Stephanie Yuen was born in Hong Kong and has lived in Vancouver for more than thirty years. She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English and worked as a journalist for Sing Tao, the Vancouver Chinese newspaper, before developing a career as a freelance food journalist. She now writes for Edible BC, EAT, Vancouver Magazine and has her own blog about Asian food: beyondchopsticks.com. Yuen co-founded the Vancouver Chinese Restaurant Awards and coordinated the visit that led Conde Nast Traveler writer Mark Schatzker to say: "I’ve eaten Chinese food all over North America and in China, and the best I’ve eaten in the world was in Vancouver. Hands down."