Compiled by Sean Melrose.
Hatted Chef extraordinaire and boombox toting Kanye West
enthusiast, Victor Liong,
is a big fan of the occasional kitchen selfie. The well-known Chef from packed
modern, underground Chinese venue Lee Ho Fook has a loyal collective of followers
on Instagram that track his
jovial antics, so we thought we’d join in the fun. Here is a compilation of our
favourites, delivered to us from the hands of the crusader in the war against
avocado and toast himself, Mr Victor Liong.
NYC takeover, cooking
at Chefs club
In September 2016 Liong represented Australia, cooking at
Chefs Club by Food & Wine in New York City, along with two other shining
stars from the Aussie culinary scene. On offer was Liong’s take on tiramisu,
it’s called tea-misu and features matcha, Chartreuse mousse, Vietnamese coffee
soaked sponge and cocoa. Yum.
Hanging with Matty
Here is Victor hanging with notorious Chef and Instagram
personality Matty Matheson, who no doubt dropped by to sample some new style
Chinese cuisine. Matheson, surveyed by his 180 thousand plus Instagram
followers, has been touring Australia and soaking up the vibe, a trip including
a visit to the Northern Territory for the third season of his show on VICELAND,
Dead Set on Life.
Story of Endulj
Victor with the Endulj crew, a gang of Chefs intent on
changing the takeaway landscape in Melbourne. Delivering to homes within a 5km
radius to retain freshness, Endulj is a venue offering restaurant quality food
that can be enjoyed at your own table, complete with matching wine. From left
to right, Frank Camorra, Victor Liong, Adrian Li, Mirco Speri and Executive
Chef Matt Germanchis.
2016’s Last Service
Ah the life of a Chef. Here’s the Lee Ho Fook team huddled
in the alley enjoying some peace and quiet on one of the most important tools in
the Chef’s arsenal, the ever-reliable milk crate.
A sneaky glass of something agreeable in the kitchen. They
say hard work is its own reward, but a glass of white is nice too, from time to
Cooking on Masterchef
On season 8 of Masterchef Australia, the only thing standing
between contestant Matt and a second ‘immunity’ pin, was Victor Liong. In an
intense cook off, involving Victor having to cook without a lot of his
preferred ingredients and a fifteen minute handicap, he came out on top. Chef
and Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan said he could have eaten Victor’s roast
crayfish with coconut and Armagnac sauce dish, "again and again.”
The Docket from Hell
From the looks of things, it’s about to get real busy, real
Hands on the Best
Ingredients, Tamar Valley Truffles
The Lee Ho Fook team love getting their hands on the very
best ingredients. Want to find out what happened to these? Perhaps head in to Lee Ho Fook and grab a table.