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.
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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French cheese, street food and sweet treats: where a company director eats in Hong Kong

Sheila Partrat is the founder of a company making whey protein and believes in healthy eating. Having lived in France, she is also a big fan of the nation’s cheeses as well as fresh Italian burrata.

15 Apr 2019 - 12:58PM

Sheila Partrat is the founder of a company making whey protein and believes in healthy eating. Having lived in France, she is also a big fan of the nation’s cheeses as well as fresh Italian burrata.

French cheese, street food and sweet treats: where a company director eats in Hong Kong
Captain Marvel to Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Comic Universe’s big year through Kevin Feige’s eyes

Kevin Feige is having a big year, with Captain Marvel’s success, and Avengers: Endgame soon to open in cinemas. In Hong Kong to open Disneyland’s Nano Battle, he muses on which Avengers characters will survive.

11 Apr 2019 - 2:49PM

Kevin Feige is having a big year, with Captain Marvel’s success, and Avengers: Endgame soon to open in cinemas. In Hong Kong to open Disneyland’s Nano Battle, he muses on which Avengers characters will survive.

Captain Marvel to Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Comic Universe’s big year through Kevin Feige’s eyes
Mouthing Off | Burgers: vegan or meat? The case against fake meat substitutes – a personal view

You can keep your meat-free products and anything that is a substitute for a juicy all-beef patty, argues Andrew Sun, who thinks that tasty grilled portobello mushrooms or a thick bean stew are much better vegetarian options.

11 Apr 2019 - 7:58PM

You can keep your meat-free products and anything that is a substitute for a juicy all-beef patty, argues Andrew Sun, who thinks that tasty grilled portobello mushrooms or a thick bean stew are much better vegetarian options.

Burgers: vegan or meat? The case against fake meat substitutes – a personal view
Sushi, ramen, noodle soup: where a brand builder gets his Asian fixes in Hong Kong

Brian Ma, who helps labels with marketing and identity, doesn’t look for stars when he goes out to eat in Hong Kong. Noodles are firm favourites, whether dan dan noodles, fish ball noodles or chicken ramen.

8 Apr 2019 - 8:00PM

Brian Ma, who helps labels with marketing and identity, doesn’t look for stars when he goes out to eat in Hong Kong. Noodles are firm favourites, whether dan dan noodles, fish ball noodles or chicken ramen.

Sushi, ramen, noodle soup: where a brand builder gets his Asian fixes in Hong Kong
Where a shoe designer steps out for the best Sichuan and Middle Eastern dishes in Hong Kong

Jenny Yang designs for her own shoe label, Jennyyang, and loves the diversity of the city’s vibrant food culture. She gives her tips on finding the top tapas, dim sum and fish and chips in Hong Kong.

1 Apr 2019 - 4:04PM

Jenny Yang designs for her own shoe label, Jennyyang, and loves the diversity of the city’s vibrant food culture. She gives her tips on finding the top tapas, dim sum and fish and chips in Hong Kong.

Where a shoe designer steps out for the best Sichuan and Middle Eastern dishes in Hong Kong
Mouthing Off | Should we Marie Kondo our kitchens? A home cook’s dilemma

Andrew Sun thinks his kitchen and Kondo’s minimalism just aren’t compatible, and doesn’t want a fridge as empty as a movie hitman’s. He absolutely will get around to using that block of shrimp paste at some point.

28 Mar 2019 - 8:07PM

Andrew Sun thinks his kitchen and Kondo’s minimalism just aren’t compatible, and doesn’t want a fridge as empty as a movie hitman’s. He absolutely will get around to using that block of shrimp paste at some point.

Should we Marie Kondo our kitchens? A home cook’s dilemma
Where to go for Peking duck and cocktails in Hong Kong – fashion CEO Anson Shum’s picks

Ookonn CEO Anson Shum enjoys healthy food, including modern and traditional vegetarian, as well as the odd meat dish, including smoked chicken with tea leaves. He is also a fan of Swiss food and hospitality, and Spanish nibbles.

25 Mar 2019 - 4:43PM

Ookonn CEO Anson Shum enjoys healthy food, including modern and traditional vegetarian, as well as the odd meat dish, including smoked chicken with tea leaves. He is also a fan of Swiss food and hospitality, and Spanish nibbles.

Where to go for Peking duck and cocktails in Hong Kong – fashion CEO Anson Shum’s picks
How a comics geek quit his boring job and wrote Marvel Comics a Hong Kong Iron Man story

Howard Wong was miserable. ‘What made you happy before we married?’ his wife asked. And that’s how the Chinese-Canadian comics geek earned a Marvel Comics commission to write a Hong Kong-set Iron Man story and work with Bandai.

25 Mar 2019 - 7:00PM

Howard Wong was miserable. ‘What made you happy before we married?’ his wife asked. And that’s how the Chinese-Canadian comics geek earned a Marvel Comics commission to write a Hong Kong-set Iron Man story and work with Bandai.

How a comics geek quit his boring job and wrote Marvel Comics a Hong Kong Iron Man story
Knitted art pioneer Movana Chen on the best chicken rice in Hong Kong, and other favourite restaurants

Hong Kong knitted art pioneer likes her food fresh and not overly complicated. She’s a fan of local fare such as claypot rice and curry fish balls, and reckons she’s found the best chicken rice in town. She is also a fan of vegan and vegetarian food.

18 Mar 2019 - 12:52PM

Hong Kong knitted art pioneer likes her food fresh and not overly complicated. She’s a fan of local fare such as claypot rice and curry fish balls, and reckons she’s found the best chicken rice in town. She is also a fan of vegan and vegetarian food.

Knitted art pioneer Movana Chen on the best chicken rice in Hong Kong, and other favourite restaurants
Why business deals made in top Hong Kong restaurants have master chefs all fired up
  • From The Chinese Library to Le Pan, some of the city’s top restaurants are boosting their presentation skills as executives seek bolder dishes
14 Mar 2019 - 11:06AM
  • From The Chinese Library to Le Pan, some of the city’s top restaurants are boosting their presentation skills as executives seek bolder dishes
Why business deals made in top Hong Kong restaurants have master chefs all fired up
A junk food junkie’s lament: how the salty potato chip is the crunchy snack that’s too hard to resist

Few can resist a big bag of potato chips, Andrew Sun will have you believe, and once you start, you cannot stop. Would Einstein have been able to focus on relativity if he had a desk drawer full of Doritos and Calbee?

13 Mar 2019 - 1:00PM

Few can resist a big bag of potato chips, Andrew Sun will have you believe, and once you start, you cannot stop. Would Einstein have been able to focus on relativity if he had a desk drawer full of Doritos and Calbee?

A junk food junkie’s lament: how the salty potato chip is the crunchy snack that’s too hard to resist
Where a Korean chef and Jamie Oliver fan likes to eat in Hong Kong

Davin Kim visits a long-standing Korean restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui when he’s feeling homesick, but as an adventurous eater there are plenty more Hong Kong eateries he enjoys visiting, including one that does deep fried siu mai.

11 Mar 2019 - 1:25PM

Davin Kim visits a long-standing Korean restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui when he’s feeling homesick, but as an adventurous eater there are plenty more Hong Kong eateries he enjoys visiting, including one that does deep fried siu mai.

Where a Korean chef and Jamie Oliver fan likes to eat in Hong Kong
Is Indian food unhealthy? Celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi clears up misconceptions

The Mumbai-based host of Turban Tadka and chefbehind restaurant chain Funjabi Tadka who is set to become the executive chef of Jashan, in Hong Kong, says there is more to his country’s cuisine than butter chicken

7 Mar 2019 - 3:53PM

The Mumbai-based host of Turban Tadka and chefbehind restaurant chain Funjabi Tadka who is set to become the executive chef of Jashan, in Hong Kong, says there is more to his country’s cuisine than butter chicken

Is Indian food unhealthy? Celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi clears up misconceptions
Where a Hong Kong dog lover enjoys fish burgers, sushi, spicy chicken and bubble tea

Jervois in Sheung Wan for a great local lunch and a tasty dinner at the dog-friendly Meen & Rice are highlights for this devoted food lover. She also enjoys authentic Cantonese food and healthy vegetarian dishes.

4 Mar 2019 - 7:18PM

Jervois in Sheung Wan for a great local lunch and a tasty dinner at the dog-friendly Meen & Rice are highlights for this devoted food lover. She also enjoys authentic Cantonese food and healthy vegetarian dishes.

Where a Hong Kong dog lover enjoys fish burgers, sushi, spicy chicken and bubble tea
Mouthing Off | How a bad toilet can ruin a good meal in a restaurant: some of my Hong Kong hygiene horrors

You may expect rough toilet facilities in cheap and cheerful restaurants, but not in trendy places. Cooks who don’t wash their hands, tiny toilet cubicles and soaking wet stalls are among the common sights in Hong Kong.

28 Feb 2019 - 7:48PM

You may expect rough toilet facilities in cheap and cheerful restaurants, but not in trendy places. Cooks who don’t wash their hands, tiny toilet cubicles and soaking wet stalls are among the common sights in Hong Kong.

How a bad toilet can ruin a good meal in a restaurant: some of my Hong Kong hygiene horrors
Where a Japanese-American in Hong Kong eats ramen, Peking duck, hotpot and katsu curry

Ichiran for ramen, Saboten for katsu curry, Yardbird for skewers and Zuma for tempura spring rolls – ex-banker has her home comforts nailed; she enjoys classic and modern Chinese fare too, and Indian street food.

25 Feb 2019 - 5:47PM

Ichiran for ramen, Saboten for katsu curry, Yardbird for skewers and Zuma for tempura spring rolls – ex-banker has her home comforts nailed; she enjoys classic and modern Chinese fare too, and Indian street food.

Where a Japanese-American in Hong Kong eats ramen, Peking duck, hotpot and katsu curry
Where a Hong Kong restaurants group boss goes for new experiences, sushi, romantic dinners, and snake soup

Kenneth Ng likes to try new things, but he is a fan of classic dai pai dong and the old-school Tung Po seafood restaurant. He also enjoys omakase at Sushi Gin and a warming bowl of snake soup in the winter.

18 Feb 2019 - 6:03PM

Kenneth Ng likes to try new things, but he is a fan of classic dai pai dong and the old-school Tung Po seafood restaurant. He also enjoys omakase at Sushi Gin and a warming bowl of snake soup in the winter.

Where a Hong Kong restaurants group boss goes for   new experiences, sushi, romantic dinners, and snake soup
Mouthing Off | Asking for a Hong Kong restaurant recommendation is like giving dating advice to a stranger

Hong Kong’s revolving door of dining options makes it impossible to answer the generic question, ‘Are there any good restaurants you would recommend? Andrew Sun argues that it’s as vague as asking a stranger, ‘Who should I date?’

14 Feb 2019 - 7:27PM

Hong Kong’s revolving door of dining options makes it impossible to answer the generic question, ‘Are there any good restaurants you would recommend? Andrew Sun argues that it’s as vague as asking a stranger, ‘Who should I date?’

Asking for a Hong Kong restaurant recommendation is like giving dating advice to a stranger
Where celebrity hairstylist Kim Robinson likes to eat in Hong Kong now he’s gone mostly vegetarian

Kim Robinson has worked with the likes of Princess Diana, Kate Moss and Anita Mui. Here are his favourite restaurants in Hong Kong.

11 Feb 2019 - 12:58PM

Kim Robinson has worked with the likes of Princess Diana, Kate Moss and Anita Mui. Here are his favourite restaurants in Hong Kong.

Where celebrity hairstylist Kim Robinson likes to eat in Hong Kong now he’s gone mostly vegetarian
Hotpot, dim sum, pineapple buns: a German chef in Hong Kong on his favourite places to eat

From a small town in Germany, Peter Find is the executive chef of the Ritz-Carlton in Tsim Sha Tsui. He tells us his top Hong Kong haunts. He is a big lover of Chinese cuisine, but is no fan of chicken feet.

4 Feb 2019 - 4:32PM

From a small town in Germany, Peter Find is the executive chef of the Ritz-Carlton in Tsim Sha Tsui. He tells us his top Hong Kong haunts. He is a big lover of Chinese cuisine, but is no fan of chicken feet.

Hotpot, dim sum, pineapple buns: a German chef in Hong Kong on his favourite places to eat
Where a local bistro chef with a Cantonese core eats in Hong Kong

Stephanie Wong grew up enjoying many of her most memorable meals at home, where freshness and seasonality of ingredients were key – principles that shaped her deeply as a diner and now a chef.

28 Jan 2019 - 5:48PM

Stephanie Wong grew up enjoying many of her most memorable meals at home, where freshness and seasonality of ingredients were key – principles that shaped her deeply as a diner and now a chef.

Where a local bistro chef with a Cantonese core eats in Hong Kong
Why a German chef was afraid to cook with Asian ingredients, and why technique is not enough to become trendy

Christian Bau, the chef behind the three-Michelin-star Victor’s Fine Dining, in Perl-Nennig, Germany,was one of the first to incorporateAsian elements into French haute cuisine.

24 Jan 2019 - 12:11PM

Christian Bau, the chef behind the three-Michelin-star Victor’s Fine Dining, in Perl-Nennig, Germany,was one of the first to incorporateAsian elements into French haute cuisine.

Why a German chef was afraid to cook with Asian ingredients, and why technique is not enough to become trendy
Where an adventurous Hong Kong hotel professional likes to eat: both highbrow and lowbrow

Indira Pun, Mandarin Oriental’s director of concierge and guest experience, likes to eat healthy food, but isn’t afraid to try something new. She likes everything from Michelin star cooking to packed dim sum restaurants.

21 Jan 2019 - 7:20PM

Indira Pun, Mandarin Oriental’s director of concierge and guest experience, likes to eat healthy food, but isn’t afraid to try something new. She likes everything from Michelin star cooking to packed dim sum restaurants.

Where an adventurous Hong Kong hotel professional likes to eat: both highbrow and lowbrow
Quirky restaurants, entertaining chefs, real value: where a Hong Kong hotel GM likes to eat

Dirk Dalichau, general manager of the Eaton HK hotel in Jordan, is an adventurous diner who is very picky about quality and price. He doesn’t mind spending a lot, but it needs to be worth it.

15 Jan 2019 - 12:55PM

Dirk Dalichau, general manager of the Eaton HK hotel in Jordan, is an adventurous diner who is very picky about quality and price. He doesn’t mind spending a lot, but it needs to be worth it.

Quirky restaurants, entertaining chefs, real value: where a Hong Kong hotel GM likes to eat
Where a fitness fanatic eats healthy meals in Hong Kong

Caroline Chow avoids processed foods, deep-fried dishes, cream and alcohol. She Googles the nutritional value of new foods, but admits to eating the odd guilty brownie.

8 Jan 2019 - 7:18PM

Caroline Chow avoids processed foods, deep-fried dishes, cream and alcohol. She Googles the nutritional value of new foods, but admits to eating the odd guilty brownie.

Where a fitness fanatic eats healthy meals in Hong Kong
Where scion of a Malaysian wonton noodles dynasty likes to eat in Hong Kong

The place her future husband took her on their first date is still Maggie Chooi-Walton’s go-to place for dim sum. She tells us too about where she and friends go for Malaysian food when homesick, a must-go cake shop and a place to celebrate.

31 Dec 2018 - 5:46PM

The place her future husband took her on their first date is still Maggie Chooi-Walton’s go-to place for dim sum. She tells us too about where she and friends go for Malaysian food when homesick, a must-go cake shop and a place to celebrate.

Where scion of a Malaysian wonton noodles dynasty likes to eat in Hong Kong
Top tips for planning and surviving a New Year’s Eve party

If you are dining out consider the likely of traffic jams, or if you are entertaining at home, opt for the less-expensive Prosecco over Champagne, make sure you have Spotify, and when the times comes for people to leave, give your building’s guard a call to help sell a fake noise complaint

31 Dec 2018 - 12:10PM

If you are dining out consider the likely of traffic jams, or if you are entertaining at home, opt for the less-expensive Prosecco over Champagne, make sure you have Spotify, and when the times comes for people to leave, give your building’s guard a call to help sell a fake noise complaint

Top tips for planning and surviving a New Year’s Eve party
Where a no-frills foodie eats in Hong Kong: from simple dim sum to chic French cuisine

Jeanine Hsu, founder of a jewellery label, tells us where to find the best eat-all-you-can dim sum and no-frills Italian, and has an unusual place to take visitors for a meal.

24 Dec 2018 - 6:33PM

Jeanine Hsu, founder of a jewellery label, tells us where to find the best eat-all-you-can dim sum and no-frills Italian, and has an unusual place to take visitors for a meal.

Where a no-frills foodie eats in Hong Kong: from simple dim sum to chic French cuisine
These dos and don’ts of Christmas present shopping will save you from that awkward moment this year

The key to gift selection is often just to go with the flow with a Ralph Lauren tie for Dad, a professional Kitchen Aid mixer for mum and a Netflix subscription for the younger generation

19 Dec 2018 - 10:19AM

The key to gift selection is often just to go with the flow with a Ralph Lauren tie for Dad, a professional Kitchen Aid mixer for mum and a Netflix subscription for the younger generation

These dos and don’ts of Christmas present shopping will save you from that awkward moment this year
Where a noodle, bread and dumpling lover eats in Hong Kong

Cherry Cheung inherited her grandparents’ northern Chinese taste buds and has a weakness for simple meals done well. But when she goes upmarket, she aims high – literally.

17 Dec 2018 - 6:46PM

Cherry Cheung inherited her grandparents’ northern Chinese taste buds and has a weakness for simple meals done well. But when she goes upmarket, she aims high – literally.

Where a noodle, bread and dumpling lover eats in Hong Kong