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

Baking bread doesn’t have to be intimidating – Rose Levy Beranbaum’s cookbook explains why

The American baker says no two breads will be the same, even if you use the same precise recipe, and that is what makes it special.

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The American baker says no two breads will be the same, even if you use the same precise recipe, and that is what makes it special.

Baking bread doesn’t have to be intimidating – Rose Levy Beranbaum’s cookbook explains why
Tasty Spanish tapas at Pica Pica in Sheung Wan that live up to the hype

After a helpful waiter pointed us in the right direction, the lazy omelette with quality morcilla and chorizo proved a great call. But our favourite dish was the red prawn hot dog with Josper-grilled prawn head and red pepper purée.

18 Apr 2019 - 8:59PM

After a helpful waiter pointed us in the right direction, the lazy omelette with quality morcilla and chorizo proved a great call. But our favourite dish was the red prawn hot dog with Josper-grilled prawn head and red pepper purée.

Tasty Spanish tapas at Pica Pica in Sheung Wan that live up to the hype
American-born Sonoko Kondo’s cookbook offers easy Japanese recipes

Born in New York to Japanese parents, author Sonoko Kondo spent a part of her childhood living at her grandmother’s house in Kamakura, where she developed a taste for seasonal food.

14 Apr 2019 - 9:30PM

Born in New York to Japanese parents, author Sonoko Kondo spent a part of her childhood living at her grandmother’s house in Kamakura, where she developed a taste for seasonal food.

American-born Sonoko Kondo’s cookbook offers easy Japanese recipes
Two delicious recipes, for linguine and for liver, that are easy and impressive

Learn how to make linguine with crab fat, seared scallops and bottarga, and calf’s liver with bacon, onion and cream, and take a break from calorie counting – everyone deserves to indulge once in a while.

18 Apr 2019 - 3:49PM

Learn how to make linguine with crab fat, seared scallops and bottarga, and calf’s liver with bacon, onion and cream, and take a break from calorie counting – everyone deserves to indulge once in a while.

Two delicious recipes, for linguine and for liver, that are easy and impressive
At great new Sichuan spot Jing Alley in Sheung Wan it’s hard to decide what to eat

The sheer range of menu choices at Jing Alley was a bit overwhelming, but the helpful staff pointed us in the right direction. Highlights included Chengdu-style boiled jaguar guapote and the mapo tofu.

12 Apr 2019 - 6:15PM

The sheer range of menu choices at Jing Alley was a bit overwhelming, but the helpful staff pointed us in the right direction. Highlights included Chengdu-style boiled jaguar guapote and the mapo tofu.

At great new Sichuan spot Jing Alley in Sheung Wan it’s hard to decide what to eat
In Chinese Cuisine Masterclass, Willy Mark explains why ‘Chinese cuisine’ is as broad a description as ‘Western civilisation’

In Chinese Cuisine Masterclass, venerable Chinese cuisine food promoter Willy Mark covers four regional cuisines, with recipes from north to south, east to west

7 Apr 2019 - 12:15PM

In Chinese Cuisine Masterclass, venerable Chinese cuisine food promoter Willy Mark covers four regional cuisines, with recipes from north to south, east to west

In Chinese Cuisine Masterclass, Willy Mark explains why ‘Chinese cuisine’ is as broad a description as ‘Western civilisation’
How to make vegan and vegetarian fritters – pre-dinner snacks that will get the party started

These tasty light bites are as easy to make as they are to eat and are hearty enough to satisfy even the staunchest of carnivores.

9 Apr 2019 - 4:02PM

These tasty light bites are as easy to make as they are to eat and are hearty enough to satisfy even the staunchest of carnivores.

How to make vegan and vegetarian fritters – pre-dinner snacks that will get the party started
Review | Modern Greek food without the moussaka at Estiatorio Keia in Central, Hong Kong

Keia forgets the usual Greek classics, offering dishes such as squid with fish roe and stuffed aubergine. A Greek-style pizza topped with truffle was the dish of the night.

5 Apr 2019 - 12:30PM

Keia forgets the usual Greek classics, offering dishes such as squid with fish roe and stuffed aubergine. A Greek-style pizza topped with truffle was the dish of the night.

Modern Greek food without the moussaka at Estiatorio Keia in Central, Hong Kong
Three must-try Hong Kong restaurants in April, for skewers, pizzas and a special meal

Food editor Susan Jung picks out her three favourite new Hong Kong restaurants from the past month. Savour pizza or a katsu sando, sample some of the best yakitori around, or treat yourself to an experimental 16-course dinner.

31 Mar 2019 - 6:45PM

Food editor Susan Jung picks out her three favourite new Hong Kong restaurants from the past month. Savour pizza or a katsu sando, sample some of the best yakitori around, or treat yourself to an experimental 16-course dinner.

Three must-try Hong Kong restaurants in April, for skewers, pizzas and a special meal
How to make cong you bing: Chinese spring onion cakes that are crisp on the outside and tender within

The secret for making cong you bing into delicate, flaky cakes lies in their mid-wok manipulation

30 Mar 2019 - 3:55AM

The secret for making cong you bing into delicate, flaky cakes lies in their mid-wok manipulation

How to make cong you bing: Chinese spring onion cakes that are crisp on the outside and tender within
16-course tasting menu at Aulis, counter within a restaurant, a delight from start to finish

Inventive and surprising, the perfectly crafted dishes did not disappoint, the food paired throughout with juices; the private room within Roganic in Causeway Bay is a test bed for dishes to be served in the main restaurant.

29 Mar 2019 - 2:16PM

Inventive and surprising, the perfectly crafted dishes did not disappoint, the food paired throughout with juices; the private room within Roganic in Causeway Bay is a test bed for dishes to be served in the main restaurant.

16-course tasting menu at Aulis, counter within a restaurant, a delight from start to finish
Anthony Bourdain: ‘Italian food at its best is like Japanese food, but with more emotion.’

Pasta, Pane, Vino, a book by Matt Goulding, who collaborated with the late Anthony Bourdain, takes readers deep into Italian cuisine, and extols the way ‘it never dis­appoints, just as it seems to never change’.

28 Mar 2019 - 5:26AM

Pasta, Pane, Vino, a book by Matt Goulding, who collaborated with the late Anthony Bourdain, takes readers deep into Italian cuisine, and extols the way ‘it never dis­appoints, just as it seems to never change’.

Anthony Bourdain: ‘Italian food at its best is like Japanese food, but with more emotion.’
Fine-dining French restaurant Odette in Singapore takes top spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list

Gaggan, the ‘progressive Indian cuisine’ establishment in Bangkok by chef Gaggan Anand, came in at No 2.

27 Mar 2019 - 5:38PM

Gaggan, the ‘progressive Indian cuisine’ establishment in Bangkok by chef Gaggan Anand, came in at No 2.

Fine-dining French restaurant Odette in Singapore takes top spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list
Michel Roux Jr’s Le Gavroche cookbook shows that excellent taste is timeless
  • The acclaimed chef comes from culinary royalty – the famous Roux brothers Albert and Michel, who revolutionised Britain’s fine-dining scene, are his father and uncle, respectively
23 Mar 2019 - 4:30PM
  • The acclaimed chef comes from culinary royalty – the famous Roux brothers Albert and Michel, who revolutionised Britain’s fine-dining scene, are his father and uncle, respectively
Michel Roux Jr’s Le Gavroche cookbook shows that excellent taste is timeless
How to make chow mein with seafood and vegetables – a simple, versatile dish

Pan-frying the boiled noodles – like it’s done in Hong Kong – adds a crispy deliciousness to basic chow mein.

23 Mar 2019 - 7:53AM

Pan-frying the boiled noodles – like it’s done in Hong Kong – adds a crispy deliciousness to basic chow mein.

How to make chow mein with seafood and vegetables – a simple, versatile dish
Satisfying French and Cantonese cuisine at Roots in Wan Chai

The one-page menu lists only four snacks, five starters, five mains and three desserts, but they mostly proved as tasty as they sounded. Shrimp toast was delicious, the cherry tomato salad refreshing, and foie gras terrine enjoyable.

22 Mar 2019 - 6:15PM

The one-page menu lists only four snacks, five starters, five mains and three desserts, but they mostly proved as tasty as they sounded. Shrimp toast was delicious, the cherry tomato salad refreshing, and foie gras terrine enjoyable.

Satisfying French and Cantonese cuisine at Roots in Wan Chai
Malaysia’s east-coast cuisine seduces Singaporean author Bryan Koh, who was ‘utterly besotted’ by Kelantan cooking

A meal at a Kelantan restaurant inspires Bryan Koh to take a trip to Malaysia’s east coast to discover more about a cuisine that is often overshadowed by its more famous cousins from the west

17 Mar 2019 - 11:00AM

A meal at a Kelantan restaurant inspires Bryan Koh to take a trip to Malaysia’s east coast to discover more about a cuisine that is often overshadowed by its more famous cousins from the west

Malaysia’s east-coast cuisine seduces Singaporean author Bryan Koh, who was ‘utterly besotted’ by Kelantan cooking
Quick and easy braised recipes: fried oysters and roast pork in clay pot

Not all braised dishes require hours of simmering – these hearty dishes take less than 30 minutes.

16 Mar 2019 - 7:50AM

Not all braised dishes require hours of simmering – these hearty dishes take less than 30 minutes.

Quick and easy braised recipes: fried oysters and roast pork in clay pot
Great pizza but even better creative sandwiches at Homeslice in Sai Ying Pun

The creative ‘katsu sando’ – made from a thick slice of mortadella that had been breaded, fried and put between two pieces of bread – stole the show, but the tasty diavola and gorgonzola pizzas were also a bit hit.

15 Mar 2019 - 1:00PM

The creative ‘katsu sando’ – made from a thick slice of mortadella that had been breaded, fried and put between two pieces of bread – stole the show, but the tasty diavola and gorgonzola pizzas were also a bit hit.

Great pizza but even better creative sandwiches at Homeslice in Sai Ying Pun
From curry puffs to cheese tarts: five favourite pie recipes for International Pi Day

Food editor Susan Jung shares her five favourite pie recipes from around the world. From cherry pie to Moroccan bisteeya, these tarts and pies are easy to make and delicious.

15 Mar 2019 - 10:37AM

Food editor Susan Jung shares her five favourite pie recipes from around the world. From cherry pie to Moroccan bisteeya, these tarts and pies are easy to make and delicious.

From curry puffs to cheese tarts: five favourite pie recipes for International Pi Day
Three classic Filipino recipes that anyone can make, from sizzling sisig to pancit

Filipino cuisine is a fusion of local cultures with Chinese, American and Spanish influences. Find out how to make three classics: pancit, bicol express and sisig

13 Mar 2019 - 4:43PM

Filipino cuisine is a fusion of local cultures with Chinese, American and Spanish influences. Find out how to make three classics: pancit, bicol express and sisig

Three classic Filipino recipes that anyone can make, from sizzling sisig to pancit
My Hong Kong: Bo Innovation chef Alvin Leung gets personal, takes readers on a tour of the city in new cookbook

The Canadian chef’s cookbook that was seven years in the making includes recipes for several famous Alvin Leung dishes such as mole­cular xiao long bao and ‘Sex on the Beach’

10 Mar 2019 - 2:51PM

The Canadian chef’s cookbook that was seven years in the making includes recipes for several famous Alvin Leung dishes such as mole­cular xiao long bao and ‘Sex on the Beach’

My Hong Kong: Bo Innovation chef Alvin Leung gets personal, takes readers on a tour of the city in new cookbook
How to make zhajiangmian, Chinese noodles with bean paste and pork sauce

There are as many versions of this famous noodle dish as there are cooks – the Korean adaptation is called jajangmyeon – and all are just as intensely flavourful

9 Mar 2019 - 5:39AM

There are as many versions of this famous noodle dish as there are cooks – the Korean adaptation is called jajangmyeon – and all are just as intensely flavourful

How to make zhajiangmian, Chinese noodles with bean paste and pork sauce
Delicious, crunchy yakitori chicken at popular Birdie in Central

Moist gizzard, meaty whole hearts, delicate fatty tails and succulent tsukune were big hits – but the perfectly cooked chicken liver was best of all. Of the non-yakitori dishes, the pork belly and lettuce roll was light and tasty.

8 Mar 2019 - 6:02PM

Moist gizzard, meaty whole hearts, delicate fatty tails and succulent tsukune were big hits – but the perfectly cooked chicken liver was best of all. Of the non-yakitori dishes, the pork belly and lettuce roll was light and tasty.

Delicious, crunchy yakitori chicken at popular Birdie in Central
Three plant-based Asian recipes, from dumplings to samosas

Food editor Susan Jung picks her favourite plant-based Asian recipes. Learn how to make meatless dumplings, steamed eggplant and vegetable samosas.

7 Mar 2019 - 2:40PM

Food editor Susan Jung picks her favourite plant-based Asian recipes. Learn how to make meatless dumplings, steamed eggplant and vegetable samosas.

Three plant-based Asian recipes, from dumplings to samosas
Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin teaches the basics of cooking with his books

Some of the techniques in La Technique and La Methode, which were published back in the 1970s, are old-school but most are still relevant today

3 Mar 2019 - 6:37PM

Some of the techniques in La Technique and La Methode, which were published back in the 1970s, are old-school but most are still relevant today

Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin teaches the basics of cooking with his books
Savoury pancake recipes: how to make Korean bindaetteok and latkes

The delicious pancake she had at Seoul’s Gwangjang Market inspires Susan Jung to try making it at home in Hong Kong.

2 Mar 2019 - 2:03AM

The delicious pancake she had at Seoul’s Gwangjang Market inspires Susan Jung to try making it at home in Hong Kong.

Savoury pancake recipes: how to make Korean bindaetteok and latkes
Review | Great, crunchy tempura at friendly Tempura Satoi in Tai Hang

Giant prawns, sardines, sea urchin, asparagus and ginkgo all came in a crisp batter that wasn’t too oily. Non-tempura dishes included Japanese field snails and assorted pickles and vegetables.

1 Mar 2019 - 6:02PM

Giant prawns, sardines, sea urchin, asparagus and ginkgo all came in a crisp batter that wasn’t too oily. Non-tempura dishes included Japanese field snails and assorted pickles and vegetables.

Great, crunchy tempura at friendly Tempura Satoi in Tai Hang
Three Hong Kong restaurants you must try in March, if you haven’t already

The Sri Lankan food at newly opened Soho restaurant is fantastic, and a long-time Hong Kong chef’s Asian fusion hideaway is well worth discovering; as for our third choice, it’s one for a special occasion.

1 Mar 2019 - 1:02PM

The Sri Lankan food at newly opened Soho restaurant is fantastic, and a long-time Hong Kong chef’s Asian fusion hideaway is well worth discovering; as for our third choice, it’s one for a special occasion.

Three Hong Kong restaurants you must try in March, if you haven’t already
Five delicious Asian chicken wing recipes to put you in snack heaven

For food editor Susan Jung there is no better snack than a plate of delicious chicken wings. Here are five recipes you can create at home – just be sure to have plenty of napkins.

27 Feb 2019 - 9:30PM

For food editor Susan Jung there is no better snack than a plate of delicious chicken wings. Here are five recipes you can create at home – just be sure to have plenty of napkins.

Five delicious Asian chicken wing recipes to put you in snack heaven