Chris Dwyer

Chris Dwyer has lived in Hong Kong since 2005 and writes on travel and food for platforms including CNN, BBC and South China Morning Post. He has visited 80 countries to date and aims to double that, but still maintains that the only way is Essex.
Chris Dwyer
Chris Dwyer has lived in Hong Kong since 2005 and writes on travel and food for platforms including CNN, BBC and South China Morning Post. He has visited 80 countries to date and aims to double that, but still maintains that the only way is Essex.

Latest from Chris Dwyer

The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok invites you to live the high life in Thailand’s capital

A VIP fast-track service will have you out of the airport before you can say Suvarna­bhumi, and once in the hotel, the multitude of restaurants – from ‘Scandinasian’ to French fare – and the spa will keep you happily occupied

15 Mar 2019 - 7:00PM
The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok invites you to live the high life in Thailand’s capital

A VIP fast-track service will have you out of the airport before you can say Suvarna­bhumi, and once in the hotel, the multitude of restaurants – from ‘Scandinasian’ to French fare – and the spa will keep you happily occupied

Three amazing Bangkok restaurants with women head chefs: Celadon, Gaa and Nahm

Thailand stands out for its delicious food, and many of its restaurant kitchens are run by women. We visit Celadon, Gaa and Nahm, three award-winning restaurants to try their food and talk to their head chefs.

8 Mar 2019 - 8:34AM
Three amazing Bangkok restaurants with women head chefs: Celadon, Gaa and Nahm

Thailand stands out for its delicious food, and many of its restaurant kitchens are run by women. We visit Celadon, Gaa and Nahm, three award-winning restaurants to try their food and talk to their head chefs.

In Oman, a fragrant journey back through the centuries reveals the Middle East’s intoxicating appeal

A safe haven for visitors to a fraught region, Oman is one of the Middle East’s most underrated destinations

7 Mar 2019 - 7:03PM
In Oman, a fragrant journey back through the centuries reveals the Middle East’s intoxicating appeal

A safe haven for visitors to a fraught region, Oman is one of the Middle East’s most underrated destinations

Why 4 women – not the men – are Hong Kong’s ‘masters of wine’

Jeannie Cho Lee, Debra Meiburg, Jennifer Docherty and Sarah Heller are part of exclusive worldwide group of only 384 people

7 Mar 2019 - 1:12PM
Why 4 women – not the men – are Hong Kong’s ‘masters of wine’

Jeannie Cho Lee, Debra Meiburg, Jennifer Docherty and Sarah Heller are part of exclusive worldwide group of only 384 people

Travel like a rich millennial: 4 extravagant bespoke experiences in Asia to Instagram your heart out

A private Indonesian cruise, tailor-made tour in Mongolia and an island-resort stay in the Philippines are among holiday delights

7 Mar 2019 - 12:45PM
Travel like a rich millennial: 4 extravagant bespoke experiences in Asia to Instagram your heart out

A private Indonesian cruise, tailor-made tour in Mongolia and an island-resort stay in the Philippines are among holiday delights

6 of Melbourne’s hottest new restaurants

From ‘MasterChef Australia’ mentor Shannon Bennett’s Ike-Jime Seafood by Vue to Sunda’s fusion fare, the dining scene in the Australian city is bursting with novel flavours

1 Mar 2019 - 12:04PM
6 of Melbourne’s hottest new restaurants

From ‘MasterChef Australia’ mentor Shannon Bennett’s Ike-Jime Seafood by Vue to Sunda’s fusion fare, the dining scene in the Australian city is bursting with novel flavours

Cambodia chefs go in search of forgotten flavours as renaissance in Khmer cuisine gathers pace

Chefs revitalising the country’s food industry cook using traditional local produce and techniques while incorporating global influences.

13 Mar 2019 - 4:04PM
Cambodia chefs go in search of forgotten flavours as renaissance in Khmer cuisine gathers pace

Chefs revitalising the country’s food industry cook using traditional local produce and techniques while incorporating global influences.

USA rugby sevens in Las Vegas – enough booze and bonhomie to rival Hong Kong’s infamous event

Nevada town is no stranger to players, but each spring they come in the form of international sport stars. Sixteen countries take part in a three-day event, with events ranging from Nascar to ice hockey, and, of course, rugby.

11 Jan 2019 - 3:06AM
USA rugby sevens in Las Vegas – enough booze and bonhomie to rival Hong Kong’s infamous event

Nevada town is no stranger to players, but each spring they come in the form of international sport stars. Sixteen countries take part in a three-day event, with events ranging from Nascar to ice hockey, and, of course, rugby.

Forget Singapore: 5 ways to live like ‘Crazy Rich Europeans’ in Monaco

The Mediterranean city state, known for its luxury yachts, hotels and casinos has been a playground of the rich and famous for more than a century

8 Jan 2019 - 4:01PM
Forget Singapore: 5 ways to live like ‘Crazy Rich Europeans’ in Monaco

The Mediterranean city state, known for its luxury yachts, hotels and casinos has been a playground of the rich and famous for more than a century

The ultimate wine bucket list for oenophiles looking for unusual wineries around the world in 2019

The journey to a fine winery providing something a little different – in terms of history, setting or artistic offerings – is well worth making

8 Jan 2019 - 3:38AM
The ultimate wine bucket list for oenophiles looking for unusual wineries around the world in 2019

The journey to a fine winery providing something a little different – in terms of history, setting or artistic offerings – is well worth making

A gourmet guide to Sonoma County: three restaurants that champion local California produce

Three restaurants – Edge, Backyard and SingleThread – all use locally grown produce, in some cases their own and serve Sonoma wines. Their menus are heavily influenced by the seasons and change regularly.

28 Dec 2018 - 10:08AM
A gourmet guide to Sonoma County: three restaurants that champion local California produce

Three restaurants – Edge, Backyard and SingleThread – all use locally grown produce, in some cases their own and serve Sonoma wines. Their menus are heavily influenced by the seasons and change regularly.

Mongolia for foodies: gamy lamb, air-dried yak and camel, curdled milk, and dumplings galore

Mongolia’s not a place for vegetarians. Weather defines its food, with meals heavy in meat and dairy products, and full of unique flavours. Dried curdled milk is an acquired taste, though.

6 Dec 2018 - 6:28PM
Mongolia for foodies: gamy lamb, air-dried yak and camel, curdled milk, and dumplings galore

Mongolia’s not a place for vegetarians. Weather defines its food, with meals heavy in meat and dairy products, and full of unique flavours. Dried curdled milk is an acquired taste, though.

Liverpool’s Hard Days Night Hotel, a Beatles-themed property worthy of the Fab Four name

Located in a Grade II listed building dating back to 1884, the property is filled with photographs, pop art, memorabilia and more.

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
Liverpool’s Hard Days Night Hotel, a Beatles-themed property worthy of the Fab Four name

Located in a Grade II listed building dating back to 1884, the property is filled with photographs, pop art, memorabilia and more.

Three of the best places to eat in Hawaii, for every budget – whether you love Spam or not

Hawaiian food is as delicious as it is diverse, from seafood ceviche to fusion comfort- food classic Spam musubi – sliced on a rectangle of rice and wrapped in seaweed

4 Oct 2018 - 7:10PM
Three of the best places to eat in Hawaii, for every budget – whether you love Spam or not

Hawaiian food is as delicious as it is diverse, from seafood ceviche to fusion comfort- food classic Spam musubi – sliced on a rectangle of rice and wrapped in seaweed

Marrakesh restaurants: from street food to fine dining, an exotic taste sensation

Skewers, salads, tagine, merguez, sheep’s head for the adventurous, and pastilla – a pie that can have savoury or sweet fillings – await the diner on the streets and in the fine-dining restaurants of the Moroccan city.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Marrakesh restaurants: from street food to fine dining, an exotic taste sensation

Skewers, salads, tagine, merguez, sheep’s head for the adventurous, and pastilla – a pie that can have savoury or sweet fillings – await the diner on the streets and in the fine-dining restaurants of the Moroccan city.

Mount Etna’s bounty: caponata, arancini, scamorza and more make Sicily a food heaven you’ll never want to leave

Mind-blowing ingredients grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Etna or fished from the Mediterranean Sea, piquant flavours of a cuisine shaped by waves of invaders, all savoured at an alfresco lunch put on by villagers: Sicily is food heaven.

16 Aug 2018 - 9:18PM
Mount Etna’s bounty: caponata, arancini, scamorza and more make Sicily a food heaven you’ll never want to leave

Mind-blowing ingredients grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Etna or fished from the Mediterranean Sea, piquant flavours of a cuisine shaped by waves of invaders, all savoured at an alfresco lunch put on by villagers: Sicily is food heaven.

Forget Tokyo, a stay in Japan’s kominka homes shows another side to the Land of the Rising Sun

Across Japan, kominka houses – some dating back more than 300 years – are being converted into holiday homes, complete with paper partitions, tatami rooms and a full Japanese breakfast

13 Jul 2018 - 10:20AM
Forget Tokyo, a stay in Japan’s kominka homes shows another side to the Land of the Rising Sun

Across Japan, kominka houses – some dating back more than 300 years – are being converted into holiday homes, complete with paper partitions, tatami rooms and a full Japanese breakfast

Vietnam’s simple pleasures are summed up in Nha Trang, where humble dishes taste heavenly

Be it pancakes, fish noodle soup, grilled sausages or the outstanding local noodle dish mi quang, there’s something for everyone at the city’s countless street food stalls, modest restaurants and high-end resorts

5 Jul 2018 - 7:07PM
Vietnam’s simple pleasures are summed up in Nha Trang, where humble dishes taste heavenly

Be it pancakes, fish noodle soup, grilled sausages or the outstanding local noodle dish mi quang, there’s something for everyone at the city’s countless street food stalls, modest restaurants and high-end resorts

How fugu or pufferfish gets to your table: all you need to know about Japan’s deadly delicacy – and the secret way it is auctioned

The fish is so poisonous it can lead to agonising death by respiratory failure, but it is a rare and expensive delicacy in Japan, and is sold at a curious auction that involves only secret hand signals and gestures.

28 Jun 2018 - 7:41PM
How fugu or pufferfish gets to your table: all you need to know about Japan’s deadly delicacy – and the secret way it is auctioned

The fish is so poisonous it can lead to agonising death by respiratory failure, but it is a rare and expensive delicacy in Japan, and is sold at a curious auction that involves only secret hand signals and gestures.

East African elephants: a highlight for tourists, a livelihood for locals and a win for conservationists
Three trending Berlin restaurants give dining in the German capital a contemporary spin

Glass, Ora and Mrs Robinson’s are three restaurants that epitomise Berlin’s dining scene – passionate, fun and vibrant. They serve exciting, well-presented dishes in relaxed settings with an emphasis on techniques and flavours

31 May 2018 - 7:54PM
Three trending Berlin restaurants give dining in the German capital a contemporary spin

Glass, Ora and Mrs Robinson’s are three restaurants that epitomise Berlin’s dining scene – passionate, fun and vibrant. They serve exciting, well-presented dishes in relaxed settings with an emphasis on techniques and flavours

Explore France’s champagne capital, the home of Veuve Clicquot’s fine fizz

An hour east of Paris, the town of Reims tells the story of how Madame Clicquot defied convention, Napoleon’s trade blockades and bad luck to make one of France’s most famed champagne houses a success

28 May 2018 - 9:30AM
Explore France’s champagne capital, the home of Veuve Clicquot’s fine fizz

An hour east of Paris, the town of Reims tells the story of how Madame Clicquot defied convention, Napoleon’s trade blockades and bad luck to make one of France’s most famed champagne houses a success

The amazing cuisine of Austria: three of the best fine-dining restaurants in Vienna

Austria is known for a mix of cultures and culinary styles, its incredible produce and its highly trained chefs. We visit three of the best restaurants in Vienna – classic, contemporary and vegetarian – and are blown away by the experience

3 May 2018 - 7:00PM
The amazing cuisine of Austria: three of the best fine-dining restaurants in Vienna

Austria is known for a mix of cultures and culinary styles, its incredible produce and its highly trained chefs. We visit three of the best restaurants in Vienna – classic, contemporary and vegetarian – and are blown away by the experience

Three of New York’s hottest restaurants right now offer sublime, inventive dishes – and a taste of culinary theatre

The city may never sleep, but it certainly can eat. We ventured to The Pool, Eleven Madison Park and The Aviary to get a taste of the fine-dining life – and they did not disappoint

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Three of New York’s hottest restaurants right now offer sublime, inventive dishes – and a taste of culinary theatre

The city may never sleep, but it certainly can eat. We ventured to The Pool, Eleven Madison Park and The Aviary to get a taste of the fine-dining life – and they did not disappoint

Sports rivals India and Pakistan unite for cricket on ice in St Moritz, and hearts melt 

Cricketing legends Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi and Jacques Kallis have a ball at offbeat tournament in the Swiss Alps as fans get a rare chance to get up-close with their favourite stars

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Sports rivals India and Pakistan unite for cricket on ice in St Moritz, and hearts melt 

Cricketing legends Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi and Jacques Kallis have a ball at offbeat tournament in the Swiss Alps as fans get a rare chance to get up-close with their favourite stars

Secrets of three of Hong Kong’s oldest restaurants: quality, loyalty and consistency

From Tai Ping Koon, which opened in 1860 and served Sun Yat-sen, to Gaylord Indian Restaurant, open since 1972, to the award-winning abalone served in Forum since 1977, these restaurants have stood the test of time

22 Mar 2018 - 10:28PM
Secrets of three of Hong Kong’s oldest restaurants: quality, loyalty and consistency

From Tai Ping Koon, which opened in 1860 and served Sun Yat-sen, to Gaylord Indian Restaurant, open since 1972, to the award-winning abalone served in Forum since 1977, these restaurants have stood the test of time

Lunches in luxury: Michelin-starred chefs’ London hotel restaurants bring a new elegance to dining

Marcus Wareing in Knightsbridge, Jean-Georges Vongerichten in Mayfair and Alain Ducasse in Park Lane serve extraordinary meals in opulent surroundings, and at prices which represent remarkably good value

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Lunches in luxury: Michelin-starred chefs’ London hotel restaurants bring a new elegance to dining

Marcus Wareing in Knightsbridge, Jean-Georges Vongerichten in Mayfair and Alain Ducasse in Park Lane serve extraordinary meals in opulent surroundings, and at prices which represent remarkably good value

Anthony Bourdain on Donald Trump, the #metoo movement, and the most disgusting thing he ever ate

TV presenter and author criticises the US President for his ‘stupidity, lack of curiosity and laziness’, damns those who do not report sexual misconduct in the workplace, and fears for his taste buds after eating fermented shark

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Anthony Bourdain on Donald Trump, the #metoo movement, and the most disgusting thing he ever ate

TV presenter and author criticises the US President for his ‘stupidity, lack of curiosity and laziness’, damns those who do not report sexual misconduct in the workplace, and fears for his taste buds after eating fermented shark

French superchef’s restaurant makes stay at new Shanghai resort worthwhile

Enjoy ‘simple but authentic French cuisine’ at le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire, restaurant in the Chinese city’s latest resort, Capella Shanghai – a celebration of shikumen architecture

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
French superchef’s restaurant makes stay at new Shanghai resort worthwhile

Enjoy ‘simple but authentic French cuisine’ at le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire, restaurant in the Chinese city’s latest resort, Capella Shanghai – a celebration of shikumen architecture

Three Manila restaurants that show the talents of young chefs applying lessons of top kitchens in West to local cuisine

Josh Boutwood sees the same excitement about Manila’s dining scene as he did working at Noma; he’s part of a corps of young chefs, including Allan Briones and Carlos Garcia, who are helping put Filipino cuisine on the world’s radar

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Three Manila restaurants that show the talents of young chefs applying lessons of top kitchens in West to local cuisine

Josh Boutwood sees the same excitement about Manila’s dining scene as he did working at Noma; he’s part of a corps of young chefs, including Allan Briones and Carlos Garcia, who are helping put Filipino cuisine on the world’s radar

MagazinesLifestyle