• Salad

    Momofuku's Cherry Tomato Salad

    According to the book, Jean-Georges Vongerichten considers this dish as the best dish David Chang has ever come up with. That was a big remark coming from such a great man and it made me wonder what this salad is all about. This is the very first dish I served for my FB24x24 Momofuku dinner. David Chang’s team used tofu which basically could do what a mozzarella does in a traditional caprese salad, i.e., to moderate the acidity of the tomatoes and give some creaminess to the dish. The recipe also calls for Shiso or Japanese mint. Shiso and basil are like long-lost relatives in that they are both minty.…

  • Asian,  Pork,  Tasty Tuesday

    Tasty Tuesday: Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

    In my last post, I told you about this wedding gift that we didn’t open until now. It’s a 20-piece cookware set and the one item I loved the most from the set is the steamer. I have always wanted to cook steamed food but the only steamer I have at home is that single layer steamer which is actually just an accessory to a rice cooker. The old steamer works but this new one is a lot better 🙂 The very first dish I made from the new steamer is a steamed favorite: Pork and Shrimp Dumplings.           I have never made dumplings before and…

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