Food & Wine

Chef Kwanghi Chan: My new restaurant reflects my Irish and Hong Kong heritage

Raised in Donegal, Chan got his first job in his uncle’s Chinese restaurant before embarking on a path that took him into fine dining

Kwanghi Chan’s beef and broccoli stir fry. Picture: Ruth Calder-Potts

Kwanghi Chan is standing in a bright, airy space with high ceilings, comfy chairs and a large outdoor seating area overlooking the Grand Canal dock in Dublin. It’s the sit-down version of Bites by Kwanghi, his lockdown food truck project, and it also happens to be in the middle of a busy food store.

Chan was in search of a more permanent spot for Bites when he was approached by Noel Smith, managing director of ...