Hungry Onion started as an offshoot to Chowhound (CBS- owned), when an unfavorably-received Chowhound site redesign created a strong demand from its users to have an alternative community where they can discuss restaurant intel and share cooking tips.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Hungry Onion provides a platform where users can (1) discuss local restaurants, (2) share cooking tips (3) discuss eating culture, (4) organize dining events and (5) organize Q&A with chefs, authors, cookware makers, etc. as well as subject matter experts amongst the membership.
(1) Not-for-profit- no aspiration to commercialize the site- to avoid quality dilution from expansion beyond the core audience and advertising clutter due to revenue pressure. (2) User friendly- A site that is easy to use and uncluttered so it lets participants to share their thoughts easily and encourages free-flowing in-depth discussion.
HOW ARE WE UNIQUE?
We are the first discussion forum to have the combination of knowledgeable dining and cooking discussions, event organization capabilities and a Q&A series with professional restaurant critics and authors- ‘Hungry Onion Drooling Q&A’.
89,000 / month
4000 discussions in the first 12 months with 55k posts.
Most knowledgeable food lovers. The site focuses on quality, not quantity.
No ads. Free membership.
Started in Sep 2015.
MOST PARTICIPATED DISCUSSION
680 responses. What’s for Dinner Jan 2016.
MOST VIEWED DISCUSSION
28,000 views- Sunnyvale Taiwanese Night Market