Dining Awards 2010


Once again it’s time to celebrate all the restaurants and dishes that fed us, indulged us, and downright spoiled us in the past 12 months. With the help of our expert panel of foodie judges, we present to you the crème de la culinary crème of 2010. By Dorothy So. Photos by Calvin Sit

Meet the judges

Victoria Burrows is a freelance journalist and former senior commissioning editor at the South China Morning Post. She is the former editor of SCMP’s Good Eating Guide and has written numerous dining, travel and art pieces for the Post.

Fergus Fung and Samanta Pong are the brains behind Hong Kong’s popular WOM (Word of Mouth) Guide. Aside from maintaining a regular website and an annual restaurant guidebook, they’ve also just launched a new Macau section, detailing the best eats of our sister SAR.

KC Gourmet is one of Hong Kong’s most prolific food bloggers. He has over 5,000 restaurant reviews online to date, ranging from the dingiest cha chaan tengs to the best fine-dining restaurants in town. Aside from his own food blog, KC also contributes to Time Out Hong Kong, CNNGo, and a number of local Chinese publications.

Reggie Ho is a veteran of the publishing industry. His previous experiences include overseeing the food section at HK Magazine and also editing SCMP’s Good Eating Guide. He is currently editor of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.

Starting off in 2009, Jason Bon Vivant’s blog has already become a must-read in the foodie world. Jason contributes food pieces to Time Out Hong Kong and other publications and has also just recently launched a Nokia Ovi food application.

Walter Kei is as known for his megawatt smile and his celebrity foodie status. When not posing for photo shoots and MTR ads, he switches between his identities as a food columnist, jet-setter, consultant designer and chef.

As managing editor of the Asian Hotel & Catering Times, Mischa Moselle makes a living from deciphering the good from the bad in the hospitality industry. Years of experience in the publishing biz has left him with a carefully trained palate, especially for meat and wine.

A lifestyle writer by day, e_ting has been penning restaurant reviews on her popular food blog since 2006. Her writing can also be found on Twitter, CNNGo and Chow Hong Kong.

Josh Tse and Nana Chan, aka Cha Xiu Bao and Nanamoose, are two of the city’s pioneering food bloggers. In their latest project, they’re taking a step back from traditional blogging with a new HD YouTube series named Wok With Nana – which documents Chinese food and dining culture.

Check out our Dining Award 2010 categories:



Cafe/Coffee shop

Cheap eats




Desserts & Sweets

Dim Sum



Southeast Asian


Star Chef/Creativity




Wine selection

Best new restaurant

Restaurant of the Year


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