SOURCE: Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Tourism Board

January 12, 2015 15:00 ET

Canada's MasterChef Visits Hong Kong

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 12, 2015) - His name is Eric Chong and he's destined to be a star in culinary circles. We could describe this talented young man in detail, but before we tell you about him, why not see him for yourself at http://www.discoverhongkong.com/ca/see-do/insiders-guide/voices-of-celebrities/index.jsp.

Eric Chong hails from Oakville, Ontario, and he is the winner of CTV MasterChef Canada 2014. The accompanying video gives a glimpse of Eric in Hong Kong, which he visited for a few months in order to be trained by Demon Chef Alvin Leung at Bo Innovation, his 3-star Michelin restaurant. In the video Eric can be seen exploring some of Hong Kong's unique food markets and enjoying some of the region's beautiful places.

Eric was trained as a chemical engineer at McMaster University, but it seems he was destined to be a chef from a young age. Although now only in his early twenties, he has been cooking for 15 years! At six he enjoyed doing simple tasks in the kitchen, slowly becoming competent as he followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, who was head chef & owner of Hong Kong Bakery, a Chinese restaurant in Toronto. But in his parents' eyes cooking wasn't an acceptable career option. Eric's motivation stemmed from a desire to prove his worthiness as a chef to his parents. Now with his MasterChef accolade Eric is hoping to prove he has a viable future as a successful chef. He wishes to open his own restaurant in his hometown of Oakville. 

Eric loves cooking foods with a 'wow factor.' His signature dish is "Wok Lobster" -- homemade chittara egg noodles with stir-fried lobster & coconut lobster sauce. Other dishes in his repertoire include mushroom risotto and fresh, homemade pasta.

Media are invited to post this video on their portals, online sites and social platforms … Eric Chong's name is one to be remembered by all who love good food and are interested in restaurant 'happenings' in Canada.

For more information, please contact the Hong Kong Tourism Board at 9 Temperance Street, Ground Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1Y6. Tel: (416) 366-2389 or 1-800-563-4582, Fax: (416) 366-1098, E-mail: yyzwwo@hktb.com, www.DiscoverHongKong.com/ca.

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