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Meet the Chef - Paul Lau of Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

Meet the Chef – Paul Lau of Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

  Chef Paul Lau has been cooking all his life…well, since age 14 when he started learning Cantonese cooking. His decades of study have served him well.  Today he is a chef at the Michelin starred Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong. And if...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Ma La, Sichuan Mouth-Numbing Peppercorns

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Ma La, Sichuan Mouth-Numbing Peppercorns

Sichuan, a regional cuisine from the Sichuan province of China, is not for the faint of heart. It is known as one of the spiciest foods in the world, thanks to the regional Sichuan peppercorn which are actually the dried seed husks of the prickly ash tree. Sichuan...
Everyone Loves Dumplings! A Guide to Dumplings Around the World

Everyone Loves Dumplings! A Guide to Dumplings Around the World

The more I travel the more I notice similarities across cultures rather than differences between them. For example, I have yet to visit a place that doesn’t have fried chicken as a dish in some shape or form. Same with dumplings…I was surprised to notice they are everywhere!...
Read Chubby Hubby - And Learn Why I Love Xiao Long Bao Chinese Soup Dumplings

Read Chubby Hubby – And Learn Why I Love Xiao Long Bao Chinese Soup Dumplings

I have a small obsession – xiao long bao, also known as Chinese soup dumplings. I simply cannot get enough. Read about it on Chubby Hubby and pick up my recommendations on where to eat these juicy morsels of goodness in Singapore, Hong Kong and of course Shanghai....
My latest post on Chubby Hubby - 'Tis the Season for Hairy Crab in Shanghai

My latest post on Chubby Hubby – ‘Tis the Season for Hairy Crab in Shanghai

It is that time of year again…when Shanghai, and in fact most of China, is crazy for hairy crab. It is one of the most anticipated seasonal delicacies of the year. In my latest article on Chubby Hubby, I talk about why these prickly little beasts are so...
Michelin Starred Dim Sum at Tin Lung Heen, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

Michelin Starred Dim Sum at Tin Lung Heen, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

When I go to Hong Kong I cannot get enough of dim sum. With the tradition of dim sum originating in Southern China, there may be no better place in the world than Hong Kong to experience this classic Cantonese weekend “brunch” ritual. And while I do have...
Secret Eating Habits of Shanghai Chefs - from CNNgo

Secret Eating Habits of Shanghai Chefs – from CNNgo

Thought you might like to read my latest article on CNNgo. Have you ever wondered where chefs eat when they are not cooking? Then read my interview with some top Shanghai chefs about where they chow down when they are not in the kitchen. In the article you...
The Chairman - A Must Try Cantonese Meal in Hong Kong

The Chairman – A Must Try Cantonese Meal in Hong Kong

Chinese food. Of all the foods of the world I’ve tasted, I have to admit that Chinese was the one I’ve enjoyed least. I ate plenty of it growing up… but what we shovel onto plates at 5$ buffets in Abilene, TX is worlds away from anything authentic...
Hunan Cuisine at Di Shui Dong, French Concession, Shanghai

Hunan Cuisine at Di Shui Dong, French Concession, Shanghai

Amazing Hunan food and among the best spareribs in Shanghai It seems like often when we go to Shanghai we tend to gravitate to high-end Western dining. While certainly I never get bored of sky high Bund dining and glamorous cocktails, on this particular evening I had a...
Truly Local Dim Sum in Hong Kong – Super Star Seafood Dim Sum

Truly Local Dim Sum in Hong Kong – Super Star Seafood Dim Sum

If you want to go where the locals go for weekend dim sum, read on… (photos by Joanna) I have a special affinity for Hong Kong. Between the city’s relentless energy, vibrant nightlife, limitless shopping and local cultural scene, what’s not to love? But perhaps more than anything...
Stylish Cantonese and Shanghainese Dim Sum at Lynn, Shanghai near Nanjing Lu

Stylish Cantonese and Shanghainese Dim Sum at Lynn, Shanghai near Nanjing Lu

Unlimited dim sum at this stylish art-deco Shanghai gem Paul and I are hopelessly addicted to dim sum. For me it started when I lived in New York. My half Chinese cousin and I used to head down to Chinatown on Sundays where she schooled me on the...
Local Shanghai Cuisine at Liu Yuan Restaurant, Shanghai

Local Shanghai Cuisine at Liu Yuan Restaurant, Shanghai

Classic Shanghainese cuisine in this traditional restaurant near Huahai Lu Paul and I spent a great deal of time in Shanghai this winter. We traipsed about enjoying top-end international food at places like Stiller’s, Jean Georges, Laris, M on the Bund, T8 and more. So when we were...