Many of us have probably experienced the Proustian phenomenon at least once, an idea which proposes that your olfactory system has more power than any other sense to trigger memories. For some it’s a tea-soaked madeleine, for others maybe a thick chicken broth. This week on PTJ, we’ve found a few classic Hong Kong dishes and eateries so good they’ll transport you in time and space to their inception. This list is by no means definitive of what Hong Kong has to offer and instead curates a small taste of the city’s favorite dishes and the people behind them.
Thai beef salad or ’nam tok nua’ is our salute to Summer as we transition into a new season. Think perfect crusty steak that’s still blushing pink in the middle, sliced into a herb-y tangy salad with the crunch of toasted rice.
But do you like even crumble bro? [ We picked some wild blackberries and baked them into gooey deliciousness ]
Whether you’re aiming for the biennial world chef championship Bocuse d’Or, or just looking to boil some eggs, Rosie’s got your be-hinds covered with her top 5 favourite food flavoured podcasts of the moment.
Nowadays we have more digital conversations than real ones and all those little rules about manners are super easy to slip the mind. You may say that formal decorum has become dated, but I’m here to tell you that doing things properly will serve you well in the long run. At the end of the day, etiquette is there to glue us all together, and will make working, living, eating, loving, and playing alongside one another easier.
Baguette, meets salted butter, meets the humble salad radish. Don’t knock it before you try it. Watch Ponytail make a mess of it, right hurrr.
Make potato salad like you were born to do it. Think new potatoes, creme fraiche, chives, mustard, salt, and pepper. Easy as pie.
We’ve done the legwork for you. Presenting 5 Ponytail 100% real deal Asian dinners that you’ll have on the table before you can clap your hands 50 times and say GERONIMO!
The following are our highlights and must do’s in and amongst the region of Languedoc, that is very much overshadowed by the popular Aix en Provence, but definitely a bolder and wiser choice in our books. In this region we have extraordinary wines, olive oils, great French cookery, Medieval towns, archeological sites, swimmin’ holes, specialty pate’s, pies, and one of the best music festivals ever.
This episode of Tastiest Life Possible brings us to the South of France where the cicadas are buzzing and stone fruit like peaches are so good right now. Our super summer-y grilled salad is perfect for when you light up the barbecue, or can be done on the stove. It’s a warm dish that goes really well with things like sausages or steak. Why not try experimenting with other seasonal fruit and vegetables for a kick?
We went to visit the Vogue lounge in Bangkok to learn some nifty drinks that are perfect for this summer. This is a refreshing pink mixture that is light and easy to drink with lychee and grapefruit juices, so watch out this bad boy packs a stealthy punch!