STEPH CHAN

CONTRIBUTOR

Being half Malaysian Chinese and half French, I don't discriminate against any food, from fish head curries to pungent cheeses and snails.

I love travelling and I've lived in China. And I think it's awesome that London offers real versions of the food found across the globe.

I'm currently living in SE London, but spend a lot of time all around the city on my food quests. My favourite way to kick off a weekend is by ordering towers of dim sum from a favourite haunt in Chinatown.

Instagram | @stephaniejychan
 

60 SECONDS WITH STEPH


1. Where do you call home?
Canada Water, SE16.

2. By day / night you are?
Working in FinTech / getting thrills from cooking food, eating food, or browsing food online.

3. How many times do you eat out a week?
Excluding any working lunches, 3-4.

4. What are your favourite London haunts for food and drink?
Plum Valley for dim sum, Goodman for steak, Vinoteca for wine, Maltby St. Market for daytime G&Ts.

5. What would your final meal be?
Akelarre in San Sebastián. Really creative, really delicious, and the service is not even pretentious. It's also not a cheap eat, but guess the bill won't be my biggest problem at this stage.

6. What would you cook if you had friends coming over?
I like my gadgets, so after some advance meat-marinating, I'll let my hotpot or tabletop teppanyaki grill do the work.

7. If you could eat at any restaurant in London, money being no object, where would it be?
I might possibly just hit Goodman for their USDA rib-eye (medium-rare) + truffle mac 'n' cheese. 

8. What food people, famous or otherwise, do you most admire and why?
My dad, who is a food writer for a Malaysian newspaper in his spare time, and who ensured I ended up as crazed about food as he is.

9. What's the last thing you ate before answering these questions?
I've been attacking some nachos.

10. What is your all time favourite #‎londoncheapeats‬?
I'm a big fan of Chickpeas Hummus & Falafel Bar (FKA 'Organic Chickpea Company'), moments from my office. Their £5.25 falafel salad comes with killer chilli sauce (legitimately hot), and I often can't finish it in one sitting - it's huge.