Indah Handayani Sunardi, head chef at Loly Indonesian Restaurant

This Indonesian chef left home at 14 due to financial difficulties, migrated to Hong Kong to become a domestic worker, then built a culinary business in Macao.

Indah Handayani Sunardi, Loly
When Indah Handayani Sunardi arrived in Macao, she wrote these words in her diary: “I want to be a chef like the ones with the big, tall white hats” - Photo by Oswald Vas