I will be on Ms. Deborah Moore’s radio show on AM1470 this morning 10:30am sharp! Really look forward to chat with her about food and anything else! Content is subject to change, depends on the flow of the program. Thank you very much for tuning in!
Cool down with “real food” – Hiyashi Chuka (Japanese Chinese Cold Noodle)
Here’s my version of the Dipping sauce: 200 ml dashi stock (or chicken stock), 120 ml organic soy sauce, 100 ml rice vinegar, 1 Tablespoon sesame oil, maple syrup (sugar is normally used, adjust to taste)
Heat dashi, soy sauce and maple syrup in saucepan, bring to a boil and turn off the heat. Add the rice vinegar while mixture is hot, then finish off with the tablespoon of sesame oil. Pour mixture into clean glass bottle, refrigerate after it cools down.
Pork Belly Garlic Scape wraps with “shogayaki” sauce: (full recipe coming soon); I served this with cauliflower “fried” rice and it was a delicious combination. Thank you PPQ for inspiring this dish!
Ginger apple sauce: mirin, soy sauce, grated onion, grated granny smith apple, grated ginger root (ratio 1-1-1-1-1) and sake or water (1), maple syrup (to sweeten, adjust accordingly)
Food Finds on East Hastings:
Mr. Red Cafe: Northern Vietnamese cuisine, friendly service, delightful dishes prepared with lots of care and love, great prices
address: 2234 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.
Basho Cafe: Quaint and cozy Japanese cafe serving savory lunch sets and the cutest baked goods with In-house Coffee Master
2007 East Hastings (and Victoria)
Pear Tree: 17 years on East Hastings..it’s great to revisit old favourites in town http://www.peartreerestaurant.net
In April I celebrated my birthday at Pear Tree restaurant and had the most delicious vegetarian carrot risotto ever..I had to ask our server three times to check if indeed it was vegetarian…
Chau Veggie Express: 5052 Victoria Drive (between 34th and 35th): Serve primarily Vietnamese inspired vegetarian and vegan dishes, casual communal dining.
Must try: To Die For lemon Loaf, made by hand in Vancouver, BC
Food waste: What can we do?
The new organics/recycled bylaw and volunteer stints at UGM makes me rethink more about the way we live..
Coincidentally last month I came across this interesting post on Twitter which led to an old article posted through Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s website…