Food Opera – Hong Kong – Shops Do It Good Too!

Everywhere you go, seemingly there is something good to eat in Hong Kong – the folk out here know how to do it good, even in the gargantuan shopping malls that seem to be on most street corners. Somewhere in these shopping malls, there is…

Din Tai Fung Silvercord Hong Kong – Dumpling Royalty?

Din Tai Fung was founded in 1958 by Yang Bingy and I’ve heard are the reigning authority of Xiao long bao, those famous steamed dumplings filled with seasoned pork & ripping hot soup, usually served with a condiment of ginger vinegar. There are a variety of techniques…

Seaview Congee Mong Kok HK – Comfort Food 101

Congee was traditionally a way to stretch your rice reserves by boiling it down into a glorious gloopy porridge to get the most out of it. It holds a special place in Hong Kong’ers hearts, as many grew up eating the stuff which comes in…

Mission Chinese – NYC – Disruptive Chinese Food?

In 2012 Korean-American Chef/drummer Danny Bowien from Oklahoma City opens Mission Chinese in NYC. He brings Sichuan Chinese food which he discovered in his mid 20’s post culinary-school, whilst cheffing in San Fran.  He was instantly intrigued by the cuisine, especially since he found it hard to decode it ingredients, the flavours and how…

Baohaus NYC – Getting High On Asian Food!

Baohuas is an intimate little bao peddler in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, owned by restauranteur, author and TV personality Eddie Huang. Since it’s opening in 2009, it exclusively serves-up gua bao, which are (for those who don’t know) those fluffy white Taiwanese tacos filled…

Tanglin Halt – Hawker Centre adventure

A hawker centre is a sum of independent traders selling often delicious, inexpensive food items alfresco style and are typically found near public housing estates in Singapore. Hawker centres were the spawn of outdoor mobile street-side stalls and due to sanitary regulations most trade out of indoor booths…