#ChineseFoodiesofIG: Marcella Chan

Fine art photographer  @marcellachan__

Fine art photographer @marcellachan__

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews I’m doing with my favourite Chinese foodies that I follow on Instagram. Come and follow the #ChineseFoodiesofIG hashtag on Instagram and leave a comment showing your support for these talented folk!

Where are you from? Where are you really from?

I was born and raised in Somerset, UK. But both of my parents are from Hong Kong.

Know any good Chinese restaurants?

I don’t often visit Chinese restaurants but I do food trucks! Rice Guys, Bian Dang and Yun are a few of my favourites.

Favourite Chinese vegetable?

Gai lan — tastes good and it’s easy to prepare. Steam, boil, microwave. Put a little oyster sauce on top and voila!

Top three dim sum:

  1. Har gow

  2. Ham sui gok  

  3. Char siu cheung fun

What’s in your fridge?

I bought a lot of fresh produce to make the images for my upcoming exhibition ‘ContemPLATE’, so I’ve got a lot of odd parts of vegetables scattered amongst the usual tomatoes and cheese. Half a courgette fused with a bitter melon and mashed up ube in a piping bag to name a few!

What does home taste like?

Home tastes like my mother’s sweet and sour pork, freshly steamed rice and talk of the new vegetables ready to pick in the garden.

Most underrated Chinese ingredient:

Garlic and ginger is all you need to make a dish taste great.

What does Chinese food mean to you?

When I was growing up, I ate Chinese food almost every day, so it was a pretty common occurrence. Now that I’m living away from home, I like to have Chinese food for special occasions to be shared with family and friends.


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