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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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
Mouthing Off | Queuing for restaurants is annoying but we’ve only ourselves to blame

Many diners hate not being able to make a restaurant reservation but don’t realise the part they play in no-reservations policies existing in the first place.

9 May 2019 - 5:58PM

Many diners hate not being able to make a restaurant reservation but don’t realise the part they play in no-reservations policies existing in the first place.

Queuing for restaurants is annoying but we’ve only ourselves to blame
Where an eco-conscious Hong Kong food executive gets her guilty pleasure, plus drunken clams and more

Heidi Nam, general manager of Impossible Foods in Hong Kong, looks for fusion menus to satisfy the divergent tastes of her family. She loves Little Bao’s ice cream, Vietnamese food, and her guilty pleasure – deep-fried Korean fare.

6 May 2019 - 6:00PM

Heidi Nam, general manager of Impossible Foods in Hong Kong, looks for fusion menus to satisfy the divergent tastes of her family. She loves Little Bao’s ice cream, Vietnamese food, and her guilty pleasure – deep-fried Korean fare.

Where an eco-conscious Hong Kong food executive gets her guilty pleasure, plus drunken clams and more
Where a French pastry chef eats classic and modern Asian and fine French food in Hong Kong

Patissier Gael Majchrzak is happy to try any food with a story and is a fan of all kinds of Asian cuisine. He also enjoys Michelin standard French food and loves to indulge in fine French cheeses.

29 Apr 2019 - 12:15PM

Patissier Gael Majchrzak is happy to try any food with a story and is a fan of all kinds of Asian cuisine. He also enjoys Michelin standard French food and loves to indulge in fine French cheeses.

Where a French pastry chef eats classic and modern Asian and fine French food in Hong Kong
Why it makes good business sense to focus on environmental, social and corporate governance practices

Companies know it is important to show the value they deliver – not only for shareholders but for society as a whole

17 May 2019 - 12:30AM

Companies know it is important to show the value they deliver – not only for shareholders but for society as a whole

Why it makes good business sense to focus on environmental, social and corporate governance practices
Mouthing Off | From cheese to bread: how to break the mould in Hong Kong’s humid months

It’s not easy to keep bread and cheese fresh in a humid Hong Kong flat. Mould can grow in a matter of hours and cheese and bread often fall victim.

25 Apr 2019 - 8:02PM

It’s not easy to keep bread and cheese fresh in a humid Hong Kong flat. Mould can grow in a matter of hours and cheese and bread often fall victim.

From cheese to bread: how to break the mould in Hong Kong’s humid months
Congee, curry, croissants and coffee: where a Hong Kong food guide founder eats out

WOM food guide co-founder Fergus Fung likes breakfasts, late-night fry-ups and quite a lot in between. He’ll eat a healthy lunch but his guilty treat is Japanese skewers and deep fried food at a place where lots of chefs like to eat.

22 Apr 2019 - 12:44PM

WOM food guide co-founder Fergus Fung likes breakfasts, late-night fry-ups and quite a lot in between. He’ll eat a healthy lunch but his guilty treat is Japanese skewers and deep fried food at a place where lots of chefs like to eat.

Congee, curry, croissants and coffee: where a Hong Kong food guide founder eats out
Should you be a snowplow or helicopter parent? Neither, believes Kids’ Gallery CEO Joanna Hotung

The Hong Kong educator discusses the importance of creativity in education and cuisine over a leisurely meal at Roganic, the Simon Rogan restaurant in Sino Plaza, Causeway Bay.

20 Apr 2019 - 6:18AM

The Hong Kong educator discusses the importance of creativity in education and cuisine over a leisurely meal at Roganic, the Simon Rogan restaurant in Sino Plaza, Causeway Bay.

Should you be a snowplow or helicopter parent? Neither, believes Kids’ Gallery CEO Joanna Hotung
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