So it’s Sunday
Thought I’d try to live like New York in Daejeon
There would be no Barney Greengrass, no bagel and schmear
Coffee and something savory, or this being Korea, something sweet-savory.
Hoping it wasn’t crowded, I took a subway to Sung Sim Dang Cake Boutique.
At 11:15, empty café chairs and small marble tables stood on the parquet floor, with brass pendent lighting above.
Searching the cases for a classic croissant, it dawned on me this was a CAKE Boutique – no viennoisserie in sight.
All sorts of soft, sweet, Euro-Korean cake-like treats sat behind chilled glass
Pretty portions of Blueberry Tarts and giant Choco Rolls were surrounded with strawberry laden fresh cream cakes
I chose a precision packaged mini orange pound cake, made dense with whipped almond paste, soaked in orange sugar syrup, and topped with candied orange.
At noon the bells began to toll from a nearby church, time to read the NY Times, online.
Pastry Class at Woosong
Compliments of Chef Pascal Schwalm
Breakfast Woosong College Chef Connie’s class
This is one of my favorite Korean soups
Giant Tortoloni stuffed with…
Above with minced chicken and green leafy veg
In chicken broth, with tendrils of egg, julienne wakame, and toasted sesame seeds
They also added rice cake slices, not necessary
The best version I have had is actually fish broth with minced fish filled tortoloni
Kohlrabi; unloved, underappreciated!
My walk each day from office on Queen’s Road Central and Pedder Street to kitchens and restaurants at Exchange Square
First Chinese Banquet dish-up at the Country Club in Tai Tam with team
Bacon, Sausage and Duck leg in Kennedy Town
Is this China or France?
Food just as fabulous!
Original New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Pascal’s Manale serves Leidenheimer New Orleans style French Bread
Those are some chubby Gulf oysters
It’s a small world!
We met again on a bus
– Kennedy Town to Central Hong Kong 2009
Twenty-one years changes a lot, but not camaraderie
Restaurant Dishes at Home!
Roast Pork Loin, Cherries and Cherry-Pork Reduction
Beets and their greens, garlic broccolini
Cooking the best for mom at home, always better (and less expensive) than dining in a restaurant