Coconut Almond Jello: Chef’s Plate Ep. 4

Sep 27, 2018

Meet Dory Fung, the Houston native who is the Executive Pastry Chef at Poitín and also a pastry instructor at Houston Community College. She makes for us her modern spin on a dim sum classic: coconut milk almond jello with hibiscus-soaked lychees.

Chef Fung grew up in a Cantonese seafood kitchen that’s been a staple part of Houston Chinatown for decades: Fung’s Kitchen. She’s currently the fifth generation chef in her family, following in the footsteps of her father who started cooking in Hong Kong and immigrated to the U.S. in search of brighter opportunities.

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Written by: Dolly Li

Featuring: Dory Fung and Hoi Fung

Produced by: Dolly Li

Shot by: Joy Jihyun Jeong

Edited by: Joel Roche

Mastered by: Victor Peña

Special thanks: Terry Wong