Words & Photography by Lauryn Ishak
Last year, I spent a few days running around my former hometown of Hong Kong for Virtuoso Life, photographing the restaurants leading the city’s modern Cantonese cuisine movement. I lived in Hong Kong for four years as a teenager – and I’ve been back many times since for work and pleasure – so while I’m very familiar with the city, this fresh take on Cantonese cuisine was new to me. It’s always nice to go back to a familiar place, even if the city has evolved over the years. Getting around was like falling back into step, but still felt like exploring a new neighborhood in my own hometown.
Here, a few of my favorite photos from the trip: