Chinese cuisine – Nags Head Pickhill http://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 07:28:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Chinese cuisine – Nags Head Pickhill http://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/ 32 32 False rumors about COVID in Richmond restaurants must stop: Association https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/false-rumors-about-covid-in-richmond-restaurants-must-stop-association/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 07:02:04 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/false-rumors-about-covid-in-richmond-restaurants-must-stop-association/ Local restaurant owners said false rumors hurt the entire restaurant industry.

A 35-word message written in Chinese and spreading like wildfire on WhatsApp is having a devastating impact on some restaurants in Richmond.

The post claims employees at five local restaurants have caught COVID-19 and “reminds” other customers to avoid those places when dining out.

“None of these claims are true,” said William Tse, director of the Richmond-based BC Asian Restaurant Café Owners Association.

“It is very irresponsible for people to spread rumors in times of uncertainty, especially since the local restaurant industry has already experienced serious difficulties over the past two years. We can no longer afford to drama,” Tse said.

In fact, Tse issued a statement on behalf of his association asking the public to avoid spreading such alarming false rumors.

Benny Ng, owner of Gingeri Chinese Cuisine at Lansdowne Centre, told the Richmond News that his cell phone is flooded with customers asking if any of his employees have COVID-19.

Until Ng’s employees alerted him to the WhatsApp message, he hadn’t even realized his restaurant was on the list.

“I feel furious and also helpless right now,” Ng said.

Although Ng said he immediately tried to clarify with customers that his restaurant was safe, the damage was done.

“Unfortunately, the irreversible damage was already there. Many people called us to cancel their reservations. Our business income dropped significantly within days,” Ng said.

What’s worse, he added, is that he hasn’t even had a chance to explain to many of these customers that the rumor is false.

A manager at the Sea Fortune restaurant on Granville Avenue said such rumors hurt the entire restaurant industry. And it comes at a particularly difficult time, given the approach of the Lunar New Year, which is for many Asian restaurants what Christmas is for local retailers.

“It’s very, very sad because people don’t want to dine out anymore after finding out about this fake news,” the official said.

Tse implores people to reflect on the posts they share on social media.

“Everything is a click away in the digital age – including rumors,” Tse said.

“Some people may lose their jobs or even their homes when you hit the share button.”

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Chef Ringo Chan’s sha yung for Chinese New Year https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/chef-ringo-chans-sha-yung-for-chinese-new-year/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 07:29:29 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/chef-ringo-chans-sha-yung-for-chinese-new-year/

Specifically, the one prepared by Chef Ringo Chan at the Four Seasons Hong Kong.

I can’t remember the last time I had one sha yung (莎翁). It must have been a random pick-me-up from a local bakery that turned out to be a fluke to roll out a new batch and you just can’t resist the aromatic puff that runs through the whole street. Shayung were also not something enjoyed frequently; the traditional Chinese pastry often deemed too fried, too sweet — too much”more hayas my mother would say. But every time he popped up on our dining tables, he was swept up in seconds and devoured with adorable praise.

It’s a memory similar to that of Executive Chef Ringo Chan, who broke my sha yung dry spell with a freshly baked box he had concocted in the morning after missing the ones he had when he was younger. “Shayung is a childhood memory [me],” he says. “Every time I walked past Jordan, it was [would] always takes me back in time. He had his first – and best, he reminds me to add – sha yung the; a neighborhood bakery that sadly closed, but which Chef Ringo always remembered as “super delicious.”

And, here they are: Gorgeous golden fried puffs with distinct cracked crevices, glistening with a layer of crystalline sugar. Irresistibly fragrant too. “Shayung is basically a fried dough, made with flour, sugar, eggs and butter,” says chef Ringo. “It takes about 18 minutes to prepare, start to finish, and they’re best eaten fresh fried.”

His sha yung are still warm to the touch. And they taste exactly how they appear: light when you take them, crispy on first bite and when the coated crust opens, extremely airy inside. Chef Ringo credits this to the fine-tuned recipe he took his time to perfect. “Some don’t use baking soda, but we do because it makes the dough softer,” he reveals. “The proportion of eggs is also higher, which also contributes to the softness of the dough.” First it’s salty, fried dough, then deliciously sweet. A satisfying crunch too, brought on by the sugary exterior.

The closest comparison I can make with sha yung – for those unfamiliar – is probably a sugar donut. Or maybe a churro. It is difficult to establish similarities since sha yung seems to have it all: salty and sweet, crispy and chewy in one bite. The exact type of snack to have if you’re the type who insists on having sweet after salty, then salty after sweet and the cycle repeats itself. They are a continuation of the extensive list of deep-fried dough dishes that are common in Chinese cuisine – see: deep-fried dough sticks (油炸鬼) that you dip into bubbling bowls of congee or pastry to beef tongue (牛脷酥), the real Chinese donut, which has nothing to do with beef tongue (it just has the shape) and everything to do with being a humble pastry and sweet for breakfast. the sha yung sits down at the end and takes on the role of dessert, best, as I have repeatedly reminded myself, enjoyed piping hot (like, burn-the-roof-of-your-mouth-hot) to enjoy a tiny bit of caramelization that occurs as the fried puff pastry is rolled on a bed of sugar.

So for the Chinese New Year celebrations, take a trip down memory lane with a new box of sha yung. Your family will love it. Either way, the age-old feast is all about gathering and sharing food as we welcome the Year of the Tiger. Start with the sha yung.

Chef Ringo Chan’s sha yung (HK$25) is available daily at Four Seasons Hong Kong Patisserie in limited batches: 12pm, 2pm and 4pm until February 28. They are available for pre-order 24 hours in advance. here.


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The best things to do in “global cities” around the world https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/the-best-things-to-do-in-global-cities-around-the-world/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/the-best-things-to-do-in-global-cities-around-the-world/

The definition of a “global city” is based primarily on its economy, and if one of them is on your list, here are the best things to do there.

The term “global city” was coined by the famous sociologist, Saskia Sassen. Its characteristics in defining world cities were mainly economic. Moreover, it is cities that are the hubs of global finance and capitalism, in other words, cities that are home to massive stock exchanges and are highly globalized. This article is a guide to things to enjoy in global cities in the world.


ten New York City

Besides having the New York Stock Exchange, NYC is a city where the cost of living per month starts at $ 1,374 per person. It is also known as the richest city in the world. Things to enjoy in New York City include Central Park, National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Strand Bookstore, NBC Studio Tours, Broadway Shows, Theater Performances, Parks, and many more museums to explore . A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without visiting the historic Statue of Liberty.

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9 Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is known for its high quality and impressive electronics industry. This is where Sony’s main headquarters are located as well as the Nikkei or the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Tokyo is home to high-tech machinery and technology as well as mesmerizing neon lights from billboards and buildings. Sometimes it’s called the neighborhood that never sleeps because of the world-class restaurants and bars that work in Shinjuku Kabukicho. There are many alleys that make tourists feel like locals. The MORI Building Digital Art Museum is a must-see attraction.


8 London, England

London, the capital of England, is home to the financial stock exchange and is a prime destination for those with nursing degrees. In terms of tourism, over 27 million tourists visit London each year. The attractions here are Hyde Park, Westminster Abbey which is home to the popular Big Ben, the London Eye, galleries, museums, and beautiful streets to walk through. Tourists can also visit Buckingham Palace with 775 rooms and the larger Green Park.


seven Paris, France

The “City of Love” is where the popular Eiffel Tower resides, which attracts all tourists. There is so much to do in Paris, from foodie trips to museums, galleries and beautiful gardens. Besides the charming Eiffel Tower, famous attractions include the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Marais, the Tuileries Garden and many more. A trip to Paris is also not complete without visiting the best pastries with mouth-watering croissants and pain au chocolat and other exotic pastries.

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6 Sydney, Australia

Sydney holds massive proportional capital among the cities of Australia. The city is known to be home to the Sydney Harbourfront Opera House. Sydney is also home to beautiful beaches, fascinating natural wonders and historic sites. Besides the Opera House, the Harbor Bridge is another iconic Sydney landmark. The nightlife of the city is also very lively, where tourists who love the nightlife can enjoy bar crawling. There are plenty of activities to do in the city, and many are suitable for children.


5 Singapore

Considered one of the most expensive cities to visit in the world is Singapore, it is also known as the most competitive city in Asia for having a strong market and quality of life. The city offers excellent tourist services for all types of travelers. There is plenty to do here, like enjoying the largest rooftop infinity pool, exploring the world’s first safari park, and having a calm and tranquil view of the beautiful gardens. Despite being a small country, Singapore presents great attractions due to its good governance.


4 Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles is known as the home of Hollywood and where great movies are made. Los Angeles’ cultural influence is said to be a rival to the Big Apple. When it comes to tourism, the city never disappoints either. Things to enjoy here include a foodie trip to Smorgasburg LA, a food hub with plenty of street food vendors. The city is also famous for its parks, lakes, beaches, galleries, gardens and hiking spots. If Sydney has the Opera House, LA has the twisted exterior of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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3 San Francisco, California

San Francisco is one of the world’s cities because it is home to the most powerful internet companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. One of the popular attractions of this city is the Golden Gate Bridge, it is already considered a landmark of San Francisco and has been declared as one of the modern wonders of the world. Things to enjoy include the San Francisco Cable Car, visiting the Palace of Fine Arts, and many other attractions to explore.


2 Frankfurt, germany

Frankfurt has the qualities of a global city as it is home to the European Central Bank. Bankenviertel is home to most of Germany’s tallest skyscrapers. The Old Town Center is the most picturesque public square in the city and has the busiest passageway. The Stadel Museum is one of the most important art collections in Germany and covers most of seven centuries of works. There are more historical museums to explore here as well as impressive towers and natural wonders.


1 Shanghai, China

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is the fifth largest stock exchange in the world and Shanghai plays an important role in the global economic supply chain as China has become the global manufacturing center. When it comes to tourism, the city has so much to offer. The city offers unique and much more modern attractions to enjoy. Tourists can try the fastest train in the world or known as the Maglev. Besides impressive attractions, Chinese cuisine is also a must to complete the trip.

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Unlikely Vietnamese food in San Antonio https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/unlikely-vietnamese-food-in-san-antonio/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 15:32:38 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/unlikely-vietnamese-food-in-san-antonio/

Best Vietnamese Food in San Antonio: Image Credit – Pho Saigon SA Facebook Page

Do you want pho, dim sum, noodles or Bahn Mi? From traditional dishes to creative and contemporary dishes, San Antonio offers some of the most authentic Vietnamese dishes.

In recent years, many pop shops, trendy eateries and eateries have opened all over the city, all celebrating Vietnamese culture and cuisine. Discover some of the best Vietnamese restaurants in San Antonio for some of your favorite food and a great atmosphere where you can soak up the traditions and tastes of the vibrant Asian country.

Popular Vietnamese cuisine in San Antonio

Vietnamese cuisine is a lively and flavorful blend of fresh spices, meats and exquisite sauces that explode in our lips with every bite. For the uninitiated, pho or noodle soup with a sweet, spicy and sour broth, Vietnamese cuisine has popularized around the world. But Vietnamese cuisine isn’t all about pho, and here are some of the most popular dishes to try while visiting Vietnamese restaurants in San Antonio.

Best Vietnamese restaurants in San Antonio

1. BERNI VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

Vietnamese restaurant Berni

Image credit Facebook page of Vietnamese restaurant Berni – Image credit: Facebook page of Vietnamese restaurant Berni

This is a Vietnamese restaurant in a shopping mall that serves pho, banh mi, rice dishes, etc. The popular restaurant also has outdoor seating and is also suitable for children.

Open from: Mon – Thu: 11 am to 3 pm; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Fri & Sat: 11 am to 3 pm; 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Close on Sunday.
Located at: 8742 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78240

2. THE THA DE TONG RESTAURANT

In an artistic setting with a patio, this pan-Asian restaurant serves Thai and Chinese cuisine, sushi, bubble tea, and more. Don’t miss their famous spring rolls and award-winning seafood dishes like the Haw-Mok, which has been featured several times in local media.

Schedule : 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Or: 1146 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, Texas 78209

3. PHO SAIGON

Pho Saigon in San Antonio

Image credit – Facebook page of Pho Saigon SA

Pho Saigon is a fine dining restaurant in Saigon. Their Vietnamese spring rolls, Vietnamese egg rolls, and a selection of Vietnamese sandwiches and soups are all worth trying.

Business hours: Tue – Sun: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Closed on Mondays.
Site: 11804 Culebra Rd # 104, San Antonio, Texas 78253

4. VIETNAM RESTAURANT

In a stripped-down setting, this long-standing restaurant offers a wide selection of popular Vietnamese dishes. Try their menu of specialties and soups!

Open from: Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. | Close on Sunday.
Located at: 3244 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209

5. CƠM TẤM BÀ THI

Cơm Tấm Bà Thi

Image credit: Cơm Tấm Bà Thi Facebook page

It has been a wonderful addition to the area for those of us who live in the Loop. Their food is spot on, with all the trimmings and as traditional as it gets.

Business hours: Wed – Sunday: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Closed on monday and tuesday.
Site: 5616 Walzem Road, San Antonio, Texas 78218

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6. PHO SR

A stand-alone Vietnamese restaurant specializing in pho and serving it in a relaxed atmosphere with outdoor seating. Vegan Spring Rolls, Chicken Pho, Firm Tofu Vegetables and Pho, Vietnamese Vegetable and Ham Sandwich and many other dishes are on offer.

Schedule : Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Close on Sunday.
Or: 8822 Huebner Road, San Antonio, Texas 78240

7. PHO HA LONG RESTAURANT

Pho ha long

Image credit: Pho Ha Long Facebook page

Pho Ha Long is based on a culinary type that originated in the northernmost region of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay. Vietnamese cuisine, including a selection of noodle soups, is served here in a casual mall setting.

Schedule : Tue – Sat: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Sun: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Closed on Mondays.
Or: 6424 Northwest Loop 410 # 104, San Antonio, Texas 78238

8. PHO 32

In their setting, they offer excellent food, service, price and atmosphere. They also have a wide range of dishes, such as nem cuon, spring rolls and several Pho – Vietnamese noodle soups.

Open from: Sun, Mon, Wed and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Closed on Tuesdays.
Located at: 2413 Thousand Oaks Drive, San Antonio, TX 78232

9. GOT OF ASIA

Taste of Asia

Image credit: Taste of Asia Facebook page

Spring rolls, pho and moo shu are some of the specialties served here. This Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant has become a local favorite for people looking for a low cost meal.

Business hours: Tue – Thu: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Fri: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Sat: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Sun: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Closed on Mondays.
Site: 300 W Bitters Rd # 120, San Antonio, Texas 78216

10. PHO KIM LONG

Sampler Kim Long Trio, Vietnamese fried seafood spring rolls, Vietnamese chicken wings and a variety of Vietnamese sandwiches are some of the typical Vietnamese dishes served in this low-key environment.

Schedule : Mon & Wed – Sat: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Sun: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Closed on Tuesdays.
Or: 4230 McCullough Ave # 2, San Antonio, Texas 78212

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Renovations underway at the new “Jersey Mike’s” location in Bangor https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/renovations-underway-at-the-new-jersey-mikes-location-in-bangor/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 23:46:48 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/renovations-underway-at-the-new-jersey-mikes-location-in-bangor/

Last fall, we told you that popular submarine sandwich shop “Jersey Mike’s Subs” was expanding its franchise, once again, from its headquarters in New Jersey to four other locations here in Maine.

Jersey Mike’s Subs Tight Front courtesy of Liz Leavitt

One of these proposed locations was in the old Elevation Burger building in 479 Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.

Jersey Mike’s Subs Sign courtesy of Liz Leavitt

This new location is in the same area as Hobby Lobby, Buffalo Wild Wings and the recently opened Smoke and Steel BBQ restaurant.

Jersey Mike’s Subs side photo courtesy of Liz Leavitt

A quick walk through the parking lot this week, you can see that while the restaurant signs are in place, there are still quite a few renovations going on in the current building.

Jersey Mike’s Subs, Cori Skall

There are piles of building materials parked in front of the store front. And if you look inside the store, it’s been completely emptied. It would seem that the plan is to redesign the whole space.

Jersey Mike’s Subs Front, courtesy of Liz Leavitt

While there has not yet been an opening date made public, a representative from Jersey Mike’s Subs said this:

“This store is still in development. Please stay tuned for more details! “

The franchise is also working to open stores in Saco, Topsham and Brunswick. According to their website, the company has more than 2,000 locations nationwide.

“Jersey Mike’s franchise has 2,034 branches open and many more in development across the United States every week. “

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Mouth January 2022 – Augusta Magazine https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/mouth-january-2022-augusta-magazine/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 19:58:23 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/mouth-january-2022-augusta-magazine/

EAT – Black Lotus Cuisine

By Griffin Nelson | Photograph by John Antaki

When it comes to a good meal, the environment is just as important as the food. I’ve always loved creative food, but I’m especially impressed when someone comes up with a creative way to serve it.

Chef Reggie White has done just that with Black Lotus Cuisine. White’s urban Asian approach to cooking is unique, but his approach to dining and cooking for people is what makes him special.

“I’ve always loved to cook,” White says. Growing up in the river area, he entered his first college church cooking competition where he won the “best salad” category for a cold shrimp salad. A proven love of food convinced his mother to let him cook all day on Saturday, leaving him in charge of breakfast, lunch and dinner. By the time White graduated he had more cooking experience than most teenagers. He eventually left to study at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina, to earn a culinary arts degree.

After graduating he had the opportunity to work in the Virgin Islands, to learn the ins and outs of Caribbean cuisine. He then moved across the country – living and working in Alaska – where the focus was on filling and filling foods for those who live in a more rugged environment.

The Asian influence that permeates much of his palate has a family influence as he raised the sushi and Chinese food that he fondly remembers as a child. Today, each of these influences is recognizable on the Black Lotus Cuisine menu – dishes like hot, hearty ramen noodles with jerk chicken, lobster, or Sriracha garlic fried chicken, and fusion dishes like nachos. sushi and egg rolls with peaches.

You can find White at the Saturday market during the warmer months, but what makes Black Lotus’s dining style special is the holidays. Starting at just $ 15 per person, with only a minimum of four people required, Chef Reggie White will come to your house and cook for you!

There are, of course, add-ons and upgrades like different proteins and desserts, but this price includes an appetizer and a starter with the ability to customize the ramen broth, meat and toppings! With a week’s notice, White can whip up a ramen, sushi, or hot pot feast at home. This personalized chef experience is perfect for small gatherings, double dates, or as a way to present something new to friends and family without the pressure of going out.

Black Lotus Cuisine is changing the meaning of bringing new concepts of gastronomy and catering to the Augusta region!

To book an evening or to find out more, visit www.blacklotuscuisine.com.


SIP – Bees Knees

Photo by John Antaki

Bee’s Knees is a staple in Augusta. When they closed during the pandemic, the whole community mourned the loss of a restaurant that held so many memories for so many. Although they changed their business model upon reopening, the solid reputation they have built for themselves over more than 20 years has allowed them to maintain their success.

When Eric Kinlaw opened The Bee’s Knees in 1998, it was originally a vintage store. He moved the business to the current location in 2002 and considered opening a cafe similar to the original Clausen bakery that the building housed from 1888 to 1920. Although he obviously took a different perspective to it. The idea for baked goods and coffee returned when he was deciding what to do with the business as Covid began to relax. A good friend had contact with a fabulous copper espresso machine for sale and the idea took off from there.

With an ongoing commitment to high quality, creative, plant-based food and drink, the renewed Bee’s Knees Coffee and Curios has essentially evolved into a coffee version of itself with coffee, tea, produce. bakery and take-out style items. like salads, wraps and hummus. The location and vibe are the same, but fewer tables have allowed the company to add a selection of unique houseplants and vintage trinkets like clothing, vinyl, and home décor for sale.

The former Bee’s Knees restaurant did a great job of thinking outside the box and supporting other local businesses when it comes to menu items. The new cafe continues to do the same. The beans come from regional roasters and change from time to time to keep the selection new and exciting. Loose teas feature the popular chai which adds house spices, giving it a wonderfully individual flavor profile.

There are several varieties of matcha – a strong green tea powder that gives an intense, nutrient-dense drink – ranging from traditional to smoky and beyond, making it a wonderful latte. They have a few types of cold brew, including a particularly neat contraption for slow drips, small batches, and experimental flavors like pineapple-jalapeno and honey-lavender. Their old-fashioned nitro system has been redesigned to offer a homemade cold nitro brew as well as a cold nitro infused latte made with the perfect balance of oat milk. Homemade syrups can be added to whatever you’d like a little sweeter, and whole and plant-based milks are available for the lattes.

The new face of The Bee’s Knees has also seen a change of hours, open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Online ordering is available so that you can place your order for pickup during business hours. Alternatively, you can sit and enjoy your coffee and treats at the bar or in one of the unique window spaces surrounded by living plants and local art – which, of course, are for sale, both creating a beautiful space and allowing The Bee’s Knees to continue supporting their community with the same creative and sustainable perspective intrinsic to their name.


CRAFTSMAN – SugarMacs

Macaroons are one of those treats that never lose their flair. Since the 16th century, when Catherine de Medici took the recipe with her to France when she married King Henry II, the dessert that is greedy in time and labor has always lived up to its confection specialty.

The cookies are made with almond flour, sugar and beaten egg whites and require precise timing every step of the way. Toppings – from buttercream and jam to ganache and more – need the right balance of flavors so they don’t overpower the cookies. Once the end result is created, the sandwich spheres go through a process called ‘ripening’ in the fridge which allows the outside to become crisp, the inside to stay spongy and the flavors to blend into a good blend. taste.

The finished product is worth all the hard work. As SugarMacs owner Kara Ewell says, “They’re kind of an ‘anytime snack’, whether it’s an afternoon treat or fine tea.” Ewell started her business in October 2020 during the pandemic because, like the rest of the world, she was looking for an outlet to fill her days stuck at home.

She had always loved macaroons and had a good idea of ​​how to make them. Thus, after hundreds of trials and tastings by neighbors and her spouse, starting a business offered an outlet to continue her passion and share it with the community. “Being stuck inside and bored offers a lot of opportunities to find your passion,” Ewell jokes.

Ewell worked hard to achieve the perfect balance of cookie and filling, usually with cream cheese frosting to control the level of sweetness. She’s also not afraid to step out of her comfort zone with flavors. Previous ready-made macaron flavors include chili cheese, dirty banana (based on the popular cocktail), and chocolate chili. She also offers reliable and popular favorites like hot chocolate, winter mint, and vanilla. Rotating flavors according to the seasons allows for creativity, and personalized options are available for events such as weddings, wine tastings, bridal showers and birthdays.

Ewell has a great understanding of the importance of spending time with the people you love. So, not only are SugarMacs available for catering events, but they are also available for small gathering consultations like high tea parties and it offers platters and displays for rent for French goodies. Whatever your event – or your flavor preference – SugarMacs wants you to “taste the merry”.

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Fancy a Korean restaurant? From kimchi to jjajangmyeon: once in a lifetime recipes https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/fancy-a-korean-restaurant-from-kimchi-to-jjajangmyeon-once-in-a-lifetime-recipes/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 04:45:02 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/fancy-a-korean-restaurant-from-kimchi-to-jjajangmyeon-once-in-a-lifetime-recipes/ If you are a foodie, you know how much Korean cuisine is highly regarded on the world cuisine menu. There is much …]]> “class =” lazy img-responsive “data-src =” https://www.iwmbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/craving-for-a-korean-restaurant-kimchi-to-jjajangmyeon- once-in-a-lifetime-recipes-9-920×518.jpeg “width =” 920 “height =” 518 “alt =” Fancy a Korean restaurant? From Kimchi to Jjajangmyeon: Recipes You Should Try Once in a Lifetime “/>

If you are a foodie, you know how much Korean cuisine is highly regarded on the world cuisine menu. There is much more than Kimchi. Korean cuisine, like any other Asian cuisine, is an acquired taste. Years of social and political unrest have shaped Korean cuisine. Korean cuisine, unlike Western dishes, includes both main dishes and side dishes. Green, red, yellow, white, and black are the five primary colors used in traditional Korean cuisine. Each represents a different direction, a different natural element, and a different health benefit.

1. Bibimbap

Bibimbap will know how to fill you and comfort you if you like your meal served in bowls. Rice, vegetables, meat, gochujang (hot pepper paste) and a fried egg seasoned with soy sauce and sesame seeds make up the bibimbap. Bibimbap was originally intended as a royal food, but has now grown into a popular staple among Korean dishes.

2. Samgyeopsal

Pork is a delicacy among Koreans. Samgyeopsal is their style of barbecue. You should try Samgyeopsal if you are not a vegetarian and like pork. The dish consists of thick slices of pork belly that have been grilled on your table without being marinated. The strips are soaked in a seasoning made from sesame oil and wrapped in lettuce with a strip of garlic and onion. It’s a common Korean dish.

3. Kimchi

When one thinks of Korean cuisine, the first thing that comes to mind is kimchi. It is the most effective way to get acquainted with Korean cuisine. It’s a spicy and crispy salad created with fermented vegetables with cabbage as the main ingredient. It has high nutritional value, is high in fiber, and is low in calories. This wonderful side dish is the quintessential Korean culinary item, and Korean cuisine is incomplete without it.

4. Haemul Pajeon

Haemul Pajeon is a meal that should be on the menu of any seafood lover. This pancake is made with rice and egg batter, as well as a variety of shellfish and green onions, and is crispy. outside. Shellfish, oysters, shrimp and squid are all common seafood. The tasty Korean pancake meal is often served with Makgeolli, a Korean rice wine. Although it has a sweet flavor, it is as potent as any alcoholic drink. So take it easy on the alcohol.

5. Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki (sweet and chewy rice cakes and fish cakes) is a popular Korean street snack in Seoul. In a unique sauce made from chili paste and soybean paste, steamed rice cakes are mixed with fish cakes and green onions. For those who love tangy and spicy flavors, tasty street food is a must.

6. Seolleongtang

In the same way that we Indians eat “Kharode ka soup” in winter, Seolleongtang is a comparable variation and a common name of Korean cuisine. Winter soup is made from beef and beef bones that are cooked for hours. Protein is abundant in white soups. Salt, pepper, garlic and onions are used to season the low cost noodle soup. On a cold winter day, nothing beats a cup of this tasty soup.

7. Jjajangmyeon

Originally a Chinese dish, Koreans adopted Jjajangmyeon and turned it into a thicker, tastier and more delicious variation. Koreans eat Jjajangmyeon at least once a week, although it is not the most well-known Korean dish. They love this dish so much that they have set up a delivery service for it.

8. Chimaek

Chimaek is a tasty dish made from the combination of two common foods: chicken and beer. Koreans love this meal and would rather eat it than chicken or beer. If these products aren’t enough for you, the lip-smacking Chimaek might be the answer.

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Chef Vicky Lau to open Mora restaurant in Hong Kong https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/chef-vicky-lau-to-open-mora-restaurant-in-hong-kong/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 11:43:37 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/chef-vicky-lau-to-open-mora-restaurant-in-hong-kong/

Soy has always been an important ingredient in Asian cuisine. It is not only nutritious and versatile, but it can also withstand time and temperature, and has long been a symbol of heritage and tradition. With this in mind, Vicky Lau, founder and executive chef of the two Michelin stars Tate Dining Room and Date by Tate has created Mora, a modern 28-seat Franco-Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong, with co-founder Romain Hertebreau and chef the chef. Percy Ho.

“Tofu, tofu and other soy-derived foods have always been an integral part of my diet and my education,” says Lau, who received the award for the best female chef in Asia in 2015 by the 50 best restaurants. of the world. “As a chef, the more I learn about soy, the more I feel like I fall in love with it. My soy exploration began at the Tate Dining Room from our lunch menu, Ode to Tofu, in June 2020, when I was able to build relationships with some of Hong Kong’s most skilled local artisans and manufacturers. of soy-based food products. At Mora, I aim to create a whole new kind of soy-based dishes from all of my learning in and out of the kitchen, filling emotions and memories with bistro-inspired cooking techniques.

Tofu, soy milk, and tofu skins are some of the items that will be highlighted here, although the restaurant isn’t necessarily vegan or vegetarian. Most soy products will be created in the restaurant’s own factory, which uses new soy milk extraction technology with a thicker texture and more intense flavors.

The restaurant takes its name from the Chinese translation of Upper Lascar Row (摩羅 上街) where it is located in the Sheung Wan district. Generations ago, the street was once home to travelers and traders from the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Today, it is teeming with antique dealers and art galleries. The name Mora pays homage to Hong Kong’s rich diversity while also representing the Chinese character “摩” which means “texture,” an aspect that differentiates the myriad of soy products.

Mora officially opens its doors on January 15, 2022 with a tasting menu available for dinner. A full à la carte menu will be available from March 1. Mora is located at 40 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Taxi drop off at 201 Hollywood Road) For more information visit www.mora.com.hk

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A spicy mid-week meal for the family https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/a-spicy-mid-week-meal-for-the-family/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 19:28:01 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/a-spicy-mid-week-meal-for-the-family/

Looking for a deliciously flavorful midweek meal for the family? Chicken Jalfrezi is just the recipe you should try. It is an aromatic curry with tender and juicy pieces of chicken in a spicy tomato sauce. It also contains sautéed peppers and onions.

This Jalfrezi Chicken Recipe is a blend of Chinese cuisine paired with delicious Indian flavors. This tasty meal is ready in less than an hour. It is therefore perfect for a mid-week meal.

Jalfrezi Chicken is healthy and perfect for giving your family all the nutrition they need to stay strong and healthy. It is packed with vitamin C from peppers and tomatoes. It also contains the antimicrobial properties of chili peppers and spices. The tender pieces of chicken bring protein to the mix with additional B vitamins and more selenium. So, there are so many healthy reasons why this Chicken Jalfrezi is a must-have recipe for your family.

Enjoy this dish that stimulates the immune system and tastes like soul food. Let us know in the comments for this recipe if you plan to try it.

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Review: Asia Blue Serves Sleek, Modern Food in Missouri City | Culture https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/review-asia-blue-serves-sleek-modern-food-in-missouri-city-culture/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 18:03:00 +0000 https://nagsheadpickhill.co.uk/review-asia-blue-serves-sleek-modern-food-in-missouri-city-culture/

Much has been said in recent years about the centuries-old tradition of American Jews of eating Chinese food on Christmas, when many other restaurants and businesses are closed.

However, the pool of people enjoying Chinese food has never been completely limited to those who are not part of the Christmas celebration. And more and more, people have started to incorporate various Chinese take-out dishes into their holiday meals.

Author Lillian Li once written that “Chinese restaurants have succeeded in becoming as culturally American as Santa’s milk and cookies.”

A nod to this trend and tradition, my first meal after spending Christmas with my family was prepared by Asia Blue of Missouri City, an Asian fusion restaurant that opened in 2019. The menu at Asia Blue covers much of the continent, from Japanese and Korean options to Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Thai classics.

According to the restaurant’s website, its name is in part a nod to Elvis Presley’s song “Blue Christmas” and Asia Blue aspires to be a beacon of hope for people who are homesick or long for loved ones or places that are meaningful to them.

I ordered a sample of popular Chinese entrees, including Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce ($ 5.95), Salt and Pepper Chicken Popcorn ($ 6.95), and a “Four Delicacy Braised Dish” ($ 8.95) containing beef brisket, a soy-marinated egg, seaweed and tofu or tofu.

The Chinese broccoli was steamed and meant to be dipped in the oyster sauce, although I wouldn’t recommend the oyster sauce unless you have a very high tolerance for salt. The brown, syrupy sauce isn’t very fishy at all, but it has an earthy, very salty taste that I found overwhelming.

The popcorn chicken was crispy and tasty. It’s been seasoned with lots of garlic and made even better with a spicy chili sauce sprinkled with dozens of chili seeds.

The most interesting way to experience a variety of flavors of Chinese cuisine was the last of the aforementioned three dishes – the appetizer sampler with cold beef brisket, soy marinated egg, seaweed and tofu. I never thought I would enjoy a beef brisket served cold, but its gelatinous texture is probably best enjoyed this way. The soy marinated salted egg was hard-boiled and sliced ​​in the shape of a half-moon. The seaweed slices looked and tasted similar to green beans.

Before trying Asia Blue, I hadn’t had good experiences with tofu. To my surprise, the fennel, star anise, cinnamon, pepper and cloves that make up the “five spice beancurd” almost tasted and textured like a sweet flan or pudding, offering a sense of balance to an otherwise tasty dish.

While it’s disappointing that Asia Blue’s stylish food court remains closed, I remain optimistic that the quality of its food served in person could possibly hold up much better than its current take-out price.

Asia Blue

Address: 4899 State Hwy. 6 Ste. 101-C, Missouri

Dining options: Takeout, delivery via Grubhub, UberEats

Hours: 11 am-9:30pm every day

Entrance fees: $ 9.95 to $ 13.95

Welcomes children: Yes

Senior discount: No

Alcohol: Yes

Healthy options: Curry and vegetable noodle soup ($ 12.95)

Show Star: Braised dish four delicacies

Evaluation: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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