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Who are the celebrity type chefs with a huge cult following in Hong Kong for Cantonese food?

K K | Nov 4, 2009 10:15 AM

Not talking about Alvin at Bo Innovation, or the head chefs at Lung King Heen, Yung Kee and other Michelin favorites, but more so the people who made waves in Cantonese cooking in Hong Kong.

I know of:

Ah B Gor - nicknamed the young kitchen god at his restaurant in Lau Fau Shan. Famous for having a loyal fan following for his crab, shrimp, seafood dishes and a stellar fried rice from what I've read. That's probably from 3 years ago. Is he still there?

Yeung Koon Yat - master chef at the Forum, nicknamed the abalone dude (Ah Yat Bao Yu) for being the go-to guy for making any abalone dish.

Someone named Ah Chi Gor, I want to say his last name is Wong. I don't know if this is the same "Ah Chi" who invented the HK dessert Yeung Chi Gum Loe (ie mango, mango juice, coconut juice, tapioca, pomelo) at dim sum seafood restaurants. Anyways he's been on many local TV shows as being a key culinary figure.

Who are the other chefs with cult like status in the HK culinary world and why are they famous (and currently where do they work)? Just curious.

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