Hong Kong gardens... Growing up in Chinatown I ate all kinds of eggs fried, hard-boiled, soft boiled, water eggs, steamed egg custard, and omelet even the thousand year old egg 🥚 😲... When I was a kid we never had egg foo young as most people know it a deep-fried dark omelet filled with vegetables and some protein in almost a flying saucer shape then topped with some ubiquitous brown sauce. Egg Foo Young We ate a soft omelet with maybe 2 3 ingredients max. Topped with just a drizzle of oyster sauce and soy sauce. Egg
Mush! One thing I never liked is oatmeal only 5% of the world eats oatmeal the other 95% is livestock. But I do like steel-cut oatmeal is normally boring even the story behind it is boring. But let me see if I can change that! First the oatmeal that everyone knows that comes in the round box with the picture of bushes wife is called rolled oats. It’s called rolled oats because it is rolled and flatten. The process makes it cook faster because of the wider surface area, so it can be cooked anywhere from 1 minute to
I want it now! Everybody nowadays wants everything fast including food. In my previous dinner it was a slow process making everything from scratch. Now I wanted to go in the opposite direction can I make a complete dinner by the time the water boils? Yes! Instant noodles but I am sure I make mine a little different let me explain what instant noodles are first… Instant noodles have saved many broke college kids from starving to death and all the people who don’t know how to cook can still make instant Raman. Momofuku Ando invented the instant noodle
Scratch that itch… I was in an ambitious mood yesterday I wanted to make something that no one has ever heard of before..well some of you. I also wanted to make everything from scratch I mean everything. So I made Sabich let me tell you what it is… If you ever had a pita sandwich it something like it… yet nothing like it. It’s Israeli street food but more about that in a minute. It contains 3 ingredients that make it special the fried eggplant, boiled eggs, and Amba! When was the last time you had Amba
Table for 3 please... Here we are again with another pasta dish, but this one is kinda Special There are a lot of pasta dishes, but pasta primavera is different, let me tell you why... A lot of pasta Dishes come from the old country where grandma’s grandma Handed down recipes etc. Well not with pasta primavera... it was invented in the mid-1970s Right here in NYC. I remember having it prepared table side at le cirque, but it was never on the menu, you had to know to order off the menu which would impress your friends.
Please sir may I have some more...? Pea Soup If you are the age where they served split pea soup in schools then you know the nightmares it caused for the lunch ladies. Let me explain... Pea soup has always had a bad rap they even used it as special effects in The Exorcist! The Exorcist Till one day you taste that perfect bowl of creamy pea soup! But when did we ￼started eating Pea Soup? Pea soup has been around for a long time longer than you great grandma Take a guess? Well it was first
Something fishy going is on... Tuna fish salad ether you like it or you don’t. I am trying to think of foods that either you love or hate Like marmite Marmite or surstromming that's a hardcore love or hate option. Surströmming No in between like I’ll eat it but it’s not my favorite. Tuna fish salad has been eaten for over 100 years back then tuna was cheaper than chicken. Now chicken is a few bucks for a whole one and pound of tuna is over 18.00 a pound. The chicken salad was also very
I like cooking…. But sometimes you get one of those days where even making toast feels like too much work. Last night was one of those nights I was not inspired to cook and we just got a fresh direct delivery Yay! But here’s what really happen.. A couple of items were sold out but no biggie.. kitty ordered a chicken probably to make a chicken salad. the chicken was a whole organic free range no hormone, non gmo, locally grown, no antibiotic, soy free, gluten free, kosher, halal, chicken that was killed humanly while listening to Elton John’s
Green peas with beef over rice. When I was kid grown up this was one of my favorite dishes. it was about 1.50 for this this.. back in the day. It was ether ground beef or slice beef and sometimes served with a fried egg on top. The sauce is oyster sauce based with some minced onion. This is a comfort food anyone who knows this dish knows what I mean.
Siu Yuk Plating was not my concern with this dish. I was experimenting with a piece of pork belly and trying a different way to get the skin crispy crunchy but not in a way that is a hard bite type. I wanted to be able to bite with my front teeth not and not my side teeth. I wanted that tender skin crunch with sticks to your lips fatty underlining then the meat perfumed with 5 spice and other fragrant flavors. It involved hundred of tiny pin hole in the skin blanching, more holes, vinegar, salt crust and