Elizabeth Chong

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Elizabeth Chong AM (born 27 May 1931) is a prominent Chinese-born Melbourne-based Australian celebrity chef, author and television presenter.

Personal life[edit]

Chong was born in Guangzhou (formerly known as Canton), China, the daughter of William Wing Young,[1] who is believed to have created and marketed the most widely used modern recipe of the dim sim, in 1945 at his Melbourne Food Processing operation "Wing Lee". Chong came to Australia when she was three years old.


In 1994, her book The Heritage of Chinese Cooking won the Prix de La Mazille as International Cookbook of the Year.[2]

Chong is best known for her television appearances on Good Morning Australia as well as her Chinese Cooking School (1960- 2016) and Chinese cookbooks including The First Happiness (first published in 1982).

Elizabeth's cooking school started in the late 1950s when she began teaching some of the mothers from her children's state school in the Melbourne suburb of North Balwyn. Her first home recipes were published by Belle Vue State School Mothers' Club. The Cooking School celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2011.

In 2003 her series Elizabeth Chong's Tiny Delights aired on television and a companion book of the same name was released. In 2017, Chong appeared on Studio 10, which reunited the cast of Good Morning Australia, alongside Tonia Todman, Ken James and others.


  1. ^ Carbone, Suzanne. "Australia Day honours: Flower Drum founder Gilbert Lau awarded AM". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
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