Foods

Anges de Sucre: Macarons make the world go round

Anges de Sucre: Macarons make the world go round

Anges de Sucre’s clients include Dame Vivienne Westwood, the Saatchi Gallery and various other leading hotels and prestigious venues I recently had a chance to catch up with diminutive, pâtissière, Reshmi Bennett, over a cup of tea, at the laid-back Yumchaa Tea House in Soho, Central London. Over cups of steaming Earl Grey(Reshmi) and lemon grass(yours(…)

Easy Recipe – Spicy Chicken Burrito with Avocados and Tomato Salsa

Easy Recipe – Spicy Chicken Burrito with Avocados and Tomato Salsa

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: For the Salsa: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small white or yellow onion, small diced 1 small red bell pepper, stem, seeds, and ribs removed, then small diced 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon cayenne or more to taste 4 roma tomatoes, core removed and small diced ¼ cup water ½ cup(…)

Exquisite Meals, Exclusive Dining Room at Tokyo’s Takazawa

Exquisite Meals, Exclusive Dining Room at Tokyo’s Takazawa

Chef Yoshiaki Takazawa develops his multi-course menus based on the season and a touch of sentimentality There is no flashy sign outside the door, no vast dining room filled with waiters and tables and no Facebook page promoting the latest trendy dish. Instead, Takazawa restaurant in Tokyo is so off the radar both in location(…)

Seoul: “Crazy Chef” Creates Fusion Dishes at ELBON the Table

Seoul: “Crazy Chef” Creates Fusion Dishes at ELBON the Table

The menu of  ELBON the table reads like that of an Italian restaurant but each dish features at least one traditional Korean ingredient They call him the crazy chef based on his take-risks attitude in the kitchen but that willingness to create the unexpected has put Hyun Seok Choi and ELBON the table on the list(…)

Fresh Tuna Tartare with Orange-Black Sesame Sauce

Fresh Tuna Tartare with Orange-Black Sesame Sauce

Fresh Tuna Tartare with Orange-Black Sesame Sauce Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients: 6 ounces sushi-grade tuna, cut into ¼-inch dice ½ seedless cucumber, cut into ¼-inch dice 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced Sea salt to taste Sesame Sauce: 1(…)

Easy Recipe: Crispy Mini Pizzas with Black Olives and Ham

Easy Recipe: Crispy Mini Pizzas with Black Olives and Ham

Easy Recipe: Crispy Mini Pizzas with Black Olives and Ham Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: For the Sauce: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided ½ white or yellow onion, finely diced garlic, minced ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon white sugar 1 cup canned tomato sauce salt to taste(…)

In the Mood for Gourmet Vietnamese? Try Cục Gạch Quán

In the Mood for Gourmet Vietnamese? Try Cục Gạch Quán

The classic dishes at Cục Gạch Quán are perfectly prepared with an emphasis on fresh vegetables and never with preservatives or MSG Eating in Vietnam is all about the search. The search to locate the best bowl of phở, mì quảng, or fresh spring rolls. The search to find a restaurant undiscovered by food bloggers and guidebooks.(…)

Ten Malaysian foods to die for

Ten Malaysian foods to die for

Popiah Malaysian cuisine is a rich fare that features the unique amalgamation of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines, and also mirrors the ethnic makeup of this multicultural nation ‘Malaysia truly Asia’ has long been the tag line of the Malaysia Tourism Promotion board. This catchy slogan in fact is very appropriate, as it embodies the(…)