Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled pork sandwiches anyone?

You can slow-cook a tough cut of pork, such as pork shoulder, over a barbecue, in a slow-cooker or even in an oven and it will become tender enough for you to pull apart with your fingers.

Living in Hong Kong, I don’t have the luxury of a barbecue and my kitchen is too tiny to have the storage space for a slow-cooker so I tried an oven-roasted version of pulled pork.  You might think I’m crazy to roast a 2kg pork shoulder for 2 people, but I really wanted to try Tyler Florence’s recipe, so I went for it!

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Gonpachi

Gonpachi

We’ve been to Gonpachi when they first opened up last year, but  they didn’t make much of an impression at the time. I distinctly remember being served mediocre food and being extremely frustrated with their slow service.  By the time we got our bill, we vowed to never return.

If you follow my blog you would know I’m not out to give bad reviews, instead I prefer to share good food adventures.  So there is a reason why I’m blogging about Gonpachi today. Our recent re-visit to Gonpachi completely changed my mind about their food and service (well, more so the food).

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Moules Marinière

Moules marinière

The last time I attempted to cook mussels was a while ago and it didn’t turn out so well. Maybe it was the recipe I tried or possibly the use of too much wine or who knows why.  So when I had a craving for Moules-Frites (Mussels & Fries) I was determined to make the perfect mussels this time around. Read more >>

Ichiran Ramen

Ichiran Ramen

I’ve been dying to try Jamie’s Italian in Causeway Bay since it’s opening, but it’s popularity among HK’ers meant it would  yield long queues.   So, earlier this month, I decided to try our luck with a table by having an early bird dinner (@5pm).   On that hot summer evening we made our way to Tang Lung Street, and to our astonishment there was already a huge crowd of people waiting to get into Jamie’s Italian. We made a quick decision to turn away and head towards Ichiran Ramen instead.   Read more >>

Panino Giusto Encore

Panino Giusto

It’s midweek and I’m dying to crawl into my comfy bed to catch some zzz’s just about now.  But, I’ve been feeling guilty for being behind on my blogging, so here goes a short post to share some overdue photos.

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Maidan: Online Lunch Catering

maidan

Do you work in Central and always have trouble getting away from your desk to grab lunch?   Maidan is your solution.  What are they?  They are an online delivery lunch service that requires no minimum order and offers a new daily menu selection from 30+ different restaurants. Caliburger, Bao Wow (see my post), Little Burro, Chez Patrick, MANA! are just a few names among their selection. Read more >>

Upper Modern Bistro

Upper Modern Bistro

I put Upper Modern Bistro on my must-try restaurant list ever since they opened its doors last year.  Why?  Because I’ve been reading rave review’s of Chef Philippe Orrico’s first restaurant.  Formally the executive chef of St George at Hullett House (and prior to that, a chef at Pierre of Mandarin Oriental) Chef Philippe has earned himself quite a reputation.

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