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 | Why open a new restaurant in Hong Kong? It’s a great way to lose your shirt – but also a ladder anyone can climb up

The restaurant business is a tough and risky business at the best of times and you need more than just a cool concept and a branding plan to succeed.

The restaurant business is a tough and risky business at the best of times and you need more than just a cool concept and a branding plan to succeed.

Why open a new restaurant in Hong Kong? It’s a great way to lose your shirt – but also a ladder anyone can climb up
4 Mar 2021 - 10:15AM
Crispy tofu, mutton curry, avocado Benedict: Indian writer’s top food picks from around the world

Bhakti Mathur, author of the ‘Amma, Tell Me’ series of illustrated children books, reveals where she eats the best biryani in Hong Kong, where to try a pork chop you won’t forget in Florence, and a place she loves in London.

Bhakti Mathur, author of the ‘Amma, Tell Me’ series of illustrated children books, reveals where she eats the best biryani in Hong Kong, where to try a pork chop you won’t forget in Florence, and a place she loves in London.

Crispy tofu, mutton curry, avocado Benedict: Indian writer’s top food picks from around the world
3 Mar 2021 - 4:45PM
Jazz artists’ photos from Hong Kong’s vibrant musical past to go on show at the Fringe Club

With music venues allowed to open again in Hong Kong, an exhibition of photographs of some of the city’s best jazz artists, shot by one of their own, can soon be seen by the public.

With music venues allowed to open again in Hong Kong, an exhibition of photographs of some of the city’s best jazz artists, shot by one of their own, can soon be seen by the public.

Jazz artists’ photos from Hong Kong’s vibrant musical past to go on show at the Fringe Club
27 Feb 2021 - 12:15PM
Authentic dim sum, Thai salads, spicy dishes: an Italian foodie’s most-loved restaurants in Hong Kong

When Antonio Postacchini arrived in Hong Kong 25 years ago he only ate Italian food. Now he loves to eat Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, and Indonesian – and says ‘Hong Kong is the best city for food’.

When Antonio Postacchini arrived in Hong Kong 25 years ago he only ate Italian food. Now he loves to eat Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, and Indonesian – and says ‘Hong Kong is the best city for food’.

Authentic dim sum, Thai salads, spicy dishes: an Italian foodie’s most-loved restaurants in Hong Kong
24 Feb 2021 - 5:15PM
Mouthing Off | Green vegetable trends: broccolini may be the new kale, and look out for kalettes and caulilini next

Vegetables are as subject to trends as anything else. Kale has been a must-have healthy option for years, but a rising star, broccolini, is taking its place as the new king of the trendy veggies. 

Vegetables are as subject to trends as anything else. Kale has been a must-have healthy option for years, but a rising star, broccolini, is taking its place as the new king of the trendy veggies. 

Green vegetable trends: broccolini may be the new kale, and look out for kalettes and caulilini next
18 Feb 2021 - 12:15AM
Crispy chicken nasi lemak in Malaysia, dinner with Sting, wine estate feasts in Italy: a wine professional’s global food and drinks bucket list

Malaysian Ronald Khoo, a wine professional working in the aviation industry, reveals where he likes to go for food and drink in Italy, Malaysia and Cambodia, and why he’s attended dinner events with rock musician Sting.

Malaysian Ronald Khoo, a wine professional working in the aviation industry, reveals where he likes to go for food and drink in Italy, Malaysia and Cambodia, and why he’s attended dinner events with rock musician Sting.

Crispy chicken nasi lemak in Malaysia, dinner with Sting, wine estate feasts in Italy: a wine professional’s global food and drinks bucket list
17 Feb 2021 - 2:45PM
The Big Short and Street Fighter actor Byron Mann on  new film he wrote and stars in, a ‘love letter to Hong Kong’

Making a movie during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 sounds improbable, but actor Byron Mann managed it. He talks about the pros and cons of his ‘love letter to Hong Kong’.

Making a movie during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 sounds improbable, but actor Byron Mann managed it. He talks about the pros and cons of his ‘love letter to Hong Kong’.

The Big Short and Street Fighter actor Byron Mann on  new film he wrote and stars in, a ‘love letter to Hong Kong’
19 Feb 2021 - 12:30PM
Stew in Iran, grilled fish in Cambodia – a globetrotting Filipino’s favourite restaurants

Filipino investor Kitty Go rates Iranian food the best in the world, and she can’t wait to eat saffron rice pastry and goat stew again in Tehran – and buy some tea and turquoise.

Filipino investor Kitty Go rates Iranian food the best in the world, and she can’t wait to eat saffron rice pastry and goat stew again in Tehran – and buy some tea and turquoise.

Stew in Iran, grilled fish in Cambodia – a globetrotting Filipino’s favourite restaurants
10 Feb 2021 - 2:45PM
Chef Cheung Hong-man on poon choi’s humble Hakka origins and how the festive dish has evolved

Growing up in a Hakka village in Yuen Long, chef Cheung Hong-man celebrated Lunar New Year with a communal feast of poon choi, a dish he now serves at the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin.

Growing up in a Hakka village in Yuen Long, chef Cheung Hong-man celebrated Lunar New Year with a communal feast of poon choi, a dish he now serves at the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin.

Chef Cheung Hong-man on poon choi’s humble Hakka origins and how the festive dish has evolved
9 Feb 2021 - 3:43PM
Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and Copenhagen: a Hong Kong interior designer’s restaurant bucket list

Interior designer Anthony Chan is well travelled, and his restaurant bucket list puts him in Europe’s culinary capitals. Highlights include baby squid omelette in a market restaurant in Barcelona, and a huge whisky menu in Paris.

Interior designer Anthony Chan is well travelled, and his restaurant bucket list puts him in Europe’s culinary capitals. Highlights include baby squid omelette in a market restaurant in Barcelona, and a huge whisky menu in Paris.

Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and Copenhagen: a Hong Kong interior designer’s restaurant bucket list
3 Feb 2021 - 5:25PM
Mouthing Off | The government propped up the supermarket giants, now what about helping out our vulnerable neighbourhood restaurants?

Local restaurants are the backbone of their communities, serving cheap warming dishes that are ideal both for winter and tough financial times. Many are fighting for survival and really need government help.

Local restaurants are the backbone of their communities, serving cheap warming dishes that are ideal both for winter and tough financial times. Many are fighting for survival and really need government help.

The government propped up the supermarket giants, now what about helping out our vulnerable neighbourhood restaurants?
29 Jan 2021 - 8:56AM
Coffee, pasta, truffles and wine in Tuscany: a foodie’s guide to the region and other Italian places

Keti Mazzi, the founder of Hong Kong-based Italian food and wine importer Certa, reveals where she eats and drinks in Tuscany, a place she calls ‘the heart of Italy’.

Keti Mazzi, the founder of Hong Kong-based Italian food and wine importer Certa, reveals where she eats and drinks in Tuscany, a place she calls ‘the heart of Italy’.

Coffee, pasta, truffles and wine in Tuscany: a foodie’s guide to the region and other Italian places
28 Jan 2021 - 1:06PM
Brunch in Melbourne, beef in San Sebastian, the best sourdough in London: an entrepreneur’s favourite food places around the world

Karen Ng, co-founder of a collective clothing brand and an e-commerce platform, shares why her favourite kebab isn’t in Istanbul and where she thinks the best sourdough in London is.

Karen Ng, co-founder of a collective clothing brand and an e-commerce platform, shares why her favourite kebab isn’t in Istanbul and where she thinks the best sourdough in London is.

Brunch in Melbourne, beef in San Sebastian, the best sourdough in London: an entrepreneur’s favourite food places around the world
20 Jan 2021 - 4:45PM
Mouthing Off | No salt in my rice or noodles, so why add it to pasta water? The sauce will season it enough, and besides, I like a bit of bland in my food

Salt is a major part of cooking pasta, and some European chefs insist on it tasting like seawater, but Asian cooks would never boil rice or noodles in heavily salted water.

Salt is a major part of cooking pasta, and some European chefs insist on it tasting like seawater, but Asian cooks would never boil rice or noodles in heavily salted water.

No salt in my rice or noodles, so why add it to pasta water? The sauce will season it enough, and besides, I like a bit of bland in my food
15 Jan 2021 - 9:01AM
Fresh fish, Australian wine, pie ‘to die for’: where this Aussie loves to eat around the world

Ben Tang, a retailing manager, shares his favourite places to eat when he’s in his native Australia, why he misses a brand of pies that can be bought anywhere, and some boutique Aussie wines he loves.

Ben Tang, a retailing manager, shares his favourite places to eat when he’s in his native Australia, why he misses a brand of pies that can be bought anywhere, and some boutique Aussie wines he loves.

Fresh fish, Australian wine, pie ‘to die for’: where this Aussie loves to eat around the world
13 Jan 2021 - 12:22PM
Banging banh mi in Vietnam, super sushi in Vancouver – a Chinese Canadian’s global food picks

Michael Yung, general manager of Hong Kong coffee roastery Cupping Room, reveals his favourite banh mi stand in Ho Chi Minh City as well as a not-so-secret sushi hotspot in his hometown, Vancouver.

Michael Yung, general manager of Hong Kong coffee roastery Cupping Room, reveals his favourite banh mi stand in Ho Chi Minh City as well as a not-so-secret sushi hotspot in his hometown, Vancouver.

Banging banh mi in Vietnam, super sushi in Vancouver – a Chinese Canadian’s global food picks
6 Jan 2021 - 3:15PM
Mouthing Off | Home baking, fine-dining takeaway food, and Nigella Lawson’s microwave: 2020 foodie highlights

Covid-19 changed the way we think about food. As restaurants and bars closed, home cooking and baking took off, five-star food deliveries became a thing, and Nigella Lawson showed us a new way to say ‘microwave’.

Covid-19 changed the way we think about food. As restaurants and bars closed, home cooking and baking took off, five-star food deliveries became a thing, and Nigella Lawson showed us a new way to say ‘microwave’.

Home baking, fine-dining takeaway food, and Nigella Lawson’s microwave: 2020 foodie highlights
1 Jan 2021 - 10:28AM
An underwater restaurant in the Maldives, fine dining in Japan, Beijing-style hotpot in Hong Kong: an architect’s all-time favourite places to eat

Architect and art centre director Tim Li Man-wai reveals his favourite places to eat around the world, from the Maldives to Japan and Hong Kong.

Architect and art centre director Tim Li Man-wai reveals his favourite places to eat around the world, from the Maldives to Japan and Hong Kong.

An underwater restaurant in the Maldives, fine dining in Japan, Beijing-style hotpot in Hong Kong: an architect’s all-time favourite places to eat
31 Dec 2020 - 11:01AM
Cheese and fruit at a farmers’ market in Paris and a dreamy feast on a boat: where model and writer shops and eats in the French capital

When model, TV personality and author Vanessa Yeung Tsang is in the French capital, she likes to buy her ingredients at an outdoor farmers’ market and gets her mochi fix at a vegan pastry shop.

When model, TV personality and author Vanessa Yeung Tsang is in the French capital, she likes to buy her ingredients at an outdoor farmers’ market and gets her mochi fix at a vegan pastry shop.

Cheese and fruit at a farmers’ market in Paris and a dreamy feast on a boat: where model and writer shops and eats in the French capital
26 Dec 2020 - 3:32PM
Action-movie star couple on their martial arts reality television show, and starring opposite Nicolas Cage

An action-movie star couple used their enforced down time to create a reality-TV show, Fight’n Chance, in which complete novices learn a martial art and fight a veteran practitioner of it.

An action-movie star couple used their enforced down time to create a reality-TV show, Fight’n Chance, in which complete novices learn a martial art and fight a veteran practitioner of it.

Action-movie star couple on their martial arts reality television show, and starring opposite Nicolas Cage
22 Dec 2020 - 10:29AM
No Christmas turkey dinner – think KFC, butter chicken and a Coke, or braised pork and eggs, say Asian chefs

Turkey at Christmas has never been much of a thing in Asia. The Japanese go for KFC, in India it could be Coca-Cola and butter chicken, while in South Korea and Vietnam the day is more about family than food.

Turkey at Christmas has never been much of a thing in Asia. The Japanese go for KFC, in India it could be Coca-Cola and butter chicken, while in South Korea and Vietnam the day is more about family than food.

No Christmas turkey dinner – think KFC, butter chicken and a Coke, or braised pork and eggs, say Asian chefs
18 Dec 2020 - 12:17PM
Texas smoked brisket, Tennessee ribs, South Carolina whole hog – BBQ chef in self-exile whets his appetite for a trip home when coronavirus allows it

Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Cozy Corner in Memphis, some hometown chillies in Albuquerque – a barbecue chef in Hong Kong, Chris Tuthill, is a long way from home but licking his lips for a trip stateside, however far off it may be.

Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Cozy Corner in Memphis, some hometown chillies in Albuquerque – a barbecue chef in Hong Kong, Chris Tuthill, is a long way from home but licking his lips for a trip stateside, however far off it may be.

Texas smoked brisket, Tennessee ribs, South Carolina whole hog – BBQ chef in self-exile whets his appetite for a trip home when coronavirus allows it
16 Dec 2020 - 12:02PM
What makes a traditional Christmas dinner? Depends on where you’re from – and for 3 Hong Kong-based chefs, the festive season is definitely about more than just turkey

Harbourside Grill’s Armand Sablon always had capon chicken at Christmas and Hue’s Anthony Hammel swears by his father’s trifle, while Cobo House’s Ray Choi and Devon Hou take an innovative approach with Asian flavours

Harbourside Grill’s Armand Sablon always had capon chicken at Christmas and Hue’s Anthony Hammel swears by his father’s trifle, while Cobo House’s Ray Choi and Devon Hou take an innovative approach with Asian flavours

What makes a traditional Christmas dinner? Depends on where you’re from – and for 3 Hong Kong-based chefs, the festive season is definitely about more than just turkey
13 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM
Mouthing Off | Korean barbecue, hotpot, roast goose, claypot rice: winter is foodie heaven – it’s an excuse to eat high-fat, calorific foods

Winter is here and our thoughts turn to rich, indulgent food. With the excuse that we need the calories, we tuck into hotpots, fondues, roast dinners and dishes most of us wouldn’t consider during the summer.

Winter is here and our thoughts turn to rich, indulgent food. With the excuse that we need the calories, we tuck into hotpots, fondues, roast dinners and dishes most of us wouldn’t consider during the summer.

Korean barbecue, hotpot, roast goose, claypot rice: winter is foodie heaven – it’s an excuse to eat high-fat, calorific foods
11 Dec 2020 - 8:48AM
Sushi, tasty cocktails and dim sum in a Hong Kong park: the places a former TV host loves to eat at

Venus Chi, founder of co-baking studio Bakebe, reveals where she likes to go in Hong Kong for 3am dim sum, where to splurge on Italian food and where she can’t wait to travel to once the pandemic is over.

Venus Chi, founder of co-baking studio Bakebe, reveals where she likes to go in Hong Kong for 3am dim sum, where to splurge on Italian food and where she can’t wait to travel to once the pandemic is over.

Sushi, tasty cocktails and dim sum in a Hong Kong park: the places a former TV host loves to eat at
9 Dec 2020 - 11:26AM
Vegetarian dim sum, pizza and wonton soup in Hong Kong: an Italian’s picks

Stefano Fossati, director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Hong Kong, reveals where he goes for great dim sum, authentic Italian food, wonton soup and celebratory meals.

Stefano Fossati, director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Hong Kong, reveals where he goes for great dim sum, authentic Italian food, wonton soup and celebratory meals.

Vegetarian dim sum, pizza and wonton soup in Hong Kong: an Italian’s picks
2 Dec 2020 - 12:55PM
Mouthing Off | Thanksgiving 2020: tradition, turkey and gluttony in a year where there’s not much to be thankful for

Social distancing may change how Thanksgiving is celebrated this year, but it won’t stop the traditions of turkey, pumpkin pie and excess.

Social distancing may change how Thanksgiving is celebrated this year, but it won’t stop the traditions of turkey, pumpkin pie and excess.

Thanksgiving 2020: tradition, turkey and gluttony in a year where there’s not much to be thankful for
26 Nov 2020 - 4:23AM
Authentic pizza, premium Peking duck and seafood not to miss in Hong Kong: where an Italian chef loves to eat

Italian chef Omar Agostini knows where to find the best restaurants in Hong Kong for dishes from his own country and some popular Asian favourites too.

Italian chef Omar Agostini knows where to find the best restaurants in Hong Kong for dishes from his own country and some popular Asian favourites too.

Authentic pizza, premium Peking duck and seafood not to miss in Hong Kong: where an Italian chef loves to eat
25 Nov 2020 - 3:25PM
Perfect pho, best burgers and a mean ramen bowl in Hong Kong: recommendations from a ‘noodle guy’

Chef and designer Kevin Lim reveals his go-to destinations for pho, ramen and burgers in Hong Kong, and recommends places to eat the next time you’re in Kuala Lumpur.

Chef and designer Kevin Lim reveals his go-to destinations for pho, ramen and burgers in Hong Kong, and recommends places to eat the next time you’re in Kuala Lumpur.

Perfect pho, best burgers and a mean ramen bowl in Hong Kong: recommendations from a ‘noodle guy’
19 Nov 2020 - 7:48PM
The best sushi restaurant for omakase in Hong Kong according to this entrepreneur, her favourite vegetarian spots and where to get great egg tarts

Kerry Tsang, an entrepreneur and food lover, knows the best restaurants in Hong Kong – from a place that serves a ‘beyond delicious’ mock pork chop to an omakase spot for a celebration.

Kerry Tsang, an entrepreneur and food lover, knows the best restaurants in Hong Kong – from a place that serves a ‘beyond delicious’ mock pork chop to an omakase spot for a celebration.

The best sushi restaurant for omakase in Hong Kong according to this entrepreneur, her favourite vegetarian spots and where to get great egg tarts
12 Nov 2020 - 9:39PM