During Jowett Yu's time at the helm at Hong Kong hotspot Ho Lee Fook, the restaurant—and subsequently, Yu's cuisine—became an embodiment of what it meant to live in Hong Kong: exciting, complex and deeply rooted in tradition while still disorientingly fun.
In June 2021, after seven years at Ho Lee Fook, Yu and his family relocated to his hometown, Sydney, where he once ran "funky" Asian eateries Ms. G's and Mr. Wong before his stint in Hong Kong.
We asked the Taiwan-born chef to share some of his favourite restaurants, bars and places to hang out in Sydney, which include a next-level deli, some soul-hugging Vietnamese food and more...
Little Bay Beach
It's a little beach tucked in a residential neighbourhood between two golf courses, but what you are rewarded with is a spectacular cove with calm shallow water in a picturesque shoreline. There are not many tourists or shops nearby, so it feels like a sleepy beach in comparison to the hustle and bustle of Bondi.