Hong Kong’s very own organic figs from Zen Farm are back! Whilst their skin is indeed green, like, well yes, green figs, there is certain crop which is called white. There are more than 700 kinds of figs around the planet and the main ones are green, purple or black. White figs happen to be … Read more

Deliciousness packed in our new LSA Noriko bowls!   If you ever thought eating granola was only for health-minded people, you might want to reconsider your position with that granola, made for gourmet! It might be the pinch of sea salt or the maple syrup that makes you addicted to that particular granola.  You might … Read more

Coconut Yogurt Bonbon

May 27th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Recipes - (4 Comments)

In my younger days (wow… it makes me feel old!) I would have given anything to be able to grasp an ounce of candy, chocolate, chewing gum, just anything sweet… On coming Sunday, I will join a charity event where I will hold a pastry class for 15 students. These young people aged between 15 … Read more

Summer is pointing its nose and with it, we’re all looking at spending countless hours by the pool, being lazy and taking all the time in the world to move a toe. Ok… maybe that’s just me… but anyway, if you happen to eat your nicely grilled lobster quesadillas by the pool, then there is … Read more

Rhubarb trifle: You did WHAT?

April 2nd, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (7 Comments)

I must apologize straight away to the purist, but I couldn’t resist the temptation of sharing with you my take on the classic spring dessert, the infamous rhubarb trifle. April is an awful month for fresh fruits, and as a matter of fact, one of the only few we can find is actually a vegetable! … Read more

Would I ever want to try that, you’d say?! And I’d say, if you wouldn’t, you would miss out a fabulous chance to kick your taste buds! A classic chocolate mousse is one of the most comforting recipe ever. I love it. But for some reason, I don’t fancy chilled mousse… I guess it’s a … Read more

Simple ingredients, simple method, simple flavor and texture – everything about scone is simple! So what makes them so posh? Is it that Roselle jam again? I was puzzled to see how much is going on around the pronunciation of the word scone! And it’s not even a matter of British vs U.S. language as … Read more

Undeniable: Hong Kong loves Egg Tarts!

January 21st, 2011 | Posted by greg in Recipes - (29 Comments)

These unbelievably simple egg custard pastries, better known in Gwailo slang as ‘dan tat’ are at the heart of the deepest passions… You walk around Hong Kong or Macao and unavoidably, you’ll cross path with a good hundred places selling Egg Tarts. Everyone has its own favorite and everyone loves to chat about why the … Read more

Oh la la! Gateau au chocolat!

January 8th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Recipes - (10 Comments)

When it comes to food I would choose authenticity over complexity any day. If there is only one chocolate gateau you will do this year, then you’ve got to try that recipe. Served just warm with vanilla ice cream and honeycomb caramel crumbs: ecstatic!   Ingredients 125 gm Roasted almond powder (…or hazelnuts, walnuts…) 280 … Read more

Korea weather report: – 12°C….  so, how do they do it? Despite everything, they are here! With their sweetness, flavor and texture, Korean strawberries beats any day their counter part imported from anywhere in the world at this time of the year. Of course, I am talking large scale and decent price. During the summer … Read more

Hong Kong grabbed the top spot in 2010 being the top trash producing city in the world! Actually, when reading headlines like that, you would really not expect to come across stuff like Hong Kong’s very own organic fruits, and even more so, delicious figs. Ok, you might have witnessed small gardens with a few … Read more

Leela’s Cream Cheese at shesimmers.com

December 3rd, 2010 | Posted by greg in Books | Recipes - (7 Comments)

It is truly a great reward to receive positive feedback and comments on any of my cookbooks… But more than words, Leela from the well-regarded blog shesimmers.com has taken it to the next level in actually putting the cream cheese recipe from “Got Cheese?” to the test! Her blog post features great photos and directions … Read more

Christmas cinnamon leaves

November 29th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (0 Comments)

This is how cinnamon leaves look in real life: And this is how they look in our pastry :) Here is the recipe. Straightforward and easy to bake at home, the main point of success would be the quality of the hazelnut and the cinnamon powder… This recipe was featured on Asia Tatler Dining as … Read more

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