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  1. Duvel

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Tonight party after the last Dragonboat race of the season (unthankful 4th place) ... Made rye flour-based Flammkuchen with onions and Guanciale 😊
  2. It was nice knowing you ... I guess I will drink in you memory tonight 😉 (If - against all odds - you should make it, I shall raise my glass again to that)
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Wurstsalat and chicken-baked potatoes ... very simple and yummy !
  4. Beer tasting set at Little Creatures brewery in Kennedy Town, HK. My favorite was the IPA. I had some roasted cajun-spiced cauliflower with it as well as Uni carbonara pasta afterwards with another pint of the IPA. Yummy ...
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Done Part of a seafood banquet in Japan, me and my wife shared the last piece on the plate, after none of the colleagues showed any signs of impairment after consumption (other than alcohol related). Underwhelming ...
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Actually, depending on your species of fiddleheads, the toxin should be known. Most common is Ptaquiloside, which is not only shows acute toxicity but is also a strong carcinogen. During my academic years I tried to synthesize the aglycon via a new reaction sequence I was developing. Never worked out, but left me with a curiosity how great fiddleheads must actually taste so that I would overcome my prejudice to try them. Until today that curiosity remains ...
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    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    It's a common misconception that Swedish bread is meant to be eaten. In its native land it is exclusively used as bait for catching moose which - upon digesting the brick-like substance - will spend several hours in a catatonic state trying to digest the "bread", which in turn makes them easy to pick up for the traditional Swedish moose & blueberry brunch (bread-free, of course) ...
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    McDonald's 2013–

    I know China is cheap but I thinK 10 RMB is more like 1.6 US$ ... (which seems ok for a burger)
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Quick lunch (and last meal) before heading back to Hong Kong: mixed grilled sushi, the Hokkaidō special and a Negitoro temaki. Came with a large draft beer for some reason ... Will be a happy flight
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    One day business trip to Tokyo ... flight was heavily delayed so I just went out around 22.30h to grab a bite to eat. There is a little Izakaya I like and funny enough the chefs remember me from the 3 or 4 times I have been there in the last year. I ordered pretty much the same as everytime: Horse sashimi, grilled spicy fish eggs (mentaiko) and deep fried sprats ... The chef recommended me to try the fried chicken leg. I was sceptical, as fried chicken leg topped with crispy garlic is pretty much standard fare in Hong Kong. But boy, was that chicken good. Turns out they marinate it with kelp and miso and then deep fry it in chicken fat. Yup, chicken fat. Kind of quick confit. It tasted like a chicken that had fallen in a pot of MSG when it was little. And then fell into a pot of hot schmaltz just now. Damn, I need to make that at home ... P.S.: I love those seats ...
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Thanks for the thoughtful clarification - because just from the look of it, one might assume ...
  12. Duvel

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Looks great ! Do you need to parboil the cauliflower prior to battering and frying or is it a straightforward preparation ?
  13. Duvel

    McDonald's 2013–

    Sure ... but they don't work as well with a cold Asahi
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    McDonald's 2013–

    Yeah, the picture doesn't do it justice. I found the best part was actually the deep fried breaded chicken thigh "patty". They had to freshly fry it as I was amongst the last customers. So it was crunchy and very juicy ... and worked nicely with the sausage patty.
  15. Maybe a typo ? Should be "droppings" (sheep droppings, specifically), a favourite past time snack on the northern islands ...
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