Interview with Salt & Chili

I stumbled upon Grace’s blog Salt & Chili because I was looking on the web on what people were writing about Panino Giusto, and then I noticed that she writes great blog posts about food outlets in Hong Kong, but also recipes she tried and tested.

Salt Chili 5

What I love about her blog is the combination of ‘hot’ food places she visited, such as Beef & Liberty (where I still have to go to try out their famous burgers) and La Vache (for steak frites lovers), and food classics that she recreates in her kitchen.

Salt Chili 2 Beef and Liberty

The French Onion Soup looks divine, the pasta with vodka, cream and tomato is intriguing me (maybe I should try this next?) and Grace sticks to her Chinese-Canadian roots with this Char Siu recipe.

Salt Chili 3 French Onion Soup

So without much further ado, let me interview Grace about her blog Salt & Chili.

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What made you start your blog?
Well, it all started with my love of taking snapshots of food with my iPhone. [Yes, I know there are people out there who would make fun of those who love to take photos of their food, but I don’t care!!!] I just wanted to capture the beautiful and yummy food I was about to gobble down. Seeing that I loved taking photos, my husband bought me a Leica snapshot camera 2 years ago. Which prompted me to take a photography course to learn how to use the nice camera. Then I started to take more photos of the food I cooked and posting it on FB. One day a friend asked me if I was going to start my own blog, because I was posting so many photos of the food I was cooking. And that’s when I started to think a food blog would be a great portal for me to share my food adventures!

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Oh, it’s all very random. Sometimes I get inspired to cook a dish from a photograph I saw in a magazine, or a mention of a dish I heard on a TV show or whatever my tummy is craving for. I mostly like to cook dishes that my husband and I both love, and we enjoy exploring new restaurants whenever we get the chance.

Salt Chili 1 Steak Frites

Which foodie blogs do you follow and why?
The food blogging scene is still very new to me. But, I’ve found a few blogs I love to follow:
http://homemadeinhk.com – There are a lot of HK food blogs that are dedicated to restaurant experiences only, but I love this cute blog because it’s about a couple sharing their cooking experiences and recipes.
http://hungryhk.blogspot.hk – I love the food photography on this blog, it always makes me hungry when I read his posts.
http://www.foodcraver.hk – I love this blogger’s honesty in her restaurant review’s.
http://www.bluebalu.com – Ok, this one isn’t just about food, but I absolutely adore this blog. I learn so much about HK through her blog and the photography is amazing!

What would you say are the three Cantonese dishes every person should have tried in Hong Kong?
– Curry fish balls from street vendors (is this considered a Canto dish?)
– Hong Kong Style Milk Tea (again, is this considered Canto?)
– Dim sum style chicken feet

Do you have any secret restaurant tips in Hong Kong – a hidden gem, a place for a romantic dinner or girls’ night out that’s maybe a little less known?
I really don’t know any. It seems all the good restaurants in HK never stay hidden for too long!

If you could choose to eat (for free) at a restaurant you’ve never been – which one would you pick and why?
Fook Lam Moon in Wan Chai, also referred to as the “Canteen to the Wealthy” by HK’ers. For all I know, this restaurant could be more affordable then I think, but the thought of it is just so intimidating. If all the HK tycoon’s dine here, the food must be amazing right?

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Thanks Grace, it was nice talking with you. I’m curious to continue following your love of food on Salt & Chili, your Facebook page, Pinterest and Twitter.

Salt Chili 4 Vodka Pasta

[All pictures in this post belong to Grace at Salt & Chili]

PS: Missed a previous interview with a Hong Kong blogger or expert? Check out my series here & contact me on bluebaluinHK at gmail.com if you want to participate.

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5 responses to “Interview with Salt & Chili

  1. Thank you Bluebalu for this amazing interview. I absolutely love your interview series, and it was truly a great honor to be featured in this post!

    Your blog is one of my favorites and I look forward to following your daily posts!

  2. Pingback: Turkey, Cheddar and Apple Sandwich | Salt & Chili·

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