Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Mume Restaurant in Taipei serves produce-driven modern western cuisine, and was founded by Hong Kong born Chef Richie Lin, Australian Chef Kai Ward and Asian American Chef Long Xiong. Together this chef trio brings to Taipei their experiences from Noma in Denmark, Per Se in New York and Quay in Sydney. They show us Taiwanese specialties Crispy Amadai with Red Pepper Sauce and Taiwanese Beef Tartar and more.

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Founded in 1977 by Lee Xiu Ying, Shin Yeh Restaurant serves classic Taiwanese banquet style cuisine. Chef Lee Xiu Ying started her restaurant wanting to serve traditional comfort food to families. Joan and K.F. Seetoh take us to the restaurant’s kitchen and show us their Three Cup Chicken, Stir Fried Taro Leaves, and Steamed Buns Filled with Pork Belly, Chili, and Salted Vegetables.

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Chef Ivy Chen of Ivy’s Kitchen in Taipei shows Steve Jilleba how to steam big eye snapper and grunt that has been marinated in ginger and green onions. She adds shredded ginger, pickled plum cordia before placing the fish in a bamboo steamer for 10 minutes.

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Ivy Chen of Ivy’s Kitchen, has been teaching Taiwanese cooking at the Community Services Center in Taipei for more than fifteen years. She also writes articles about food for several magazines. Here she shows Steve Jilleba how to make a classic Taiwanese dish: Black Chicken Soup with Bamboo Shoots and Mushrooms. She uses special Taiwanese chicken with black meat, which she simmers for about 25 minutes with morels, shiitake, ginger, fresh bamboo, and rice wine.

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At Chef André Chiang’s RAW, next generation chefs re-interpret classic Taiwanese flavors. We talk with chefs and restaurant partners Alain Huang and Zor Tan about elevating Taiwan’s seasonal produce through their innovative creations. The 60-seat restaurant serves a vibrant “bistronomy” cuisine, a new wave of cooking style born in Paris, offering experimental haute cuisine at a reasonable price. They demonstrate for us how to make their dish “All About Duck”: Duck liver, duck heart, duck breast, Taiwanese red quinoa, and barley served with duck liver soup. Their dish “Taco Tako T.A.C.O.S.” is an octopus “taco” with a mini spring onion pancake, quail egg, cabbage and avocado. The next dish is called “Onion Onion Onion” made with zucchini puree topped with smoked fish, fermented black beans, pearl onions cooked in apple juice, uni, spring onion oil, and chives. For dessert, they show us how they make Mango Tartar with a Meringue Snow Ball and Milk Snow.

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KF Seetoh takes us to Taipei’s Wu Pao Chun Bakery where he talks with owner and award-winning baker Wu Pao Chun. Wu Pao Chun was awarded Master Baker in the bread category of the 2010 Bakery Masters competition held in Paris, and his Rose and Lychee Bread and Red Wine Longan Bread have won numerous medals in world bread making competitions.

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Chef Ivy Chen of Ivy’s Kitchen in Taipei shows Steve Jilleba how to make Taiwanese Stir Fried Water Lily. Water lily grows in fresh water and can grow several meters long. She heats oil in a wok and adds garlic, and the water lily, which has been sliced into 2-inch pieces. When the water lily turns bright green it is seasoned with salt and served.

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Fu Hang Dou Jiang Restaurant is an enormously popular breakfast spot in Taipei. Here to tell us about their famous Taiwanese breakfast offerings are Joan and K.F. Seetoh. The thick shaobing, a sesame flatbread, is their most famous dish. The shaobing youtiao is a classic breakfast sandwich filled with fried dough. They also serve freshly made hot or cold soy milk, savory soy milk stew, scrambled egg and green onion crepes called dan bing, and flaky pastries filled with shredded radish or caramel.

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Taiwanese pineapple cakes are a type of shortbread pastry filled with sweet caramelized pineapple. Open since 2008, Taipei’s SunnyHills Pineapple Cakes is known for having the best the city has to offer. Customers enjoy a cup of tea with their complimentary pineapple cake while relaxing in the shop’s quaint ambience. Here to tell us about SunnyHills Pineapple Cakes is Joan and K.F. Seetoh

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Sherry Wine of Andalucía

Andalucía is well known for its sherry, a fortified wine made near the town of Jerez. Sherry is a protected designation of origin; and in Spanish law, all wine labeled as "Sherry" must come from the Sherry Triangle, an area between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa María.

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Andalucían cuisine is defined, like no other in Spain, no other perhaps in the entire Mediterranean, by olive oil. Rare is the Andalucían cook who, in recounting a recipe, doesn’t tell you exactly what olive oil should be used—picual, says one, while another calls for hojiblanca, and a third maybe for arbequina.

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Tapas of Andalucía

While the actual origins of tapas may be lost to history, many people believe that the tapas custom actually originated in Andalucía. The tradition of tapeando — going from bar to bar, catching up with friends, and having a little bite and drink of something delicious — can be enjoyed for very little money, which only adds to the charm of tapas.

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A number of products from this dazzling region deserve to be better known. We will explore some of the specialties of Andalucía, including olives, jamón ibérico, and jamón serrano, sherry wine vinegar, cheeses, and caviar.

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Andalucía’s talented and imaginative chefs, like Dany Garcia at Calima, or Angel Leon at Aponiente, are the rock stars of the region’s cooking. But like most great chefs around the world, they know that cuisine is nothing unless it is firmly planted in traditional ingredients and traditional ways of using them.

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The cuisine of Andalucía, whether honoring traditional dishes or over-the-top modern techniques, is a distinct cuisine defined by location, cultural heritage and the bounty of regional ingredients.

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Join us on a gastronomic tour, as we visit the kitchens of Andalucía's finest chefs and culinary experts, and learn about traditional dishes that belong in every chef's repertoire. We'll taste rich olive oil, crisp sherry wines, and prized jamón ibérico and jamón serrano. We'll also introduce you to some undiscovered gems, like a hidden mountain valley where some of the world's finest sturgeon caviar is produced.

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From the bubbling hotpots of Chengdu to Beijing’s elegant roast-duck palaces to the hubbub of a Hong Kong tea house, China offers taste experiences that no chef or culinary enthusiast should miss. Go with an appetite and an open mind, and you’ll return with taste memories, ideas and inspiration for a lifetime. For recipes, visit www.ciaprochef.com/WCA6

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With its booming restaurant industry, Hong Kong has an insatiable need for trained cooks. Young people who want to enter the culinary world have another educational option at Hong Kong’s Hospitality Industry Training and Development Centre, a sister program to the Chinese Cuisine Training Institute but with a Western focus. For recipes, visit www.ciaprochef.com/WCA6

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Won ton soup is so familiar to American diners that they may pass it over when visiting Hong Kong. Big mistake. At Mak’s Noodles, a local favorite, the won ton noodle soup is simply flawless. Fuchsia Dunlop visits with Mak himself to learn what makes his soup stand out, and she also discovers the best time of day to try it. For recipes, visit www.ciaprochef.com/WCA6

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The area of Hong Kong known as Kowloon is one of the most densely populated locations on earth, with a seemingly endless supply of places to snack when hunger strikes. Roberta, our street food guide, shows us some of her favorite street vendors and snack shops in Kowloon, including a tea shop where health-promoting turtle jelly is on the menu. For recipes, visit www.ciaprochef.com/WCA6

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