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

Why a European in Asia rarely eats Chinese food unless he has guests to entertain

From pizza to Swiss and German food, Matthias Karl is a fan of European cuisine, and needs his fats and sugar — especially in winter. Cafe Gray Deluxe is a place to splash out on dinner.

13 Aug 2020 - 7:34PM

From pizza to Swiss and German food, Matthias Karl is a fan of European cuisine, and needs his fats and sugar — especially in winter. Cafe Gray Deluxe is a place to splash out on dinner.

Why a European in Asia rarely eats Chinese food unless he has guests to entertain
What it is like to be a professional chocolate taster – Hong Kong’s Cherrie Lo on the sweet life

Cherrie Lo is a chocolate judge with a tasting certificate from the International Institute of Chocolate & Cacao Tasting, who regularly serves on juries for awards around the world and recently collaborated on a book called Cacao Source.

10 Aug 2020 - 3:32PM

Cherrie Lo is a chocolate judge with a tasting certificate from the International Institute of Chocolate & Cacao Tasting, who regularly serves on juries for awards around the world and recently collaborated on a book called Cacao Source.

What it is like to be a professional chocolate taster – Hong Kong’s Cherrie Lo on the sweet life
Mouthing Off | Why cooking will never make you rich until you get out of the kitchen: the realities of a celebrity chef’s life

The restaurant business is tough and the pay isn’t great. Rich celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay are the exception, and they earn most of their fortune from publishing, kitchenware lines and TV shows.

8 Aug 2020 - 11:03AM

The restaurant business is tough and the pay isn’t great. Rich celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay are the exception, and they earn most of their fortune from publishing, kitchenware lines and TV shows.

Why cooking will never make you rich until you get out of the kitchen: the realities of a celebrity chef’s life
Where a pescatarian eats in Hong Kong – sizzling prawns a must at venerable Red Pepper

A lover of spicy Asian food, Hong Kong-born Kate Babington recalls a memorable meat-free meal in Yangon and tells us why Red Pepper is always the place to take visitors.

6 Aug 2020 - 7:45PM

A lover of spicy Asian food, Hong Kong-born Kate Babington recalls a memorable meat-free meal in Yangon and tells us why Red Pepper is always the place to take visitors.

Where a pescatarian eats in Hong Kong – sizzling prawns a must at venerable Red Pepper
Hong Kong ice cream shops for fun flavours, all-natural ingredients, vegan and gluten-free variations, and more

Whether its ice cream you crave or its assorted relations from sorbet and frozen desserts to ice pops, several Hong Kong spots are offering treats with a twist, from fun flavours to all-natural ingredients to vegan and gluten-free versions.

31 Jul 2020 - 2:53PM

Whether its ice cream you crave or its assorted relations from sorbet and frozen desserts to ice pops, several Hong Kong spots are offering treats with a twist, from fun flavours to all-natural ingredients to vegan and gluten-free versions.

Hong Kong ice cream shops for fun flavours, all-natural ingredients, vegan and gluten-free variations, and more
Sushi in Tokyo, gourmet pho for those in the know, congee in Happy Valley – an IT executive on where she’ll eat once lockdown ends

At Sushi Nakamura in Roppongi the kitchen staff look like monks and the place feels Zen, says IT executive Ho Wan-yee, who can’t wait to board a flight for Japan once the pandemic ends.

30 Jul 2020 - 6:23PM

At Sushi Nakamura in Roppongi the kitchen staff look like monks and the place feels Zen, says IT executive Ho Wan-yee, who can’t wait to board a flight for Japan once the pandemic ends.

Sushi in Tokyo, gourmet pho for those in the know, congee in Happy Valley – an IT executive on where she’ll eat once lockdown ends
Mouthing Off | What have Western diners got against pork, Asia’s favourite meat?

Beef may be the red meat of choice in much of the West, but pork is more popular across Asia. In China, it is not just the most commonly consumed meat – use the Chinese word for meat and it automatically implies pork.

23 Jul 2020 - 6:39PM

Beef may be the red meat of choice in much of the West, but pork is more popular across Asia. In China, it is not just the most commonly consumed meat – use the Chinese word for meat and it automatically implies pork.

What have Western diners got against pork, Asia’s favourite meat?
The best fried dace fishballs ever, and a Japanese favourite in Hong Kong – where a day-trader spends her profits

Former marketing executive turned day-trading investor Wendy Leung reveals her favourite restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau for Japanese, Cantonese, Sichuan and Portuguese food.

23 Jul 2020 - 9:16PM

Former marketing executive turned day-trading investor Wendy Leung reveals her favourite restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau for Japanese, Cantonese, Sichuan and Portuguese food.

The best fried dace fishballs ever, and a Japanese favourite in Hong Kong – where a day-trader spends her profits
Montenegro on her mind: dream restaurants a Hong Kong PR firm boss can’t wait to eat at when travel is possible again

Lara Jefferies dreams of eating seafood and salads at seafront restaurants looking out across the Adriatic Sea once flying is possible again.

16 Jul 2020 - 9:45PM

Lara Jefferies dreams of eating seafood and salads at seafront restaurants looking out across the Adriatic Sea once flying is possible again.

Montenegro on her mind: dream restaurants a Hong Kong PR firm boss can’t wait to eat at when travel is possible again
Mouthing Off | Millennials’ love of casual dining revives food courts – but of the hip, artisanal, and pricey kind

BaseHall, in Jardine House, Central, marks the revival of the food court – but its pricey artisanal cuisine doesn’t bear comparison with authentic Hong Kong street food.

10 Jul 2020 - 11:18AM

BaseHall, in Jardine House, Central, marks the revival of the food court – but its pricey artisanal cuisine doesn’t bear comparison with authentic Hong Kong street food.

Millennials’ love of casual dining revives food courts – but of the hip, artisanal, and pricey kind
French food in New York, Chiu Chow cuisine in Hong Kong and a sticky date toffee pudding in Bangkok: favourite eats of lawyer turned gallerist

David Halperin, co-founder of Altfield Interiors and Altfield Gallery in Hong Kong, reveals his favourite French restaurant in New York, where he eats cheese souffle in Manila and a top Chiu Chow spot in Hong Kong.

9 Jul 2020 - 9:05PM

David Halperin, co-founder of Altfield Interiors and Altfield Gallery in Hong Kong, reveals his favourite French restaurant in New York, where he eats cheese souffle in Manila and a top Chiu Chow spot in Hong Kong.

French food in New York, Chiu Chow cuisine in Hong Kong and a sticky date toffee pudding in Bangkok: favourite eats of lawyer turned gallerist
A French food-lover’s favourite French restaurants in Hong Kong, and her summer bucket list – Saint-Tropez for Thai, Mykonos for the seafood, France for ‘the world’s best food’

The Mediterranean is the place to be in summer for Frenchwoman Vanessa Robine. She dreams of eating right on the water in Mykonos, of lunch and dinner in Capri, and of dining at her go-to Thai restaurant in Saint-Tropez.

2 Jul 2020 - 6:48PM

The Mediterranean is the place to be in summer for Frenchwoman Vanessa Robine. She dreams of eating right on the water in Mykonos, of lunch and dinner in Capri, and of dining at her go-to Thai restaurant in Saint-Tropez.

A French food-lover’s favourite French restaurants in Hong Kong, and her summer bucket list – Saint-Tropez for Thai, Mykonos for the seafood, France for ‘the world’s best food’
Mouthing Off | When a white face is more marketable in a European restaurant in Hong Kong than a Chinese face, that’s racism

Racism exists in Hong Kong as much as anywhere else, and the restaurant industry is a prime example. Just look at the different treatment Western chefs and Asian chefs receive.

26 Jun 2020 - 9:06AM

Racism exists in Hong Kong as much as anywhere else, and the restaurant industry is a prime example. Just look at the different treatment Western chefs and Asian chefs receive.

When a white face is more marketable in a European restaurant in Hong Kong than a Chinese face, that’s racism
Where a Hong Kong hotel concierge loves to eat on his days off – Sichuan and Cantonese restaurants from high-end to family-style

From Sichuan food to Peking duck, Hong Kong hotel concierge Mike Yuen loves all kinds of Chinese cuisine, and is as happy at family restaurants as at fine-dining places.

25 Jun 2020 - 9:02PM

From Sichuan food to Peking duck, Hong Kong hotel concierge Mike Yuen loves all kinds of Chinese cuisine, and is as happy at family restaurants as at fine-dining places.

Where a Hong Kong hotel concierge loves to eat on his days off – Sichuan and Cantonese restaurants from high-end to family-style
How buffet restaurants will have to change post-coronavirus in Hong Kong and beyond

The concept of buffets has been rocked by the pandemic as people fear the spread of germs from food left out and using shared serving utensils. But is that enough to keep diners away from Hong Kong buffet restaurants forever?

19 Jun 2020 - 12:22PM

The concept of buffets has been rocked by the pandemic as people fear the spread of germs from food left out and using shared serving utensils. But is that enough to keep diners away from Hong Kong buffet restaurants forever?

How buffet restaurants will have to change post-coronavirus in Hong Kong and beyond
A pastry chef’s favourite Hong Kong pastry shop, and his tip for the best durian fatty crab in Malaysia

A pastry chef in Hong Kong with a thing for durian tells us his favourite ways to eat the pungent fruit and where, and why he can’t wait to tuck into fish steamed with the finest ginger in Malaysia.

18 Jun 2020 - 7:36PM

A pastry chef in Hong Kong with a thing for durian tells us his favourite ways to eat the pungent fruit and where, and why he can’t wait to tuck into fish steamed with the finest ginger in Malaysia.

A pastry chef’s favourite Hong Kong pastry shop, and his tip for the best durian fatty crab in Malaysia
Mouthing Off | When it comes to Hong Kong and restaurants, nothing lasts forever – Viceroy and JJ’s were the in places, then Lan Kwai Fong, then SoHo. Now look at them

In fashion, one day you’re in. The next, you’re out. The same goes for Hong Kong’s restaurant business, where once famous dining scenes have withered, victims of their own success.

12 Jun 2020 - 11:42AM

In fashion, one day you’re in. The next, you’re out. The same goes for Hong Kong’s restaurant business, where once famous dining scenes have withered, victims of their own success.

When it comes to Hong Kong and restaurants, nothing lasts forever – Viceroy and JJ’s were the in places, then Lan Kwai Fong, then SoHo. Now look at them
Taiwan, London, Scotland on Hong Kong bartender’s bucket list, so she can eat spicy mala hotpot, and drink cocktails and whisky

Bartender Jade Lau enjoys drinking malt whisky, mescal, and the odd cocktail. She loves to eat Taiwanese-style mala hotpot and a bowl of Sichuan chilli noodles, and looks forward to indulging in them when air travel resumes.

11 Jun 2020 - 9:11PM

Bartender Jade Lau enjoys drinking malt whisky, mescal, and the odd cocktail. She loves to eat Taiwanese-style mala hotpot and a bowl of Sichuan chilli noodles, and looks forward to indulging in them when air travel resumes.

Taiwan, London, Scotland on Hong Kong bartender’s bucket list, so she can eat spicy mala hotpot, and drink cocktails and whisky
Seafood in Bangkok, yakitori at Yardbird, satay in Singapore – where an Italian in Hong Kong wants to eat after coronavirus

Sofia Lisi knows exactly where she wants to go out to eat when restrictions are lifted after the pandemic. She loves everything from Southeast Asian street food to high-end Hong Kong cuisine, as long as it’s honest.

4 Jun 2020 - 7:28PM

Sofia Lisi knows exactly where she wants to go out to eat when restrictions are lifted after the pandemic. She loves everything from Southeast Asian street food to high-end Hong Kong cuisine, as long as it’s honest.

Seafood in Bangkok, yakitori at Yardbird, satay in Singapore – where an Italian in Hong Kong wants to eat after coronavirus
Mouthing Off | My home cooking has improved, but no thanks to YouTube chefs or food blogs – keeping recipes simple is the key

YouTube chefs and food bloggers have some weird ideas, and are always telling us how to improve dishes, but you'll get much more satisfaction by sticking to tried and trusted recipes.

29 May 2020 - 4:42PM

YouTube chefs and food bloggers have some weird ideas, and are always telling us how to improve dishes, but you'll get much more satisfaction by sticking to tried and trusted recipes.

My home cooking has improved, but no thanks to  YouTube chefs or food blogs – keeping recipes simple is the key
Despite opening in a pandemic, LucAle’s two chefs say, ‘people want to eat here’

At their new Sai Ying Pun eatery, Italian chefs Luca De Berardinis and Alessandro Angelini offer ‘traditional, classic, very high quality Italian food at a reasonable price’.

29 May 2020 - 12:15PM

At their new Sai Ying Pun eatery, Italian chefs Luca De Berardinis and Alessandro Angelini offer ‘traditional, classic, very high quality Italian food at a reasonable price’.

Despite opening in a pandemic, LucAle’s two chefs say, ‘people want to eat here’
From steak to sushi to chicken testicles, favourite Hong Kong restaurants and bars of an adventurous brewer

Nothing in Hong Kong beats hotpot with friends after a few beers, says Young Master Brewery founder Rohit Dugar. A man of varied tastes, he enjoys everything from French cuisine to Thai to a classic steak.

28 May 2020 - 4:42PM

Nothing in Hong Kong beats hotpot with friends after a few beers, says Young Master Brewery founder Rohit Dugar. A man of varied tastes, he enjoys everything from French cuisine to Thai to a classic steak.

From steak to sushi to chicken testicles, favourite Hong Kong restaurants and bars of an adventurous brewer
Swiss chocolates in Zurich, steamed crab in Hong Kong – places a tech entrepreneur can’t wait to eat when normal times return

Swiss chocolates in Zurich and steamed fresh flowery crab in Hong Kong are high on the dining wish list of food-loving tech entrepreneur Stephanie Ko when travel resumes and social distancing laws are eased.

21 May 2020 - 9:19PM

Swiss chocolates in Zurich and steamed fresh flowery crab in Hong Kong are high on the dining wish list of food-loving tech entrepreneur Stephanie Ko when travel resumes and social distancing laws are eased.

Swiss chocolates in Zurich, steamed crab in Hong Kong – places a tech entrepreneur can’t wait to eat when normal times return
Mouthing Off | Why soup deserves to be more than an appetiser: pho, ramen, chowder, or gazpacho, it’s earned a place as the main event

Hearty chowder, spicy goulash, colourful minestrone or chilled gazpacho, to say nothing of Asian pho or ramen, soup should be considered more than a mere appetiser.

14 May 2020 - 9:03PM

Hearty chowder, spicy goulash, colourful minestrone or chilled gazpacho, to say nothing of Asian pho or ramen, soup should be considered more than a mere appetiser.

Why soup deserves to be more than an appetiser: pho, ramen, chowder, or gazpacho, it’s earned a place as the main event
French toast in San Francisco, fried chicken in Singapore – the destination dining awaiting a foodie once travel resumes

From Middle Eastern and Peranakan food in Singapore to a diner-style breakfast in San Francisco, a Chinese-Canadian blogger can’t wait to jet off and eat in two of her favourite cities again.

12 May 2020 - 4:34PM

From Middle Eastern and Peranakan food in Singapore to a diner-style breakfast in San Francisco, a Chinese-Canadian blogger can’t wait to jet off and eat in two of her favourite cities again.

French toast in San Francisco, fried chicken in Singapore – the destination dining awaiting a foodie once travel resumes
Fringe Club at last has tenant to take over legendary M at the Fringe’s space – Chiu Chow restaurant Nove, backed by chef Umberto Bombana

With a Christopher Doyle beer and a Eugene Pao bao, Chiu Chow restaurant Nove, backed by chef Umberto Bombana, will tip its hat to the arts when it opens at Hong Kong Fringe Club.

11 May 2020 - 12:52PM

With a Christopher Doyle beer and a Eugene Pao bao, Chiu Chow restaurant Nove, backed by chef Umberto Bombana, will tip its hat to the arts when it opens at Hong Kong Fringe Club.

Fringe Club at last has tenant to take over legendary M at the Fringe’s space – Chiu Chow restaurant Nove, backed by chef Umberto Bombana
‘Curry Mile’ in Manchester, tapas and fish and chips in London, suckling pig in Madrid – a bucket list of destination dining for when normal times return

A Manchester curry and the best fish and chips in London are high on a long-time Hong Kong-based Briton’s dining wish list when travel resumes.

7 May 2020 - 7:35PM

A Manchester curry and the best fish and chips in London are high on a long-time Hong Kong-based Briton’s dining wish list when travel resumes.

‘Curry Mile’ in Manchester, tapas and fish and chips in London, suckling pig in Madrid – a bucket list of destination dining for when normal times return
Mouthing Off | Goodbye Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver: is Hong Kong finally falling out of love with celebrity chefs?

Every restaurant in Hong Kong is having a hard time now because of the coronavirus pandemic, but with the shutting of outlets by Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and other big names, is the city’s era of celebrity chefs over?

30 Apr 2020 - 6:06PM

Every restaurant in Hong Kong is having a hard time now because of the coronavirus pandemic, but with the shutting of outlets by Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and other big names, is the city’s era of celebrity chefs over?

Goodbye Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver: is Hong Kong finally falling out of love with celebrity chefs?
Bucket list travel eats: Maldives crab tacos, spicy omelette in Singapore, flambeed steak tartare in Switzerland and more

Indian entrepreneur Harsh Roopchand has worked all over the world. From Maldives crab tacos to spicy omelette in Singapore to flambeed steak tartare in Switzerland, these are the restaurants and dishes he suggests for your holiday bucket list.

30 Apr 2020 - 6:06PM

Indian entrepreneur Harsh Roopchand has worked all over the world. From Maldives crab tacos to spicy omelette in Singapore to flambeed steak tartare in Switzerland, these are the restaurants and dishes he suggests for your holiday bucket list.

Bucket list travel eats: Maldives crab tacos, spicy omelette in Singapore, flambeed steak tartare in Switzerland and more
Bucket list dining: great Japanese food places for after the pandemic that a travel writer can’t wait to visit

Ramen shops in Tokyo and Hong Kong, Shikoku izakaya, and a divine ryokan kaiseki experience – travel writer Iris Law reels off her wish list of Japanese restaurants to return to when we are free to get on a plane again.

23 Apr 2020 - 7:27PM

Ramen shops in Tokyo and Hong Kong, Shikoku izakaya, and a divine ryokan kaiseki experience – travel writer Iris Law reels off her wish list of Japanese restaurants to return to when we are free to get on a plane again.

Bucket list dining: great Japanese food places for after the pandemic that a travel writer can’t wait to visit