Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Be-juiced - a Juice Detox from a Foodie's Perspective

Bejuiced's six juices (one day's worth of juices)
I did a 3-day juice detox recently. Not the hardcore kind where you make juices at home out of kale and wheatgrass all day, every day. I went the lazy convenient and curious first-timers route of purchasing 3 day's worth of juice from a juicing company. The three companies on everyone's lips are The Genie Concept, Punch Detox and Be-juiced. I chose the latter simply because they were at Island East Markets, and I convinced some friends to taste the juices there before we decided to take the plunge. We managed to get 10 people, and got a group discount, hurrah (so Asian).

I should explain why I was interested in juice detoxing in the first place. Some people do it to clean out the toxins in their system, others do it to lose weight, for better skin etc. etc. I don't really care about these things, and don't really believe in the concept of "detoxing" per se*. I did it because I was told that a juice detox cleans out your palate - that by the end of it, your tastebuds would be able to taste everything. (Nb. this is not a claim that the juicing companies make, I got this idea from other detoxers). That was enough to get a foodie interested.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Eat Your Words - Food Critics Cook for Charity!

5 Food editors
5 Chefs
5 Course dinner
125 Critics
All for 1 fantastic charity

You've read our reviews, now see if we're actually worth our salt!

For 1 night only, 5 food writers will be paired with 5 chefs and put to the ultimate test – serving a 5 course dinner to 125 critics at The Salted Pig!

Who are the critics? Well, you, the public of course.

You will be invited to “crit” each course on its merits - a turning of the tables so to speak - and a challenge for our favourite food critics to eat their words!

It is all for a bit of fun, of course (you can even watch us bumble about in a commercial kitchen from live cameras in the restaurant), and, most importantly, it's to raise money for local food charity Foodlink, to alleviate food wastage and hunger in Hong Kong.

The 5 teams are (in order of course/dish appearance):

And check out the fantastic auction prizes, including:
  • A pastry and bread master class for 10 people with Gregoire Michaud and his team at Bread Elements
  • A rooftop dinner cooked by Anthony Fletcher at The Pawn 
  • A meat cooking class for 10 people with Jason Black at Pantry Magic, with a little goodie bag for each person from Pantry Magic
  • A HK food tour led by me, as part of Little Adventures in Hong Kong
  • A cheese and wine pairing for four people at the Caprice Cheese Room at the Four Seasons Hong Kong
  • A $1000 gift voucher for dining at Yardbird
  • A two-night stay for anyone visiting HK at the J Plus Boutique Hotel in Causeway Bay
  • A custom-made chef uniform by Chefworks
  • A blind date with the gorgeous Ale Wilkinson of The Dim Sum Diaries
That's me in my Chefworks uniform! (Just trying it on for size, not my team "colour" hehe)
Tickets are $888 for the 5 course dinner, including a matched beverage with each course, it's communal seating, and you'll also get an Island East Markets tote bag filled with goodies!

Tickets are available for purchase from today onwards exclusively at The Salted Pig, 2/F, The L Place, 139 Queen's Road Central, Central.

Proceeds from the evening will go to Foodlink.

Additional beverages will be available for sale during the evening to the thirsty!

Date & time: Monday June 24, 2013, 7pm
Location: The Salted Pig, 2/F, L Place, 139 Queen's Road Central, Central
Tickets: $888 each, including a matched beverage for each course (you can buy additional beverages at the restaurant) All proceeds will go to Foodlink.
Buy tickets at: The Salted Pig, 2/F, L Place, 139 Queen's Road Central, Central.

Tickets are limited, so purchase now now for a communal evening of food and fun!

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