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chan kwok

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Chan Kwok is Executive Chef at the newly opened Sun Kitchen Melbourne, where diners enjoy refined Cantonese and Sichuan fare accompanied by some of Melbourne's best wine lists and spectacular views.
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About Chan Kwok

Chef Chan comes from a family of chefs and began working in restaurants in his hometown of Hong Kong, at the age of 15. Specialising in Cantonese cuisine, Chef Chan worked in numerous establishments across Southeast Asia for over a decade, before taking his knowledge and skills into Australia in 1988.

After 2 years exploring western cuisine, he relocated to Singapore, where he continued to refine his Cantonese culinary skills at the renowned Crystal Jade Restaurant and Orchard Hotel Singapore. In 2004 he received the honour of Tables Awarded Finest Cantonese Chef in Singapore. This was followed by numerous other accolades including the Heinz Asian Ethnic Chef of the Year in 2005; HAPA King of Kitchen (2008 to 2010); Chef of the Year and Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year awards in 2011; before being inducted into the Hall of Fame of the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence in 2012.

After living in Singapore for nearly two decades, and with an eagerness to explore more food cultures, Chef Chan embarked on his culinary journey to Indonesian (Hotel Mulia Jakarta), Shanghai (Shangri-La Jing An) and Taiwan (The Okura Prestige Taipei Toh-Ka-Lin Restaurant) before coming back to Australia in 2017.

In his role as the Executive Chef at Sun Kitchen Melbourne, Chef Chan brings with him more than 40 years of culinary excellence and innovation. His sophisticated Chinese culinary skills combined with his depth of knowledge in premium and exquisite ingredients are bringing a new wave of gastronomical delights to Melbourne's food scene.

With locations in Hong Kong and Macau, Sun Kitchen made its Australian debut in Melbourne, in April 2019. Taking advantage of the unique Albert Park lakeside location previously inhabited by Hidden Jade and The Point, the two-level restaurant has one of Melbourne's most spectacular views.

The Sun Kitchen team has renovated the space creating nine private dining rooms upstairs in addition to the banquet-style dining room on the ground floor. There's also a cellar lined with temperature-controlled wine cabinets and a 200-person function area.

Chef Chan has kindly shared with us his recipe for Lobster Dumpling in Prawn Consommé with Crispy Noodle. Enjoy this dish at Sun Kitchen Melbourne, or view the recipe on the Flowerdale Farm website.

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