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

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
Desserts ‘nourish the soul’, write Greg and Lucy Malouf in latest cookbook

According to the cookbook from Greg and Lucy Malouf, many European desserts actually originated in the Middle East, from sorbet and doughnut to rice pudding

23 Feb 2019 - 1:02PM

According to the cookbook from Greg and Lucy Malouf, many European desserts actually originated in the Middle East, from sorbet and doughnut to rice pudding

Desserts ‘nourish the soul’, write Greg and Lucy Malouf in latest cookbook
Wagyumafia’s luxury Japanese beef lives up to the hype (yes, even the US$125-supplement sandwich)

With tasting menu at Hong Kong branch of famous Tokyo restaurant costing HK$1,800 per person, it’s not cheap; we paid HK$1,000 extra for the chateaubriand sando, which was supremely tender, and the rib-eye steak was fantastic.

22 Feb 2019 - 12:32PM

With tasting menu at Hong Kong branch of famous Tokyo restaurant costing HK$1,800 per person, it’s not cheap; we paid HK$1,000 extra for the chateaubriand sando, which was supremely tender, and the rib-eye steak was fantastic.

Wagyumafia’s luxury Japanese beef lives up to the hype (yes, even the US$125-supplement sandwich)
Two easy green tea dessert recipes, so you can have your tea and eat it too

A marble cake and a financier that will make life sweeter. They are easy to make too

22 Feb 2019 - 11:03AM

A marble cake and a financier that will make life sweeter. They are easy to make too

Two easy green tea dessert recipes, so you can have your tea and eat it too
Vietnamese street food recipes: five of the best, from fried spring rolls to bánh xèo

Food editor Susan Jung says one of her favourite countries for eating street food is Vietnam. Inspired by the treats she tasted during her travels there, here are five recipes of traditional dishes you can recreate at home.

20 Feb 2019 - 9:31PM

Food editor Susan Jung says one of her favourite countries for eating street food is Vietnam. Inspired by the treats she tasted during her travels there, here are five recipes of traditional dishes you can recreate at home.

Vietnamese street food recipes: five of the best, from fried spring rolls to bánh xèo
How cookbook authors Elizabeth David, Marcella Hazan gave chef Joe Trivelli stage fright

Having worked at London’s River Café since 2001, the author of The Modern Italian Cook was anxious about following in the footsteps of Elizabeth David, Marcella Hazan and Patience Gray, three giants of the genre

16 Feb 2019 - 5:32PM

Having worked at London’s River Café since 2001, the author of The Modern Italian Cook was anxious about following in the footsteps of Elizabeth David, Marcella Hazan and Patience Gray, three giants of the genre

How cookbook authors Elizabeth David, Marcella Hazan gave chef Joe Trivelli stage fright
How to cook clay pot rice – a classic Cantonese comfort food and winter warmer
  • The secret to good bo jai fan is simple, it’s all in the amount of water you use
15 Feb 2019 - 11:04AM
  • The secret to good bo jai fan is simple, it’s all in the amount of water you use
How to cook clay pot rice – a classic Cantonese comfort food and winter warmer
New restaurants in Hong Kong: Hotal Colombo – a taste of Sri Lanka that will live long in the memory

New restaurant offers an unforgettable taste of Sri Lankan cooking, with affordable prices, friendly staff and perfect food that included chicken kothu, which was a delicious mess, and the best bone marrow dish ever.

14 Feb 2019 - 7:27PM

New restaurant offers an unforgettable taste of Sri Lankan cooking, with affordable prices, friendly staff and perfect food that included chicken kothu, which was a delicious mess, and the best bone marrow dish ever.

New restaurants in Hong Kong: Hotal Colombo – a taste of Sri Lanka that will live long in the memory
Six recipes for Thai dishes that you can cook at home from classic pad Thai to fried pomfret

One of the most popular reasons for visiting Thailand is to taste the nation’s amazing cuisine. From classic pad Thai to street-style chicken and fried pomfret, here are six easy dishes you can recreate in your kitchen.

13 Feb 2019 - 2:19AM

One of the most popular reasons for visiting Thailand is to taste the nation’s amazing cuisine. From classic pad Thai to street-style chicken and fried pomfret, here are six easy dishes you can recreate in your kitchen.

Six recipes for Thai dishes that you can cook at home from classic pad Thai to fried pomfret
Nonya cooking labour-intensive but worth the effort, cookbook shows

From recipes for popiah to fried pork sandwich and pineapple curry, the cuisine of the Peranakans marries the best of Malaysian, Indonesian and Chinese food

11 Feb 2019 - 12:45PM

From recipes for popiah to fried pork sandwich and pineapple curry, the cuisine of the Peranakans marries the best of Malaysian, Indonesian and Chinese food

Nonya cooking labour-intensive but worth the effort, cookbook shows
New restaurants in Hong Kong: Shè in Central – hit-and-miss contemporary Chinese with a harbour view

Restaurant is in odd location in IFC Mall, but offers good views of Victoria Harbour. The crispy Bombay duck fish with salt and pepper was delicious, but honey-glazed Iberico char siu was tough and a prawn dish misnamed.

8 Feb 2019 - 3:18PM

Restaurant is in odd location in IFC Mall, but offers good views of Victoria Harbour. The crispy Bombay duck fish with salt and pepper was delicious, but honey-glazed Iberico char siu was tough and a prawn dish misnamed.

New restaurants in Hong Kong: Shè in Central – hit-and-miss contemporary Chinese with a harbour view
Five favourite Chinese New Year dishes and how to make them

From roast duck in lettuce wraps to clams with black bean sauce, here are some classic dishes for the festival. We have included recipes for each dish so you can try them at home.

4 Feb 2019 - 10:48AM

From roast duck in lettuce wraps to clams with black bean sauce, here are some classic dishes for the festival. We have included recipes for each dish so you can try them at home.

Five favourite Chinese New Year dishes and how to make them
Newly opened Nhau in Central: tasty Vietnamese-American treats in a tiny hideaway

After a four-year break, chef Que Dang, once of Chez Moi, TBLS and Quest by Que, has opened Nhau, a small Vietnamese-American restaurant, in Central. Several of the dishes on the short savoury menu can be modified for vegetarians.

1 Feb 2019 - 2:01PM

After a four-year break, chef Que Dang, once of Chez Moi, TBLS and Quest by Que, has opened Nhau, a small Vietnamese-American restaurant, in Central. Several of the dishes on the short savoury menu can be modified for vegetarians.

Newly opened Nhau in Central: tasty Vietnamese-American treats in a tiny hideaway
Lucky dish for Chinese New Year: how to make roast duck lettuce wraps

Usher in the Year of the Pig with a delicious, and auspicious, lettuce wrap. It's often made with pigeon, which is an expensive ingredient, and minced roast duck is just as delicious

4 Feb 2019 - 10:49AM

Usher in the Year of the Pig with a delicious, and auspicious, lettuce wrap. It's often made with pigeon, which is an expensive ingredient, and minced roast duck is just as delicious

Lucky dish for Chinese New Year: how to make roast duck lettuce wraps
How to master pastry: French chef François Payard says it’s not so difficult

François Payard’s cookbook gives simple recipes and techniques on baking the perfect pastry, cakes and more

26 Jan 2019 - 11:00AM

François Payard’s cookbook gives simple recipes and techniques on baking the perfect pastry, cakes and more

How to master pastry: French chef François Payard says it’s not so difficult
How to make crispy, crunchy tempura at home: a simple trick makes all the difference

A simple trick can make home-made tempura taste almost as good as the restaurant versions.

28 Jan 2019 - 10:57AM

A simple trick can make home-made tempura taste almost as good as the restaurant versions.

How to make crispy, crunchy tempura at home: a simple trick makes all the difference