Oh no… I’m a day late, but nonetheless, let me present a great blog for food lovers in Hong Kong (that includes locals, expats, tourists, visitors and people just dreaming of visiting Hong Kong). It’s HungrySu by Suzanne Guan.
What I like about her blog are two things (1) she is very honest in her reviews and if she does not like a place she will let you know where the cook went wrong, like at the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse and Chom Chom (and unfortunately my review of Chom Chom agrees with Suzanne). And (2) she tries lots of different restaurants and places – not just high-end and new ones in Hong Kong, but also old classics, cheap eateries and a few places outside the +852.
Let me ask HungrySu a few questions about herself and her blog:
Describe your blog in one or two sentences
It is my personal and publicly shared space for storing my culinary adventures and freely expressing my honest and true opinions about good and bad food I come across.
What made you decide to start a blog?
At a point where I thought I was almost about to explode because I had too many opinions about too many meals I wanted to share with the world and I wanted to document and store my food experiences somewhere that I can easily look up and revisit.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
When you are passionate and interested about something, your comments and opinions which basically set the foundation of the inspiration in my entries will come and flow into the mind by themselves.
What has been the highlight of working on your blog so far?
The positive feedback and comments from my friends, and even supportive emails and messages from random strangers who have been following my blog really set a smile on my face. I’m really happy to hear that my blog has been useful and helped fellow foodies or tourists coming to HK to decide where to eat and which places they can skip and save their calories, money and time for better options! My blog sparks up motivation and meaning in the dull and routine every day life, and is like my own little baby that I feed and raise by myself and witness how it grows and shines more for each day.
What do you like to do when you are not working on your blog?
To give space for more food and try not to become obese by the amount of food I intake, I make sure I spare some time for exercise. I do hot yoga on a weekly basis, and I like to go jogging if it is not as cold as what it currently is in HK. When the dragonboat season comes, I will paddle for my company’s dragonboat team (FYI, we are the No.1 corporate team! Come and support us at the Stanley race in June!) Oh, and I also play dodgeball with an amazing team of girls! And of course, you will always see me eating.
What three tips would you give to someone visiting Hong Kong for the first time?
Get an octopus card, shoot HungrySu an email about where to eat (I might reply a bit slow because my schedule is always swamped so send me the email in advance), avoid the big shopping malls during the weekend if you want to have a good impression of this city.
What are your top three favourite blogs?
I mostly follow food blogs and I think each food blog has its own character and theme, and writes about different types of food which I am all interested in so it’s really hard decide which are my favourite top 3. But to name 3 that I read and follow closely are HK Epicurus (SO impressed by the list of restaurants he has tried in and outside of HK. I am jealous he has tried El Cellar De Can Roca before their ridiculous one-year wait), Fungry and Fabulous (always so efficient to post about the new restaurants) and Diary of a Growing Boy (I love to read entries with a strong opinion, both positive AND especially negative ones – LOL).
Thanks Suzanne, it was nice talking with you. If you want to find out more about the places that Suzanne visited and what she recommends, head over to her blog: HungrySu , check out her Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram feeds.
[All pictures in this post belong to Suzanne at HungrySu ]
PS: Missed a previous interview with a Hong Kong blogger or expert? Check out my series here.