Friday, December 30, 2011

20 yummiest dishes of 2011

I've been to some pretty cool places this year, and had some awesome meals. These 20 dishes wouldn't have been as yum as they were if they weren't shared with fantastic people. I know some of you better than others, but trust me, food is only delicious when had in good company.

This will be my last post for 2011. Thank you for reading, tweeting, emailing, Facebooking, Instagramming etc. this past year. Sounds crazy, but I still find it amazing when people tell me they read my blog. You're all pure awesomeness!

Eel rice at Choi's Kitchen, Hong Kong

Brenda's grits, San Francisco

Stuffed chicken wings at Celebrity Cuisine, Hong Kong

Jose Andres's apple roulade with blue cheese and hazelnut, Las Vegas

Hongshaorou at Sincere, Shanghai

Kimmy, the stuffed pig, Hong Kong

Pork chop and veg rice at For Kee, Hong Kong

Suckling pig with artichokes at Geist, Copenhagen

Striped bass at Ma Peche, New York

Wagyu on the bone at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo, Hong Kong

Bresse chicken at Caprice, Hong Kong

Steamed chicken at Ji Cun, Panyu

Shiso-grilled onigiri at Hachibei (oh and the shiso pork rolls, does that count as 2? Am I cheating?), Fukuoka

Scrambled eggs with salted fish and prawns at Yan Toh Heen, Hong Kong

Jen's Vietnamese scotch eggs, homemade, sorry (!)

Pork belly noodles at Yat Woon Min, Hong Kong

Shake Shack's Shack Burger, New York

Pork rib soup at Founder Bak Kut Teh, Singapore

Gai daan zai at "低調高手" in Shau Kei Wan

To finish, a beverage. Seven Spice Sour at Ma Peche, New York

And... one more because I miss these and the whole place so, so much: Sushi at Syokusai Hirafu in Hotel Alpen, Niseko.

Since it's my last post for the year - what the heck, here are my wishes for the new year: less food wastage, more "niche" vegetables, less malnutrition, more critical thinking, more giving, more L.O.V.E!

Here's to a fulfilling 2012!


  1. Michael10:42 pm

    ZOMG that Wagyu beef on the bone at Otto looks amazing... DEFINITELY on the LIST in April!

  2. Michael - book WELL ahead!

  3. Happy new year! Looking forward to reading your posts in 2012. Looks like you have been very busy and productive in December. I have to catch up with all your latest posts.