Hi there-my name is Jess, and welcome to my blog! I was born and raised in Hong Kong, and am now studying in London.

My interest in food was cultivated from a very early age (when I accidentally stole a box of cheese from a supermarket at the tender age of three months- don’t worry, my mum quickly realised, paid, and apologised profusely) -and the love affair hasn’t really ended since. I hope to document the food I eat – be it in my hometown, what I cook, where I study, or the places I travel to. Hopefully I’ll gain some followers along the way to share this experience with!

(Also, in case you’re wondering, very few of my reviews/food-eating experiences will be completely negative as I’m usually quite selective when it comes to eating out- I’ll plan where I want to go in advance etc. I also tend to cook/eat at home a lot but most of it is pretty basic and boring- I’ll try to post some recipes though!)

For enquiries please email me at: jywshum (at) gmail (dot) com , or alternatively drop me a line here 🙂

Click here for my Openrice account and click here to follow me on Zomato!

Disclaimer: All meals are paid for by myself, my family and friends unless otherwise stated. The content of this blog is purely based on my own experiences and opinions. Please contact me by email if you wish to use any of my photos and/or writing.

view my food journey on zomato!

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  1. Dear Jessica,

    My name is Anjali from I Love Hong Kong. We have been following your blog for a while, and love your content. We’d like to explore whether you’d be interested to be a guest contributor on our sites. Our esteemed contributors include Ale Wilkinson, Emily Wordsworth, Suzanne Guan and Razlan Manjaji.

    I Love Hong Kong operates six ‘hyper local’ websites which promote HK’s leading lifestyle districts; LKF, Soho, TST, Causeway Bay, Stanley and The Peak. We basically want to bring all the great content written about these areas (and the businesses there) and publish it in one place for users to easily find when exploring these destinations online.

    As a guest contributor, you will have a profile on our sites where you can promote your blog or other pages. We then republish your articles onto our websites and link them to your profile, in turn helping you broadcast your content to a larger audience. All of your content will be fully credited to you and we will also promote your content via our social media pages, e-newsletters and other channels.

    All you need to do is provide permission. Our team will continue to follow your work, and republish related articles onto our sites.Please let me know if you’d like to work with us in this way, at anjali@i-love.com. In the meantime, feel free to check our our sites, and keep up the fantastic blog!

    Kind regards,



  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I’m going to follow yours because I also love food and I’m moving to Glasgow soon – not exactly close to London but hey, closer to London than Toronto (where I currently live) 😛 Would love to see more yummy posts from either HK or London!


    • Thanks Tiffany! ^^ I use my iPhone 5S for some photos (and I use the app “Snapseed” to edit pics) and when I’m bothered/remember to take it out, my Nikon D3000 DSLR 🙂 hope that helps!


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  4. Hi Jessica,

    I’ve added a new feature so you can publish your blog posts on Urbanspoon yourself without having to wait for us to do it! Here’s how it works:

    – Make sure you’re signed into Urbanspoon.
    – Go to your Urbanspoon blog page (not your user profile): https://www.urbanspoon.com/br/52/12210/London/dimshum.html
    – Click “Edit blog settings”.
    – In the Pending Posts section, click “Edit and publish my pending posts”.
    – Then, enter the “snippet” text, verify the date and URL, and press Publish.

    Please make sure that:
    – The URL should be the permalink to the blog post (not the blog home page, a category page, a post preview, or a service like feedproxy).
    – The snippet should be 3-4 sentences (quoted from your blog post) that gives an idea of what’s in the post.
    – The snippet should NOT include bylines, dates, address info, captions, tags, HTML code, etc.

    If reviewing a restaurant that is part of a chain, only add a spoonback for one of the locations. The only exception to this is if you are specifically and in detail reviewing more than one of the locations.

    Note: there may be a delay of 1-2 hours after you post on your blog until our system detects the post.

    We’ll give you one week to do it yourself, then it’ll go into our queue to publish.

    Thank you for all of your contributions, and let me know if you have any questions.

    Best regards,




  5. Hey Jess! Your blog is fantastic, my girlfriend is a huge foodie so I’m always trying to look out for new places to bring her (although she beats me to it 95% of the time) – but with your help, I’m getting there. Thanks very much; if you ever make a visit to Brooklyn, let me know! Take care 🙂


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