Gigi Choy

Gigi Choy

Graduate trainee

Gigi is a contributor to Inkstone. She reports from the Asia desk at the South China Morning Post, and writes about politics, culture and social issues in Asia.

Language spoken
English, Cantonese
The Hong Kong bakeries supporting protests with creative designs
What’s inspiring some of Hong Kong’s cake designers? The ongoing anti-government protests. One cake with a political message even found its way to Cake International in the UK over the weekend, where it was disqualified from the confectionery competition because the entry’s content and message behind it “has been viewed as offensive and led to complaints from attendees,” according to an Instagram post quoting the organizer. Here are some of the bakeries that have taken dessert decorating to another level – and what inspired their creations. Amai Workshop Known for its signature marble fondant cake, Amai Workshop’s bespoke cake designs have been wowing customers since 2015. Its protest themed
The Hong Kong bakeries supporting protests with creative designs
Smelly lunch & bubble tea: the memes bringing overseas Asians together
Were you the kid with the “smelly lunch”? Edward Tian was. When he scrolls through the Subtle Asian Traits Facebook group, he sees his own experiences crop up time and time again. In the group, countless posts touch on the embarrassment of bringing lunch to school and even being bullied for eating “disgusting” food. “They’ll ask you if the meat in your lunchbox is dog or cat meat, or they’ll make fun of how much garlic Asians eat,” Tian, 20, said of his school days. These are familiar experiences to many Asian immigrants across the world who’ve felt pressure to assimilate or distance themselves from their heritage. “I remember I begged my mom to stop sending me to school with Chinese food a
Smelly lunch & bubble tea: the memes bringing overseas Asians together