Tracey Furniss

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

The Roca brothers are coming to Hong Kong: Jordi Roca’s luxury Spanish chocolate brand Casa Cacao is popping up at Harbour City just in time for Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year

The Spanish award-winning pastry chef’s handcrafted chocolates take at least 48 hours to make – taste them for yourself or buy some as a gift at the Hong Kong pop-up

20 Jan 2021 - 4:32PM

The Spanish award-winning pastry chef’s handcrafted chocolates take at least 48 hours to make – taste them for yourself or buy some as a gift at the Hong Kong pop-up

The Roca brothers are coming to Hong Kong: Jordi Roca’s luxury Spanish chocolate brand Casa Cacao is popping up at Harbour City just in time for Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year
Winter in Hong Kong means hotpot and spicy food – chefs at Rosewood Hong Kong’s Chaat, The Royal Garden’s Dong Lai Shun, and Brut explain the spices that’ll warm you right up

Spicy food is always popular in Hong Kong in winter – but just what ingredients grant these delicious dishes their kick? Three chefs reveal their secrets behind the spice

26 Dec 2020 - 8:00AM

Spicy food is always popular in Hong Kong in winter – but just what ingredients grant these delicious dishes their kick? Three chefs reveal their secrets behind the spice

Winter in Hong Kong means hotpot and spicy food – chefs at Rosewood Hong Kong’s Chaat, The Royal Garden’s Dong Lai Shun, and Brut explain the spices that’ll warm you right up
Remembering George Michael: four years after his death on Christmas Day, we look back at Wham!’s groundbreaking 1985 China tour

We remember George Michael four years on by speaking to Simon Napier-Bell, who explains how Michael thought up Wham!’s groundbreaking China concerts and how the duo ended up being paid in bicycles and coffee rather than cash

25 Dec 2020 - 11:03AM

We remember George Michael four years on by speaking to Simon Napier-Bell, who explains how Michael thought up Wham!’s groundbreaking China concerts and how the duo ended up being paid in bicycles and coffee rather than cash

Remembering George Michael: four years after his death on Christmas Day, we look back at Wham!’s groundbreaking 1985 China tour
Drake’s Mod Sélection Champagne, rosé sparkling tea by Fortnum & Mason or British-made baijiu – 5 special drinks to say cheers with this Christmas or New Year’s Eve

Champagne is fine – especially when it's created by hip-hop star Drake – but why not impress your guests with rosé sparkling tea from Fortnum & Mason or baijiu-infused local craft beer?

23 Dec 2020 - 10:09PM

Champagne is fine – especially when it's created by hip-hop star Drake – but why not impress your guests with rosé sparkling tea from Fortnum & Mason or baijiu-infused local craft beer?

Drake’s Mod Sélection Champagne, rosé sparkling tea by Fortnum & Mason or British-made baijiu – 5 special drinks to say cheers with this Christmas or New Year’s Eve
Princess Diana, Megan Markle, Kate Middleton, even Queen Elizabeth herself: when British royals break the rules and escape the palace to go shopping – or for a night out with Freddie Mercury

Princess Diana, Megan Markle, even Queen Elizabeth herself – when British royals break the rules and don a disguise to go shopping, visit a pub – or have a night out with Freddie Mercury

21 Dec 2020 - 4:40PM

Princess Diana, Megan Markle, even Queen Elizabeth herself – when British royals break the rules and don a disguise to go shopping, visit a pub – or have a night out with Freddie Mercury

Princess Diana, Megan Markle, Kate Middleton, even Queen Elizabeth herself: when British royals break the rules and escape the palace to go shopping – or for a night out with Freddie Mercury
Gourmet Christmas gift ideas: from a stylish Fortnum & Mason picnic bag to an Illy home brew coffee kit, these indulgent presents were made for the gourmand in your life

Snap up pink champagne truffles, popcorn advent calendars and vintage bubbly to indulge your nearest and dearest this Christmas

20 Dec 2020 - 2:00PM

Snap up pink champagne truffles, popcorn advent calendars and vintage bubbly to indulge your nearest and dearest this Christmas

Gourmet Christmas gift ideas: from a stylish Fortnum & Mason picnic bag to an Illy home brew coffee kit, these indulgent presents were made for the gourmand in your life
Is Panettone Hong Kong’s favourite Christmas cake? If you missed out on the Four Seasons Hong Kong’s famous festive treat, here’s how you can make your own Italian sweet bread at home

If you missed out on the Four Seasons Hong Kong’s famous version – which takes days to make – here’s award-winning pastry chef Ringo Chan’s own recipe you can try at home

20 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM

If you missed out on the Four Seasons Hong Kong’s famous version – which takes days to make – here’s award-winning pastry chef Ringo Chan’s own recipe you can try at home

Is Panettone Hong Kong’s favourite Christmas cake? If you missed out on the Four Seasons Hong Kong’s famous festive treat, here’s how you can make your own Italian sweet bread at home
14 luxury Christmas gift ideas for him, from a Star Wars x Swarovski crystal Darth Vader figure to a Cartier watch and cufflink box or Barack Obama’s bestselling memoir A Promised Land

Why not gift the men in your life with a craft beer advent calendar, a fancy football table by Berluti or even a Star Wars meets Swarovski crystal Darth Vader figure?

20 Dec 2020 - 8:00AM

Why not gift the men in your life with a craft beer advent calendar, a fancy football table by Berluti or even a Star Wars meets Swarovski crystal Darth Vader figure?

14 luxury Christmas gift ideas for him, from a Star Wars x Swarovski crystal Darth Vader figure to a Cartier watch and cufflink box or Barack Obama’s bestselling memoir A Promised Land
Bruce Lee remembered: how Steve Kerridge is devoting his life to keeping the martial arts icon’s teachings alive, writing books on classic kung fu films Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon and The Big Boss

Lee inspired the British writer to follow a career in teaching martial arts – and inspired a lifelong devotion that resulted in three books on the screen legend’s life and beliefs

20 Dec 2020 - 1:19PM

Lee inspired the British writer to follow a career in teaching martial arts – and inspired a lifelong devotion that resulted in three books on the screen legend’s life and beliefs

Bruce Lee remembered: how Steve Kerridge is devoting his life to keeping the martial arts icon’s teachings alive, writing books on classic kung fu films Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon and The Big Boss
Luxury Christmas gift ideas for her from Hermès, Chloe, Kate Spade and Salvatore Ferragamo – designer watches, shoes, jewellery and bags all available in Hong Kong

Unicorn booties anyone? Try this eclectic selection of designer watches, jewellery, shoes, bags and accessories from big names including Hermès, Chloé and Salvatore Ferragamo

19 Dec 2020 - 9:00AM

Unicorn booties anyone? Try this eclectic selection of designer watches, jewellery, shoes, bags and accessories from big names including Hermès, Chloé and Salvatore Ferragamo

Luxury Christmas gift ideas for her from Hermès, Chloe, Kate Spade and Salvatore Ferragamo – designer watches, shoes, jewellery and bags all available in Hong Kong
Fancy kids’ Christmas gift ideas good enough for Kylie Jenner: from Dior ballet flats to Tiffany & Co. chess sets, the best presents for children who are more stylish than most

Channel Kylie Jenner and go all out on Christmas gifts for your kids this year, sourced from Hong Kong’s top boutiques

18 Dec 2020 - 11:57AM

Channel Kylie Jenner and go all out on Christmas gifts for your kids this year, sourced from Hong Kong’s top boutiques

Fancy kids’ Christmas gift ideas good enough for Kylie Jenner: from Dior ballet flats to Tiffany & Co. chess sets, the best presents for children who are more stylish than most
Tired of tiramisu? Head to Hong Kong restaurants Aria and 208 Duecento Otto for an authentic twist on traditional Italian desserts

Aria or 208 Duecento Otto, which eatery has a take on Caprese cake and which channels intense Amalfi lemons?

16 Dec 2020 - 8:00AM

Aria or 208 Duecento Otto, which eatery has a take on Caprese cake and which channels intense Amalfi lemons?

Tired of tiramisu? Head to Hong Kong restaurants Aria and 208 Duecento Otto for an authentic twist on traditional Italian desserts
Bistro Les Papilles: small French bistro with larger-than-life fare

Dishes like duck leg confit with mashed potatoes and beef rib-eye with herb butter and goose-oil fries are not to be missed, but there’s also a dinner tasting menu with seven courses

13 Dec 2020 - 11:00AM

Dishes like duck leg confit with mashed potatoes and beef rib-eye with herb butter and goose-oil fries are not to be missed, but there’s also a dinner tasting menu with seven courses

Bistro Les Papilles: small French bistro with larger-than-life fare
Etna: embark on a Sicilian journey at this neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Tin Hau

The eatery has an outdoor alfresco area – popular for drinks and snacks – and a menu that boasts items like softshell crab fettuccine and 24 carat gold saffron risotto

13 Dec 2020 - 10:30AM

The eatery has an outdoor alfresco area – popular for drinks and snacks – and a menu that boasts items like softshell crab fettuccine and 24 carat gold saffron risotto

Etna: embark on a Sicilian journey at this neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Tin Hau
Sushi Hakucho: why this Kyushu-style omakase restaurant holds its own in Hong Kong

The restaurant is one of many Japanese eateries along Minden Avenue in Tsim Sha Tsui but stands out for its fine ingredients and signature creations

12 Dec 2020 - 12:15PM

The restaurant is one of many Japanese eateries along Minden Avenue in Tsim Sha Tsui but stands out for its fine ingredients and signature creations

Sushi Hakucho: why this Kyushu-style omakase restaurant holds its own in Hong Kong
Chako: chef Suzuki serves up memorable Japanese dishes at this Wan Chai restaurant

With plenty of seating – whether alfresco and indoors at the counter or tables – Chako is a delightful restaurant with a focus on yakitori and sushi

12 Dec 2020 - 11:45AM

With plenty of seating – whether alfresco and indoors at the counter or tables – Chako is a delightful restaurant with a focus on yakitori and sushi

Chako: chef Suzuki serves up memorable Japanese dishes at this Wan Chai restaurant
Outstanding Asian fusion fare in the cosy and popular Brut restaurant in Sai Ying Pun

This small but popular eatery in Hong Kong serves up everything from delicious East meets West dishes to an eight-course tasting menu

12 Dec 2020 - 10:30AM

This small but popular eatery in Hong Kong serves up everything from delicious East meets West dishes to an eight-course tasting menu

Outstanding Asian fusion fare in the cosy and popular Brut restaurant in Sai Ying Pun
Hong Kong’s 23 top New Year’s Eve dining deals: celebrate the end of 2020, finally, with a bang at Rosewood, Cordis, W Hotel or even Simon Rogan’s Aulis

From northern Chinese fare and sumptuous sashimi to Wagyu steaks and home style Italian, Hong Kong’s dining establishments are going all-out for the holidays

11 Dec 2020 - 6:00PM

From northern Chinese fare and sumptuous sashimi to Wagyu steaks and home style Italian, Hong Kong’s dining establishments are going all-out for the holidays

Hong Kong’s 23 top New Year’s Eve dining deals: celebrate the end of 2020, finally, with a bang at Rosewood, Cordis, W Hotel or even Simon Rogan’s Aulis
Indian restaurant Chaat at Rosewood Hong Kong: a stellar menu – and fully booked for months on end

With a varied menu stacked with fragrant tandoor platters, and desserts such as fig kulfi with pistachio, this restaurant never disappoints – which explains why it is always booked out

11 Dec 2020 - 11:30AM

With a varied menu stacked with fragrant tandoor platters, and desserts such as fig kulfi with pistachio, this restaurant never disappoints – which explains why it is always booked out

Indian restaurant Chaat at Rosewood Hong Kong: a stellar menu – and fully booked for months on end
Butter chicken to seekh kebab: Rajasthan Rifles offers a taste of Anglo-Indian cuisine in colonial-style surrounds at The Peak

From fiery curries to tandoor favourites, this Indian restaurant on The Peak knows how to pack a punch, offering a fine menu and a fine Hong Kong panorama

11 Dec 2020 - 10:45AM

From fiery curries to tandoor favourites, this Indian restaurant on The Peak knows how to pack a punch, offering a fine menu and a fine Hong Kong panorama

Butter chicken to seekh kebab: Rajasthan Rifles offers a taste of Anglo-Indian cuisine in colonial-style surrounds at The Peak
Why Café Malacca is the top spot for Malaysians and Singaporeans in Hong Kong

With a menu packed to bursting with authentic items – think satay, Singaporean laksa, curries and desserts like kuih dadar – Café Malacca is a favourite haunt among lovers of spice

11 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM

With a menu packed to bursting with authentic items – think satay, Singaporean laksa, curries and desserts like kuih dadar – Café Malacca is a favourite haunt among lovers of spice

Why Café Malacca is the top spot for Malaysians and Singaporeans in Hong Kong
The crown pets: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth loves dogs so much that Daniel Craig’s James Bond even met three of her royal corgis in the London Olympics Opening Ceremony video

After a lifetime of owning corgis, dorgis and spaniels, why has Queen Elizabeth stopped breeding, and has only one dog left to keep her company?

7 Dec 2020 - 6:25PM

After a lifetime of owning corgis, dorgis and spaniels, why has Queen Elizabeth stopped breeding, and has only one dog left to keep her company?

The crown pets: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth loves dogs so much that Daniel Craig’s James Bond even met three of her royal corgis in the London Olympics Opening Ceremony video
Christmas dining from 30 of Hong Kong’s best restaurants, from traditional favourites like Amber, Petrus and Gaddi’s to more unusual seasonal fare

For something different, try a curry for Christmas at Bombay Dreams, a festive fusion at Japanese-Brazilian Uma Nota or an upscale and classically French spread at L’Envol

10 Dec 2020 - 10:52AM

For something different, try a curry for Christmas at Bombay Dreams, a festive fusion at Japanese-Brazilian Uma Nota or an upscale and classically French spread at L’Envol

Christmas dining from 30 of Hong Kong’s best restaurants, from traditional favourites like Amber, Petrus and Gaddi’s to more unusual seasonal fare
Meghan Markle isn’t Hollywood’s first princess – Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Wallis Simpson and 7 more Americans who married into royalty

Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, but she’s not the first American star to have a fairy-tale ‘happily ever after’

17 Nov 2020 - 3:47PM

Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, but she’s not the first American star to have a fairy-tale ‘happily ever after’

Meghan Markle isn’t Hollywood’s first princess – Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Wallis Simpson and 7 more Americans who married into royalty
Prince Charles: 10 things The Crown won’t tell you about the British royal heir, as Queen Elizabeth’s oldest son turns 72

The Prince of Wales was an early environmental campaigner, fighting against climate change, plastic waste and ugly city planning

11 Nov 2020 - 6:00AM

The Prince of Wales was an early environmental campaigner, fighting against climate change, plastic waste and ugly city planning

Prince Charles: 10 things The Crown won’t tell you about the British royal heir, as Queen Elizabeth’s oldest son turns 72
When Donald Trump visited Hong Kong: the future US president met Stanley Ho, stayed in The Peninsula and got stuck in Macau by a typhoon – but was he serious about building a second Trump Tower in the city?

With Donald Trump vying for a second term in office as president of the United States this week, we look back to the early 1990s when he visited Hong Kong with his then-pregnant girlfriend Marla Maples

3 Nov 2020 - 11:07AM

With Donald Trump vying for a second term in office as president of the United States this week, we look back to the early 1990s when he visited Hong Kong with his then-pregnant girlfriend Marla Maples

When Donald Trump visited Hong Kong: the future US president met Stanley Ho, stayed in The Peninsula and got stuck in Macau by a typhoon – but was he serious about building a second Trump Tower in the city?
From Prince William and Kate’s haunted London apartment to the queen mother’s terrifying childhood home: 5 haunted UK castles and palaces to look up this Halloween

Murderous court jesters, beheaded queens and wronged servants: Britain’s historic buildings are some of the most terrifying on earth – dare you visit them in person?

28 Oct 2020 - 4:24PM

Murderous court jesters, beheaded queens and wronged servants: Britain’s historic buildings are some of the most terrifying on earth – dare you visit them in person?

From Prince William and Kate’s haunted London apartment to the queen mother’s terrifying childhood home: 5 haunted UK castles and palaces to look up this Halloween
Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard or Willow Smith? Hollywood’s 7 richest child and teen actors ranked

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown is a multimillionaire worth US$10 million – but what about Willow Smith, Finn Wolfhard and other Hollywood child and teen actors?

27 Oct 2020 - 12:47PM

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown is a multimillionaire worth US$10 million – but what about Willow Smith, Finn Wolfhard and other Hollywood child and teen actors?

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard or Willow Smith? Hollywood’s 7 richest child and teen actors ranked
Fiamma at Hong Kong’s Peak Galleria: Enjoy chef Enrico Bartolini’s homestyle Italian cuisine in a lofty setting

This restaurant offers homestyle Italian fare, alfresco dining options, and cosy banquette seating indoors

26 Oct 2020 - 11:30AM

This restaurant offers homestyle Italian fare, alfresco dining options, and cosy banquette seating indoors

Fiamma at Hong Kong’s Peak Galleria: Enjoy chef Enrico Bartolini’s homestyle Italian cuisine in a lofty setting
Ando: Japan meets Argentina in this delightfully different eatery in Central

The restaurant offers two set dinner menus, the seven-course Presentacion and the eight-course Experiencia, both packing exquisite signatures made with the finest ingredients

26 Oct 2020 - 11:00AM

The restaurant offers two set dinner menus, the seven-course Presentacion and the eight-course Experiencia, both packing exquisite signatures made with the finest ingredients

Ando: Japan meets Argentina in this delightfully different eatery in Central