and has been rushed to hospital. The collision happened along Stirling Highway and Meriwa Street about 3.20pm. The initial information… Read more »

Johnny Ho and Shiela Martin treated to Chinese lion dancers at third time lucky wedding

After two postponements due to COVID-19, Johnny Ho and Shiela Martin were unsure if their special day would ever come. But after much patience, Shiela, 33, was finally able to walk down the… Read more »

Manhunt for alleged Como attacker Laemin Forbes ends in Swan River after dramatic chase

Yesterday he was tasered as he fled police dressed only in his underwear, and last night Laemin Forbes — who is accused of several break-ins, and attacking an elderly woman — was arrested… Read more »

Police charge Jeremy John Hansen from Bassendean in connection with crime spree

Police have charged a 26-year-old man in connection with a crime spree this week in which women were targeted for their handbags and wallets. The women — some of whom needed hospital treatment… Read more »

Sydney Eat Street: Sydney Solstice festival food and drink events

From June 8-20, the new Sydney Solstice festival will light up the city and its surrounding suburbs, with a focus on food and entertainment. Take a tour of Sydney’s best eateries right here… Read more »

Is clean eating right for you? It’s good for fat loss, muscle building and improving your mental health – just don’t take it too far

Cassie Jullienne first heard the term “clean eating” about four years ago, when her husband went on the paleo diet. She adapted that way of eating to suit her lifestyle and nutrition needs,… Read more »

Korea publishes book on kimchi amid Chinese claims over dish

Kimchi masters who have received the Presidential Award present their kimchi. (Yonhap) A national promotional agency has published a book on kimchi and how it is perceived around the world amid a continued cultural… Read more »

As comfort foods go, Chinese congee has no equal. It is the food of love, health, home, and the number one mood lifter

Just the other day, some friends and I were discussing which country has the best comfort food. We couldn’t decide on a dish or a country, but we all agreed that each culture… Read more »

What makes chocolates at bedtime so enticing and why some hotels are going a step further

Supposedly it was Hollywood hunk Cary Grant who started it all. Some time in the early 1950s the Anglo-American actor arranged a rendezvous with a woman in a suite at the Mayfair Hotel… Read more »

McDonald’s BTS Meal with special sauces delights Hong Kong fans of the K-pop superstars, as it has those around the world

Hongkongers are lovin’ it – the BTS Meal, that is. The collaboration between McDonald’s and the K-pop superstars, launched in the city on June 3, is the company’s latest celebrity-themed combo meal. The… Read more »

The Victorian lockdown dining guide you never wanted

Make Out Meals delivers meal kits where you can cook recipes from your favourite restaurants. Photo: Sammy Green  We may be intimate partners with lockdown by now, but even a long break hasn’t… Read more »

10 of Australia's best restaurants with views

The Stokehouse in St Kilda. Photo: Supplied From kangaroos to beachside views, here are some of the best tables, and tableaux, around Australia. Arc Dining, Brisbane, QLD Brisbane-born young gun Alanna Sapwell moved back… Read more »

How to win at winter: Cooking tips and tricks for the cooler months

One-tray wonder: Neil Perry’s braised chicken with lemon, oregano and olives. Photo: William Meppem How to make the perfect pumpkin soup Winter is the best time of the year for cooking, and for gathering around our… Read more »

How to make the perfect pumpkin soup

Roast pumpkin soup with chickpeas and merguez sausage. Photo: William Meppem Roast pumpkin soup with chickpeas Warm, velvety and simple to make, pumpkin soup is your cold-weather friend. And by adding chickpeas and… Read more »

Wine life: Is Australia looking at another wine glut?

Will Australia experience another wine glut this year? Photo: Illustration: Simon Letch News straight from the grapevine. Wine is coming Remember the last time we had a wine glut in Australia? Remember the… Read more »

Why spiced rum is hot right now

The real heat this winter is brought to you by botanical-infused spiced rum. Photo: iStock Raising the temperature really is rum’s game. If the tropical vibes don’t thaw your chill, the sugarcane spirit… Read more »

4 gastropubs in Hong Kong for superior bar food, creative cocktails and a friendly neighbourhood vibe

“A bar is not a good bar unless it serves good food,” proclaims John Nugent. It’s a bold statement, given that many terrific bars focus on drinks, but one that speakeasy-style The Diplomat… Read more »

The Melbourne restaurants helping casual workers with free waffles, tacos and French onion soup

Elisa Mariani from Mayday Cafe in Richmond is giving away free waffles for stood-down workers. Photo: Joe Armao When Elisa Mariani and her team at Richmond’s Mayday Cafe heard about Melbourne’s lockdown extension… Read more »

[Around the Hotels] Promotion and Packages

Paradise Hotel Busan offers ‘Early Sumcance’ packageThe Paradise Hotel Busan in the city’s celebrated Haeundae-gu is offering the “Early Sumcance” package for guests to enjoy the early summer temperatures. With the package, guests… Read more »

Quarantine meals in Hong Kong hotels: why I’m worried what I’ll eat, and bookmarking food delivery services I can call on

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “me time”? A nice day at the spa being pampered? Taking a day off work to do exactly what you want to do when… Read more »

Lune Croissanterie's new cruller-slinging sibling Moon lands in Fitzroy

Moon in Fitzroy is selling crullers, like the love child of a canele and a doughnut. Photo: Jake Roden Pastry perfectionist Kate Reid has opened Moon, just 250 metres from her Lune Croissanterie… Read more »

DIY pizza taste test: What's the best supermarket base, sauce and mozzarella?

What are the best supermarket products for your next pizza party? Photo: James Brickwood Whether it’s a Friday night quick-fix or a weekend tomato party, making your own pizza is never not fun.… Read more »

How to make Sichuan-style soft bean curd with century egg - cooling and delicious

This vegetarian dish of soft bean curd with century egg and Sichuan spicy sauce is a light and cooling main course. I love it because it has a lot of flavours and textures:… Read more »

The Chinese and Japanese extra-virgin olive oil producers beating Italians and Spanish at their own game

Top-quality extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) evokes images of sunny Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Greece and Italy – places where olive trees have been grown for millennia for their precious essence. However, thanks… Read more »

Most eel eaten in Hong Kong sushi restaurants is from endangered species, study finds

Sushi restaurants are popular in Hong Kong, a city known for its vast food and beverage scene. But many diners may not realise they might be consuming an endangered species when they eat… Read more »

Eating bugs, anyone? With fried cicada sushi roll, Hong Kong-born chef in US promotes sustainable food and farming

After 17 years underground, swarms of cicadas are emerging across the eastern United States – and for one Washington chef, the rare bug invasion was his cue for a cookout, with a side… Read more »

‘Like being a football coach’: Four Seasons Tokyo hotel chef Daniel Calvert on running the kitchens for two restaurants

Daniel Calvert, formerly head chef at Belon, misses the food in Hong Kong. No, he corrects himself, he misses everything about the city. Still, the Briton (who left the neo-Parisian restaurant in August)… Read more »

The secret’s out about these off-the-menu dishes at three Hong Kong restaurants thanks to social media

When a chef gets to know a restaurant’s regular patrons, there is some leeway to cook them special, off-the-menu dishes made with seasonal ingredients or ones that have just been delivered, or to… Read more »

Croissant or toast? Famed pastry chef and cronut inventor combines both ahead of new store opening

French celebrity pastry chef Dominique Ansel misses Hong Kong terribly and would like, as soon as it’s safe to travel, to come back to visit the city. “I miss the team and I… Read more »

Where a Filipino in Hong Kong eats Michelin-star Thai and Cantonese food

Manila native Mirabel Rosar is the founder of Arao Fine Jewellery, an everyday luxury brand showcasing South Sea pearls. Before getting into luxury, she worked in the food industry in Australia and the… Read more »

Eating chocolate could help people with fatty liver disease, study of cocoa powder’s benefits suggests

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Very few of us. And a new study brings good news for those of us who like eating it – with a small caveat: you may need to learn… Read more »

More fruits, nuts and seeds, less alcohol and sugary treats: why what you eat can affect your mental health

Nutrition specialists have been making a connection between food and mental health for several years. Depression in particular has become an issue of concern, affecting more than 264 million people across the globe,… Read more »

Western Australia, the Kimberley: El Questro's gorges, escarpments and thermal pools

The outback doesn’t get more out-the-back than the Kimberley. Photo: El Questro The concept of adventure is open to question – one person’s shark dive is another person’s unopened mussel; both could end… Read more »

Seeing snubfin dolphins in Western Australia: Broome's best-kept secret

satmay29broome Broome Western Australia WA Yawuru Nagulagun Roebuck Bay Marine Park whale watching ; text by Catherine Marshall ; SUPPLIED via journalist ; cr: Broome Whale Watching Photo: Broome Whale Watching Great, milky tides surge… Read more »

Broome, Western Australia things to do: Six of the best sights

The Pearl Luggers, home to a unique display of Broome’s pearling history, located in Broome’s Chinatown. Photo: Tourism WA PEARL LUGGERS Over a century ago, Broome’s waterfront was busy with some 400 pearling… Read more »

52 Weekends Away: Western Australia's best weekend getaways for 2020

Laze by the pool, go surfing or drop in to a Margaret River winery or three. Photo: Supplied Relaxing resorts, endless beaches and wondrous adventure are abundant here, so go forth! Smiths Beach… Read more »

Pilbara region, Western Australia, things to do: Six of the best attractions

Dales Gorge, Karijini National Park tra15-sixbest-Pilbara Image supplied by Tourism Western Australia for Traveller Pls note credit requirements Photo: Greg Snell KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK If you need only one reason to get yourself… Read more »

Samphire Rottnest: The Australian island that's now a world-class destination

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The Kimberley, Western Australia: Six of the most spectacular coastal sights

King Cascade on the Prince Regent River iis so well arranged it almost appears to belong to a well-landscaped country estate. Photo: Tourism WA KING CASCADE The Kimberley coastline features thousands of kilometres… Read more »

Travel tips and advice for Western Australia: New openings and tourist attractions 2020

Kalbarri Skywalk, Coral Coast. Photo: Jarrad Seng/Tourism WA West Australians have been busy. While COVID-19 restrictions have kept most of us out of Australia’s largest state for the last eight or nine months,… Read more »

Escape to the other cape: Cape Leveque in the Kimberley

Kimberley jewel: Whales give birth off Cape Leveque. Photo: Supplied Lenny O’Meara – former pearl diver, opal miner, cameleer and Indigenous guide – is sitting on the deck of the Whale Song Cafe… Read more »

Margaret River: A yen for food, surf and freedom

Japanese fusion at Miki’s in Margaret River. Photo: Supplied “If someone says, ‘I’m allergic to fish’, then I listen. If someone says, ‘I don’t like fish’, I don’t listen.” Japanese-born, Margaret River-based chef… Read more »

No place like Broome: Skye McAlpine's food memories of an Australian childhood

A young Skye McAlpine with her mother in Broome. Photo: Supplied Author of food and lifestyle blog From My Dining Table, daughter of the late British politician Lord McAlpine, and the writer of… Read more »

Perth's top 10 pizza bars: the top five unveiled

#1: Monsterella (how the couple’s daughter Mila pronounces ‘mozzarella’) offers an array of authentic Italian street food. Photo: David Prestipino As you make your way south from Milan to Rome to the rustic heartlands… Read more »

Ten reasons to visit Margaret River, Western Australia

West Australian Gourmet Escape is an extended long weekend of beach barbecues, dinners and tastings. Photo: Ord Photo One of Australia’s great eating and drinking destinations is more compelling than ever. How long… Read more »