Hong Kong Local: Cult Recipes From the Streets that Make the City
Written by ArChan Chan
The best recipes from Hong Kong, a city obsessed with food.
Hong Kong is an explorer's dream and a food-lover's paradise. It's the bowl of beef sa cha noodles washed down with a hot cup of signature Hong Kong milk tea at one of the city's countless cha chaan teng. It's the bamboo baskets filled with delicate dumplings placed onto pristine white tablecloths at a Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant. It's the cocktail-fused table of friends hungrily dipping crab claws and wagyu beef into aromatic hotpot at midnight.
Like the city itself, Hong Kong Local celebrates the traditional and contemporary Cantonese cuisine that is cherished by locals and fervently adored by visitors, while embracing the extraordinary influences that continue to shape Hong Kong's unrivalled food scene. Hong Kong Local is packed with delicious yet approachable recipes, so you can recreate the magic of Hong Kong at home.
About The Author
Hong Kong-born chef Chan ArChan adopted her love for food from a young age, watching her grandmother prepare each meal bursting with flavors and most importantly a desire to nurture, connect and share precious moments with her family over food. After relocating to Melbourne, Australia, ArChan worked in the kitchens of the city's most iconic restaurants, before being appointed head chef at Ricky & Pinky. ArChan is currently heading the kitchen at Singapore's LeVeL 33.