Hoisin Knife

Way back in 2005, Wen and I were living in Toronto and we stumbled onto the now-defunct Toba for brunch. There I discovered a dish that I have not seen since: the duck and hoisin crepe (a.k.a. Moo Shu Duck). Peking duck. Hoisin sauce. In a fresh crepe. What more could you want? I’ve been… Continue reading Hoisin Knife

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Lao food

One of the joys of traveling is trying all the local cuisine. Wen and I took a cooking class in Luang Prabang Laos to get a sense of what food the local’s eat. (The class was at Tamnak Lao; very easy to find) The class started with a visit to local Phoisy market to see… Continue reading Lao food

Tequila & Tarts

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and in addition to these flowers: Wendy was also the recipient of a set of Petit Fours and truffles from Three Tarts (they get bonus points for lavender- and chili-flavoured truffles): I also made her a dinner of tequila lime chicken with cilantro dressing.  There’s a secretly nerdy reason why I made… Continue reading Tequila & Tarts

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Cooking Thai

One of my new year’s resolutions was to learn how to cook Thai food.  Tonight I finally got around to making a meal – chicken with Thai basil and cashews. It turned out well: very aromatic, light and incredibly fresh.  Here’s a shot (tastes much better than it looks); recipe follows: Ingredients: 1.5 pounds skinless,… Continue reading Cooking Thai