Very sad news about chef Austin Hu who passed away suddenly yesterday. Taiwanese American Chef Austin was known for being a gifted and generous chef in Shanghai, but he was also one of the partners/ executive chef of Spot Taipei, which closed in 2018. Before the wave of current brunch spots opened, there weren’t a ton of choices in Taipei, and Spot was one of the few legit eateries where we could find delicious, hearty yet sophisticated New American dishes, like fried chicken waffle sandwiches, pancakes, breakfast tacos and Ferraro Rocher French toast. A great loss that will be felt by many.
Remember the dishes from Spot Taipei
Chef Austin Hu wrote reflected about mental health for chefs
News from TimeOut Shanghai
Chef Austin featured in the WSJ