Susan Jung

Susan 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 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

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
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

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
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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

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
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
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 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.

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
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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

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
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

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
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.

The Chinese Library in Tai Kwun, Central: fine regional dishes in a beautiful setting

From the Sichuan ma po tofu to Hunan style steamed cod fillet with fermented beans, the dishes were delicious. The Chinese Library is operated by the Aqua Group and the decor has its trademark elegance.

25 Jan 2019 - 2:22PM
The Chinese Library in Tai Kwun, Central: fine regional dishes in a beautiful setting

From the Sichuan ma po tofu to Hunan style steamed cod fillet with fermented beans, the dishes were delicious. The Chinese Library is operated by the Aqua Group and the decor has its trademark elegance.

What Chinese cuisine was like in 1970: the cookbook that introduced Americans to the real deal

An Encyclopedia of Chinese Food and Cooking did not dumb down Chinese cuisine for its audience but an odd way of listing ingredients makes it difficult to follow the recipes

20 Jan 2019 - 5:06PM
What Chinese cuisine was like in 1970: the cookbook that introduced Americans to the real deal

An Encyclopedia of Chinese Food and Cooking did not dumb down Chinese cuisine for its audience but an odd way of listing ingredients makes it difficult to follow the recipes

Easy omelette recipes, including a Spanish tortilla made famous by Ferran Adrià

With a few pantry essentials, you can whip up a fluffy and filling meal in minutes.

19 Jan 2019 - 3:39AM
Easy omelette recipes, including a Spanish tortilla made famous by Ferran Adrià

With a few pantry essentials, you can whip up a fluffy and filling meal in minutes.

Buddhists and beef, kimchi and caviar: a culinary trip through South Korea

Food editor Susan Jung travels through South Korea sampling the best the country has to offer. She cooks vegetarian food at a Buddhist temple, enjoys Korean beef and the best Seoul has to offer.

18 Jan 2019 - 4:40PM
Buddhists and beef, kimchi and caviar: a culinary trip through  South Korea

Food editor Susan Jung travels through South Korea sampling the best the country has to offer. She cooks vegetarian food at a Buddhist temple, enjoys Korean beef and the best Seoul has to offer.

Newly opened Asado Argentinian Steakhouse in Central: excellent appetisers add value for money

The decor is basic and the dishes slightly expensive, but the food and service are great. The meaty main courses are filling, but there’s not much for vegetarians.

17 Jan 2019 - 8:33PM
Newly opened Asado Argentinian Steakhouse in Central: excellent appetisers add value for money

The decor is basic and the dishes slightly expensive, but the food and service are great. The meaty main courses are filling, but there’s not much for vegetarians.

An inside look into the world of Nobu – recipes from the great chef himself in ‘odd’ cookbook

The new cookbook from the acclaimed Japanese chef has beautiful photography but the recipes have one key aspect missing – measurements

13 Jan 2019 - 1:02PM
An inside look into the world of Nobu – recipes from the great chef himself in ‘odd’ cookbook

The new cookbook from the acclaimed Japanese chef has beautiful photography but the recipes have one key aspect missing – measurements

How to cook with fish paste – Chinese recipes for congee or stuffed vegetables

Get to grips with the versatile ingredient, which adds a tasty twist to Chinese dishes.

12 Jan 2019 - 1:25AM
How to cook with fish paste – Chinese recipes for congee or stuffed vegetables

Get to grips with the versatile ingredient, which adds a tasty twist to Chinese dishes.

May Chow’s Little Bao goes big in Causeway Bay: disappointing sharing plates, great dessert baos and lamb tartare

The popular restaurant has opened in a large space in Causeway Bay. The food was a little hit and miss; the highlights were the sloppy Chan and fried chicken baos, and the fried mushrooms.

11 Jan 2019 - 12:54PM
May Chow’s Little Bao goes big in Causeway Bay: disappointing sharing plates, great dessert baos and lamb tartare

The popular restaurant has opened in a large space in Causeway Bay. The food was a little hit and miss; the highlights were the sloppy Chan and fried chicken baos, and the fried mushrooms.

How to make yuk beng, or steamed pork patty - Chinese comfort food at its finest

The versatile dish lets you swap and choose toppings – try salted egg yolk on for size.

25 Jan 2019 - 4:20PM
How to make yuk beng, or steamed pork patty - Chinese comfort food at its finest

The versatile dish lets you swap and choose toppings – try salted egg yolk on for size.

Shanghai Yu Yuan in Causeway Bay: lion’s head with hairy crab worth the visit, other dishes less so

There were minor problems with many of the dishes we tried, but the crab made up for it. The fried river shrimp with longjing tea was another stand-out dish.

4 Jan 2019 - 6:27PM
Shanghai Yu Yuan in Causeway Bay: lion’s head with hairy crab worth the visit, other dishes less so

There were minor problems with many of the dishes we tried, but the crab made up for it. The fried river shrimp with longjing tea was another stand-out dish.

The Japanese Culinary Academy teaches you the fundamentals of food from the Land of the Rising Sun

The quartet of books from the Japanese Culinary Academy covers not only cuisine but culture, history and how the national food found worldwide fame

3 Jan 2019 - 1:37AM
The Japanese Culinary Academy teaches you the fundamentals of food from the Land of the Rising Sun

The quartet of books from the Japanese Culinary Academy covers not only cuisine but culture, history and how the national food found worldwide fame

Cantonese dishes my California family taught me, from steamed fish to pork dumplings

Senior food and wine editor Susan Jung shares some of her favourite Cantonese recipes, dishes her mother and grandmother taught her to make or which she has adapted from restaurant menus.

2 Jan 2019 - 9:31PM
Cantonese dishes my California family taught me, from steamed fish to pork dumplings

Senior food and wine editor Susan Jung shares some of her favourite Cantonese recipes, dishes her mother and grandmother taught her to make or which she has adapted from restaurant menus.

New restaurants in Hong Kong: Nahm chef David Thompson’s Aaharn – tasty yet mild Thai

David Thompson, the celebrated Australian chef behind Thai restaurant Nahm in Bangkok, seems to have turned down the heat at his first Hong Kong venture; the dishes at the Tai Kwun restaurant were intensely flavoured.

27 Dec 2018 - 7:14PM
New restaurants in Hong Kong: Nahm chef David Thompson’s Aaharn – tasty yet mild Thai

David Thompson, the celebrated Australian chef behind Thai restaurant Nahm in Bangkok, seems to have turned down the heat at his first Hong Kong venture; the dishes at the Tai Kwun restaurant were intensely flavoured.

After the turkey: five favourite Asian noodle recipes, including Asian carbonara

After the turkey, try some of Susan Jung’s takes on some Asian favourites, with short cuts and substitutions. See how to make pad Thai, Filipino favourite pancit, satay soup with poached beef, and more

25 Dec 2018 - 9:22PM
After the turkey: five favourite Asian noodle recipes, including Asian carbonara

After the turkey, try some of Susan Jung’s takes on some Asian favourites, with short cuts and substitutions. See how to make pad Thai, Filipino favourite pancit, satay soup with poached beef, and more

The best new restaurants of 2018 in Hong Kong for a casual meal, special occasion, and more

Subtle Cantonese, delicate Shanghainese, stunning sushi, surprising Middle Eastern, the best tacos in Hong Kong – it’s all here; we tell you the dishes to go for at our favourite newcomers of the year.

25 Dec 2018 - 6:51PM
The best new restaurants of 2018 in Hong Kong for a casual meal, special occasion, and more

Subtle Cantonese, delicate Shanghainese, stunning sushi, surprising Middle Eastern, the best tacos in Hong Kong – it’s all here; we tell you the dishes to go for at our favourite newcomers of the year.

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