My Birthday Dinner at Tosca

Tosca Degustation Menu

I have to admit that I am so behind on my blogging.  As you can see, I’m only posting about my October birthday at the end of December.  I have so many food adventures I want to share with you, that I have a backlog of them.  Do expect a few more 2014 adventures posted in 2015!

We arrived at Tosca a bit early and our table wasn’t ready yet, so we headed to the bar to enjoy a glass of Bellini.  Complimentary nuts and chips to ease my growling stomach were served with the drinks. Read more >>

Chinese Claypot Rice (煲仔飯)

Chicken Claypot Rice

A classic winter warmer that HKer’s love to eat is Claypot Rice (煲仔飯). It’s a hearty dish of rice, soy sauce and simple ingredients such as Lap Cheong and chicken cooked in a claypot. Traditionally all the ingredients are cooked with the rice over a charcoal stove for a smokey flavour, allowing the rice to soak in all the flavors. Without a doubt, the best part of this dish is the crispy crust that forms on the bottom and sides of the claypot. Read more >>

My New Coffee Grinder

Hario Coffee Mill Ceramic Slim

During our recent trip to Bali, we bought ourselves some Kopi Luwak coffee beans from a small coffee plantations in Ubud.   We decided whole coffee beans over the grounds option because these beans were so expensive ($75 USD / 200g), we figured we had to get it in its freshest state.

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Slow-Braised Beef Cheeks

Braised Beef Cheeks

I’ve made Gordon Ramsay’s Red Wine Braised Beef Cheeks a handful of times since I bought his Ultimate Home Cooking cookbook.  It’s a recipe I keep going back to for its simplicity and the richly delicious red wine sauce. Read more >>

Foodie x iPick x Kushiyaki Beco

iPick x foodie x Kushiyaki Bco

Last week I was invited to attend a blogger event, Foodie x iPick hosted at Kushiyaki Beco.   It was an enjoyable night of food tasting and sampling of a new social food app, iPick.

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Kishoku

Kishoku Hokkaido Sashimi

Going out for weekend brunches is a ritual that a lot of couples in Hong Kong have adopted.   And for us, these brunches involve exploring new Japanese restaurants for their sushi and sashimi lunch sets.  Quality sushi restaurants usually charge an arm and a leg for their omakase dinner’s, so by trying their lunch sets first (which are significantly cheaper) allows us to decide whether we would like to go back for the chef’s selection.

Kishoku, located just behind Times Square on Yiu Wa Street, is one of those restaurants where you would want to try their omakase dinner’s. Read more >>

Linguine with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Linguine with Mushroom Cream Sauce

I was planning to whip up a simple mushroom cream sauce pasta dish and wasn’t sure if I could find some good mushroom’s at the wet market. So, I was so happy to come across some lovely cremini mushroom’s at my favorite organic veggie stall. If you lived in Hong Kong, you would understand my struggles and frustrations of finding the ingredients you needed. Read more >>