Every other Monday I’ll share with you an interview with an interesting person or team I’ve met. This could be a fellow blogger, local foodie, world traveller, entrepreneur or just a friend.
Let’s kick-start the series with Jun & Priscilla from Homemade in HK.
They both live in Hong Kong, love to cook and started a blog to share their Eastern and Western recipes. If you want to try their new twist on an old classic (for instance Tomato Cream Soup) or just want to try out a new recipe (like the potato crostini) head over to their blog.
In each recipe, Jun & Priscilla share easy-to-follow instructions, so you don’t need to be an expert cook to follow their recipes.
The good thing is that both are based in Hong Kong, so you know that you can trust their recipes – they will work in our humid climate and with all the ingredients that your wet market or local supermarket provides. Maybe for some ingredients you will have to source a little further, but you will find them in Hong Kong.
So without much further ado, let’s get started and let me ask Priscilla a few questions:
What is your blog about?
Ridiculously rustic and robust homemade food.
What made you decide to start a blog?
The idea came to us when we were making peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies one night. It came out to be so darn good that we thought “wouldn’t it be great if we could share this”… that’s when the blog was created. The cookie recipe was our first post.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
A majority of it comes from watching food shows, like Iron Chef America. Other times it’s taking a walk through our local wet market, seeing what’s fresh for the day and brainstorming as we go along.
What has been the highlight of working on your blog so far?
The fact that we get to spend more time together. All we do is talk about the blog and think about our next recipe, haha. It’s great, we love it since it’s an activity we both enjoy doing.
What do you like to do when you are not working on your blog?
We both love to explore this wonderful city. I was raised here, but Jun moved here a year ago from Los Angeles. He loves walking around different neighborhoods and exploring every nook and cranny. I accompany him and even I discover new things about this city that I didn’t know before.
Finally what three tips would you give to people visiting Hong Kong?
1. Go to Temple St in Jordan at night. I know it sounds touristy, but it’s so much fun people watching. It’s wonderfully vibrant, bright, loud, and colorful.
2. Eat at a dai pai dong. Gotta have the local dining experience.
3. Take a ferry to one of the outlying islands. It’s such a beautiful contrast to the busy and congested streets of the city.
Thanks Priscilla, it was nice talking with you. If you want to find out more about the recipes that Jun & Priscilla have developed, head over to their blog: Homemade in HK.
[All pictures in this post belong to Priscilla & Jun at Homemade in HK]