Ask the Author Cindy Lam

Ask the Author Cindy Lam

Cindy Lam was born and raised in Hong Kong, spending weekends eating dim sum with her much loved grandparents.
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As a group of avid readers in the LRP team we are very happy to have recently expanded our book offering online and in the showroom. We knew you would be interested in finding out more about some of the wonderful authors and illustrators who have created the ones we've selected. All books have a Hong Kong theme whether it be written or illustrated by someone who lives here or is about the city, the stories and the history of the place so many of us call home.

This week we are meeting Cindy Lam who wrote the wonderful children's book, Luca's Dim Sum Adventure, that we have just started to stock.

 

About me
My grandparents nurturing and guidance significantly shaped my upbringing. My book, 'Luca's Dim Sum Adventure', explores the unique connections and people that make our childhood special. The story delves into the relationship between a grandson and his grandparents, highlighting their role as cheerleaders and guides during our formative years. 

I collaborated with illustrator Natalie Hui on this project, as she was able to capture the essence and emotions I wanted to convey.
My Inspiration
While many books showcase Hong Kong's views and landmarks, I wanted to delve deeper into the city's heart - its people and connections. My inspiration came from:
  • The familiar faces in local restaurants and shops that have served neighbourhoods for decades.
  • The desire to write an authentic story celebrating the often-overlooked connections in Hong Kong.
  • A tribute to grandparents and their influential role in our lives, a theme many can relate to.
  • The goal of fostering a growth mindset in children, exemplified through trying new foods.

Partnering with Natalie was crucial in bringing these inspirations to life, as her ability to capture the emotional core of these experiences aligned perfectly with my vision.

 

Favourite thing to do or see in Hong Kong

My favourite place is Sham Tseng, known for its famous roast goose. However, the real charm lies further down the piers, where old friends fish in a quiet, quaint setting. This area holds special memories from my childhood, where I spent 2-3 months each year. Gazing at the sea and observing the locals always made me ponder their untold stories.

Favourite Dim sum?

As for food, my favorite dim sum is the iconic "棉花雞" (steamed fish maw with chicken), a dish rarely found outside Hong Kong. My grandfather introduced me to this delicacy, and it took considerable convincing before I tried it - a personal example of growth and expanding one's palate.

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