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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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
An Italian chef’s favourite places to eat in Hong Kong, from Chinese cuisine to Michelin restaurants

Matteo Caripoli likes everything from Japanese fusion to Shanghainese to a bowl of ramen to a kebab. He also likes to hang out in COA, a bar popular with chefs, and drink a fermented pineapple concoction.

12 Aug 2019 - 4:45PM

Matteo Caripoli likes everything from Japanese fusion to Shanghainese to a bowl of ramen to a kebab. He also likes to hang out in COA, a bar popular with chefs, and drink a fermented pineapple concoction.

An Italian chef’s favourite places to eat in Hong Kong, from Chinese cuisine to Michelin restaurants
The best crispy Chinese chicken in Hong Kong, and pork chop rice to die for – a picky eater’s go-to restaurants

Sin Sin Man is a fashion designer and runs a villa resort in Bali. A picky eater, these are her go-to places for a classic Chinese dish, sushi, healthy vegetarian fare, home-made pasta and pork chop rice.

5 Aug 2019 - 3:15PM

Sin Sin Man is a fashion designer and runs a villa resort in Bali. A picky eater, these are her go-to places for a classic Chinese dish, sushi, healthy vegetarian fare, home-made pasta and pork chop rice.

The best crispy Chinese chicken in Hong Kong, and pork chop rice to die for – a picky eater’s go-to restaurants
Mouthing Off | Outdoor alfresco dining in Hong Kong: why would you want to do it? Especially during summer

If it’s not the heat, humidity or pollution ruining your appetite, then it’s the bugs, mosquitoes and fragrant sewage, Andrew Sun says, who believes turning sites like 1881 Heritage into cooked food centres could revive alfresco culture.

1 Aug 2019 - 8:47PM

If it’s not the heat, humidity or pollution ruining your appetite, then it’s the bugs, mosquitoes and fragrant sewage, Andrew Sun says, who believes turning sites like 1881 Heritage into cooked food centres could revive alfresco culture.

Outdoor alfresco dining in Hong Kong: why would you want to do it? Especially during summer
A celebrity jeweller’s favourite high-end restaurants in Hong Kong and Greece

From Jennifer Lopez to Elton John, Corina Larpin’s designs have been worn by some of the biggest names in the music industry. Larpin has a taste for the finer things in life and this extends to her palate.

29 Jul 2019 - 3:04PM

From Jennifer Lopez to Elton John, Corina Larpin’s designs have been worn by some of the biggest names in the music industry. Larpin has a taste for the finer things in life and this extends to her palate.

A celebrity jeweller’s favourite high-end restaurants in Hong Kong and Greece
A love letter to Indonesian food – recipes from home cooks, street stalls, a royal kitchen in Eleanor Ford’s book of ‘Fire Islands’ cuisine

Eleanor Ford, London-based author, talks about discovering the breadth of Asian cuisine in Hong Kong, returning to Indonesia where she grew up, and the fear of being accused of cultural appropriation.

25 Jul 2019 - 8:45AM

Eleanor Ford, London-based author, talks about discovering the breadth of Asian cuisine in Hong Kong, returning to Indonesia where she grew up, and the fear of being accused of cultural appropriation.

A love letter to Indonesian food – recipes from home cooks, street stalls, a royal kitchen in Eleanor Ford’s book of ‘Fire Islands’ cuisine
Where a Frenchman in Hong Kong goes to eat French food, Peking duck, beef brisket and xiaolongbao

Eric Piras counts the chefs at his favourite restaurants, Métropolitain and Saint-Germain, as friends, and praises L’Envol’s ‘fusion without confusion’. He loves the China Club for its Peking duck, and Metropol for dim sum.

22 Jul 2019 - 1:36PM

Eric Piras counts the chefs at his favourite restaurants, Métropolitain and Saint-Germain, as friends, and praises L’Envol’s ‘fusion without confusion’. He loves the China Club for its Peking duck, and Metropol for dim sum.

Where a Frenchman in Hong Kong goes to eat French food, Peking duck, beef brisket and xiaolongbao
Mouthing Off | How the right food can keep you cool in East Asia’s humid summers (and it’s not ice cream)

Chinese medicine recommends cooling foods in the hot summer months, such as hot winter melon soup, but salads and ice cream are out. People from tropical countries eat chillis and spices to bring on the sweat.

18 Jul 2019 - 7:37PM

Chinese medicine recommends cooling foods in the hot summer months, such as hot winter melon soup, but salads and ice cream are out. People from tropical countries eat chillis and spices to bring on the sweat.

How the right food can keep you cool in East Asia’s humid summers (and it’s not ice cream)
Thai, Vietnamese and other Hong Kong restaurants for strong, heavy tastes: hotel manager’s food picks

Winnie Woo loves Asian cuisines with strong flavours including Sichuan, Shanghainese, Thai and Vietnamese. She reveals where to go in Hong Kong for papaya salad, onion soup and a great garlic fix.

15 Jul 2019 - 3:00PM

Winnie Woo loves Asian cuisines with strong flavours including Sichuan, Shanghainese, Thai and Vietnamese. She reveals where to go in Hong Kong for papaya salad, onion soup and a great garlic fix.

Thai, Vietnamese and other Hong Kong restaurants for strong, heavy tastes: hotel manager’s food picks
‘King of White Truffles’ Italian chef opens a Chinese diner in Hong Kong

Michelin-starred chef Umberto Bombana is better known for opening high-class Italian restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau. His latest outlet, Nove Chinese Kitchen, will serve all-day dim sum and Chiu Chow food.

15 Jul 2019 - 1:38PM

Michelin-starred chef Umberto Bombana is better known for opening high-class Italian restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau. His latest outlet, Nove Chinese Kitchen, will serve all-day dim sum and Chiu Chow food.

‘King of White Truffles’ Italian chef opens a Chinese diner in Hong Kong
HBO’s Invisible Stories on life in Singapore’s public housing shows the city beneath the glitter

Far from the excessive wealth and ostentatious living of Singapore’s richer citizens, the six-episode Invisible Stories shines a light on the housing estates where most of the Lion City’s population live.

14 Jul 2019 - 7:15PM

Far from the excessive wealth and ostentatious living of Singapore’s richer citizens, the six-episode Invisible Stories shines a light on the housing estates where most of the Lion City’s population live.

HBO’s Invisible Stories on life in Singapore’s public housing shows the city beneath the glitter
Seafood, claypot rice and cheese: Hong Kong restaurant picks of a food consultant

Stephen Wright rates the quality of ingredients and a chef’s skills rather than new concepts when he eats out. He goes to Caprice for his cheese fix, Lamma for seafood and City Hall Maxim’s Palace when guests are in town.

8 Jul 2019 - 4:30PM

Stephen Wright rates the quality of ingredients and a chef’s skills rather than new concepts when he eats out. He goes to Caprice for his cheese fix, Lamma for seafood and City Hall Maxim’s Palace when guests are in town.

Seafood, claypot rice and cheese: Hong Kong restaurant picks of a food consultant
Mouthing Off | She’s a vegan, he’s a junk food fanatic. Couples with different diets or eating habits – can they survive?

Annoying habits in the kitchen can wear away at a relationship, while some don’t even get as far as the dining room because of each partner’s dietary customs. Should we all pair up with people with similar food preferences?

4 Jul 2019 - 7:34PM

Annoying habits in the kitchen can wear away at a relationship, while some don’t even get as far as the dining room because of each partner’s dietary customs. Should we all pair up with people with similar food preferences?

She’s a vegan, he’s a junk food fanatic. Couples with different diets or eating habits – can they survive?
Kaiseki, dim sum, street food in Hong Kong: where a Japanese chef goes to eat

Japanese kaiseki is one of chef Kunio Sakuma’s favourite meals as he prefers meals of many courses and small portions. He also likes dim sum, and has a particular penchant for barbecue pork.

1 Jul 2019 - 3:29PM

Japanese kaiseki is one of chef Kunio Sakuma’s favourite meals as he prefers meals of many courses and small portions. He also likes dim sum, and has a particular penchant for barbecue pork.

Kaiseki, dim sum, street food in Hong Kong: where a Japanese chef goes to eat
Best char siu, top dim sum, comforting noodles: Hong Kong physiotherapist’s fave food spots

Hong Kong sum: physiotherapist Ryan Tan reveals where he thinks does the best barbecued pork, his favourite dim sum place, and an Indian restaurant that makes a great date nightspot.

26 Jun 2019 - 12:15PM

Hong Kong sum: physiotherapist Ryan Tan reveals where he thinks does the best barbecued pork, his favourite dim sum place, and an Indian restaurant that makes a great date nightspot.

Best char siu, top dim sum, comforting noodles: Hong Kong physiotherapist’s fave food spots
Hong Kong athlete Annabelle Bond on Mount Everest, her love for Asian food — and her biggest weakness

Over lunch at L’Envol at The St. Regis Hong Kong in Wan Chai, the mountaineer and mother talks about scaling the world’s highest peaks, her daily diet and the importance of eating right

20 Jun 2019 - 2:29PM

Over lunch at L’Envol at The St. Regis Hong Kong in Wan Chai, the mountaineer and mother talks about scaling the world’s highest peaks, her daily diet and the importance of eating right

Hong Kong athlete Annabelle Bond on Mount Everest, her love for Asian food — and her biggest weakness
Mouthing Off | And what? I’m done with double-barrelled restaurant names, and adjective-free menu minimalism

Butcher & Baker, Duck & Waffle, Salt & Barrel – and for why? We’ve another gripe too: fancy-pants menus that don’t tell you how a dish is cooked. After all, you don’t see a bucket of KFC wings described as ‘chicken, herbs, spices’.

20 Jun 2019 - 8:15PM

Butcher & Baker, Duck & Waffle, Salt & Barrel – and for why? We’ve another gripe too: fancy-pants menus that don’t tell you how a dish is cooked. After all, you don’t see a bucket of KFC wings described as ‘chicken, herbs, spices’.

And what? I’m done with double-barrelled restaurant names, and adjective-free menu minimalism
From pasta to pad Thai – where an Italian expat gets her carb fix in Hong Kong

When Ethica Wines’ Roberta Picco wants a taste of home, she heads to Giando in Wan Chai for burrata, or Castellana in Causeway Bay for risotto. Here are her favourite places to eat in Hong Kong.

17 Jun 2019 - 12:29PM

When Ethica Wines’ Roberta Picco wants a taste of home, she heads to Giando in Wan Chai for burrata, or Castellana in Causeway Bay for risotto. Here are her favourite places to eat in Hong Kong.

From pasta to pad Thai – where an Italian expat gets her carb fix in Hong Kong
‘Hospitality was in his blood’: tributes for Wayne Parfitt, Australian restaurateur in Hong Kong

Australian who in 1992 opened pizzeria Pepperoni’s in Sai Kung, the first of some 90 restaurants in Hong Kong and Vietnam, loses battle with cancer; a man who loved Hong Kong, he once said: ‘I’ll never leave. They can bury me in Sai Kung’.

15 Jun 2019 - 11:38PM

Australian who in 1992 opened pizzeria Pepperoni’s in Sai Kung, the first of some 90 restaurants in Hong Kong and Vietnam, loses battle with cancer; a man who loved Hong Kong, he once said: ‘I’ll never leave. They can bury me in Sai Kung’.

‘Hospitality was in his blood’: tributes for Wayne Parfitt, Australian restaurateur in Hong Kong
Mouthing Off | Food safety, the five second rule and how floor bacteria could be better for you than you think

Does the five second rule for dropped food really work, or will it make you sick, or healthier? Whether you eat dropped food depends on how dry it is, whose floor you drop it on and how tasty it is.

6 Jun 2019 - 8:19PM

Does the five second rule for dropped food really work, or will it make you sick, or healthier? Whether you eat dropped food depends on how dry it is, whose floor you drop it on and how tasty it is.

Food safety, the five second rule and how floor bacteria could be better for you than you think
Champagne to cheap curry, where a Russian sake sommelier in Hong Kong eats and drinks

From a Mexican restaurant in Kennedy Town to yakitori at Yardbird, Yulia Ezhikova knows what she likes to eat, and the drinks to pair it with. She also tells us the bars she takes friends for a night of great cocktails.

27 May 2019 - 6:35PM

From a Mexican restaurant in Kennedy Town to yakitori at Yardbird, Yulia Ezhikova knows what she likes to eat, and the drinks to pair it with. She also tells us the bars she takes friends for a night of great cocktails.

Champagne to cheap curry, where a Russian sake sommelier in Hong Kong eats and drinks
Mouthing Off | The best things to eat on holiday aren’t always in the guidebook – go and discover hidden gems

Andrew Sun prefers to roam when he’s vacationing, discovering hidden gems or trying out unknown local diners by happenstance. Sometimes that’s where the best experiences are.

23 May 2019 - 7:42PM

Andrew Sun prefers to roam when he’s vacationing, discovering hidden gems or trying out unknown local diners by happenstance. Sometimes that’s where the best experiences are.

The best things to eat on holiday aren’t always in the guidebook – go and discover hidden gems
Favourite Hong Kong restaurants for sashimi, dim sum, steak tartare: a health-conscious gym owner’s picks

The owner of GO24 Fitness watches what he eats, so shrimp korrito – a giant, seaweed-wrapped burrito – is a favourite for its balance of protein, carbs and vegetables. He tells us the best places for foie gras, rib-eye fillet and xiao long bao.

20 May 2019 - 6:00PM

The owner of GO24 Fitness watches what he eats, so shrimp korrito – a giant, seaweed-wrapped burrito – is a favourite for its balance of protein, carbs and vegetables. He tells us the best places for foie gras, rib-eye fillet and xiao long bao.

Favourite Hong Kong restaurants for sashimi, dim sum, steak tartare: a health-conscious gym owner’s picks
Sushi, dim sum, and Western treats: where a brunch-loving dessert restaurateur eats in Hong Kong

Larvina Wong is a fan of modern and classic Chinese cuisine, sushi and of course, desserts. Sunday brunch is a favourite, and she loves Peking Duck and egg custard.

13 May 2019 - 12:39PM

Larvina Wong is a fan of modern and classic Chinese cuisine, sushi and of course, desserts. Sunday brunch is a favourite, and she loves Peking Duck and egg custard.

Sushi, dim sum, and Western treats: where a brunch-loving dessert restaurateur eats in Hong Kong