Ronin Hong Kong

It took me a while to get around to Ronin. It’s the new hot spot. The same team behind the hipster-mecca Yardbird, opened this culinary hidden gem in the streets of Sheung Wan. Perhaps I was blinded by the wonderfulness that of its’ bigger sister, Yardbird, which I have been to many times, but failed to blog … Continue reading

Home Creations: Summer Issue

Home Creations: Summer Issue features seasonal ingredients of summer which include (but are not limited to) peaches, tomatoes, baby vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, eggplant, turnip, salmon, squid and lots of herbs. Good news and Bad news..Which one do you want first? Let’s start with the good news…Good news, the dishes created of course 🙂 … Continue reading

Huîtrerie Régis

Right before you come across the market of St. Germain, stop by Huîtrerie Régis which only serves fantastic oysters and prawns. The decor is light and simple. Beautiful artwork on the ceiling The delicate oysters from from Marenne-Oleron, world famous for its cultivation of oysters on the coast of Charente-Maritime. The combined growing and refinement area … Continue reading

Home creations: Next step

I thought it has been a while since I last prepared dishes that inspired me. I have been to so many restaurants, that I come to be more creative with my own ideas and felt the need to try them out along with different types of techniques in the comfort of my own home. Today, … Continue reading

Chez Jade (continued)

Some recent experiments at home… Cream of Zucchini with Yoghurt Foie gras (2 sequences) 1. Foie gras mi-cuit (semi-cooked), blueberry and rapsberry jus, Foie gras emulsion and Mache leaves 2. Foie gras ravioli, Boudin noir (blood sausage) ravioli in a foie gras bouillon Seared duck breast, with lightly pan-fried foie gras; Asparagus in black olive … Continue reading

Chez Jade

Whilst in Miami, I decided to prepare a small dinner for the family since it has been a long time since I last spent more than a week with them. The meal was all seafood-based since Miami receives and sells some of the freshest seafood on the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts (for once there was … Continue reading

Naoe

“It’s not fresh…it’s alive” is the motto of Naoe (Na-o-é). This small restaurant holding only 17 seats including 5 at the sushi bar is open from Wednesday to Sunday, and has 2 seatings: 6.30pm and 9.30pm. The restaurant lies in Sunny Isles, on a small strip mall which can be easily missed but Chef Kevin … Continue reading

Rien d’Impossible en Brest

For our Anglo voyage, we went on a 3-day school trip to Bretagne (Brittany) in north-western France, particularly around Brest (the most western tip of Europe, also known as in the Finistère department). Though Brittany is best known for its Breton crêpe, its main culinary feature is seafood…and we ate a lot of seafood – scallops especially…actually, we … Continue reading

Menu Régional: Le Grand Ouest

Our last regional meal paid homage to Le Grand Ouest of France, a geographic region used to describe the northwestern region of the country, not corresponding to an administrative entity but groups together Brittany, pars of lower Normandy and the Loire valley. A final pic of Anglo B together for regional meal…it has been a very … Continue reading

Last Restaurant Service…

I can’t believe it’s the last restaurant service of our school year. We’ve done 7 in total! All of them were a lot of work, hectic, but a fun learning experience – only that it’s about 30 % of the reality of the real working kitchen – something we will all encounter in the coming … Continue reading