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|Occupation||Columnist, food connoisseur, film producer, television presenter|
|Spouse(s)||Cheung King-man 張瓊文|
|Parent(s)||Chua Boon Suan (1907-1997)|
Hung Fong Ping
Chua Lam (also known as Mandarin: Tsai Lan, Cantonese: Choi Lan, Teochew: Chùa Lāng) (simplified Chinese: 蔡澜, traditional Chinese: 蔡瀾, born 1941 in Singapore) is a Singaporean columnist, food critic, and occasional television host based in Hong Kong. He was also a movie producer for the Hong Kong movie studio Golden Harvest.
Chua's father, Chua Boon Suan (蔡文玄), was a native of the Jio Mung Chua (蔡門石) village in Chaozhou who immigrated to Singapore. His father worked in a high-ranking post at the Shaw Brothers Studio and died in 1997.
Chua holds Singaporean citizenship, although he has been based in Hong Kong since 1963.
Chua was a producer of several movies for Golden Harvest, including several films for Jackie Chan. Notable films include Mr. Nice Guy (credited as executive producer), Thunderbolt (credited as producer), Sex and Zen and City Hunter (credited as producer).
Chua was a columnist on Oriental Daily in Hong Kong. Chua later switched to writing columns for the Next Media's publications, namely Next Magazine (on movies and a restaurant guide), Apple Daily and Eat and Travel Weekly. All columns have continued as of 2007.
In recent years (2005 - current), Chua has organized special tours in Asia and around the world to sample the best local speciality food. Chua often writes, in his newspaper columns, about the tours' organizing trips where he and others sample food from four or five restaurants per day in order to select the best restaurants.
Chua has written a number of books and restaurant guides on Hong Kong in Japanese. Chua is primarily known in Japan as a judge on the Fuji TV series Iron Chef. Chua studied as a student in Japan and lived there for several years.
|1985||Heart of Dragon|
|1986||Dr. Yuen and Wisely|
|1987||Armour of God|
|1987||Born to Gamble|
|1987||Erotic Ghost Story|
|1988||Profiles of Pleasure|
|1991||Erotic Ghost Story II|
|1991||Au revoir, mon amour|
|1991||Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky|
|1992||Erotic Ghost Story III|
|1994||Chinese Torture Chamber|
|1994||Spirit of Love|
|1995||Trilogy of Love|
|1995||The Christ Of Nanjing|
|1997||Mr. Nice Guy|
- 2007: Market Trotter (蔡瀾逛菜欄)
- 2007: Ten Years After (拾年)
- 2008: Chu As Choice (蔡瀾歎名菜)
- 2009: Be My Guest (志雲飯局)
One of his most beloved dishes is stir fried bean sprout with fried tofu and fish sauce.
Chua is famous to advocate the use of pork dripping in food preparation and as a condiment. He has cited and promoted the pork fat usage in most of his TV shows.
- Na, Guo. "蔡澜:怎样煮一个完美的鸡蛋？". www.lifeweek.com.cn (in Chinese).