Margaret Xu Yuan

Margaret Xu Yuan spent her formative years as a chef embedded in Hakka villages to learn traditional cooking techniques. Today she runs Yin Yang, a three-table restaurant in Wan Chai, and was part of the team that launched Cantopop, which adds modern touches to cha chaan teng fare. She speaks to Hana R. Alberts about her cooking philosophy, local produce and opening a hawker center in Hong Kong.