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.

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At Shane Osborn’s Cornerstone in Central almost everything on the short menu is good

With six starters, six mains and three desserts, it shouldn’t take long to decide what to eat. Apart from an uninteresting sausage pasta dish, the food we tried was fantastic.

13 Sep 2019 - 4:30PM

With six starters, six mains and three desserts, it shouldn’t take long to decide what to eat. Apart from an uninteresting sausage pasta dish, the food we tried was fantastic.

At Shane Osborn’s Cornerstone in Central almost everything on the short menu is good
Two recipes for kinilaw, the Philippines’ delicious dish of raw seafood and calamansi

Oily fish and raw shrimp are combined with palm or coconut vinegar and other seasonings in this take on the fresh Filipino dish.

12 Sep 2019 - 12:28PM

Oily fish and raw shrimp are combined with palm or coconut vinegar and other seasonings in this take on the fresh Filipino dish.

Two recipes for kinilaw, the Philippines’ delicious dish of raw seafood and calamansi
Nectar in Sheung Wan: plant-based cuisine that highlights sustainable dining at its best

Chef Peggy Chan is a big advocate of zero waste, using what would usually be thrown away – this even extends to some of the decor on display. Delicious vegetarian alternatives include a rich foie gras, which was made with cocoa butter, cashew, white truffle oil and miso.

6 Sep 2019 - 10:11AM

Chef Peggy Chan is a big advocate of zero waste, using what would usually be thrown away – this even extends to some of the decor on display. Delicious vegetarian alternatives include a rich foie gras, which was made with cocoa butter, cashew, white truffle oil and miso.

Nectar in Sheung Wan: plant-based cuisine that highlights sustainable dining at its best
How to make Chinese chicken curry, a family recipe with a twist

Curry is served all over the world, and versions made in Hong Kong or Japan vary greatly from those served in India. Food writer Susan Jung says the dish reminds her of her childhood in the United States.

10 Sep 2019 - 5:30PM

Curry is served all over the world, and versions made in Hong Kong or Japan vary greatly from those served in India. Food writer Susan Jung says the dish reminds her of her childhood in the United States.

How to make Chinese chicken curry, a family recipe with a twist
Nove in Central: outstanding dim sum and Chiu Chow food by Umberto Bombana at reasonable prices

It was puzzling why this restaurant hideaway was not packed or fully booked weeks in advance. Fantastic steamed xiao long bao with lobster bisque, and succulent goose meat, were just some of the highlights.

30 Aug 2019 - 3:30PM

It was puzzling why this restaurant hideaway was not packed or fully booked weeks in advance. Fantastic steamed xiao long bao with lobster bisque, and succulent goose meat, were just some of the highlights.

Nove in Central: outstanding dim sum and Chiu Chow food by Umberto Bombana at reasonable prices
How to make Sichuan-style pork belly with shaved cucumber and chilli sauce, homestyle

This cold, spicy dish also featuring thinly sliced cucumbers and chilli sauce makes for an interesting appetiser.

3 Sep 2019 - 2:13PM

This cold, spicy dish also featuring thinly sliced cucumbers and chilli sauce makes for an interesting appetiser.

How to make Sichuan-style pork belly with shaved cucumber and chilli sauce, homestyle
Jewels of the Palace teaches how to cook Korean Royal Cuisine – no chillies, no carrots, no onions

In Jewels of the Palace, Han Bok-ryeo, chair­woman of the Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine, recreates dishes from period drama Daejanggeum.

23 Aug 2019 - 8:45AM

In Jewels of the Palace, Han Bok-ryeo, chair­woman of the Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine, recreates dishes from period drama Daejanggeum.

Jewels of the Palace teaches how to cook Korean Royal Cuisine – no chillies, no carrots, no onions
How to make shabu-shabu salad – a cool Japanese dish for hot summer nights

Topped with a delicious sesame sauce, shabu-shabu salad is easy to make, refreshing and filling

28 Aug 2019 - 3:26PM

Topped with a delicious sesame sauce, shabu-shabu salad is easy to make, refreshing and filling

How to make shabu-shabu salad – a cool Japanese dish for hot summer nights
Review | Louise in Hong Kong: modern French food at its best by Julien Royer of Odette at his new Central restaurant

Julien Royer, chef-owner of two-Michelin-star Odette in Singapore, is behind Louise at PMQ, a casual-dining restaurant with high-end prices. Dishes like the fantastic frog legs, and succulent sweetbread, make it worth splashing out on.

22 Aug 2019 - 6:46PM

Julien Royer, chef-owner of two-Michelin-star Odette in Singapore, is behind Louise at PMQ, a casual-dining restaurant with high-end prices. Dishes like the fantastic frog legs, and succulent sweetbread, make it worth splashing out on.

Louise in Hong Kong: modern French food at its best by Julien Royer of Odette at his new Central  restaurant
How to survive the apocalypse: a cookbook provides dishes and more for the end of days

Among the recipes for soap and other essentials from the chef-owners of Montreal’s Joe Beef restaurant are those that show respect for where food comes from.

17 Aug 2019 - 11:00PM

Among the recipes for soap and other essentials from the chef-owners of Montreal’s Joe Beef restaurant are those that show respect for where food comes from.

How to survive the apocalypse: a cookbook provides dishes and more for the end of days
Review | Rajasthan Rifles on The Peak: Indian food delicious, service friendly, and an officers’ mess feel

From samosas to butter chicken to keema pau, everything on the menu was tempting and none of the dishes disappointed. Rajasthan Rifles is an airy space designed to evoke a Raj era officers’ mess.

15 Aug 2019 - 8:27PM

From samosas to butter chicken to keema pau, everything on the menu was tempting and none of the dishes disappointed. Rajasthan Rifles is an airy space designed to evoke a Raj era officers’ mess.

Rajasthan Rifles on The Peak: Indian food delicious, service friendly, and an officers’ mess feel
How to make glass noodles springy and not slippery – two quick recipes for ‘dry’ dishes

When it comes to fen si, or cellophane noodles, soup broths can make them difficult to eat with chopsticks, but these ‘dry’ dishes offer an alternative.

21 Aug 2019 - 5:23PM

When it comes to fen si, or cellophane noodles, soup broths can make them difficult to eat with chopsticks, but these ‘dry’ dishes offer an alternative.

How to make glass noodles springy and not slippery – two quick recipes for ‘dry’ dishes
Delicious twists on Italian alpine dishes at Castellana Restaurant in Hong Kong

Castellana serves a menu inspired by the cuisine of Piedmont in northern Italy. Black garlic risotto, a house-made tagliolini carbonara with a difference, and tiramisu three ways were highlights.

9 Aug 2019 - 12:15PM

Castellana serves a menu inspired by the cuisine of Piedmont in northern Italy. Black garlic risotto, a house-made tagliolini carbonara with a difference, and tiramisu three ways were highlights.

Delicious twists on Italian alpine dishes at Castellana Restaurant in Hong Kong
How to make Thai rice soup with meatballs, or khao tom moo sap, inspired by an airline meal

A Thai Airways breakfast of khao tom moo sap inspires an easy, home-made version. Who knew an in-flight meal could be this good?

14 Aug 2019 - 11:33AM

A Thai Airways breakfast of khao tom moo sap inspires an easy, home-made version. Who knew an in-flight meal could be this good?

How to make Thai rice soup with meatballs, or khao tom moo sap, inspired by an airline meal
Singapore fine dining: where to go and what to eat at the Lion City’s upmarket restaurants

Singapore isn’t all about hawker centres – there is a wide variety of more upmarket places offering a range of cuisines, from French to barbecue to modern interpretations of classic Singaporean cuisine.

8 Aug 2019 - 6:17PM

Singapore isn’t all about hawker centres – there is a wide variety of more upmarket places offering a range of cuisines, from French to barbecue to modern interpretations of classic Singaporean cuisine.

Singapore fine dining: where to go and what to eat at the Lion City’s upmarket restaurants
Review | Sichuan food with well-balanced flavours in Hong Kong at Sichuan House in Tsim Sha Tsui

The new branch of Sichuan House at K11 did a great job of offering a variety of flavours – not just spicy – that worked together well. Highlights included the mouth-watering chicken, and fried string beans and dried okra with salted egg yolk.

2 Aug 2019 - 5:00PM

The new branch of Sichuan House at K11 did a great job of offering a variety of flavours – not just spicy – that worked together well. Highlights included the mouth-watering chicken, and fried string beans and dried okra with salted egg yolk.

Sichuan food with well-balanced flavours in Hong Kong at Sichuan House in Tsim Sha Tsui
How to cook okra without the slime – the much maligned vegetable shines in two easy dishes

Many people are turned off by the mucilaginous vegetable, but when cooked right, it can be crisp and crunchy.

7 Aug 2019 - 3:52PM

Many people are turned off by the mucilaginous vegetable, but when cooked right, it can be crisp and crunchy.

How to cook okra without the slime – the much maligned vegetable shines in two easy dishes
Singapore’s best hawker food stalls, serving up laksa, char kway teow, curry puffs and more

In Singapore, the hawker centres are inextricably woven into the everyday life of its citizens. Serving up delights like laksa, char kway teow and curry puffs, the centres are loved by rich and poor alike.

1 Aug 2019 - 8:47PM

In Singapore, the hawker centres are inextricably woven into the everyday life of its citizens. Serving up delights like laksa, char kway teow and curry puffs, the centres are loved by rich and poor alike.

Singapore’s best hawker food stalls, serving up laksa, char kway teow, curry puffs and more
How to make Sichuan cold noodles – a protein-rich vegetarian dish that’s easy to prepare

Herbivores and carnivores alike will love this meat-free dish, which eschews the usual shredded chicken and uses tofu and edamame.

31 Jul 2019 - 12:03PM

Herbivores and carnivores alike will love this meat-free dish, which eschews the usual shredded chicken and uses tofu and edamame.

How to make Sichuan cold noodles – a protein-rich vegetarian dish that’s easy to prepare
Review | Modern and classic dishes hit the spot at Somm in Central, in Amber’s old bar area

Somm, at Hong Kong’s Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel, serves modern and classic cuisine designed to go well with wine and sake. Highlights included the wagyu flap steak with red miso and garden peas à la Francaise.

25 Jul 2019 - 7:38PM

Somm, at Hong Kong’s Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel, serves modern and classic cuisine designed to go well with wine and sake. Highlights included the wagyu flap steak with red miso and garden peas à la Francaise.

Modern and classic dishes hit the spot at Somm in Central, in Amber’s old bar area
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.

22 Jul 2019 - 12:44PM

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