About Me

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Hello! And welcome to my blog. Thank you for stopping by! My name is Sharon and I’m a single mother of one rambunctious, hilarious, cuddly, cheeky little boy, and our dog Bailey.  We live on the tiny, idyllic island of Cheung Chau.

Our island is only 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle, bright lights of Hong Kong so I get to experience all the laid back, beachy, outdoorsy island life coupled with the excitement, grit and noise of the city.

I work full time in education but in my spare time I write about food because I love cooking and eating!  I come from a family that LOVES food and learned to cook from my parents and grandparents.  As a kid, I was lucky enough to help my Chinese mother in the kitchen, making traditional, home-cooked Chinese dishes and cooking Western meals with my English father. In my summers in Gozo, Malta, I learned how to bake from my English grandmother and aunt, as well as learn Maltese dishes from my best friend Claire Borg.  I am NOT a trained chef, nor have I ever worked in any restaurants. I just love food and making things up as I go along!

If you’d like to read more about me, last year I was interviewed by Sassy Mama HK and Jumpstart Magazine.

This blog is all about food in Hong Kong – the recipes I love or I’m trying out, how to cook traditional home-style Chinese food, where you can find those more unusual Chinese ingredients (or substitutes), how to buy – with a smidgen of my island / city life thrown in.  I hope you enjoy it!  

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I am currently a regular contributor for Foodie Magazine (monthly blogger panel) and Sassy Mama Hong Kong. Please email me at jasmineandginger@gmail.com if you would like me to write for your publication or if you just want to say hi and ask about food in HK.  


Here are some of the articles I’ve written:




Contributors Playtimes Summer 2014

Recipe feature Playtimes Summer 2014




Here you will find a list of recipes I have contributed to Sassy Mama HK.





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