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Comes and Goes...

2010/08/21

There should be an explanation for all the options we have chosen in our lives. The investments we have made in everything. - friendship, dating, career – towards realizing our dream.

Imagine parents who witness their children growing up and going their own way. Imagine great friends you have put so much effort into, developing great environments for yourself as well as for them, and witnessing them come and go with their significant others. Imagine...

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Food Presentation and Relationship

2010/02/17

Lately, we have been getting trained in giving a personality to our dishes which is food presentation. The better presentation you provide on your plate, the better satisfaction you will receive from your diners and guests. And here I would like to give you a little tips about what points we should pay attention when we are arranging our dishes. To understand better, I will give you short examples of each.

Presentation Rule #...

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Money, Food and Health

2010/02/06

What do we expect from restaurants? Great experience with food, atmosphere, connections with our dinner company, sharing great moments. However, especially since we are in such a financially difficult time, most of us might avoid going to restaurants to have a good meal. Most of us even prefer to spend about $7.00 to $10.00 for delivered unhealthy food to save time and money. But don't forget that you might be sacrificing your health as well...

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Happy Family - Red Quinoa Salad

2010/01/27

The other day, we watched the film Broken English with Parker Posey. In this comedy/drama, Nora, the main character, is losing hope because everyone around her seems to be lucky in love and she seems to be stuck in a loop of false starts. As story goes on, she meets a handsome visiting Frenchman at a swanky NYC party. Having only his phone number, Nora decides to go to Paris to find him. During her search, she...

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Meatballs Hollandaise

2010/01/26

Today we had our first phase interview with my school's Internship Coordinator. We basically introduced each ourselves, then she tried to get to know me better as I begin to work towards an internship in my chosen sector in the food industry: media, restaurant, catering, hotel, etc. The very first question she asked me, after my name, was "why food?" It was not as easy as just saying "because food is passion" – there is much...

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To Start Off

2010/01/25

The Near Year is here...

Full of positivity, good hopes, inspiration and plans. I am also positive about myself this year.

Finally I am doing something that I really enjoy – it has taken more than 8 years to figure out what I am capable of contributing to this world....

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The Four C’s of Food Safety

In the fight against bacteria in the food preparation area, there are 4 Steps to...

The All-Important Restaurant Pass? Is it all that Important?

The Pass   When we say “the pass”, many might misconstrue it for some sort...

Pork siomai w/ chili garlic sauce

My version of pork siomai paired with chili garlic sauce. cooking is really my passion,...

Yong Tau Foo : The Fish Fabulous

My house is next to the Doi Suthep, so I have a great view of...

Wagyu: In Search of the Best Steak

Since returning to Mckendricks Steak House in October of 2007 I knew I had a...
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