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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Mango crepe cake

First make your crepes, then puree some jam with cream and salt, make alternate layers of crepe and filling, decorate and chill. If you used our mango jam recipe, that's even better. 

29 May 2020 - 10:31PM

First make your crepes, then puree some jam with cream and salt, make alternate layers of crepe and filling, decorate and chill. If you used our mango jam recipe, that's even better. 

Mango crepe cake
Mango jam

Take one crate of mangoes, ripen them over the course of a week, add sugar, boil, add pectin, boil some more. At the end add lime juice and spoon into jars. Should keep for a year.

29 May 2020 - 11:51PM

Take one crate of mangoes, ripen them over the course of a week, add sugar, boil, add pectin, boil some more. At the end add lime juice and spoon into jars. Should keep for a year.

Mango jam
How to make pork and shrimp siu mai – easy dim sum dumplings

While most dim sum dishes require skills beyond the reach of most home cooks, small open-topped siu mai are relatively easy to make.

28 May 2020 - 11:45AM

While most dim sum dishes require skills beyond the reach of most home cooks, small open-topped siu mai are relatively easy to make.

How to make pork and shrimp siu mai – easy dim sum dumplings
Easy five-spice financier cakes
Pineapple tarts Singapore-style

This recipe assumes you will be making your own pineapple jam. For that you need a big pineapple, flavourings and some sea salt. The pastry is straightforward enough to make.

29 May 2020 - 5:11PM

This recipe assumes you will be making your own pineapple jam. For that you need a big pineapple, flavourings and some sea salt. The pastry is straightforward enough to make.

Pineapple tarts Singapore-style
Feast or Famine | Why, after coronavirus, I am never eating at a hotel buffet again or taking a cruise, even if both survive the months of bad headlines

I love my fellow humans. But it takes only a few people with Covid-19 to infect a lot of others.

22 May 2020 - 8:18PM

I love my fellow humans. But it takes only a few people with Covid-19 to infect a lot of others.

Why, after coronavirus, I am never eating at a hotel buffet again or taking a cruise, even if both survive the months of bad headlines
Easy grilled scallops with pork crackling

This easy, five-ingredient recipe is gluten free and complies with the keto diet. Take 12 of the freshest scallops, a lot of pork fat, a dash of fish sauce and pepper, and some spring onions. Keto dieters, go easy on the onions.

22 May 2020 - 6:34PM

This easy, five-ingredient recipe is gluten free and complies with the keto diet. Take 12 of the freshest scallops, a lot of pork fat, a dash of fish sauce and pepper, and some spring onions. Keto dieters, go easy on the onions.

Easy grilled scallops with pork crackling
How to make Singapore noodles, with an extra kick courtesy of Korean chilli flakes

This luxurious version of the Lion City dish uses less curry powder but is more spicy thanks to the addition of gochugaru.

22 May 2020 - 10:00AM

This luxurious version of the Lion City dish uses less curry powder but is more spicy thanks to the addition of gochugaru.

How to make Singapore noodles, with an extra kick courtesy of Korean chilli flakes
Easy keto diet roast seafood with Asian salsa verde

Take fresh prawns, clams, mussels, and calamari, add garlic, sear, then briefly roast. Whip up a salsa verde of coriander, calamansis and fish sauce to serve them with.

21 May 2020 - 5:18PM

Take fresh prawns, clams, mussels, and calamari, add garlic, sear, then briefly roast. Whip up a salsa verde of coriander, calamansis and fish sauce to serve them with.

Easy keto diet roast seafood with Asian salsa verde
Classic Sichuan dishes even English speakers can master, with a little help from British cookbook author Fuchsia Dunlop

The cookbook Sichuan (China) Cuisine in Both Chinese and English goes to great lengths to present a comprehensive guide to the Chinese region’s fiery, numbing food.

21 May 2020 - 6:18PM

The cookbook Sichuan (China) Cuisine in Both Chinese and English goes to great lengths to present a comprehensive guide to the Chinese region’s fiery, numbing food.

Classic Sichuan dishes even English speakers can master, with a little help from British cookbook author Fuchsia Dunlop
Keto diet Chinese lobster with ginger

Take two lobsters, some ginger, spring onion, a dashi bag, soy sauce and - for keto diet compliance - dry sherry, and you can whip up this special occasion treat in half an hour.

19 May 2020 - 5:40PM

Take two lobsters, some ginger, spring onion, a dashi bag, soy sauce and - for keto diet compliance - dry sherry, and you can whip up this special occasion treat in half an hour.

Keto diet Chinese lobster with ginger
Tofu explained: how it's made, the different types, and recipes that use tofu

Tofu is a Japanese word for a Chinese invention - doufu. Called bean curd in English, it's made with soybeans, water, and a coagulant such as gypsum. Tofu in its different forms is a healthy and versatile cooking ingredient.

18 May 2020 - 11:58AM

Tofu is a Japanese word for a Chinese invention - doufu. Called bean curd in English, it's made with soybeans, water, and a coagulant such as gypsum. Tofu in its different forms is a healthy and versatile cooking ingredient.

Tofu explained: how it's made, the different types, and recipes that use tofu
Feast or Famine | From praising to fundraising, dining awards group pivots to help restaurants survive coronavirus shutdowns

Company behind annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants raising funds to keep independent restaurants in business amid coronavirus lockdowns.

15 May 2020 - 8:00PM

Company behind annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants raising funds to keep independent restaurants in business amid coronavirus lockdowns.

From praising to fundraising, dining awards group pivots to help restaurants survive coronavirus shutdowns
Breakfast savoury soy milk

Take some of the best unsweetened soy milk you can find, add a dash of vinegar and soy sauce, tiny shrimp and preserved vegetable, and serve with Chinese fried doughnut. It's breakfast heaven in Taiwan.

15 May 2020 - 10:25AM

Take some of the best unsweetened soy milk you can find, add a dash of vinegar and soy sauce, tiny shrimp and preserved vegetable, and serve with Chinese fried doughnut. It's breakfast heaven in Taiwan.

Breakfast savoury soy milk
How to make Taiwanese fried chicken – a dish even the white meat-averse will enjoy

Chicken breast for the white-meat averse? Taipei’s night markets fry up just the thing.

14 May 2020 - 5:59AM

Chicken breast for the white-meat averse? Taipei’s night markets fry up just the thing.

How to make Taiwanese fried chicken – a dish even the white meat-averse will enjoy
China eyes Italian risotto rice – Carnaroli, Arborio, Roma, Baldo – as Italians rediscover the staple during pandemic

Italy has seen consumption of its rice rise during the coronavirus pandemic, and now even China has signed a deal to import it, eyeing varieties used to make typical risotto dishes such as Carnaroli, Arborio, Roma and Baldo.

13 May 2020 - 7:35PM

Italy has seen consumption of its rice rise during the coronavirus pandemic, and now even China has signed a deal to import it, eyeing varieties used to make typical risotto dishes such as Carnaroli, Arborio, Roma and Baldo.

China eyes Italian risotto rice – Carnaroli, Arborio, Roma, Baldo – as Italians rediscover the staple during pandemic
Easy, quick vegan Thai bean curd with ginger

Take two blocks of soft tofu, some ginger, garlic, and spring onions, steam, then serve with a salty-spicy-sour-sweet sauce, steamed rice, and stir-frieg vegetables.

21 May 2020 - 5:52PM

Take two blocks of soft tofu, some ginger, garlic, and spring onions, steam, then serve with a salty-spicy-sour-sweet sauce, steamed rice, and stir-frieg vegetables.

Easy, quick vegan Thai bean curd with ginger
Easy Chinese dumpling (wonton) soup

Take young bak choi, Chinese chives, minced pork and fresh shrimp, and make enough dumplings to feed 10 people (or six really hungry ones).

9 May 2020 - 10:30AM

Take young bak choi, Chinese chives, minced pork and fresh shrimp, and make enough dumplings to feed 10 people (or six really hungry ones).

Easy Chinese dumpling (wonton) soup
Two recipes using ‘Chinese cheese’, or fermented bean curd – a funky addition to sweet and savoury dishes

Naam yu or fu yu add a mild funkiness to fried spare ribs and, more unusually, French toast with sugar.

8 May 2020 - 10:30AM

Naam yu or fu yu add a mild funkiness to fried spare ribs and, more unusually, French toast with sugar.

Two recipes using ‘Chinese cheese’, or fermented bean curd – a funky addition to sweet and savoury dishes
Feast or Famine | Hong Kong restaurant group Black Sheep’s Covid-19 pandemic playbook that’s become a global hit

Black Sheep Restaurants co-founder describes the struggle to hold it together in a crisis, and the group’s virus playbook being a hit.

8 May 2020 - 8:39AM

Black Sheep Restaurants co-founder describes the struggle to hold it together in a crisis, and the group’s virus playbook being a hit.

Hong Kong restaurant group Black Sheep’s Covid-19 pandemic playbook that’s become a global hit
Easy pork and kimchi dumplings (kimchi mandu)

Take some old kimchi, minced pork, tofu, onions, chives, and garlic, and make your dumplings. Boil briefly to cook, then serve with ... more kimchi.

8 May 2020 - 5:02PM

Take some old kimchi, minced pork, tofu, onions, chives, and garlic, and make your dumplings. Boil briefly to cook, then serve with ... more kimchi.

Easy pork and kimchi dumplings (kimchi mandu)
Lockdown baking mastered? Turn your hand to desserts with A Passion for Chocolate

Experiment with the recipes of Lyon’s famed Bernachon patisserie using the American translation of its cookbook, A Passion for Chocolate.

7 May 2020 - 4:06PM

Experiment with the recipes of Lyon’s famed Bernachon patisserie using the American translation of its cookbook, A Passion for Chocolate.

Lockdown baking mastered? Turn your hand to desserts with A Passion for Chocolate
Easy Chinese dumplings with sweet and sour sauce

Let's make pork wontons.Take shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, minced pork and your standard Chinese ingredients, wonton skins, and make a super easy sweet and sour sauce.

9 May 2020 - 12:22PM

Let's make pork wontons.Take shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, minced pork and your standard Chinese ingredients, wonton skins, and make a super easy sweet and sour sauce.

Easy Chinese dumplings with sweet and sour sauce
Easy gyoza (pan-fried pork dumplings)

Take some fatty minced pork, Napa cabbage, a few other ingredients, and 60-80 dumpling wrappers, and make so many gyoza you'll probably have some left over to freeze.

8 May 2020 - 5:03PM

Take some fatty minced pork, Napa cabbage, a few other ingredients, and 60-80 dumpling wrappers, and make so many gyoza you'll probably have some left over to freeze.

Easy gyoza (pan-fried pork dumplings)
The secret to perfect preserves and pickles? Fresh produce, according to cookbook

Perfect Preserves by Nora Carey includes recipes for pickles, jams, jellies, deep-freezing and drying.

5 May 2020 - 1:00PM

Perfect Preserves by Nora Carey includes recipes for pickles, jams, jellies, deep-freezing and drying.

The secret to perfect preserves and pickles? Fresh produce, according to cookbook
Easy 20-minute Korean vegetarian noodle soup

Take a bunch of fresh wheat noodles, a Japanese leek, spring onions, some good vegetarian soup broth, and a few other ingredients, and you can whip up this lunch or dinner for two in 20 minutes. To make it vegan, omit the eggs.

15 May 2020 - 5:49PM

Take a bunch of fresh wheat noodles, a Japanese leek, spring onions, some good vegetarian soup broth, and a few other ingredients, and you can whip up this lunch or dinner for two in 20 minutes. To make it vegan, omit the eggs.

Easy 20-minute Korean vegetarian noodle soup
Feast or Famine | Fed-up restaurant owner working on blacklist of no-show guests to share with restaurants Hong Kong-wide

Hong Kong restaurants ordered to operate at half capacity because of coronavirus are on their knees, yet still face no-show customers. One owner has had enough, and is working on a database of guests who don’t turn up, to share citywide.

1 May 2020 - 12:15PM

Hong Kong restaurants ordered to operate at half capacity because of coronavirus are on their knees, yet still face no-show customers. One owner has had enough, and is working on a database of guests who don’t turn up, to share citywide.

Fed-up restaurant owner working on blacklist of no-show guests to share with restaurants Hong Kong-wide
Vegetarian garlic cream asparagus tart

Take fresh green and white asparagus, and petit pois - or any seasonal vegetable combination you like - add Korean chilli flakes, garlic, eggs, cream and milk. And make a cheesy dough the old-fashioned way!

15 May 2020 - 5:49PM

Take fresh green and white asparagus, and petit pois - or any seasonal vegetable combination you like - add Korean chilli flakes, garlic, eggs, cream and milk. And make a cheesy dough the old-fashioned way!

Vegetarian garlic cream asparagus tart
How to make two Thai chilli sauces, nam prik num and nam prik ong – delicious accompaniments to almost any dish

Vegetable-based nam prik num and pork-based nam prik ong make delicious accompaniments to a variety of meat and vegetables.

30 Apr 2020 - 10:00AM

Vegetable-based nam prik num and pork-based nam prik ong make delicious accompaniments to a variety of meat and vegetables.

How to make two Thai chilli sauces, nam prik num and nam prik ong – delicious accompaniments to almost any dish
Easy spicy Sichuan noodles (vegan version)

Take the time to make a batch of Sichuan chilli oil and you won't regret it - there will be enough to make this spicy cold noodles recipe again, and to spoon some over your next meal of Chinese dumplings. If you're short of time, find a version of the chilli oil you like in a food store.

18 May 2020 - 12:14PM

Take the time to make a batch of Sichuan chilli oil and you won't regret it - there will be enough to make this spicy cold noodles recipe again, and to spoon some over your next meal of Chinese dumplings. If you're short of time, find a version of the chilli oil you like in a food store.

Easy spicy Sichuan noodles (vegan version)