Mr. Yeung Koon-yat 楊貫一先生, master of abalone in Hong Kong, RIP

Portrait of Mr. Yeung Koon-yat, 楊貫一 1932—2023

31 Jul 2023 Zhuhai, China

It is with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of Mr. Yeung Koon-yat, the esteemed master of abalone in Hong Kong. As a food photographer, I had the immense privilege of capturing his culinary artistry and passion in a portrait back in 2005. Mr. Yeung's unparalleled expertise in preparing abalone was a true marvel to witness. His dedication to the craft and unwavering commitment to preserving traditional culinary techniques made him a revered figure in Hong Kong's gastronomic world. Through my lens, I sought to convey not only the artistry of his dishes but also the warmth and spirit that emanated from him as he worked his magic in the kitchen. The portrait remains a treasured memory of our encounter and serves as a testament to his culinary brilliance. Mr. Yeung's legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts alike, and his contribution to Hong Kong's culinary heritage will forever be cherished. May he rest in peace, his culinary artistry forever immortalized in our hearts and through the portrait captured all those years ago.

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