Trullo (London): Simple Ingredients, Sophisticated Dishes

Growing up in Hong Kong, the most impressive aspect of Asian food is the stark combination of flavours, and “wok hey” (fire under the wok) when fire is involved. This is partly what makes a simple saucy bowl of noodles so memorable in New York, a Laksa soup base so tasty at a Hawker Centre… Read More Trullo (London): Simple Ingredients, Sophisticated Dishes

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Espresso Alchemy: Coffee Connoisseurs Who Cook Really Good Food

Coffee culture in Hong Kong is indisputably growing fast, but it’s growing even more rapidly on me. A few months back, I wrote about the 4 best cappuccinos in Hong Kong, but I’ve definitely discovered many more excellent coffee spots since then that’d make it on such list, like Bakery Cafe (Central), Five Coffee Company (Sai Kung) and Espresso… Read More Espresso Alchemy: Coffee Connoisseurs Who Cook Really Good Food

Recipe for Kimchi Grilled Cheese and Kimchi Carbonara

Asian fusion, especially kimchi-everything, seems to be strongly trending in Hong Kong these days. Having sampled such fusion dishes myself, such as the kimchi bruschetta from Moyo, I do understand the addiction. That’s why I’ve even gone ahead to try these kimchi-fused dishes at home! Apart from actually making the kimchi (I’m not Korean enough… Read More Recipe for Kimchi Grilled Cheese and Kimchi Carbonara

Tasmania: Learn real pasta skills at Red Feather Inn Cooking School

I often like to join cooking classes when on holiday and it was even more of a must-do when visiting Tasmania as there are two renowned spots which promise to bring a memorable experience: Red Feather Inn near Launceston and The Agrarian Kitchen near Hobart. Unfortunately, The Agrarian Kitchen was fully booked so I couldn’t… Read More Tasmania: Learn real pasta skills at Red Feather Inn Cooking School

Is Jamie’s Italian Hong Kong going to disappoint? A full review

Disappointment is, by definition, proportionate (inversely) to expectations, to put it philosophically. So it’s no surprise and quite probable to hear “I had high expectations but was disappointed” in reviews. Carrying a celebrity name like Jamie Oliver definitely sets the bar as high as it could be, making that statement even more a likelihood. But… Read More Is Jamie’s Italian Hong Kong going to disappoint? A full review