Every Asian of our generation considers him or herself a foodie by definition. What can I say: we love food. We’re on Yelp describing our every restaurant experience, we watch Anthony Bourdain’s latest food series and David Chang and Roy Choi are our Asian food gods. And as much as we love eating food, we love looking at food as well. If you’re an Asian and you are not taking photographs of your food, clearly, something is wrong with you 😉
I used to post my ‘foodporn’ pictures on Facebook, but one of the reasons I started the blog was because I didn’t want to spam people too much with my food photos. I have already posted some restaurant posts on the blog. Starting this year, I will pick up where I left off with ‘foodporn’ and continue posting the food photos that you don’t see in my other posts.
So, let’s feast, shall we?
K’s steamed scallops, rice vermicelli, soy, spring onions and fried garlic
Salmon pasta with basil tomato sauce
Stir-fried beef noodles with bean sprouts
Clams in a white wine sauce and seasonal vegetables
Japanese curry with fried tonkatsu and vegetables
Always an appetite for sushi
My favorite burger – big, fat and beautiful
Chinese noodle soup with dumplings and a soft runny egg
Creme brûlée – don’t you just love cracking the top?
Ramen lunch with gyoza (Japanese potstickers)
Rice noodle rolls with shrimp – used to love eating this as a kid
Grilled asparagus wrapped in ham
Fried shrimp with egg/onion dip
Our friend S is one of the best cooks we know and we are always amazed by the dishes she treats us to. During Christmas last year, she prepared us a feast of a meal. This was her Christmas turkey with crispy bacon topping – delicious!
Beef noodles with enoki mushrooms
Ikea lunch with Swedish meatballs – still the bomb
Grilled chili lobster with fries and salad
Treated to bubbles and bites at a department store in Dusseldorf and we weren’t even buying anything. Amsterdam, get in on this asap.
Dutch herring with pickles and onions – the best at Amstelveen’s Koning
K’s rack of lamb with herby mushrooms and a rosemary and garlic butter
Chewy rice cake with a custard filling
Mushroom risotto with walnuts
Our favorite Gusto di Casto panini on a Sunday afternoon – Mirafiori (truffle mousse, parmaham, provolone, rocket salad)
Steamed scallops, Chinese style
Indonesian rice table – could eat this all day err day
Oh yeah 🙂 We used to get a (free) refill after every round at the Ikea store. Nowadays they give you coins; party poopers.
Pasta bolognese with beef tartar
Japanese agedashi tofu in a sweet dash fish broth, topped with bonito fish flakes
Chinese noodle soup with dumplings and slices of (fried) pork
Grass shot for your doses of vitamins
Our attempt at making Vietnamese beef phở
No Asian food post is complete without boba
My grandmother used to munch on these and I always thought it looked unappetizing. Nowadays, no dim sum meal is complete without at least one dish of chicken feet.
Xiao Long Bao or steamed soup dumplings
High tea with a brownie cake, white chocolate cheesecake, key lime pie, a pear and cinnamon cake and a dark rich velvety chocolate cake. On the side, lavender cupcakes.
Our friend S made this gorgeous Baked Alaska, a dessert with the perfect combination of hot and cold
Thank you for reading!