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.

Latest from Andrew Sun

Mouthing Off | Don’t let coronavirus fear ruin our restaurant scene. Eat out more and stop being pathetic, Hongkongers

Andrew Sun has a message for the Hong Kong people hibernating at home like hermits, sustaining themselves on instant noodles and canned meats – eat out more and save our suffering restaurants.

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Andrew Sun has a message for the Hong Kong people hibernating at home like hermits, sustaining themselves on instant noodles and canned meats – eat out more and save our suffering restaurants.

Don’t let coronavirus fear ruin our restaurant scene. Eat out more and stop being pathetic, Hongkongers
Where a Hong Kong Indian eats ‘world’s best lamb chops’, fish curry, barbecue pork, and more

Businessman Sanjay Mahtani reckons he’s eaten the world’s best lamb chops in Hong Kong. A big fan of street food, he also likes the authentic Indian dishes of Rajasthan Rifles, and dining at bistros such as Bouchon.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:21PM

Businessman Sanjay Mahtani reckons he’s eaten the world’s best lamb chops in Hong Kong. A big fan of street food, he also likes the authentic Indian dishes of Rajasthan Rifles, and dining at bistros such as Bouchon.

Where a Hong Kong Indian eats ‘world’s best lamb chops’,  fish curry, barbecue pork, and more
Where a French foodie eats duck confit, tarte Tatin in Hong Kong, as well as other Chinese and French classics

When it comes to French dining in Hong Kong, Calamansi Designs co-founder Agnès Caër-Piras knows where to find the best duck confit and tarte Tatin as well as local delights like xiaolongbao and tofu pudding.

10 Feb 2020 - 7:44PM

When it comes to French dining in Hong Kong, Calamansi Designs co-founder Agnès Caër-Piras knows where to find the best duck confit and tarte Tatin as well as local delights like xiaolongbao and tofu pudding.

Where a French foodie eats duck confit, tarte Tatin in Hong Kong, as well as other Chinese and French classics
Mouthing Off | Food le Parc? ParknShop, Hong Kong people are not fools – we’re too savvy for name games

Supermarket chain ParknShop may dominate the Hong Kong market with Wellcome, but disguising its brand under multiple identities will not fool Hong Kong’s shrewd shoppers, argues Andrew Sun.

6 Feb 2020 - 8:05PM

Supermarket chain ParknShop may dominate the Hong Kong market with Wellcome, but disguising its brand under multiple identities will not fool Hong Kong’s shrewd shoppers, argues Andrew Sun.

Food le Parc? ParknShop, Hong Kong people are not fools – we’re too savvy for name games
Hong Kong’s ultimate mango sticky rice, and divine white truffles – favourite restaurants of skiwear entrepreneur Sandy Ip

Skiwear entrepreneur Sandy Ip loves Japanese food, and she’s a regular at Ronin and Yardbird. She takes out-of-town guests to China Tang and Man Wah, and has a thing for Thai restaurant Samsen’s mango sticky rice.

4 Feb 2020 - 11:14AM

Skiwear entrepreneur Sandy Ip loves Japanese food, and she’s a regular at Ronin and Yardbird. She takes out-of-town guests to China Tang and Man Wah, and has a thing for Thai restaurant Samsen’s mango sticky rice.

Hong Kong’s ultimate mango sticky rice, and divine white truffles – favourite restaurants of skiwear entrepreneur Sandy Ip
Top female chefs on working as women in male dominated food industry and falling in love with food at Taipei summit

At a celebration of influential female chefs and food professionals, Margarita Forés, May Chow and Ana Ros talked about working in the male-dominated food industry – and gave guests something else to chew on with their own personal dishes.

31 Jan 2020 - 6:14PM

At a celebration of influential female chefs and food professionals, Margarita Forés, May Chow and Ana Ros talked about working in the male-dominated food industry – and gave guests something else to chew on with their own personal dishes.

Top female chefs on working as women in male dominated food industry and falling in love with food at Taipei summit
Congee so good he’s been going since his teens: favourite Hong Kong restaurants of a hotel wine director

Since his father first took him there as a teenager, John Chan has loved the quality and variety of congee at Sang Kee in Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan neighbourhood. He also tells us about two special places for Chiu Chow and Cantonese cuisine.

29 Jan 2020 - 10:30AM

Since his father first took him there as a teenager, John Chan has loved the quality and variety of congee at Sang Kee in Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan neighbourhood. He also tells us about two special places for Chiu Chow and Cantonese cuisine.

Congee so good he’s been going since his teens: favourite Hong Kong restaurants of a hotel wine director
Mouthing Off | Does Ryan Reynolds really know his gin? Don’t be fooled by any of this year’s food and drink fads

Can ‘zero waste’ be the next cooking philosophy? Will cauliflower be the new kale? Is Ryan Reynolds’ latest gin label as good as he says it is? Don’t be conned by the next big thing, food writers and chefs have to come up with something.

23 Jan 2020 - 10:30PM

Can ‘zero waste’ be the next cooking philosophy? Will cauliflower be the new kale? Is Ryan Reynolds’ latest gin label as good as he says it is? Don’t be conned by the next big thing, food writers and chefs have to come up with something.

Does Ryan Reynolds really know his gin? Don’t be fooled by any of this year’s food and drink fads
Where a Chongqing native goes to eat spicy Sichuan food in Hong Kong, and her favourite Cantonese restaurants

Wine writer Natalie Wang is from Chongqing in southwest China and adores fiery Sichuan food, which she likes to eat at Sijie and Sichuan Lab in Hong Kong. She also enjoys Cantonese food, especially dim sum.

21 Jan 2020 - 12:22PM

Wine writer Natalie Wang is from Chongqing in southwest China and adores fiery Sichuan food, which she likes to eat at Sijie and Sichuan Lab in Hong Kong. She also enjoys Cantonese food, especially dim sum.

Where a Chongqing native goes to eat spicy Sichuan food in Hong Kong, and her favourite Cantonese restaurants
Italian, Japanese, dim sum and ice cream: favourite Hong Kong restaurants of a serial entrepreneur

Carol Yau enjoys eating out and trying new things. She loves dim sum, Italian, Japanese, and has a thing for Italian ice cream. She has opened a restaurant selling double-boiled soups.

13 Jan 2020 - 6:00PM

Carol Yau enjoys eating out and trying new things. She loves dim sum, Italian, Japanese, and has a thing for Italian ice cream. She has opened a restaurant selling double-boiled soups.

Italian, Japanese, dim sum and ice cream: favourite Hong Kong restaurants of a serial entrepreneur
Mouthing Off | Asian food: why do MasterChef and other cooking shows only show rice and sweet and sour pork?

MasterChef would have you believe the extent of Asian cooking is sweet and sour pork – and Andrew Sun wants to know: when is actual Asian food going to be represented on these cooking programmes?

9 Jan 2020 - 8:31PM

MasterChef would have you believe the extent of Asian cooking is sweet and sour pork – and Andrew Sun wants to know: when is actual Asian food going to be represented on these cooking programmes?

Asian food: why do MasterChef and other cooking shows only show rice and sweet and sour pork?
A Korean in Hong Kong on her favourite Korean restaurant in the city and places for dim sum, Sichuan and fancy French food

Rachel Lee judges a Korean restaurant by the quality of its side dishes, and likes Arirang for its authenticity. She also tells us her go-to places to eat dim sum, including a fusion cafe near the art gallery she runs in Sheung Wan.

7 Jan 2020 - 1:19PM

Rachel Lee judges a Korean restaurant by the quality of its side dishes, and likes Arirang for its authenticity. She also tells us her go-to places to eat dim sum, including a fusion cafe near the art gallery she runs in Sheung Wan.

A Korean in Hong Kong on her favourite Korean restaurant in the city and places for dim sum, Sichuan and fancy French food
A Hong Kong tea house founder on her love of old-style dim sum culture, and her guilty pleasure – buffets

For Priscilla Wong, dining is as much about the atmosphere as the food. She likes taking guests to traditional dim sum restaurants where they take their orders direct from carts.

31 Dec 2019 - 3:13PM

For Priscilla Wong, dining is as much about the atmosphere as the food. She likes taking guests to traditional dim sum restaurants where they take their orders direct from carts.

A Hong Kong tea house founder on her love of old-style dim sum culture, and her guilty pleasure – buffets
Mouthing Off | Red Lobster joins Five Guys and The Cheesecake Factory in Hong Kong – but should we even care?

Beyoncé may love Red Lobster, but Hong Kong is spoiled for choice when it comes to food – and Andrew Sun can’t figure out why the city goes nuts for overseas names like Five Guys when Honbo in Wan Chai is just as good, if not better.

25 Dec 2019 - 8:00PM

Beyoncé may love Red Lobster, but Hong Kong is spoiled for choice when it comes to food – and Andrew Sun can’t figure out why the city goes nuts for overseas names like Five Guys when Honbo in Wan Chai is just as good, if not better.

Red Lobster joins Five Guys and The Cheesecake Factory in Hong Kong – but should we even care?
Tips for a foodie adventure in Hong Kong from a sommelier, and where she goes to drink and eat

Once summer is over, the go-to dish for Olivia Lee is Bistro du Vin’s pot-au-feu, washed down with a bottle of Chinon. She loves Hong Kong street food, and splashing out, and offers an itinerary for a day of adventurous eating.

23 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM

Once summer is over, the go-to dish for Olivia Lee is Bistro du Vin’s pot-au-feu, washed down with a bottle of Chinon. She loves Hong Kong street food, and splashing out, and offers an itinerary for a day of adventurous eating.

Tips for a foodie adventure in Hong Kong from a sommelier, and where she goes to drink and eat
10 things about heart attacks that could mean difference between life and death

Greater awareness of world’s biggest killer can help chances of survival, says Dr Henry Fok, cardiologist at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road

19 Dec 2019 - 2:03PM

Greater awareness of world’s biggest killer can help chances of survival, says Dr Henry Fok, cardiologist at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road

10 things about heart attacks that could mean difference between life and death
Where to eat the best dumplings in Hong Kong, according to a mega fan, and the city’s best coffee

Hong Kong resident Ivan Theodoulou tells us where he gets his fix of steamed dumplings, potstickers and wonton noodles, his go-to place for hotpot in winter, and the best place to eat salmon eggs Benedict.

16 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM

Hong Kong resident Ivan Theodoulou tells us where he gets his fix of steamed dumplings, potstickers and wonton noodles, his go-to place for hotpot in winter, and the best place to eat salmon eggs Benedict.

Where to eat the best dumplings in Hong Kong, according to a mega fan, and the city’s best coffee
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.

12 Dec 2019 - 6:52PM

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.

18 Dec 2019 - 11:47AM

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