Although King Chan's family owned a small restaurant when he was young, he tells us this wasn't the early influence that made him a foodie. He became passionate about food when he studied hotel management and took courses in French and other European cuisines.
Chan likes cooking at home - he has put up more than 400 photos of dishes on his Facebook page - and especially introducing family and friends to new dishes. He takes his inspiration from 'travelling around and seeing good restaurants' whose names he can share.
One of Chan's favourites is the mutton curry at Wai Kee in Bowrington Road Market in Wan Chai. 'Possibly one of the best in town,' says Chan, adding that the halal curry, at less than HK$30 for a larger than normal portion, is 'simply divine' and attracts Chinese as well as Pakistanis and other Muslim patrons. 'The various curry spices and condiments that they use make this curry so delicious and really worth your visit,' he says. Chan, who works in public relations but not for the restaurant, is also a big fan of the 'secret recipe' roast chicken.