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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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.

21 Aug 2019 - 12:34PM

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.

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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
Japanese fusion food to die for in Hong Kong at ex-Nobu chef’s Silencio in Central

Silencio got off to a bad start – “A confirmation email doesn’t mean there’s a table for you” – but the quality of the food shone through from the first bite.

20 Jun 2019 - 8:15PM

Silencio got off to a bad start – “A confirmation email doesn’t mean there’s a table for you” – but the quality of the food shone through from the first bite.

Japanese fusion food to die for in Hong Kong at ex-Nobu chef’s Silencio in Central
Two unusual pork neck recipes: grilled is not the only way to cook this versatile cut

An underrated cut of meat gets the star treatment in two dishes – Thai crispy pork neck and tonkatsu.

20 Jun 2019 - 12:16PM

An underrated cut of meat gets the star treatment in two dishes – Thai crispy pork neck and tonkatsu.

Two unusual pork neck recipes: grilled is not the only way to cook this versatile cut
Shimonoseki food trip: Japanese city famous for fugu – pufferfish – is a growing pull for foodies

Shimonoseki is best known for its fugu, a potentially deadly blowfish, but its growing restaurant scene has a lot else to offer, with one chef in particular trying to elevate it to food-tourism levels.

14 Jun 2019 - 3:33PM

Shimonoseki is best known for its fugu, a potentially deadly blowfish, but its growing restaurant scene has a lot else to offer, with one chef in particular trying to elevate it to food-tourism levels.

Shimonoseki food trip: Japanese city famous for fugu – pufferfish – is a growing pull for foodies
New in Hong Kong: British comfort food to be proud of at The Leah in Causeway Bay

After the manager helped simplify the menu for us, dishes did not disappoint, with succulent boneless, short rib pie and rich ale sauce a standout, and the scallop and black pudding oily, rich and delicious.

14 Jun 2019 - 12:15PM

After the manager helped simplify the menu for us, dishes did not disappoint, with succulent boneless, short rib pie and rich ale sauce a standout, and the scallop and black pudding oily, rich and delicious.

New in Hong Kong: British comfort food to be proud of at The Leah in Causeway Bay
How to make Chinese chicken salad – a dish we have America to thank for

The origins of the dish are debatable but one thing is clear – it is full of flavour and texture, with crispy chicken skin, cabbage and cucumbers all giving it crunch.

14 Jun 2019 - 11:11AM

The origins of the dish are debatable but one thing is clear – it is full of flavour and texture, with crispy chicken skin, cabbage and cucumbers all giving it crunch.

How to make Chinese chicken salad – a dish we have America to thank for
Delicious Cantonese food at Piin in Central, but pricier than you might think

We enjoyed the light, golden king mushrooms, whimsical cigar duck roll and double-boiled lobster broth with bird’s nest. But unlike other Chinese restaurants, the dishes aren’t meant to be shared between a group.

6 Jun 2019 - 8:19PM

We enjoyed the light, golden king mushrooms, whimsical cigar duck roll and double-boiled lobster broth with bird’s nest. But unlike other Chinese restaurants, the dishes aren’t meant to be shared between a group.

Delicious Cantonese food at Piin in Central, but pricier than you might think
Albert Adrià’s Tickets restaurant in Barcelona has changed, cookbook explores how

Despite declaring ‘This is not a tapas book’ on the cover, Tickets Evolution contains a number of recipes for tapas-style dishes.

6 Jun 2019 - 9:20AM

Despite declaring ‘This is not a tapas book’ on the cover, Tickets Evolution contains a number of recipes for tapas-style dishes.

Albert Adrià’s Tickets restaurant in Barcelona has changed, cookbook explores how
Two simple recipes for pre-dinner snacks, best served with a refreshing summer cocktail

Learn how to make Susan Jung’s take on popovers, complete with bacon, cheese and quail egg. Plus, an easy tapenade-based light bite that delivers on flavour.

6 Jun 2019 - 2:15AM

Learn how to make Susan Jung’s take on popovers, complete with bacon, cheese and quail egg. Plus, an easy tapenade-based light bite that delivers on flavour.

Two simple recipes for pre-dinner snacks, best served with a refreshing summer cocktail