Seafood
My Interview with Jean Georges Vongerichten in Shanghai, China

My Interview with Jean Georges Vongerichten in Shanghai, China

I have a sneaking suspicion if I was a food writer in NYC I wouldn’t be able to get an interview with the legendary, celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. But in Shanghai where we epicurean writers are a rare breed, I was invited to interview Jean Georges on...
Thai Cooking Course in Bangkok – Bai Pai Cooking School

Thai Cooking Course in Bangkok – Bai Pai Cooking School

A wonderful little cooking course in a Thai-style outdoor kitchen Thai food has become one of my favourite international cuisines. And unlike French or Italian where there are many competent executions in various cities around the world, I find Thai food a bit lackluster when not in Thailand....
Learn from the Chef - Bastian Mantey, Executive Chef of Alila Villas Hadahaa

Learn from the Chef – Bastian Mantey, Executive Chef of Alila Villas Hadahaa

It’s easy to envy Chef Bastian Mantey. He gets to live, play, and practice his passion in one of the most beautiful parts of the world – as head chef at the Alila Villas Hadahaa, Maldives. How many people get to work in a on a luxurious tropical...
Learn from the Chef - Hong Kong Chef Liu Ching Hai

Learn from the Chef – Hong Kong Chef Liu Ching Hai

Any chef that can have me actually dreaming of eating crocodile again is a chef of note in my book. Hong Kong Chef Liu Ching Hai of Summer Palace in the Regent Hotel is that chef. You might remember our recent review of Summer Palace. We were treated...
Learn from the Chef – Healthy Spa Cuisine from Kai Mueller, Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand

Learn from the Chef – Healthy Spa Cuisine from Kai Mueller, Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand

Healthy Spa Recipes from our favourite holistic spa As part of our Health & Wellness 2010 Series From the age of 5, Kai had a passion for cooking. He started early with his first job in the kitchen at an Austrian ski resort at the age of 16...
Learn from the Chef - Arijit Ghosh Executive Chef Cafe 11, Bangkok

Learn from the Chef – Arijit Ghosh Executive Chef Cafe 11, Bangkok

Signature dish “Surf & Turf Indiana” recipe after the jump. When working for Lookeast Magazine I had the chance to sit and talk with many Bangkok chefs. One of these was Arijit Ghosh, then new Executive Chef at Café 11. He’s a soft-spoken, gentle chef in an age...
Thai Recipe - Grilled or Baked Fish in Banana Leaf (Plaa Phaow Bai Tong)

Thai Recipe – Grilled or Baked Fish in Banana Leaf (Plaa Phaow Bai Tong)

This will be the last of my recipes from the Blue Elephant Cooking School in Bangkok, Thailand. This recipe blew me away, and completing this dish gave me new confidence in the kitchen. It seems difficult due to the number of steps and for some reason fish has...
Thai Recipe - Spicy, Sweet and Sour Stir-Fried Prawns (Koong Saam Rod)

Thai Recipe – Spicy, Sweet and Sour Stir-Fried Prawns (Koong Saam Rod)

Here’s another recipe from the Blue Elephant Cooking School. This is not a dish I was intimately familiar with by name. However, the flavors are instantly recognizable. This dish would be perfect accompanied by an ice-cold beer while sitting out on the beach at sunset . The dish...
Sri Lankan Curry Recipes Courtesy of the Sun House Kitchen

Sri Lankan Curry Recipes Courtesy of the Sun House Kitchen

Hey all, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sun House in Galle, Sri Lanka. One highlight of the stay had to be the Sunday Curry Night. Our hosts were gracious enough to not only show us the kitchen during their preparations but also to share a few...