And I made Abalone Pasta (the Ghetto Sous-vide version)


I first tasted this at Cliantro, KL. Like a drug dealer, Chef Takashi give us all a taste; it blew us all away and had us begging for a little more, Oliver-style. Very kindly, he provided just a little bit more.

As days passed, the craving for a Abalone Pasta fix grew to epic proportions; the want became a hunger became a need. Until there’s no helping it but to break out my Emergency Can of Abalone – look, if it’s the end of the world, wouldn’t you wanna go out well-fed too? – and cook me some Abalone Pasta.

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Posted on 15th Jul 2011 in Food and Drink, Fusion, Recipes  |  3 comments

Dinner at Cilantro, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and a discussion on sous vide cooking amongst other things over drinks at Frangipani


Simon had been talking about Cilantro for the longest time now, so he made reservations a few weeks before my arrival and persuaded Chef Takashi Kimura to create a menu for us.

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Posted on 21st Dec 2010 in French, Fusion, Japanese, Malaysia  |  3 comments

Rapido e facile Pasta Aglio Olio con Mentaiko


She looked at me and asked, “I’m hungry, do you have any leftover mentaiko pasta?”

I had neither leftover nor any softened butter on hand, therefore with 3 remaining sacs of Mentaiko, I made pasta Aglio e Olio con Mentaiko…

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Posted on 23rd Jun 2010 in Fusion, Italian, Japanese, Recipes  |  6 comments

Barracks at House on Dempsey Road


This blog was invited to a luncheon at Barracks at House on Dempsey by Camemberu and Janet, the group manager for Public Relations at Spa Espirit.

In the many alleyways of Dempsey, Barracks was difficult to find, so Skynet had to disguise a Cyborg in the form of a confused Human convict to gain the trust and access to the location of the… Wait! No, that’s the plot of a sci-fi movie! Actually, what I did was to stand in the shade and waited for Camemberu, having arrived seconds earlier and was walking way out in front of me, to locate the restaurant before I made my move.

Thus, the Humans shall all be dest I managed to find my way into the restaurant.

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Posted on 10th Jul 2009 in Asian, Fusion, Modern European  |  3 comments

D.E.A.L. At Jaan In The Swissotel Stamford

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It was shaping up to be a long day when I left the office to finally pick up my laundry that had been languishing for a few days. I was dozing in the cab when an SMS arrived from Joone! asking if I have been to Jaan lately.

I rarely ask people to join me for meals now because of a recent misunderstanding which ended with the relationship with a still dear friend turning cold and unpleasant as a sauerkraut.

Anyway, this is one of those times where the Principle of D.E.A.L kicks in. This concept is similar from the D.E.A.R. programme. D.E.A.L. stands for Drop Everything And Lunch and it’s not as popular, acronym-wise as Drop Everything And Dine, but whatever.

Faced with collecting laundry or lunch with a friend, it’s a no-brainer question; so it was off to Jaan with Joone! in hopes of a good lunch as we were very late.

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Posted on 4th Nov 2008 in Asian, French, Fusion, Italian  |  2 comments

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