Eating through the Far North East

As part of my work I spent a few months in the northeastern tip of China, Heilongjiang province, in the winter of 2019 and 2020, where it was practically twenty degrees celsius below zero every day. Other than ice skating on frozen rivers and walking on snow, the only winter activity was staying home or… Continue reading Eating through the Far North East

L’ETO’s impossible honey cake (10.0)

As of late, two million whole round or square honey cakes have been sold. This is L'ETO's official description for it: L’ETO Honey cake comprises of a creamy, slightly tangy filling and coating. It tastes exquisitely dream like. The honey is barely noticeable, yet it creates the ultimate depth of taste whilst melting in your… Continue reading L’ETO’s impossible honey cake (10.0)

Ottolenghi’s NOPI: White and Flashy (7.5)

NOPI is a relatively recent addition to Yotam Ottolenghi's collection of restaurants in London. I first knew the name Ottolenghi through adapting one of his recipes that I thought was full of vibrancy and creativity, a refreshing break from boring old techniques and flavors. The restaurant interior is a clean and neat white with glossy… Continue reading Ottolenghi’s NOPI: White and Flashy (7.5)

Marliave: A Bostonian hangout with history (8.0)

It was a cool August evening and both the bar at Marliave and the dining room upstairs were all packed, with servers all walking in and out in a hurry. We just arrived in Boston earlier that evening from New York and I had Marliave marked down as a to-visit restaurant without booking ahead. We… Continue reading Marliave: A Bostonian hangout with history (8.0)