Chef Agustin Balbi at his newly opened restaurant Ando in Central, Hong Kong in July 2020. Photo: KY Cheng Chef Agustin Balbi at his newly opened restaurant Ando in Central, Hong Kong in July 2020. Photo: KY Cheng
Chef Agustin Balbi at his newly opened restaurant Ando in Central, Hong Kong in July 2020. Photo: KY Cheng
Susan Jung
Opinion

Opinion

Feast or Famine by Susan Jung

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped new restaurants opening in Hong Kong, even as others close down for good

  • Restaurants have always come and gone in Hong Kong, for a variety of reasons, but the health emergency brought the shutters down on many
  • However, throughout the pandemic new restaurants have continued to open, their owners believing Hongkongers will still want to eat out no matter what

Chef Agustin Balbi at his newly opened restaurant Ando in Central, Hong Kong in July 2020. Photo: KY Cheng Chef Agustin Balbi at his newly opened restaurant Ando in Central, Hong Kong in July 2020. Photo: KY Cheng
Chef Agustin Balbi at his newly opened restaurant Ando in Central, Hong Kong in July 2020. Photo: KY Cheng
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Susan Jung

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.