Tracey Furniss

Tracey Furniss is Deputy Editor, Specialist Publications at the SCMP. Her beat also includes editor of Good Eating magazine and 100 Top Tables - A CEO's Dining Guide, which takes her to some of the city’s great eateries. Before joining the SCMP, she was a television journalist, digital editor and travel writer for a host of well-known publications in the United States.
Tracey Furniss
Tracey Furniss is Deputy Editor, Specialist Publications at the SCMP. Her beat also includes editor of Good Eating magazine and 100 Top Tables - A CEO's Dining Guide, which takes her to some of the city’s great eateries. Before joining the SCMP, she was a television journalist, digital editor and travel writer for a host of well-known publications in the United States.

Latest from Tracey Furniss

You can now own British singer George Michael's artworks – here's how

Items from Christie’s George Michael Collection are on display in the city as a tribute to the star’s historic 1985 Wham! concert in Beijing

21 Feb 2019 - 3:03PM
You can now own British singer George Michael's artworks – here's how

Items from Christie’s George Michael Collection are on display in the city as a tribute to the star’s historic 1985 Wham! concert in Beijing

Would you pay HK$6,888 for this auspicious Lunar New Year abalone dish?

The city has its share of outrageously expensive festive fare, but Mandarin Oriental’s Cantonese restaurant Man Wah ranks at the top with this Yoshihama abalone dish

8 Feb 2019 - 10:33AM
Would you pay HK$6,888 for this auspicious Lunar New Year abalone dish?

The city has its share of outrageously expensive festive fare, but Mandarin Oriental’s Cantonese restaurant Man Wah ranks at the top with this Yoshihama abalone dish

Shane Osborn’s Netflix star turn means his Arcane restaurant is no longer a Hong Kong ‘secret’

The Australian chef and restaurateur, who appeared in reality television show ‘The Final Table’, runs his Michelin-starred eatery in a quiet corner of Central

3 Feb 2019 - 10:03AM
Shane Osborn’s Netflix star turn means his Arcane restaurant is no longer a Hong Kong ‘secret’

The Australian chef and restaurateur, who appeared in reality television show ‘The Final Table’, runs his Michelin-starred eatery in a quiet corner of Central

Gallery: What’s on the chef’s table at Aulis Hong Kong by Simon Rogan

The British chef’s first overseas restaurant is omakase-style, with a farm-to-table philosophy and creative multi-course tasting menu laid out for only 12 guests at a time

12 Jan 2019 - 4:03PM
Gallery: What’s on the chef’s table at Aulis Hong Kong by Simon Rogan

The British chef’s first overseas restaurant is omakase-style, with a farm-to-table philosophy and creative multi-course tasting menu laid out for only 12 guests at a time

11 of the most insanely expensive ingredients in the world

From gold-laced caviar that costs US$40,000 per teaspoon to swiftlet bird’s nest and Japanese Yubari King melons, these foods are as rare as they are outrageously priced

10 Jan 2019 - 1:14PM
11 of the most insanely expensive ingredients in the world

From gold-laced caviar that costs US$40,000 per teaspoon to swiftlet bird’s nest and Japanese Yubari King melons, these foods are as rare as they are outrageously priced

Why British chef Simon Rogan has not one – but two – new Hong Kong restaurants

The renowned restaurateur will open Aulis in January and Roganic in February after he fell for the city last year during his Dining at Murasaki collaboration

4 Jan 2019 - 10:44AM
Why British chef Simon Rogan has not one – but two – new Hong Kong restaurants

The renowned restaurateur will open Aulis in January and Roganic in February after he fell for the city last year during his Dining at Murasaki collaboration

Why champagne makers Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Deutz wouldn't get by without their chef de caves

Meet the wine experts with decades of experience, who possess an encyclopedic knowledge of their house’s vintages and decide which new and reserve wines to blend for each cuvée

30 Dec 2018 - 2:02AM
Why champagne makers Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Deutz wouldn't get by without their chef de caves

Meet the wine experts with decades of experience, who possess an encyclopedic knowledge of their house’s vintages and decide which new and reserve wines to blend for each cuvée

Luxe stopover: how to stay, shop and eat like an A-lister in London

From staying at a hotel frequented by Beyoncé and Jay-Z to dining at restaurants run by celebrity chefs, here’s how to enjoy an extravagant getaway in the UK capital

28 Dec 2018 - 2:01PM
Luxe stopover: how to stay, shop and eat like an A-lister in London

From staying at a hotel frequented by Beyoncé and Jay-Z to dining at restaurants run by celebrity chefs, here’s how to enjoy an extravagant getaway in the UK capital

‘My wife hates cooking, so I cook Christmas dinner’, says world renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire

French culinary artist, who owns the likes of Sketch in London, Pierre Gagnaire in Paris and Tokyo and Pierre in Hong Kong, was as one of the first to embrace the idea of food as art

26 Dec 2018 - 9:02AM
‘My wife hates cooking, so I cook Christmas dinner’, says world renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire

French culinary artist, who owns the likes of Sketch in London, Pierre Gagnaire in Paris and Tokyo and Pierre in Hong Kong, was as one of the first to embrace the idea of food as art

Top 10 best new Hong Kong restaurants of 2018

BEDU, Arbor, La Petite Maison and Ecriture are just some of our recommended places offering fine dining in the city that have opened in the past 12 months

24 Dec 2018 - 10:54AM
Top 10 best new Hong Kong restaurants of 2018

BEDU, Arbor, La Petite Maison and Ecriture are just some of our recommended places offering fine dining in the city that have opened in the past 12 months

Wow! 16 Hong Kong culinary conversation-stopping dishes in 2018

You know the moment when taste consumes all the senses so that you just need to focus and enjoy every morsel to the full? It’s what happened here ...

16 Dec 2018 - 2:02PM
Wow! 16 Hong Kong culinary conversation-stopping dishes in 2018

You know the moment when taste consumes all the senses so that you just need to focus and enjoy every morsel to the full? It’s what happened here ...

‘I’ll be home for Christmas’ says Hong Kong’s globe-trotting H Queen’s architect William Lim

After spending his time working on projects all over the world that include Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and most recently a mansion in the United States, no wonder his favourite Christmas song is about being at home for the holidays

14 Dec 2018 - 1:00PM
‘I’ll be home for Christmas’ says Hong Kong’s globe-trotting H Queen’s architect William Lim

After spending his time working on projects all over the world that include Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and most recently a mansion in the United States, no wonder his favourite Christmas song is about being at home for the holidays

Osteria Marzia dishes up unique Southern Italian coastal cuisine in Hong Kong

The restaurant, on the ground floor of The Fleming boutique hotel in Wan Chai, offers fine dishes with simple ingredients and great service

14 Dec 2018 - 11:38AM
Osteria Marzia dishes up unique Southern Italian coastal cuisine in Hong Kong

The restaurant, on the ground floor of The Fleming boutique hotel in Wan Chai, offers fine dishes with simple ingredients and great service

Which restaurant was dealt the ‘king of snubs’ in Hong Kong and Macau Michelin Guide’s 2019 picks?

Food critics Janice Leung Hayes, Chan Chun-wai and Walter Kei talk about the places that were overlooked as well as the three-star restaurants in the esteemed red guide

12 Dec 2018 - 1:48PM
Which restaurant was dealt the ‘king of snubs’ in Hong Kong and Macau Michelin Guide’s 2019 picks?

Food critics Janice Leung Hayes, Chan Chun-wai and Walter Kei talk about the places that were overlooked as well as the three-star restaurants in the esteemed red guide

Cobbler, crumble and custard give new kick to cocktails

Dessert drinks are popping up on bar menus around Hong Kong, offering delicious endings to a meal without the sugar overload

4 Dec 2018 - 10:37AM
Cobbler, crumble and custard give new kick to cocktails

Dessert drinks are popping up on bar menus around Hong Kong, offering delicious endings to a meal without the sugar overload

Which 10 world cities have restaurants with the most Michelin stars?

Before the annual Michelin-star announcement in Macau this month, here are the cities and restaurants you should not miss

30 Nov 2018 - 5:01PM
Which 10 world cities have restaurants with the most Michelin stars?

Before the annual Michelin-star announcement in Macau this month, here are the cities and restaurants you should not miss

‘Addictive and ‘sumptuous’: why are desserts so essential to Thai cuisine?

From the classic mango sticky rice to the more adventurous Sankaya, desserts are the cornerstone of any meal from the land of a thousand smiles.

28 Nov 2018 - 5:51AM
‘Addictive and ‘sumptuous’: why are desserts so essential to Thai cuisine?

From the classic mango sticky rice to the more adventurous Sankaya, desserts are the cornerstone of any meal from the land of a thousand smiles.

What is chef Vicky Cheng's secret to his Western omakase?

Restaurateur and executive chef at Michelin-starred VEA says that often only a few seconds stand between a dish that is top-notch and one that is a flop

28 Nov 2018 - 12:09PM
What is chef Vicky Cheng's secret to his Western omakase?

Restaurateur and executive chef at Michelin-starred VEA says that often only a few seconds stand between a dish that is top-notch and one that is a flop

Traditional Chinese, Sichuan, Taiwanese or classic Hong Kong style – what is your choice of hotpot soup base?

The simple hotpot now comes in many forms, from classic to modern twists

25 Nov 2018 - 10:02AM
Traditional Chinese, Sichuan, Taiwanese or classic Hong Kong style – what is your choice of hotpot soup base?

The simple hotpot now comes in many forms, from classic to modern twists

Instagram this: roast goose, char siu and suckling pig –and a floor-to-ceiling glass oven – at Maxim’s Jade Garden, Star House

Restaurant’s advanced oven drastically improves the flavour of its roast meats, chef Wu Yuk-ming tells Tracey Furniss

23 Nov 2018 - 1:03PM
Instagram this: roast goose, char siu and suckling pig –and a floor-to-ceiling glass oven – at Maxim’s Jade Garden, Star House

Restaurant’s advanced oven drastically improves the flavour of its roast meats, chef Wu Yuk-ming tells Tracey Furniss

We review Aaharn, where Thai fine-dining finds a Zen-like calm

We savour the lobster and pomelo with ginger on betel leaves, deep-fried yellow Pomfret, and the Thai curries, which are David Thompson’s signature dish

1 Nov 2018 - 10:48AM
We review Aaharn, where Thai fine-dining finds a Zen-like calm

We savour the lobster and pomelo with ginger on betel leaves, deep-fried yellow Pomfret, and the Thai curries, which are David Thompson’s signature dish

We review Statement, where elevated British fare finds a colonial-era setting

Pan-fried scallops, pork loin and Gressingham duck are some must-try options

27 Oct 2018 - 4:03PM
We review Statement, where elevated British fare finds a colonial-era setting

Pan-fried scallops, pork loin and Gressingham duck are some must-try options

8 places in Hong Kong you never knew were haunted

Parts of the city of more than 7 million people are also – reportedly – home to ghosts, with many sightings linked to wartime tragedies and natural disasters

31 Oct 2018 - 10:14AM
8 places in Hong Kong you never knew were haunted

Parts of the city of more than 7 million people are also – reportedly – home to ghosts, with many sightings linked to wartime tragedies and natural disasters

We review Lumi, where fine fare is served with a light Japanese touch

From the pan-seared maguro salad to the buttery Kobe mignon, flavour and texture rule at chef Kihachi Kumagai’s restaurant

19 Oct 2018 - 11:03AM
We review Lumi, where fine fare is served with a light Japanese touch

From the pan-seared maguro salad to the buttery Kobe mignon, flavour and texture rule at chef Kihachi Kumagai’s restaurant

We review Hunter and The Chase, a place for all-American classics and specials

There’s a special wine and cheese pairing on ‘The Terrace’

14 Oct 2018 - 9:00AM
We review Hunter and The Chase, a place for all-American classics and specials

There’s a special wine and cheese pairing on ‘The Terrace’

We review Gordon Ramsay’s new Maze Grill in Hong Kong and it hit all the right spots

For our review, we tried the traditional ploughman’s, beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding, and enjoyed the amazing views from the restaurants

11 Oct 2018 - 6:16PM
We review Gordon Ramsay’s new Maze Grill in Hong Kong and it hit all the right spots

For our review, we tried the traditional ploughman’s, beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding, and enjoyed the amazing views from the restaurants

Meet Gordon Ramsay, the chef with a soft spot for Hong Kong

The energetic Scot is opening his third restaurant brand in Hong Kong, a city he loves for its dazzling dynamism and its wealth of fine dining opportunities

6 Oct 2018 - 11:36AM
Meet Gordon Ramsay, the chef with a soft spot for Hong Kong

The energetic Scot is opening his third restaurant brand in Hong Kong, a city he loves for its dazzling dynamism and its wealth of fine dining opportunities

7 top Japanese omakase restaurants to savour in Hong Kong

Omakase is where diners leave it to the chef to choose what you eat – so here’s our pick, including UMI, Sushiyoshi and Sushi Shikon of city’s best offerings

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
7 top Japanese omakase restaurants to savour in Hong Kong

Omakase is where diners leave it to the chef to choose what you eat – so here’s our pick, including UMI, Sushiyoshi and Sushi Shikon of city’s best offerings

3 great cocktails for night owls in Hong Kong

Angel Share’s Watermelon Wave and VEA Restaurant’s Whooo’s Chai and Watermelon Wave are all worth a hoot in city’s vibrant cocktail scene

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
3 great cocktails for night owls in Hong Kong

Angel Share’s Watermelon Wave and VEA Restaurant’s Whooo’s Chai and Watermelon Wave are all worth a hoot in city’s vibrant cocktail scene

How spicy cocktails are heating up Hong Kong's drinking scene

Spicy drinks are trending across the world, with more bars offering ‘hot’ delights flavoured with chilli, ginger, tabasco – and even insects

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
How spicy cocktails are heating up Hong Kong's drinking scene

Spicy drinks are trending across the world, with more bars offering ‘hot’ delights flavoured with chilli, ginger, tabasco – and even insects

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