Mid-autumn festival 2020

Is the Mid-Autumn Festival now all about Mooncakes? A sequel blog to this important Chinese festival which takes place on the 15th of the 8th month in the lunar calendar.

Hong Kong Chinese food

In 2017, I wrote my MA thesis in the Anthropology of Food on what makes a ‘Made in Hong Kong’ food brand. I started thinking about food, city and postcolonialism…

More masking thoughts

There is currently a ‘third wave’ of the coronavirus in Hong Kong, where numerous community infection clusters have emerged. Schools and education centres are re-closed, and restaurants are limited to…

Nutritionism

At 19, I wanted to become a dietitian. The reason was two-fold, firstly it was a continuation of the health and medical field that I aspired to work in, secondly,…

The Urban Canteen

I have the utmost respect for chefs. It’s a difficult and stressful job which requires hard physical and mental work in the kitchen, often at odd unsocial hours. They are…