Hong Kong Food City by Tony Tan published by Murdoch Books December 2017 $49.95

Book Launch – Hong Kong Food City by Tony Tan

Hong Kong Food City by Tony Tan published by Murdoch Books December 2017 $49.95

Hong Kong Food City by Tony Tan published by Murdoch Books December 2017 $49.95

Book Launch

On Monday 5 December, Tony Tan will be joining us instore to chat about his new & first book Hong Kong Food City

When: 6.30pm Monday 4 December 2017

Where: Books for Cooks

Cost: $10 includes tastes, drinks and a great chat

Bookings:  via Eventbrite

 About the Book: Hong Kong Food City

We first met Tony Tan well over 15 years ago when a customer, insistent that Tony had written a book, asked us to call him and order it in….Tony came over the next day but no book… but now?  Well finally it’s arrived and it was definitely worth the wait!!!

Hong Kong Food City by Tony Tan is a beautiful illustrated love letter to Tony’s home away from home – Hong Kong.

As Tony says – to eat in Hong Kong is endlessly fascinating and exciting. Although a mere dot on the map of China, Hong Kong is home to seven million migrants and boasts a food scene that is breathtakingly rich, varied and unique.

Part recipe book, part instruction manual to cooking chinese influenced food, part encyclopedia, part travelogue and part restaurant guide, Hong Kong Food City is the perfect book for anyone wanting to understand or visit Hong Kong or just cook some delicious food.

In Hong Kong Food City, Tony explores a vibrant city through 80 signature dishes, from cutting-edge contemporary restaurants to traditional home cuisine, from both the high and low of Hong Kong cuisine – with recipes from the city’s iconic hotels, its hawker stalls, and even a legendary dumpling house on the outskirts of Kowloon.

In between the recipes, Tony explores Hong Kong’s Chinese roots, its deep colonial connections and tantalises with glimpses of today’s ultra-modern city and most delicious eating spots.

We’ve been lucky enough to take part in several of Tony’s legendary cooking classes and they remain some of the highlights of our life in food.

About Tony Tan

Born in Malaysia and fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, Tony Tan trained at La Varenne, France, and Leiths School of Food and Wine in the UK. In addition to a world-renowned cooking school in Melbourne for well over a decade, he has presented master classes and been guest chef at hotels and restaurants throughout Australia, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand and Spain, including the Ritz in Madrid and Alambique, one of Spain’s top cooking schools.

He was an international judge at Hong Kong’s premier Chinese cuisine challenge, The Best of the Best Culinary Competition. He writes for magazines and newspapers in Australia and internationally and comments regularly in the media on food and wine

Hong Kong Food City is Tony’s first book.

Please join us for an intimate chat with this extraordinarily knowledgeable guide to the food of Hong Kong on Monday 4th December


Can I buy Hong Kong Food City by Tony Tan?

Yes – copies will be available for signing and purchase – $49.95.  If you can’t join us we can organise to post signed copies to you.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

As this is a licenced venue and alcohol may be served, attendees must be 18+ or accompanied by a parent/guardian

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We recommend public transport.

The 19, 20, 57 (Elizabeth St)and 55 (William & Peel St) trams go past the Queen Victoria Market and run frequently.  We are in the Free Tram Zone and are a short 50m walk from the Elizabeth St Queen Victoria Market stop.  Melbourne Central and Flagstaff railway stations are two blocks away.

If driving, there is plenty of metered parking on Therry St right outside the store and on Queen St.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes – to another person – just have them present your ticket on the evening.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are not refundable.


Please advise of any allergies or intolerances.

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