Author: Alex

Jalisco style birria taco

Jalisco style birria taco

Tacos is probably one of my old time favorite because of its variety of filling. The Jalisco style birria taco is probably the ultimate one. Especially when topped with sour cream, spicy sauce, guacamole and salsa. Tacos combines three stables that can be found in any Mexican family namely beef, tortillas and beer. This one does […]

Roastbeef with arugula and parmesan salad

Roastbeef with arugula and parmesan salad

Who doesn’t like a nice roastbeef? It is so easy to make and always a massive hit. With a recipe like this, the meat needs to shine by itself with very little other ingredients namely butter, garlic and some rosemary. I believe the best way to serve a roastbeef is with a little arugula and […]

Source: Phaidon

A review China: The Cookbook

I have received as a present the latest book from my favorite culinary publisher Phaidon. Phaidon came out with China: The Cookbook as part their bestsellers cuisine series including The Silver Spoon. This culinary series is great in terms of content as it covers the entire culinary repertoire of a country with really great recipes. […]

Christmas Gift

My Xmas gifts

Having spend so time back home for Christmas, I am now back in Hong Kong. Apart for the spending time and catching up with the family and eating till you drop, it was a nice occasion to exchange Xmas gifts with everyone. All I can say, my family knows me well and I could more […]

Praline Paste

Praline Paste

Breakfast keeps me going all day at least until lunch. Being a bit tired of the usual stuff like nutella or jam, I started making my own praline paste packed with hazelnuts as I could not find any here in Hong Kong. It is one of these recipe that I cannot live without it. In addition […]

Mercado de San Miguel

Mercado de San Miguel

To any foodies out there, Mercado de San Miguel is one of thing you must try out in Madrid.  Originally built as a covered market off Plaza Mayor feeding the madrilenos, the place was converted after several years of renovation into a Madrid’s culinary spot. You will find pretty much anything to make your mouth […]

CASA BOTIN

CASA BOTIN

It’s not everyday that you will step in the world oldest restaurant. Coming to Madrid, I had to check this place out. Set up in the early 17th century by a French cook, Jean Botin, the restaurant has never closed despite changing hands a few times. The current family, the Gonzalez, purchase Botin in the […]

Food hunting in madrid

FOOD HUNTING IN MADRID

I have never been to Madrid and was not sure really what to expect. Sure, I thought the city must be nice and food must be good, but I was not expecting such a beautiful city and amazing food. I truly loved every second from walking to the Retiro park to visiting the impressive Palacio […]

Ho Lee Fook's Short Ribs

Ho Lee Fook’s short ribs

I have been a big fan of Ho Lee Fook for many years and always loved its short ribs. A couple of weeks ago, I bought the Anova Precision Cooker and knew that the recipe was available in one of the Monocle issue. I must say the result was pretty good. Okay, I must say that it’s not […]