Chua Lam's father, Chua Boon Suan, hailed from the Jio Mung Chua village in Chaozhou, and later migrated to Singapore. His father worked in a high-ranking post at the Shaw Brothers Studio and his father died in 1997.
Chua Lam currently is staying in Hong Kong.
Chua was a of several movies for Golden Harvest, including several films for Jackie Chan. Notable films include '''' , '''' , ''Sex and Zen'' and ''City Hunter'' .
Chua was a columnist on ''Oriental Daily'' in Hong Kong. Chua later switched to writing columns for the publications, namely Next Magazine , Apple Daily and Eat and Travel Weekly. All columns have continued as of 2007.
In recent years , Chua has organized special tours in Asia and around the world to sample the best local speciality food. Chua often writes, in his newspaper columns, about the tours' organizing trips where he and others sample food from four or five restaurants per day in order to select the best restaurants.
Chua has written a number of books and restaurant guides on Hong Kong in Japanese. Chua is primarily known in Japan as a judge on the series ''Iron Chef''. For his exceptional fluency in Japanese, he enjoys living in Japan where most other visitors cannot experience. He writes about his living experience in many Hong Kong newspapers and magazines.
One of his most beloved dishes is stir fried bean sprout with fried tofu and fish sauce.
Chua is famous to advocate the use of pork fat in food preparation. He has sited and promoted the pork fat usage in most of his t.v shows.
"Do, you have 50% chance to success; Do nothing, you are definitely fail".
"Happiness comes from a little bit of sacrificing health".
"Long live cholesterol !" "膽固醇萬歲 !"