Wan Tat Kong, a Canadian citizen who resides in Hong Kong, was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, by the Japanese government for his work in promoting the export of Japanese food to Hong Kong.
An April 29 article on DotDotNews reports that Wan worked as a chef in Canada and Japan for about 40 years. Since 2015, he has provided cooking demonstrations at the Japan Pavilion during the annual Hong Kong Food Expo, where he has promoted the use of Japanese ingredients in Chinese cuisine. Wan has also advised local Japanese governments on how to promote their ingredients in Hong Kong. ”