Poker playing chef Simone Tong has led a peripatetic life, living in Chengdu, Macau, Singapore, Australia and now New York City. Photo: Instagram / @evanfromfoodworks Poker playing chef Simone Tong has led a peripatetic life, living in Chengdu, Macau, Singapore, Australia and now New York City. Photo: Instagram / @evanfromfoodworks
Poker playing chef Simone Tong has led a peripatetic life, living in Chengdu, Macau, Singapore, Australia and now New York City. Photo: Instagram / @evanfromfoodworks

Why chef Simone Tong chose to serve Yunnan food to New York diners: ‘I want to present a different picture of Chinese cuisine’

  • Born in Chengdu, Tong lived in Macau, Beijing, Shenzhen and Singapore before settling in the US
  • When not running her restaurants she plays poker, which has helped teach her patience

Topic |   Chinese cuisine
Poker playing chef Simone Tong has led a peripatetic life, living in Chengdu, Macau, Singapore, Australia and now New York City. Photo: Instagram / @evanfromfoodworks Poker playing chef Simone Tong has led a peripatetic life, living in Chengdu, Macau, Singapore, Australia and now New York City. Photo: Instagram / @evanfromfoodworks
Poker playing chef Simone Tong has led a peripatetic life, living in Chengdu, Macau, Singapore, Australia and now New York City. Photo: Instagram / @evanfromfoodworks
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