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A&W Canada Beyond Meat Burger

Beyond Meat

No, I didn’t go vegan or Soylent (which is made from people, so ick). A&W Canada (which is entirely independent of the American chain with the same name, and which, unlike its American namesake, has a corporate stance on improved animal welfare with third party verification in its supply chain) has been making a bit […]

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filetes de boquerón


I haven’t been cooking much lately for a variety of reasons (multiple holes, suggestions that the NCEP is actually a fun and tasty thing to do, etc etc), but I recently set up to do a tapas service to get back in the swing of things (the full set is on Instagram if you’re curious). […]

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sushi platter - raw

Year of the Dog

Happy Lunar New Year! That would be the good one. Today kicks off the Year of the Dog (狗), or more specifically, the Year of the Earth Dog. The current Year of the Dog is supposed to be a generally good year, but requiring some hard work, perseverance, and fiscal responsibility. I think things will […]

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Traditional breakfast

Miso Hungry

I can tell that I’m getting old because apart from constantly suppressing the urge to yell “get off my lawn, you kids!”, my taste in movies has started trending into documentaries. I already scribbled about Jodorowsky’s Dune, but a recent one combined documentary with food interest, Tim Delmastro’s travelogue and dieting experiment Miso Hungry. Me, […]

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Macarons from Le Salon du thé de Joël Robuchon (Hong Kong)

The Good Stuff

The Good Stuff. The way to describe the better things one might have or want to have, be it booze, food, booze and food… It’s the secret stash of the items that you don’t schlep out for the unwashed masses, but rather that you save to share with those who 1) might matter and 2) […]

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clásico y moderno


I love good cooking competitions (Ryori no Tetsujin, Ryori no Dotchi, My Kitchen Rules, first season of Ça Va Chauffer, Dinner Party Wars, etc etc) because there’s nothing quite like a little bit of schadenfreude to keep warm during the winter months. As for cooking competitions where I’m actually competing or expected to compete in, […]

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Dominos tongue - the sriracha pizza


I’m talking about the pizza chain which drops its apostrophe in the Chez Nous and not the game which is actually an invention coming out of the Song Dynasty just in case you were wondering. I don’t mind Dominos (Domino’s in the RoC and ROW), primarily because most pizza in the Big Croissant is pretty […]

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Closeup of the tostada de lengua

Slipping the tongue

See this photo? It’s my saucier with a couple of bits of leftover beef left in it. It’s the aftermath of a Halloween lunch pot-luck I was invited to. It is my pan, but it’s not my spoon. I still get a chuckle out of seeing this because it’s evidence that I was secretly slipping […]

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Close-up of the toriwasa


to·ri·wa·sa とりわさ n. chicken which is lightly seared on the outside while the inside remains raw   You read that right: toriwasa is the word for the feared-by-Westerners dish of tataki (たたき) style raw/rare chicken. Quaking yet? You’re not necessarily the only one as there is a debate going on in one of the Chowhound […]

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Golden raspberries

What we have here are three raspberries that I picked. They’re sitting on a sheet of Bounty kitchen towel because they’ve been rinsed to eliminate dust and whatever the insects have been depositing as they crawl over the fruit before they were consumed. The blurry one in the back is the standard red raspberry from […]

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