Kee Foong

Kee Foong

An avid traveller and glutton for the good things in life, Kee has set foot on every continent on the planet, yet is overawed by how little he has seen and how much more there is to explore. While lucky enough to bed down at many of the finest hotels in the world, Kee also believes that there’s no place like home.

Latest from Kee Foong

Flexitarian food in Hong Kong: four restaurants that celebrate plant-based cuisine and avoid meat or serve less of it

Most diners aren’t ready or willing to become fully vegetarian or vegan. Chefs at four restaurants in Hong Kong are tailoring their menus for flexitarians or pescatarians.

Most diners aren’t ready or willing to become fully vegetarian or vegan. Chefs at four restaurants in Hong Kong are tailoring their menus for flexitarians or pescatarians.

20 Jan 2022 - 1:19PM
The best panettone: bakers reveal the secrets to making the Italian Christmas loaf, plus six of the best places to buy – or try – panettone in Hong Kong

Considered the Mount Everest of baking, making panettone is full of pitfalls at every stage. Bakers reveal the secrets to a good Christmas loaf. Plus: where to buy or try panettone in Hong Kong.

Considered the Mount Everest of baking, making panettone is full of pitfalls at every stage. Bakers reveal the secrets to a good Christmas loaf. Plus: where to buy or try panettone in Hong Kong.

20 Dec 2021 - 3:05PM
Pasta, pizza and tiramisu? Italian food is so much more, say four chefs in Hong Kong who are redefining our understanding of the country’s cuisine

Forget pasta carbonara, Neapolitan pizza and tiramisu – four chefs, of Hong Kong restaurants Estro, Radical Chic and Octavium, are redefining our understanding of Italian cuisine.

Forget pasta carbonara, Neapolitan pizza and tiramisu – four chefs, of Hong Kong restaurants Estro, Radical Chic and Octavium, are redefining our understanding of Italian cuisine.

2 Dec 2021 - 12:45PM
Hong Kong restaurant interior design embraces wall art, and it’s as Instagramable as the food and drinks

Instagram and other social media are behind a proliferation of murals in Hong Kong restaurants that’s keeping artists busy.

Instagram and other social media are behind a proliferation of murals in Hong Kong restaurants that’s keeping artists busy.

24 Nov 2021 - 8:29AM
How curry spread across Asia, spawning local versions from Japan to Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand – and three Hong Kong chefs serving regional curries

Curry comes in many forms, and most Asian countries have their own versions. We talk to Hong Kong chefs serving Sri Lankan, Thai and Peranakan curries.

Curry comes in many forms, and most Asian countries have their own versions. We talk to Hong Kong chefs serving Sri Lankan, Thai and Peranakan curries.

22 Oct 2021 - 3:06PM
Penthouse fuses Japanese design, Scandinavian furniture and Hong Kong spirit

A Hong Kong couple’s first home, a penthouse with roof in Sham Shui Po, is infused with Hong Kong spirit, incorporates Japanese design elements and is furnished Scandinavian style.

A Hong Kong couple’s first home, a penthouse with roof in Sham Shui Po, is infused with Hong Kong spirit, incorporates Japanese design elements and is furnished Scandinavian style.

13 Oct 2021 - 9:30AM
Heirs to three Hong Kong heritage restaurants talk about taking over the family business and attracting younger customers

These restaurant owners may have had different career plans, but when the family business needed them they answered the call – and brought their own visions of how to take them on.

These restaurant owners may have had different career plans, but when the family business needed them they answered the call – and brought their own visions of how to take them on.

9 Sep 2021 - 1:09PM
Natural, sustainable materials and a muted palette turn Hong Kong apartment into a calm, uncluttered sanctuary

A family of four’s 1,520 sq ft apartment on Old Peak Road was transformed over 10 months using biophilic design principles that connect people with nature within built environments.

A family of four’s 1,520 sq ft apartment on Old Peak Road was transformed over 10 months using biophilic design principles that connect people with nature within built environments.

1 Sep 2021 - 4:16PM
Micro-apartment in Hong Kong maximises storage and functionality to create a comfortable living space with a staycation feel

Interior designer Wesley Liu turned a 313 sq ft microflat in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, into a comfortable living space by improving its functionality.

Interior designer Wesley Liu turned a 313 sq ft microflat in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, into a comfortable living space by improving its functionality.

4 Aug 2021 - 9:43AM
Four Hong Kong restaurants with chef’s counters where diners get to see ‘the dance’ of kitchen staff in action – and the occasional mistake

Dining at a chef’s counter in a Hong Kong restaurant makes for an evening of theatre and sensory delights. Four chefs explain why they love them.

Dining at a chef’s counter in a Hong Kong restaurant makes for an evening of theatre and sensory delights. Four chefs explain why they love them.

30 Jul 2021 - 10:51AM
4 gastropubs in Hong Kong for superior bar food, creative cocktails and a friendly neighbourhood vibe

Bar food is often looked down upon in Hong Kong, but The Diplomat, The Last Resort, Honky Tonks Tavern and Second Draft have elevated theirs.

Bar food is often looked down upon in Hong Kong, but The Diplomat, The Last Resort, Honky Tonks Tavern and Second Draft have elevated theirs.

4 Jun 2021 - 12:18PM
Four Chinese chefs running French restaurants in Hong Kong on their inspirations

Inspired by chefs as varied as Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, and Alain Ducasse, and stints at restaurants such as Le Gavroche in London, Chinese chefs show you don’t need training in France to produce some of the most talked about French food in Hong Kong.

Inspired by chefs as varied as Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, and Alain Ducasse, and stints at restaurants such as Le Gavroche in London, Chinese chefs show you don’t need training in France to produce some of the most talked about French food in Hong Kong.

4 May 2021 - 3:48PM
From salted-egg tarts to Horlicks ice cream and honey joys, Chinese desserts get a chance to shine

Steamed milk, deep-fried milk, Horlicks ice cream – dairy products are at the heart of Chinese desserts created by a new generation of chefs who believe Chinese food should be about more than savoury dishes like char siu, xiao long bao and fried rice. 

Steamed milk, deep-fried milk, Horlicks ice cream – dairy products are at the heart of Chinese desserts created by a new generation of chefs who believe Chinese food should be about more than savoury dishes like char siu, xiao long bao and fried rice. 

19 Feb 2021 - 12:15PM
We review Six Senses Bhutan, 4 new luxury lodges in the mystical Himalayan Buddhist kingdom – and get a princely taste of the high life

In a land where happiness, well-being and mindfulness are paramount, Six Senses plays its part with spa therapies, meditation and yoga sessions at each lodge

In a land where happiness, well-being and mindfulness are paramount, Six Senses plays its part with spa therapies, meditation and yoga sessions at each lodge

5 Feb 2020 - 6:29AM
Mexico’s most authentic city? Why you should head to Guadalajara before it’s too late

Mexico’s second largest city is home to tequila, mariachi, the national sport charrería and a thriving arts and crafts scene

Mexico’s second largest city is home to tequila, mariachi, the national sport charrería and a thriving arts and crafts scene

2 Feb 2020 - 7:00PM
Review | We review Casa Maria Luigia, world’s best chef Massimo Bottura’s romantic new country house in Italy

Best known for his famous restaurant Osteria Francescana, Massimo Bottura’s elegant country estate, also in Modena, offers 12 rooms plus the Michelin-star chef’s incredible ‘Francescana’ dining experience – with a night’s stay, breakfast and dinner for two costing from US$1,492

Best known for his famous restaurant Osteria Francescana, Massimo Bottura’s elegant country estate, also in Modena, offers 12 rooms plus the Michelin-star chef’s incredible ‘Francescana’ dining experience – with a night’s stay, breakfast and dinner for two costing from US$1,492

2 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM
The spa in the Maldives that's eight metres under water

Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi is one of the Indian Ocean destination's most intimate resorts, and its offshore spa is spectacular, Kee Foong writes.

Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi is one of the Indian Ocean destination's most intimate resorts, and its offshore spa is spectacular, Kee Foong writes.

19 Sep 2015 - 10:50PM