Susan Jung

Hong Kong

Susan Jung

Food and Drinks Editor

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.

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Noodles with bean paste and pork (Zhajiangmian)

A dish every cook makes differently, it is intensely flavoured. A vegan version is possible, as are Korean and Japanese versions. Serve with stir-fried green vegetables.

9 Dec 2019 - 9:06PM

A dish every cook makes differently, it is intensely flavoured. A vegan version is possible, as are Korean and Japanese versions. Serve with stir-fried green vegetables.

Noodles with bean paste and pork (Zhajiangmian)
Japanese home cooking can be as simple as any other cuisine – Sonoko Sakai makes it easy

Japanese-American food writer Sonoko Sakai shows how seasonal dishes can be adapted for any kitchen. Recipes include fresh soba noodles, koji-marinated salmon and Santa Maria-style tri tip beef with yakumi.

7 Dec 2019 - 9:00PM

Japanese-American food writer Sonoko Sakai shows how seasonal dishes can be adapted for any kitchen. Recipes include fresh soba noodles, koji-marinated salmon and Santa Maria-style tri tip beef with yakumi.

Japanese home cooking can be as simple as any other cuisine – Sonoko Sakai makes it easy
Steamed pork spare ribs with garlic and chilli

A home-style Chinese dish that's easy to make, this is delicious served with steamed rice and stir-fried green vegetables.

6 Dec 2019 - 7:37PM

A home-style Chinese dish that's easy to make, this is delicious served with steamed rice and stir-fried green vegetables.

Steamed pork spare ribs with garlic and chilli
Review | Review: Zest by Konishi – French-Japanese restaurant close to perfection; no wonder booking a table is difficult

Zest by Konishi is almost always full – and for good reason. Highlights of the degustation menu were fantastic sashimi and a beautifully cooked fish course.

6 Dec 2019 - 4:30PM

Zest by Konishi is almost always full – and for good reason. Highlights of the degustation menu were fantastic sashimi and a beautifully cooked fish course.

Review: Zest by Konishi – French-Japanese restaurant close to perfection; no wonder booking a table is difficult
How to make fried wontons with sweet-and-sour sauce – a guaranteed crowd pleaser

This finger food is the perfect way to kick off the party season, suitable for all but the most formal occasions.

5 Dec 2019 - 8:00PM

This finger food is the perfect way to kick off the party season, suitable for all but the most formal occasions.

How to make fried wontons with sweet-and-sour sauce – a guaranteed crowd pleaser
Hong Kong style fish fragrant eggplant

Originally a dish from China's spicy food capital, Sichuan, that, despite its name, contains no fish, this recipe is a Cantonese version that includes salted fish.

5 Dec 2019 - 7:20PM

Originally a dish from China's spicy food capital, Sichuan, that, despite its name, contains no fish, this recipe is a Cantonese version that includes salted fish.

Hong Kong style fish fragrant eggplant
Bread stuffing with Chinese wind-dried meats

This is adapted from my mother's recipe for bread stuffing, and uses Chinese wind-dried sausage. It makes a good accompaniment to roast turkey.

4 Dec 2019 - 6:33PM

This is adapted from my mother's recipe for bread stuffing, and uses Chinese wind-dried sausage. It makes a good accompaniment to roast turkey.

Bread stuffing with Chinese wind-dried meats
Stuffed suckling pig with glutinous rice and XO sauce

A great dish to make for a dinner party, this is not as hard to put together as it looks. The hardest part could be finding a suckling pig of the desired size. Fear not, there is an alternative.

3 Dec 2019 - 6:36PM

A great dish to make for a dinner party, this is not as hard to put together as it looks. The hardest part could be finding a suckling pig of the desired size. Fear not, there is an alternative.

Stuffed suckling pig with glutinous rice and XO sauce
Glazed duck with kumquats

Ducks glazed with honey or maple syrup and stuffed with spiced kumquats are roasted, then the kumquats are blended with ginger for a sweet-tart relish. Good for four very big eaters. 

2 Dec 2019 - 6:46PM

Ducks glazed with honey or maple syrup and stuffed with spiced kumquats are roasted, then the kumquats are blended with ginger for a sweet-tart relish. Good for four very big eaters. 

Glazed duck with kumquats
First impressions of Camilla restaurant in Wan Chai – pig’s trotters, goose liver among classic and quirky Chiu Chow dishes

Pork trotters, goose liver, pig stomach – restaurant in the Cosmo Hotel serves classic and quirky Chiu Chow dishes. Most of the dishes were recommended by the manager and the bill was a pleasant surprise.

29 Nov 2019 - 4:30PM

Pork trotters, goose liver, pig stomach – restaurant in the Cosmo Hotel serves classic and quirky Chiu Chow dishes. Most of the dishes were recommended by the manager and the bill was a pleasant surprise.

First impressions of Camilla restaurant in Wan Chai – pig’s trotters, goose liver among classic and quirky Chiu Chow dishes
How to make a vegetarian version of Korean chigae soup with a kick of fermented soybean paste

Make this doenjang chigae your own by adding more varieties of mushrooms for extra umami.

4 Dec 2019 - 2:49PM

Make this doenjang chigae your own by adding more varieties of mushrooms for extra umami.

How to make a vegetarian version of Korean chigae soup with a kick of fermented soybean paste
Vietnamese butter chicken wings

They may or may not be authentically Vietnamese, but butter chickens are a staple of Vietnamese restaurants overseas. Some, despite the name, have no butter - but fear not, these do!

28 Nov 2019 - 3:00PM

They may or may not be authentically Vietnamese, but butter chickens are a staple of Vietnamese restaurants overseas. Some, despite the name, have no butter - but fear not, these do!

Vietnamese butter chicken wings
Chinese rice cakes with pork belly and shrimp

Chewy Asian rice cakes cooked with pork belly, fresh shrimp, onion, rice wine, and as much chilli paste as you like.

27 Nov 2019 - 6:39PM

Chewy Asian rice cakes cooked with pork belly, fresh shrimp, onion, rice wine, and as much chilli paste as you like.

Chinese rice cakes with pork belly and shrimp
Chinese-style stuffed crab shells

This is a bit of a fiddly dish to prepare, although not difficult, and if you like crab you will absolutely love the results.

29 Nov 2019 - 12:05PM

This is a bit of a fiddly dish to prepare, although not difficult, and if you like crab you will absolutely love the results.

Chinese-style stuffed crab shells
Braised pig’s feet with soy sauce, ginger and spices

Simmered slowly with classic Chinese spices, these pig's feet turn out very tender and with an unctuous, dark brown sauce to savour.

25 Nov 2019 - 7:15PM

Simmered slowly with classic Chinese spices, these pig's feet turn out very tender and with an unctuous, dark brown sauce to savour.

Braised pig’s feet with soy sauce, ginger and spices
Egyptian food – hummus, tagine, falafel – at Hong Kong’s Aziza in Sai Ying Pun hits the spot

The menu at the Egyptian restaurant might be slightly confusing, and the interior is nothing spectacular, but the food – including the hummus, falafel and vegetable tagine with chicken – is enjoyable.

22 Nov 2019 - 4:54PM

The menu at the Egyptian restaurant might be slightly confusing, and the interior is nothing spectacular, but the food – including the hummus, falafel and vegetable tagine with chicken – is enjoyable.

Egyptian food – hummus, tagine, falafel – at Hong Kong’s Aziza in Sai Ying Pun hits the spot
Dry-brined roast turkey

Chinese five-spice powder adds a subtle kick to your turkey after it's cooked, in this recipe ideal for Thanksgiving. Pair it with glutinous rice cooked with Chinese dried meats.

4 Dec 2019 - 6:34PM

Chinese five-spice powder adds a subtle kick to your turkey after it's cooked, in this recipe ideal for Thanksgiving. Pair it with glutinous rice cooked with Chinese dried meats.

Dry-brined roast turkey
Quick breakfast recipe: Chinese macaroni soup noodles, with a twist

Ditch the usual hot dog and Spam toppings in place of pork tenderloin and Taiwanese sausage in this Hong Kong favourite.

27 Nov 2019 - 10:11AM

Ditch the usual hot dog and Spam toppings in place of pork tenderloin and Taiwanese sausage in this Hong Kong favourite.

Quick breakfast recipe: Chinese macaroni soup noodles, with a twist
Stir-fried glutinous rice with wind-dried meats (lap mei fan)

Not one for the fat-phobes, this is a deliciously fatty winter dish. Find a small producer who dries their own meats if you can. If you're worried about the calories, don't scrimp on the fat, just eat a small portion.

22 Nov 2019 - 5:44PM

Not one for the fat-phobes, this is a deliciously fatty winter dish. Find a small producer who dries their own meats if you can. If you're worried about the calories, don't scrimp on the fat, just eat a small portion.

Stir-fried glutinous rice with wind-dried meats (lap mei fan)
Michelin-star chef in Macau on minimalist cuisine and why ginger is more Italian than tomatoes

Antimo Maria Merone, the Naples-born executive chef of the one-Michelin-star 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Macau, went to business school before quitting to pursue his passion full time.

25 Nov 2019 - 10:33AM

Antimo Maria Merone, the Naples-born executive chef of the one-Michelin-star 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Macau, went to business school before quitting to pursue his passion full time.

Michelin-star chef in Macau on minimalist cuisine and why ginger is more Italian than tomatoes
Rice cakes with zha choi and sliced pork

Rice cakes in Asian cuisine are made from pounded glutinous rise. Pair them here with pork belly and the salty, intense flavour of Sichuan salted mustard stem, known in Chinese as zha choi.

20 Nov 2019 - 7:02PM

Rice cakes in Asian cuisine are made from pounded glutinous rise. Pair them here with pork belly and the salty, intense flavour of Sichuan salted mustard stem, known in Chinese as zha choi.

Rice cakes with zha choi and sliced pork
Malaysian soups and sides for under US$12 at Prawn Noodle Shop in Causeway Bay

Prawn Noodle Shop serves a variety of Malaysian noodle soups, including curry laksa and Hokkien-style creamy. The popular chain’s latest outlet is in a busy food court, so it’s no place to linger.

20 Nov 2019 - 4:32PM

Prawn Noodle Shop serves a variety of Malaysian noodle soups, including curry laksa and Hokkien-style creamy. The popular chain’s latest outlet is in a busy food court, so it’s no place to linger.

Malaysian soups and sides for under US$12 at Prawn Noodle Shop in Causeway Bay
Paper-wrapped chicken

Marinated in a sweet-sour sauce, then wrapped in parchment paper (or aluminium foil if you're in a hurry) and deep-fried, these chicken envelopes are for your guests to unwrap at the table.

19 Nov 2019 - 6:38PM

Marinated in a sweet-sour sauce, then wrapped in parchment paper (or aluminium foil if you're in a hurry) and deep-fried, these chicken envelopes are for your guests to unwrap at the table.

Paper-wrapped chicken
Quails with hatcho miso and yuzu

Once you've slathered on the umami coating and marinated the quails, they cook in just 10 minutes. Depending on how hungry your guests are, they can be a starter or main course. 

18 Nov 2019 - 5:47PM

Once you've slathered on the umami coating and marinated the quails, they cook in just 10 minutes. Depending on how hungry your guests are, they can be a starter or main course. 

Quails with hatcho miso and yuzu
What is Filipino food? Cookbook attempts to define the cuisine of ‘cultural exchange’

Adobo, pancit, sinigang, fried chicken, arroz caldo – how many, if any, of these dishes can be called Filipino food given their foreign culinary influences? The Food of the Philippines, by Reynaldo G. Alejandro, explores the nation’s rich cuisine.

17 Nov 2019 - 9:15AM

Adobo, pancit, sinigang, fried chicken, arroz caldo – how many, if any, of these dishes can be called Filipino food given their foreign culinary influences? The Food of the Philippines, by Reynaldo G. Alejandro, explores the nation’s rich cuisine.

What is Filipino food? Cookbook attempts to define the cuisine of ‘cultural exchange’
Slow-cooked butterflied leg of lamb with Sichuan peppercorn spice rub
Review | Super steaks, beef tartare and even chicken breast at new Hong Kong restaurant Associazione Chianti in Wan Chai

The Florentine steak, beef tartare and even the chicken breast shone at the Black Sheep restaurant group’s newest establishment Associazione Chianti, which focuses on the cuisine of the Chianti region in Tuscany.

15 Nov 2019 - 4:45PM

The Florentine steak, beef tartare and even the chicken breast shone at the Black Sheep restaurant group’s newest establishment Associazione Chianti, which focuses on the cuisine of the Chianti region in Tuscany.

Super steaks, beef tartare and even chicken breast at new Hong Kong restaurant Associazione Chianti in Wan Chai
How to make ‘Mom’s chicken wings’ fried in soy sauce – an easy recipe

Although it takes some time, this dish couldn’t be simpler – the trick is to double-dip the wings in the coating mixture.

15 Nov 2019 - 7:48AM

Although it takes some time, this dish couldn’t be simpler – the trick is to double-dip the wings in the coating mixture.

How to make ‘Mom’s chicken wings’ fried in soy sauce – an easy recipe
Honey and green tea madeleines

Adapted from a recipe by Dominique Ansel - who bakes the best madeleines we've ever tasted - these madeleines have a green tea flavour. Don't overwhelm it.

22 Nov 2019 - 1:22PM

Adapted from a recipe by Dominique Ansel - who bakes the best madeleines we've ever tasted - these madeleines have a green tea flavour. Don't overwhelm it.

Honey and green tea madeleines
Razor clams with fresh green peppercorns and Thai basil

Fresh green peppercorns add spice to this quick and easy Thai recipe for razor clams, also called bamboo clams. Don't worry if you can't find any - dried ones will do the job too.

13 Nov 2019 - 5:37PM

Fresh green peppercorns add spice to this quick and easy Thai recipe for razor clams, also called bamboo clams. Don't worry if you can't find any - dried ones will do the job too.

Razor clams with fresh green peppercorns and Thai basil