Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding
Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding
While the word “pudding” tends to refer to a class of egg and starch thickened desserts in the US, in other English speaking regions of the world it...
Ful Medames
Ful Medames
Perhaps its my Asian DNA, but I’ve always been more of a savory breakfast person than sweet. Whether it’s a bowl of Pho, or an Eggs Benedict I’...
Curried Lamb Karaage
Curried Lamb Karaage
I recently saw a list of food related words that people hate. The list contained a pretty comprehensive list of adjectives used to describe food, and towards th...
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Chocolate Chia Pudding
If you came here expecting a post about a vegan chocolate chia pudding, I’m sorry to disappoint, but that’s not what today’s post is about. Th...
Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)
Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)
I’m often asked to make elaborate meals for my clients and as a chef, I enjoy the challenge. Whether it’s an intricately plated stack of food dotted...
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Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding

Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding

While the word “pudding” tends to refer to a class of egg and starch thickened desserts in the US, in other English speaking regions of the world it can refer to a range of sweet and savory dishes. Sticky Toffee Pudding is one example of the broader definition and is usually made with a date…

Ful Medames

Ful Medames

Perhaps its my Asian DNA, but I’ve always been more of a savory breakfast person than sweet. Whether it’s a bowl of Pho, or an Eggs Benedict I’ll almost always chose the savory path when dining out. The trouble is, savory breakfasts tend to take more time to make than a slice of toast or…

Curried Lamb Karaage

Curried Lamb Karaage

I recently saw a list of food related words that people hate. The list contained a pretty comprehensive list of adjectives used to describe food, and towards the top, were words like “melt-in-your-mouth”, “unctuous” and “moist”. Yes, I’m guilty of using all three of these words. But in my defense, using less offensive adjectives would…

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding

If you came here expecting a post about a vegan chocolate chia pudding, I’m sorry to disappoint, but that’s not what today’s post is about. The pudding is simple. Just put coconut milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla in a high speed blender and spin until you have a thick luscious pudding….

Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)

Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)

I’m often asked to make elaborate meals for my clients and as a chef, I enjoy the challenge. Whether it’s an intricately plated stack of food dotted with reductions and foams and garnished with edible flowers popping out like blooms on a mountain, or curing a piece of fish for 3 days before cold-smoking it,…

Avocado Lox Summer Rolls

Avocado Lox Summer Rolls

One of my favorite ways to come up with new dishes is to take flavors from one cuisine and use them in a dish from another. These summer rolls wrapped in rice paper would be distinctly vietnamese were it not for the lox, dill, parsley, and avocado inside. With a honey mustard caraway sauce for…

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Working From My Happy Place

Working From My Happy Place

I was recently given a HP Stream 8 with Intel Inside®, along with an opportunity to work from my happy place. I accepted the challenge and used the chance to escape the orderly chaos of Tokyo, temporarily relocating my office to a secluded stretch of beach just outside Kailua on the Hawaiian island of Oahu….

noma Japan

noma Japan

Those of you who have been reading this blog for long know that I don’t do many restaurant reviews. But it’s not everyday that I get a chance to eat at the Best Restaurant In The World, with food prepared at the hands of one of the most influential people in the world. So here’s…

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The House in Hong Kong

The House in Hong Kong

Walking through the doors of The Upper House, life slows down a beat or two. The minuscule lobby is more like a decompression chamber to shed a little energy before taking a serene ride up an escalator designed to mimic a row of torrii gates. There is no front desk in the traditional sense because…

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