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Sam Sinha

Food & Drink Journalist | Copywriter

Location icon United States

I write restaurant reviews, recipes, blog posts and long-form articles for print, online, brands and blogs.

If you understand the value of well researched, engaging content, you know that you need a specialist. My background cooking in professional kitchens gives me the edge.

Originally from the UK but now based in Hong Kong, I seek out and tell engaging food stories.

Portfolio
Sassy Mama
04/30/2018
Top HK Restaurants With Sustainably Sourced Food

Post Category - Eat Eat - Post Category - Family Friendly Family Friendly Any chef worth their ( sustainably sourced sea) salt will tell you that ingredients are everything. You can have all the technique in the world, but if you don't have quality raw materials, you can't make quality food.

Time Out Hong Kong
All 16 McDonald's Hong Kong burgers ranked

Hong Kong has a funny old relationship with McDonald's. Back when the fast food giant's first restaurant opened in Causeway Bay in 1975, it caused pandemonium with Hongkongers fighting to get a taste of American culture. Later have comes stories of people lying dead next to unsuspecting diners and outrage over simplified Chinese appearing on burger boxes.

Time Out Hong Kong
11/22/2017
Sake Central

Outstanding Japanese sake bar and shop in PMQ With the best selection of sake in the city, excellent small bites and service, this latest addition to PMQ should be your go-to for Japan's favourite tipple.

Time Out Hong Kong
11 tourist attractions Hongkongers never go to

things to do in Hong Kong it can feel a little overwhelming sometimes. If you're not out hiking or on a junk boat at the weekend, you might be enjoying a lengthy brunch or checking out a new art exhibition.

Time Out Hong Kong
12/12/2017
Big Sur

1/3 Nashville pulled pork sandwich Reasonable Californian barbecue restaurant in Soho Claiming to offer 'contemporary barbecue cuisine prepared in the classic Cali style', Big Surseeks tofill a niche no one cared to realise existed. The atmosphere is a little lacking when we rock up on a Wednesday evening, the pale wooden table and chairs making it look more like a classroom than a hip, new eatery.

Samsinhachef
01/24/2018
Blog | 5 Reasons We Should Be Eating Chicken Hearts

Offal has a bad name, chicken hearts being no exception. They're often seen as waste, or perceived as tasting disgusting. But how many people have actually tried them? Selling chicken hearts in London - a mixed reaction Whilst running a barbecue chicken heart skewer stall - Cock-a-doodle-skew - at Maltby Street market in London, my ...

Time Out Hong Kong
Wan Chai: The Ultimate Guide

Wan Chai may be notorious for its red light district but it has so much more to offer. The district houses some of the most interesting architecture, as well as some of the best restaurants and bars in the city.

Time Out Hong Kong
11/27/2017
World-famous bar Please Don't Tell opening in Hong Kong

MO Bar in 2016, New York's much-lauded Please Don't Tell (PDT) is getting its first permanent overseas home here in Hong Kong. Amber fame. If they're anywhere near as good as the versions that were available during the bar's pop-up, we can't wait.

Riddle Magazine
01/03/2018
Frantzen's Kitchen brings a touch of Sweden to Hong Kong

Frantzen's Kitchen brings a touch of Swedish passion and flawless execution to the street of the Orient Review by Sam Sinha Footballer-turned chef Björn Frantzén's first international foray, Frantzen's Kitchen in Hong Kong, is a masterclass in organisation, passion and flawless execution.

Riddle Magazine
11/20/2017
Gough's on Gough with designer furniture brand Timothy Oulton

The first foray in the food industry for designer furniture brand Timothy Oulton, Gough's on Gough is an instantly assured arrival on Hong Kong's dining scene Review by Sam Sinha Whether they're buried deep with shopping malls, on the 33rd floor of a building that seemingly has no entrance or they have no sign outside and a secret lever to open the door, some Hong Kong restaurants don't want to be found.

Time Out Hong Kong
11/17/2017
Our comprehensive foodie's guide to Clockenflap

Clockenflap's not just about the music, there's also art, a handicraft market and the festival's food offerings are growing year by year. 2017's line-up includes some of the Hong Kong food scene's biggest names. There's everything from burgers and tacos to lobster rolls and yet more burgers.

Time Out Hong Kong
The best restaurants in Tai Po

Famous for it's beautiful cycling route, there's plenty of places to refuel in Tai Po and it's one of the top places to try some of to the best food in Hong Kong. From traditional dim sum classic Hong Kong style desserts and even an English pub, Tai Po is well worth a visit.

Time Out Hong Kong
11/30/2017
HK's green wave continues with Mana's new vegan coffees

Vegetarian and vegan sensibilities are on a seemingly inexorable rise in Hong Kong. Adding to the bloodless frenzy is Sheung Wan's sustainably-minded There's also a choice of non-dairy milks available including specialist oat and soy milks that have been selected for their neutral flavour profiles and barista-friendly structures.

Jellied Eel Magazine
09/06/2017
Super supperclubs

Feature about London's supperclubs that make a difference

Time Out Hong Kong
Talking Shop: Stephanie Poon

Stephanie Poon did what we'd all like to do and ditched the rat race to follow her dreams. Once in marketing, in 2010 she launched a successful lingerie and swimwear brand, Hailey & Sasha, in Taiwan -available here in Hong Kong and Shanghaitoo - and just last year she established Zarie, a locally-based online store specialising in comfy and sculpting leggings.

Riddle Magazine
02/15/2017
LOCO Restaurant, Lisbon - Riddle Magazine

In a city famed for its simple, no-nonsense plates of food; can LOCO pull off a refined tasting menu, served on anything but a plate? Review by Sam Sinha Lisbon is known for its tascas. Local, late-closing, family-run restaurants that give you the feel of eating a Lisboa Grandma's food in her living room.

Time Out Hong Kong
11/03/2017
NOC Coffee Co (Sai Ying Pun)

Coffee shop and roastery with great brews and a solid menu Co-founded by 2011 Hong Kong Barista Champion Chan Chak Sum and F&B veteran Benny Leung NOC Coffee Co - NOC is an acronym for 'not only coffee' - has opened it's third and largest branch and roastery in Sai Ying Pun.

Time Out Hong Kong
11/09/2017
Hygge Bar

Cosy bar in the heart of TST An atmosphere of cosiness that engenders a warm feeling of contentment and well-being, hygge is a Danish word that became a worldwide phenomenon. And this bar of the same name brings a little slice of Scandinavian comfort to Tsim Sha Tsui.

Time Out Hong Kong
10/27/2017
Haidilao

It's all fun and games at this Chinese hotpot chain, but the food is lacking Hot pot chain Haidilao has over 150 outlets in 51 Chinese cities, with its own network of food factories, distribution centres and even a vegetable plantation. And now it's finally arrived in Hong Kong's Yau Ma Tei.

Time Out Hong Kong
10/12/2017
SlideOn79

This buzzing late night joint at the top of Pottinger Street aims to please everyone - and does a decent job - but it's no destination bar The blaring dance music that escapes from within suggests SlideOn79 is going to be a rowdy affair but upon entering, we're just left confused.

Time Out Hong Kong
03/14/2017
Hong Kong's most photogenic restaurant interiors

If there's one thing Hongkongers love more than eating at the hippest newest restaurant, it's posting on Instagram while they're there. Whether it's contemporary five-star luxury chic or old-school Hong Kong charm you're after, these restaurants can generate more Insta interest than even most celebrated of miniature dachshunds.

Time Out Hong Kong
The best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong

There are always new restaurants opening in Hong Kong and an increasing number of them are vegetarian and vegan-friendly eats, which is awesome. Green and clean bites from veggie burgers to meat-free dim sum, can be found all over the city. From the old stalwarts to the newcomers, these are the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong.

Oi Vietnam Magazine
05/15/17
Pho Abroad

Three page feature on London's burgeoning Vietnamese food scene

Oi Vietnam Magazine
01/20/2017
Hot Topic

Charlie Page hopes his passion for heritage and quality will see him take his hot sauce to the rest of Asia, and the world The chili buzz is a unique phenomenon: the pleasure pain of the intense sensation.

Riddle Magazine
10/10/2016
5 Culinary Myths; Busted - Riddle Magazine

Can you be sure that all you have been taught about cooking is really correct? With the help of a little bit of science we find out Article by Sam Sinha Culinary expertise has been passed down through many many generations, and we have amassed a cavernous vault of knowledge between us.

Riddle Magazine
08/18/2016
Feeling Sour About your Dough? - Riddle Magazine

There's been a resurgence of artisanal baking but most bread available in this country is of poor quality with little nutritional value Article by Sam Sinha You may have become immune to the word sourdough as it seems to be on every menu and sandwich board.

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