Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun has dabbled in many shades of the media spectrum for 25 years, from college radio, TV, print and online columnist to starting film festivals, managing music labels and authoring food books. Someday he will figure what he wants to be when he grows up.

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Mouthing Off | What to drink with a meal? Wine, beer, soft drinks, juice, milk tea, nut milk – why I can never decide, unless there’s kombucha on the menu

Wine makes him flush, beer makes him bloat, soft drinks and fruit juices are too sugary, bubble tea’s a choking hazard, water looks cheap – welcome to the minefield Andrew Sun has to negotiate every time he eats out.

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Wine makes him flush, beer makes him bloat, soft drinks and fruit juices are too sugary, bubble tea’s a choking hazard, water looks cheap – welcome to the minefield Andrew Sun has to negotiate every time he eats out.

What to drink with a meal? Wine, beer, soft drinks, juice, milk tea, nut milk – why I can never decide, unless there’s kombucha on the menu
She’s a nutrition coach and foodie, so where in Hong Kong does she eat? Favourite Chinese, Italian, and Middle Eastern restaurants of Beth Wright

Beth Wright believes we can eat anything in moderation. She enjoys plant-based food, Japanese yakitori, contemporary Chinese and old-school Italian.

9 Dec 2019 - 6:46PM

Beth Wright believes we can eat anything in moderation. She enjoys plant-based food, Japanese yakitori, contemporary Chinese and old-school Italian.

She’s a nutrition coach and foodie, so where in Hong Kong does she eat? Favourite Chinese, Italian, and Middle Eastern restaurants of Beth Wright
Robotic prostate cancer surgery helped keen triathlete make speedy return to competition

Damian Walsh, 50, takes part in South Africa’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship only a few months after operation at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road

6 Dec 2019 - 3:18PM

Damian Walsh, 50, takes part in South Africa’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship only a few months after operation at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road

Robotic prostate cancer surgery helped keen triathlete make speedy return to competition
Where an Italian restaurant manager in Hong Kong eats dim sum, spicy crabs and other Chinese dishes

On his day off, Camillo Migliavacca, manager of Spasso in Tsim Sha Tsui, might go for dim sum, spicy crab, Thai or Mexican food, or hit the Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre for more local dishes – but not chicken feet.

3 Dec 2019 - 12:18PM

On his day off, Camillo Migliavacca, manager of Spasso in Tsim Sha Tsui, might go for dim sum, spicy crab, Thai or Mexican food, or hit the Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre for more local dishes – but not chicken feet.

Where an Italian restaurant manager in Hong Kong eats dim sum, spicy crabs and other Chinese dishes
Mouthing Off | Clever food marketing sells, like uni or Boston roast. But ill-advised naming seems to come easy in the industry

Good marketing is essential in the food business, but for every Boston roast (really pork butt) and orange roughy (slimehead fish) there is plenty of lazy branding and unfortunate naming – and juvenile writers, of course.

29 Nov 2019 - 10:08AM

Good marketing is essential in the food business, but for every Boston roast (really pork butt) and orange roughy (slimehead fish) there is plenty of lazy branding and unfortunate naming – and juvenile writers, of course.

Clever food marketing sells, like uni or Boston roast. But ill-advised naming seems to come easy in the industry
Pizza, pretty dim sum and the perfect carbonara: Hong Kong restaurants where a budding blogger likes to eat

IT professional Priscilla Tan loves Asian and Italian food, and prefers a place where she can linger over lunch. She’s a fan of eating local dishes in informal surroundings, and enjoys quirky dim sum.

26 Nov 2019 - 6:00PM

IT professional Priscilla Tan loves Asian and Italian food, and prefers a place where she can linger over lunch. She’s a fan of eating local dishes in informal surroundings, and enjoys quirky dim sum.

Pizza, pretty dim sum and the perfect carbonara: Hong Kong restaurants where a budding blogger likes to eat
Ex-Hong Kong women’s cricketer back in the swing after successful shoulder surgery

Mary Henderson, 50, who played for Hong Kong at East Asia Cup in 2017, now back playing ‘a little cricket’ after operation at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road

27 Nov 2019 - 11:50AM

Mary Henderson, 50, who played for Hong Kong at East Asia Cup in 2017, now back playing ‘a little cricket’ after operation at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road

Ex-Hong Kong women’s cricketer back in the swing after successful shoulder surgery
Chinese, Italian, Indian: a long-time vegetarian picks his favourite restaurants in Hong Kong

Lawyer Paul Haswell is an adventurous eater and will try anything, as long as it’s meat-free. He loves to visit vegetarian restaurants, but is quite happy eating in non-veggie outlets.

18 Nov 2019 - 6:00PM

Lawyer Paul Haswell is an adventurous eater and will try anything, as long as it’s meat-free. He loves to visit vegetarian restaurants, but is quite happy eating in non-veggie outlets.

Chinese, Italian, Indian: a long-time vegetarian picks his favourite restaurants in Hong Kong
Mouthing Off | Fast food vs food fast: eating in restaurants and quick slow cooking

How long would you wait for your food to be prepared in a restaurant? We love the idea of slow cooking, but how do kitchens get the food out quickly enough?

14 Nov 2019 - 7:40PM

How long would you wait for your food to be prepared in a restaurant? We love the idea of slow cooking, but how do kitchens get the food out quickly enough?

Fast food vs food fast: eating in restaurants and quick slow cooking
Why is Hong Kong shoulder specialist with 35 years’ experience happy to still be ‘medical student’?

Dr Daniel Mok of Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road visits international medical centres twice a year to learn new procedures to help treat patients

27 Nov 2019 - 12:25PM

Dr Daniel Mok of Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road visits international medical centres twice a year to learn new procedures to help treat patients

Why is Hong Kong shoulder specialist with 35 years’ experience happy to still be ‘medical student’?
Hong Kong restaurateur on his favourite places to dine in the city – ‘when I’m not eating, I’m thinking about what to eat’

Co-founder of a Hong Kong restaurants group, Spaniard Manuel Palacio confesses he eats a lot. His tastes are forever changing, but there are some constants – La Petite Maison for cheesecake, and Yardbird among them.

11 Nov 2019 - 3:55PM

Co-founder of a Hong Kong restaurants group, Spaniard Manuel Palacio confesses he eats a lot. His tastes are forever changing, but there are some constants – La Petite Maison for cheesecake, and Yardbird among them.

Hong Kong restaurateur on his favourite places to dine in the city – ‘when I’m not eating, I’m thinking about what to eat’
They taught Hong Kong to love kebabs, hummus, and falafel: how three family-run restaurants introduced Middle Eastern cuisine to city

Beirut in Lan Kwai Fong, Zahra in Wan Chai, and Habibi in Central taught Hongkongers to love kebabs, hummus, and falafel; today the passionate, entrepreneurial families behind them run a new generation of restaurants.

8 Nov 2019 - 12:46PM

Beirut in Lan Kwai Fong, Zahra in Wan Chai, and Habibi in Central taught Hongkongers to love kebabs, hummus, and falafel; today the passionate, entrepreneurial families behind them run a new generation of restaurants.

They taught Hong Kong to love kebabs, hummus, and falafel: how three family-run restaurants introduced Middle Eastern cuisine to city
Top Hong Kong restaurants for discreet business lunches, best bars for happy hour meetings – a Boston-raised venture capitalist’s tips

The ideal restaurant for a business lunch is quiet, not too formal, with tables far enough apart that your discussions can’t be overheard, says venture capitalist Chibo Tang, who also tells us his favourite hotpot joints for team-building.

6 Nov 2019 - 3:58PM

The ideal restaurant for a business lunch is quiet, not too formal, with tables far enough apart that your discussions can’t be overheard, says venture capitalist Chibo Tang, who also tells us his favourite hotpot joints for team-building.

Top Hong Kong restaurants for discreet business lunches, best bars for happy hour meetings – a Boston-raised venture capitalist’s tips
Mouthing Off | From Lady Gaga to Bryan Adams, the restaurant music that can put you off your food

Music played at restaurants has changed. Some try to match tracks to the food on your plate, others just try too hard. And often the music is too loud. Wannabe DJs in the kitchen are to blame.

31 Oct 2019 - 8:17PM

Music played at restaurants has changed. Some try to match tracks to the food on your plate, others just try too hard. And often the music is too loud. Wannabe DJs in the kitchen are to blame.

From Lady Gaga to Bryan Adams, the restaurant music that can put you off your food
Burgers, cart noodles, hotpot: what a dining app entrepreneur likes to eat in Hong Kong

Samson Fong loves casual dining and often eats late because of his long work day. He normally fils up on local or Western food, but also enjoys modern Japanese cuisine.

28 Oct 2019 - 7:18PM

Samson Fong loves casual dining and often eats late because of his long work day. He normally fils up on local or Western food, but also enjoys modern Japanese cuisine.

Burgers, cart noodles, hotpot: what a dining app entrepreneur likes to eat in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s best tiramisu and the dish to visit Kowloon City for – a hotelier’s favourite restaurants

Businessman Philip Chan loves dishes with a lot of depth. The man who helped launch the Page Hotels brand likes Ronin’s flower crab with uni and mitsuba and Sushi Tokami for its tuna tossaki hand rolls.

21 Oct 2019 - 6:00PM

Businessman Philip Chan loves dishes with a lot of depth. The man who helped launch the Page Hotels brand likes Ronin’s flower crab with uni and mitsuba and Sushi Tokami for its tuna tossaki hand rolls.

Hong Kong’s best tiramisu and the dish to visit Kowloon City for – a hotelier’s favourite restaurants
Mouthing Off | From fish heads to chicken feet: why some Asian diners love to gnaw on bones and gristle

While most Western cooks prefer sterile, trimmed meat and filleted fish, some Asian diners like to eat their food off the bone and shell. Nose-to-tail eating may be a trend in the West, but has never gone out of style in Asia.

17 Oct 2019 - 7:47PM

While most Western cooks prefer sterile, trimmed meat and filleted fish, some Asian diners like to eat their food off the bone and shell. Nose-to-tail eating may be a trend in the West, but has never gone out of style in Asia.

From fish heads to chicken feet: why some Asian diners love to gnaw on bones and gristle
A New York exile’s favourite Hong Kong restaurants, for tapas, dumplings, roast pork knuckle and more

Brought up on Italian and German food, native New Yorker Michelle Koller is a lover of all cuisines; the co-founder of furniture store Tequila Kola likes Monogamous for its northern Chinese food, and Ping Pong for after-dinner drinks.

14 Oct 2019 - 3:53PM

Brought up on Italian and German food, native New Yorker Michelle Koller is a lover of all cuisines; the co-founder of furniture store Tequila Kola likes Monogamous for its northern Chinese food, and Ping Pong for after-dinner drinks.

A New York exile’s favourite Hong Kong restaurants, for tapas, dumplings, roast pork knuckle and more
How daughter of Hong Kong immigrants found success in Britain as a lawyer and a baker

Emily Lui, the co-founder of London bakery Cutter & Squidge with her younger sister Annabel, talks about finding fame with biskies and Hello Kitty afternoon teas.

10 Oct 2019 - 6:00PM

Emily Lui, the co-founder of London bakery Cutter & Squidge with her younger sister Annabel, talks about finding fame with biskies and Hello Kitty afternoon teas.

How daughter of Hong Kong immigrants found success in Britain as a lawyer and a baker
Comforting family food in Hong Kong, plus unrivalled Italian and top tapas: a chef’s picks

Spanish chef Miguel Huelamo loves simple food that all the family can enjoy, from dim sum and noodles to dry hotpot and potstickers. But when it comes to impressing visitors, there is one place he makes sure they visit.

7 Oct 2019 - 3:28PM

Spanish chef Miguel Huelamo loves simple food that all the family can enjoy, from dim sum and noodles to dry hotpot and potstickers. But when it comes to impressing visitors, there is one place he makes sure they visit.

Comforting family food in Hong Kong, plus unrivalled Italian and top tapas: a chef’s picks
The Teenage Psychic star Yao Yao on HBO hit Taiwanese series ahead of second season

Former sexy pop starlet Yao Yao, real name Kuo Shu-yao, talks about playing her character and the spooky abilities of the series’ spiritual consultant ahead of the kick off of the series’ second season on October 6.

6 Oct 2019 - 7:34PM

Former sexy pop starlet Yao Yao, real name Kuo Shu-yao, talks about playing her character and the spooky abilities of the series’ spiritual consultant ahead of the kick off of the series’ second season on October 6.

The Teenage Psychic star Yao Yao on HBO hit Taiwanese series ahead of second season
Mouthing Off | For a healthy salad, keep it simple and add some discipline, not steak, eggs or a giant taco shell

Not all salads are created equal, and disguising a bland bowl of greens or veggies with lashings of bacon bits and shaved Parmesan cheese won’t cut it with your dietitian

3 Oct 2019 - 9:03PM

Not all salads are created equal, and disguising a bland bowl of greens or veggies with lashings of bacon bits and shaved Parmesan cheese won’t cut it with your dietitian

For a healthy salad, keep it simple and add some discipline, not steak, eggs or a giant taco shell
Music lover tells of her favourite Hong Kong restaurant playlists, and dishes to go with it

‘If I am eating by myself, I want a place with a good music playlist,’ says Asian-American in Hong Kong Maria Chan. That makes Hotal Colombo and May Chow’s Happy Paradise two of her go-to places. The food matters too, of course.

30 Sep 2019 - 2:25PM

‘If I am eating by myself, I want a place with a good music playlist,’ says Asian-American in Hong Kong Maria Chan. That makes Hotal Colombo and May Chow’s Happy Paradise two of her go-to places. The food matters too, of course.

Music lover tells of her favourite Hong Kong restaurant playlists, and dishes to go with it
A Hong Kong hotel executive’s favourite places to eat pineapple buns, barbecued pork, Japanese and Chinese fare

Adventurous Hong Kong native Edward Tang loves to try new things, but is also a big fan of old favourites. Tang, who works at the Upper House Hotel and Pacific Place Apartments, is also happy to splash out on a good meal.

23 Sep 2019 - 4:01PM

Adventurous Hong Kong native Edward Tang loves to try new things, but is also a big fan of old favourites. Tang, who works at the Upper House Hotel and Pacific Place Apartments, is also happy to splash out on a good meal.

A Hong Kong hotel executive’s favourite places to eat pineapple buns, barbecued pork, Japanese and Chinese fare
Mouthing Off | From ramen bars to Michelin-star restaurants, dining alone is losing its stigma

Where once solo diners would attract embarrassing stares, now there are plenty of places for those who want to go out to enjoy a chef’s skill without the need to chat to a partner sitting opposite.

19 Sep 2019 - 5:31PM

Where once solo diners would attract embarrassing stares, now there are plenty of places for those who want to go out to enjoy a chef’s skill without the need to chat to a partner sitting opposite.

From ramen bars to Michelin-star restaurants, dining alone is losing its stigma
Pizza, chocolate soufflé, burgers: a Chinese-American artist’s favourite Hong Kong restaurants

Chloe Ho’s artistic spirit means she is always seeking out different cuisines and dining experiences that include great Chinese and French food. She reveals the best places to enjoy some classic dining and guilty pleasures.

23 Sep 2019 - 4:30PM

Chloe Ho’s artistic spirit means she is always seeking out different cuisines and dining experiences that include great Chinese and French food. She reveals the best places to enjoy some classic dining and guilty pleasures.

Pizza, chocolate soufflé, burgers: a Chinese-American artist’s favourite Hong Kong restaurants
Hotpot, dim sum, dessert: Hong Kong restaurants a Chinese food fan loves to eat at

Coffee shop and restaurant operator Chester Tam loves Chinese food, from dim sum and desserts to dai pai dongs and hotpot. Here are his Hong Kong restaurant recommendations.

9 Sep 2019 - 4:45PM

Coffee shop and restaurant operator Chester Tam loves Chinese food, from dim sum and desserts to dai pai dongs and hotpot. Here are his Hong Kong restaurant recommendations.

Hotpot, dim sum, dessert: Hong Kong restaurants a Chinese food fan loves to eat at
From salmon sushi to French toast to suckling pig, a nutritionist’s favourite Hong Kong restaurants

Canadian-certified doctor of natural medicine Candice Chan likes to eat healthy lunches but doesn’t hold back on a night out. She reveals her go-to places for a quick dinner, comfort food, fine dining, and a Kowloon pig-out.

2 Sep 2019 - 4:37PM

Canadian-certified doctor of natural medicine Candice Chan likes to eat healthy lunches but doesn’t hold back on a night out. She reveals her go-to places for a quick dinner, comfort food, fine dining, and a Kowloon pig-out.

From salmon sushi to French toast to suckling pig, a nutritionist’s favourite Hong Kong restaurants
From sushi to seafood to pasta with a twist: a 23-year Hong Kong veteran’s favourite restaurants

Tobi Doeringer has lived in Hong Kong for 23 years and he credits his wife for his eclectic tastes. Cantonese seafood, sushi washed down with sake, and Italian food, especially truffles, are among his favourites.

27 Aug 2019 - 11:16AM

Tobi Doeringer has lived in Hong Kong for 23 years and he credits his wife for his eclectic tastes. Cantonese seafood, sushi washed down with sake, and Italian food, especially truffles, are among his favourites.

From sushi to seafood to pasta with a twist: a 23-year Hong Kong veteran’s favourite restaurants
Where a Frenchman goes for croque-monsieur in Hong Kong, and his favourite places for hotpot, burrata and more

Businessman Nicolas Jeanjean recommends the French-style ham and cheese on toast at Fofo by El Willy in Central, and hotpot restaurants in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay.

19 Aug 2019 - 7:26PM

Businessman Nicolas Jeanjean recommends the French-style ham and cheese on toast at Fofo by El Willy in Central, and hotpot restaurants in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay.

Where a Frenchman goes for croque-monsieur in Hong Kong, and his favourite places for hotpot, burrata and more