Susan Jung

Susan Jung trained as a pastry chef and worked in hotels, restaurants and bakeries in San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong, before joining the Post. She is academy chair for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan for the World's 50 Best Restaurants and Asia's 50 Best Restaurants.
Susan Jung
Susan Jung trained as a pastry chef and worked in hotels, restaurants and bakeries in San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong, before joining the Post. She is academy chair for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan for the World's 50 Best Restaurants and Asia's 50 Best Restaurants.

Latest from Susan Jung

Shabu-shabu in Hong Kong: Kuro Shabu in Sheung Wan lets ingredients shine

The ingredients in the Japanese shabu-shabu are dipped into a clear dashi broth, rather than a more flavourful (and varied) soup base you get with Chinese hotpot. This means the ingredients have to be excellent quality.

19 Jul 2019 - 5:30PM

The ingredients in the Japanese shabu-shabu are dipped into a clear dashi broth, rather than a more flavourful (and varied) soup base you get with Chinese hotpot. This means the ingredients have to be excellent quality.

Shabu-shabu in Hong Kong: Kuro Shabu in Sheung Wan lets ingredients shine
A light recipe for a summer bibimbap, Korean comfort food at its best

This light, summery dish topped with a mild-tasting white fish and myeongnan-jeot, or mentaiko in Japanese, is ideal for the warmer months.

18 Jul 2019 - 8:15PM

This light, summery dish topped with a mild-tasting white fish and myeongnan-jeot, or mentaiko in Japanese, is ideal for the warmer months.

A light recipe for a summer bibimbap, Korean comfort food at its best
Review | The Legacy House at Rosewood Hong Kong: refined Chinese food, and a fish broth so good we drank it all

A dish of wok-fried milk, light and delicate, was a clue we were in for a special meal. Our favourite was a dish of stewed bamboo shoots in fish broth – the latter was so good we poured it into our cups and drank it.

12 Jul 2019 - 12:15PM

A dish of wok-fried milk, light and delicate, was a clue we were in for a special meal. Our favourite was a dish of stewed bamboo shoots in fish broth – the latter was so good we poured it into our cups and drank it.

The Legacy House at Rosewood Hong Kong: refined Chinese food, and a fish broth so good we drank it all
How to make Thai green papaya salad – Som Tam at its refreshing best

Prepare it just the way you like it by adjusting the ingredients and spice levels to suit your tastes.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:59AM

Prepare it just the way you like it by adjusting the ingredients and spice levels to suit your tastes.

How to make Thai green papaya salad – Som Tam at its refreshing best
Visit Hong Kong’s Kinship restaurant where vegetarian dishes wow on meat-focused menu

The small menu may celebrate meat dishes, but the vegetarian options are what really shine. Grandpa’s roasted carrots were a stand-out, while the roasted cauliflower ‘Peking duck style’ was creative and delicious.

5 Jul 2019 - 12:15PM

The small menu may celebrate meat dishes, but the vegetarian options are what really shine. Grandpa’s roasted carrots were a stand-out, while the roasted cauliflower ‘Peking duck style’ was creative and delicious.

Visit Hong Kong’s Kinship restaurant where vegetarian dishes wow on meat-focused menu
Two Asian recipes for mushroom lovers – so satisfying it’s magic

Two dishes that capture the mushrooms’ foresty flavour and make the most of our fungi friends. One is based on a rich Taiwanese chicken dish while the other is a quick and easy dish featuring XO sauce

5 Jul 2019 - 3:00AM

Two dishes that capture the mushrooms’ foresty flavour and make the most of our fungi friends. One is based on a rich Taiwanese chicken dish while the other is a quick and easy dish featuring XO sauce

Two Asian recipes for mushroom lovers – so satisfying it’s magic
The plant-based recipes of French veggie visionary Alain Passard

The Art of Cooking with Vegetables contains surprisingly easy recipes inspired by his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Arpège

4 Jul 2019 - 1:59AM

The Art of Cooking with Vegetables contains surprisingly easy recipes inspired by his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Arpège

The plant-based recipes of French veggie visionary Alain Passard
Two quick Asian dishes that can be cooked and on the table in less than 30 minutes

If you’re in a rush, you will probably already have the ingredients for a delicious chicken-and-egg oyakodon to hand.

28 Jun 2019 - 2:27AM

If you’re in a rush, you will probably already have the ingredients for a delicious chicken-and-egg oyakodon to hand.

Two quick Asian dishes that can be cooked and on the table in less than 30 minutes
Top quality Mexican food save the tacos in Sheung Wan at Taqueria Super Macho

Taqueria Super Macho’s grilled chicken tostada was the highlight of the night, but the tacos were a letdown because they were served “naked”. What’s wrong with the chef dressing them as he thinks they should be served?

27 Jun 2019 - 7:24PM

Taqueria Super Macho’s grilled chicken tostada was the highlight of the night, but the tacos were a letdown because they were served “naked”. What’s wrong with the chef dressing them as he thinks they should be served?

Top quality Mexican food save the tacos in Sheung Wan at Taqueria Super Macho
France’s Mirazur tops World’s 50 Best Restaurants at Singapore awards event, with Noma in Copenhagen and Asador Extebarri in Spain also winning big

Half the top 50 restaurants are in Europe, with seven in Asia, including Gaggan in Bangkok, Odette in Singapore and Hong Kong’s The Chairman, a new entry. This is the first time the awards ceremony has been held in Asia.

26 Jun 2019 - 11:57AM

Half the top 50 restaurants are in Europe, with seven in Asia, including Gaggan in Bangkok, Odette in Singapore and Hong Kong’s The Chairman, a new entry. This is the first time the awards ceremony has been held in Asia.

France’s Mirazur tops World’s 50 Best Restaurants at Singapore awards event, with Noma in Copenhagen and Asador Extebarri in Spain also winning big
Japanese fusion food to die for in Hong Kong at ex-Nobu chef’s Silencio in Central

Silencio got off to a bad start – “A confirmation email doesn’t mean there’s a table for you” – but the quality of the food shone through from the first bite.

20 Jun 2019 - 8:15PM

Silencio got off to a bad start – “A confirmation email doesn’t mean there’s a table for you” – but the quality of the food shone through from the first bite.

Japanese fusion food to die for in Hong Kong at ex-Nobu chef’s Silencio in Central
Two unusual pork neck recipes: grilled is not the only way to cook this versatile cut

An underrated cut of meat gets the star treatment in two dishes – Thai crispy pork neck and tonkatsu.

20 Jun 2019 - 12:16PM

An underrated cut of meat gets the star treatment in two dishes – Thai crispy pork neck and tonkatsu.

Two unusual pork neck recipes: grilled is not the only way to cook this versatile cut
Shimonoseki food trip: Japanese city famous for fugu – pufferfish – is a growing pull for foodies

Shimonoseki is best known for its fugu, a potentially deadly blowfish, but its growing restaurant scene has a lot else to offer, with one chef in particular trying to elevate it to food-tourism levels.

14 Jun 2019 - 3:33PM

Shimonoseki is best known for its fugu, a potentially deadly blowfish, but its growing restaurant scene has a lot else to offer, with one chef in particular trying to elevate it to food-tourism levels.

Shimonoseki food trip: Japanese city famous for fugu – pufferfish – is a growing pull for foodies
New in Hong Kong: British comfort food to be proud of at The Leah in Causeway Bay

After the manager helped simplify the menu for us, dishes did not disappoint, with succulent boneless, short rib pie and rich ale sauce a standout, and the scallop and black pudding oily, rich and delicious.

14 Jun 2019 - 12:15PM

After the manager helped simplify the menu for us, dishes did not disappoint, with succulent boneless, short rib pie and rich ale sauce a standout, and the scallop and black pudding oily, rich and delicious.

New in Hong Kong: British comfort food to be proud of at The Leah in Causeway Bay
How to make Chinese chicken salad – a dish we have America to thank for

The origins of the dish are debatable but one thing is clear – it is full of flavour and texture, with crispy chicken skin, cabbage and cucumbers all giving it crunch.

14 Jun 2019 - 11:11AM

The origins of the dish are debatable but one thing is clear – it is full of flavour and texture, with crispy chicken skin, cabbage and cucumbers all giving it crunch.

How to make Chinese chicken salad – a dish we have America to thank for
Delicious Cantonese food at Piin in Central, but pricier than you might think

We enjoyed the light, golden king mushrooms, whimsical cigar duck roll and double-boiled lobster broth with bird’s nest. But unlike other Chinese restaurants, the dishes aren’t meant to be shared between a group.

6 Jun 2019 - 8:19PM

We enjoyed the light, golden king mushrooms, whimsical cigar duck roll and double-boiled lobster broth with bird’s nest. But unlike other Chinese restaurants, the dishes aren’t meant to be shared between a group.

Delicious Cantonese food at Piin in Central, but pricier than you might think
Albert Adrià’s Tickets restaurant in Barcelona has changed, cookbook explores how

Despite declaring ‘This is not a tapas book’ on the cover, Tickets Evolution contains a number of recipes for tapas-style dishes.

6 Jun 2019 - 9:20AM

Despite declaring ‘This is not a tapas book’ on the cover, Tickets Evolution contains a number of recipes for tapas-style dishes.

Albert Adrià’s Tickets restaurant in Barcelona has changed, cookbook explores how
Two simple recipes for pre-dinner snacks, best served with a refreshing summer cocktail

Learn how to make Susan Jung’s take on popovers, complete with bacon, cheese and quail egg. Plus, an easy tapenade-based light bite that delivers on flavour.

6 Jun 2019 - 2:15AM

Learn how to make Susan Jung’s take on popovers, complete with bacon, cheese and quail egg. Plus, an easy tapenade-based light bite that delivers on flavour.

Two simple recipes for pre-dinner snacks, best served with a refreshing summer cocktail
Seasonal Japanese recipes from designer Takashi Sugimoto’s Tokyo restaurant

In Shunju: New Japanese Cuisine, Takashi Sugimoto presents dishes served in his popular neighbourhood eatery.

4 Jun 2019 - 11:30AM

In Shunju: New Japanese Cuisine, Takashi Sugimoto presents dishes served in his popular neighbourhood eatery.

Seasonal Japanese recipes from designer Takashi Sugimoto’s Tokyo restaurant
Try everything on the menu at meat-centric Mr Brown in Wan Chai, and bring your friends

From the half duck to the Iberico pork muffin, carnivores are in for a treat. It’s best to go in a group to give you the chance to sample all the dishes

31 May 2019 - 12:30PM

From the half duck to the Iberico pork muffin, carnivores are in for a treat. It’s best to go in a group to give you the chance to sample all the dishes

Try everything on the menu at meat-centric Mr Brown in Wan Chai, and bring your friends
Fancy finger foods: how to make fried quail and globe artichoke – no knife and fork necessary

Delicious dishes do not dictate that you use utensils – sometimes it’s just as satisfying to eat with your hands.

5 Jun 2019 - 12:05PM

Delicious dishes do not dictate that you use utensils – sometimes it’s just as satisfying to eat with your hands.

Fancy finger foods: how to make fried quail and globe artichoke – no knife and fork necessary
The Secrets of Baking: master recipes with American pastry chef Sherry Yard

Sherry Yard found conventional dessert cookbooks illogical, so she decided to write The Secrets of Baking.

26 May 2019 - 2:00PM

Sherry Yard found conventional dessert cookbooks illogical, so she decided to write The Secrets of Baking.

The Secrets of Baking: master recipes with American pastry chef Sherry Yard
Poor service and disappointing dishes: Rùn in Wan Chai needs to up its game

A meal at a five-star hotel should be memorable, but at Rùn in the St. Regis some dishes were too salty, and one was so underseasoned as to be almost tasteless.

24 May 2019 - 12:30PM

A meal at a five-star hotel should be memorable, but at Rùn in the St. Regis some dishes were too salty, and one was so underseasoned as to be almost tasteless.

Poor service and disappointing dishes: Rùn in Wan Chai needs to up its game
How to make chicken with black bean sauce: Cantonese classic gets a colourful makeover

The popular dish is often served with overcooked vegetables and chewy meat. Susan Jung shows how to make a much-better version at home.

24 May 2019 - 1:00AM

The popular dish is often served with overcooked vegetables and chewy meat. Susan Jung shows how to make a much-better version at home.

How to make chicken with black bean sauce: Cantonese classic gets a colourful makeover
Chinese diplomat turned chef gives underrated Hunan cuisine its due in cookbook

Henry Chung, who was one of the first chefs to introduce Hunanese cooking to America, gives recipes for red braised dishes and kung pao chicken among other delicacies.

18 May 2019 - 10:45AM

Henry Chung, who was one of the first chefs to introduce Hunanese cooking to America, gives recipes for red braised dishes and kung pao chicken among other delicacies.

Chinese diplomat turned chef gives underrated Hunan cuisine its due in cookbook
How to make Hong Kong-style fish-fragrant eggplant – yu xiang qie zi with a twist

Lose yourself in a sea of flavours in a special version of a Sichuan dish, which, originally, does not contain fish.

22 May 2019 - 4:29PM

Lose yourself in a sea of flavours in a special version of a Sichuan dish, which, originally, does not contain fish.

How to make Hong Kong-style fish-fragrant eggplant – yu xiang qie zi with a twist
Hong Kong izakaya Rerere 1001 Kushiyaki friendly, relaxed just like in Japan

From the super spicy cod innards to the subtly flavoured agedashi tofu, Rerere 1001 doesn’t disappoint. Highlights of the visit were the grilled pine needle crab and the skewers.

17 May 2019 - 5:30PM

From the super spicy cod innards to the subtly flavoured agedashi tofu, Rerere 1001 doesn’t disappoint. Highlights of the visit were the grilled pine needle crab and the skewers.

Hong Kong izakaya Rerere 1001 Kushiyaki friendly, relaxed just like in Japan
Tasting India reveals Australian chef Christine Manfield’s fascination with world’s largest democracy

Indian cuisine reflects the intricacies and nuances of the world’s largest democracy, writes the celebrated chef

12 May 2019 - 12:30PM

Indian cuisine reflects the intricacies and nuances of the world’s largest democracy, writes the celebrated chef

Tasting India reveals Australian chef Christine Manfield’s fascination with world’s largest democracy
How to make Sichuan-style twice-cooked pork: the easy version

The quick and easy way to make delicious, restaurant-style double-cooked pork is to skip the simmering step.

15 May 2019 - 5:09PM

The quick and easy way to make delicious, restaurant-style double-cooked pork is to skip the simmering step.

How to make Sichuan-style twice-cooked pork: the easy version
Modern and traditional dishes at Sichuan Lab in Wan Chai a mixed bag

Poached grouper fin had tender flesh in a well-balanced chilli sauce, while the Okinawa brown sugar glutinous rice cakes were simply delicious. But the tossed firefly squid were plain bad.

10 May 2019 - 5:30PM

Poached grouper fin had tender flesh in a well-balanced chilli sauce, while the Okinawa brown sugar glutinous rice cakes were simply delicious. But the tossed firefly squid were plain bad.

Modern and traditional dishes at Sichuan Lab in Wan Chai a mixed bag