Breakfast for Champions, Chinese New Year edition: Homemade bak kwa (barbecued pork) sandwiched between sourdough shokupan breadRead More
Food stop at Obihiro // 帯広市, 北海道
One could not go hungry in Obihiro with its wide and quality selection of shops and restaurants specialising in confectionary and local dishes including the popular butadon 豚丼 (grilled pork served over a bowl of rice).Read More
Not quite char siu
There are some things in life that cannot be rushed – such as stretching in the morning, reading a poem… and making char siu 叉燒. When I was in primary school, my dad would pick me up after class and we would have lunch together. We often went to a nearby kopitiam where my cousin and her…Read More
What has onigiri to do with pork and sauerkraut?
We had Pennsylvania Deutsch pork sauerkraut yesterday. This is the third consecutive year that AB has made this traditional dish to mark the start of the new year. Today, it is more commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch pork sauerkraut” as the word “Deutsch” (the German endonym) sounds like “Dutch” in English. The German connection is…Read More
What has diet got to do with skin colour?
Last month, while waiting at the Bilbao airport for AB to arrive from Paris, I sat in a quiet corner reading Stefan Zweig’s Beware of Pity. The quietness was disrupted by a family with three small boys, probably between the ages of three and six. The eldest boy was amusing himself with jumping from one…Read More