DeAille Tam, founder of Obscura in Shanghai, was the first female chef in China to win a Michelin star. Photo: Obscura DeAille Tam, founder of Obscura in Shanghai, was the first female chef in China to win a Michelin star. Photo: Obscura
DeAille Tam, founder of Obscura in Shanghai, was the first female chef in China to win a Michelin star. Photo: Obscura
Chinese cuisine

Asia’s Best Female Chef 2021 winner DeAille Tam, of Shanghai’s Obscura, on the beauty of Chinese cuisine: ‘Sichuan and Fujian left me with the deepest impressions’

  • Hong Kong-born Tam became the first female chef in China to earn a Michelin star, helming celebrity chef Alvin Leung’s Bo Shanghai in 2018
  • Co-founded with her husband Simon Wong, Obscura’s menu is the result of several taste-finding trips and an insatiable hunger for the country’s distinct regional flavours

Topic |   Chinese cuisine
DeAille Tam, founder of Obscura in Shanghai, was the first female chef in China to win a Michelin star. Photo: Obscura DeAille Tam, founder of Obscura in Shanghai, was the first female chef in China to win a Michelin star. Photo: Obscura
DeAille Tam, founder of Obscura in Shanghai, was the first female chef in China to win a Michelin star. Photo: Obscura
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