Author: Alex



FOOD TO EAT IN OCTOBER Summer is over along with its beautiful fruits and vegetable. We are now entering the autumn season with among others root vegetables. Some might say that we are entering a less interesting season of the year when it comes to the variety of ingredients available. However, I believe this is time […]

Black Cow Vodka

Black Cow Vodka

Everyone’s bar staple should include a few bottles of gin, rum, whisky and vodka. This super premium vodka should easily fit well in your bar. Some might say “another vodka” or “all vodka taste the same”, may be this might be the case till you put your hands on a Milk based vodka. I managed […]


The making of Ramen

Everyone in Japan loves a good ramen. You can find them in every street corner of any city. This is what I call a true fast food. Personally, I love them and so glad to find them so easily in Hong Kong at one of my go to place called Ippudo where my choice often […]

Leftover inspiration

Leftover inspiration

I’am off to Europe in a couple of days and its time to empty the fridge. Looking at my near to empty fridge, I am left with some smoked salmon, cream cheese, puff pastry and a bit of micro green. The idea was to combine everything and make something delicious with very little. Smoked Salmon […]


Food pairing a scientific approach to it

We all know that food pairing is important as some flavors do mix well together. Just take for example, French fries and mayonnaise (yes, I’m Belgian), horseradish and beef or truffles and eggs. But could strawberries and mussels be a match? The answer is yes because they share a similar flavor compounds. The strawberry has […]


Omotesando Koffee

Omotesando Koffee Although I have passed by many times, I never had the opportunity to check out Omotesando Koffee in Wan Chai. I read plenty of amazing things about it and was stunned to see how sad people in Japan were when it closed down its shop. Originally a pop-up coffee shop situated in a […]

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Unagi is one of my old time favourite Japanese dish. So simple but yet so difficult to master. Only two ingredients, rice and eel but a failure most of the time. I can count on one hand the number of times I had this dish right and it was only in restaurants serving unagi only. […]



I recently got my hands on David Chan’s Momofuku book. Although not very recent, it is a fantastic book that combines great recipes which will be tried out soon and David Chan early success. David Chan food empire growth from a simple ramen joint to one of the best know chef in the US with […]

Marinated sirloin kimchi

Marinated sirloin steak, kimchi, and ginger scallion

Another recipe by David Chan that sparkled my attention as I am always on the lookout for new innovative recipes featuring beef (one of my go to meat). This Marinated sirloin steak, kimchi, and ginger scallion recipe works so well.  It is just so simple but it has this wow factor to it. It’s simplicity lies […]


My journey into Kimchi

Reading David Chan’s Momofuku book made me want to try out his Kimchi recipe. In short, Kimchi is fermented cabbage with some Kuchukaru and other ingredients like salted shrimp to kick start the fermentation process. For those not too familiar with Kimchi, it is like our mayonnaise or ketchup which we could use on pretty […]